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Mary Murphy

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Mary Murphy
Aliases: Mcpolan
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: -
Occupation: Housemaid
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Female median life span was 56 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Pig stealing
Convicted at: Ireland, Down
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Greenlaw
Departure date: 7th March, 1844
Arrival date: 2nd July, 1844
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 40 other convicts


Primary source: Tasmanian Conduct Record:https://stors.tas.gov.au/CON41-1-2$init=CON41-1-2p76
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Maureen Withey on 14th January, 2020 wrote:


Tasmanian Conduct Record:https://stors.tas.gov.au/CON41-1-2$init=CON41-1-2p76

Greenlaw – Surgeon’s Journal.  National Archives. ADM 101/30/3/1
Daily sick list of the Greenlaw female convict ship.
Folio 2: Mary Murphy, aged 30; convict; disease or hurt, obstipatio. Put on sick list, 10 March 1844. Discharged, 12 March 1844.
Folio 3: Mary Murphy, aged 28; convict; disease or hurt, obstipatio. Put on sick list, 24 March 1844. Discharged, 1 April 1844.
Folio 4: Mary Murphy, aged 28; convict; disease or hurt, dyspepsia. Put on sick list, 27 April 1844. Discharged, 15 June 1844.

505. Mary Murphy, 1st, alias McPolan, tried at Down, 28th June 1843, 7 years, transported for larceny. Gaol report middling. Single. Stealing 3 pigs property of James McCarthy. Once for leaving my child, 2 months. Surgeon’s report, Middling. Roman catholic.  House and kitchen maid. Age 29, native of Down.
This woman has a child in the Orphan School.
Various incidents recorded on her conduct sheet. Supreme Court, Hobart Town, 6 December 1848, Wilful murder of a male child by administering opium. Not guilty. 6 months probation, Cascades factory. Discharged from the H. of C.(House of Correction) to her T. of L,  but she is not to be allowed to reside in the district of Hobart Town. See Mr Nairn’s Memo, 5/7/49.
Free Cert. 2/8/1850.

Convict Changes History

Maureen Withey on 14th January, 2020 made the following changes:

convicted at, term: 7 years, voyage, source: Tasmanian Conduct Record:https://stors.tas.gov.au/CON41-1-2$init=CON41-1-2p76 (prev. ), firstname: Mary, surname: Murphy, alias1: Mcpolan, alias2: , alias3: , alias4: , date of birth: 0000, date of death: 0000,

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