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Mary Murphy

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Mary Murphy
Aliases: none
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1813
Occupation: Maid
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: Stealing calico
Convicted at: Ireland, Carlow
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Margaret
Departure date: 1st September, 1838
Arrival date: 5th January, 1839
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 168 other convicts


Primary source: Australia Convict Printed Indentures.
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Community Contributions

Wendy Smith on 3rd June, 2020 wrote:

The Convict Indentures state that Mary Murphy was 25 years old.  She could neither read nor write; religion Roman Catholic; status married with one son and a native of Kilkenny.  She was a kitchen maid.  Mary was convicted on 3 April 1838 at Carlow for stealing calico and sentenced to 7 years.  She had one prior conviction and served 6 months.  Physical attributes: Height 5 feet 0 3/4 inches; complexion dark sallow; dark brown nearly black and eyes brown.  Transport number 10.  Prisoner number 10-39.
Comment on Indenture entry states that ‘Husband Edward Murphy, a prisoner 13 months ago, sentence 7 years.

Convict Changes History

Wendy Smith on 3rd June, 2020 made the following changes:

convicted at, term: 7 years, voyage, source: Australia Convict Printed Indentures. (prev. ), firstname: Mary, surname: Murphy, alias1: , alias2: , alias3: , alias4: , date of birth: 1813, date of death: 0000, gender: f, occupation, crime

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