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Mary Murphy, one of 200 convicts transported on the Anna Maria, 04 October 1851
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
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life span was 56 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 7 years
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 92, Class and Piece Number HO11/17, Page Number 244
||This record is one of the entries in the British convict transportation registers 1787-1867 database compiled by State Library of Queensland from British Home Office (HO) records which are available on microfilm as part of the Australian Joint Copying Project.
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Laurence Macintyre on 25th April, 2017 wrote:
The following article appears in the Glasgow Herald on 25 April 1851:-
“AYR CIRCUIT COURT
Mary Murphy or Currie, charged with the theft of three hens, from the farm of Dykesmains, near Ardrossan, in January, previously convicted, pleaded guilty; and was sentenced to be transported for seven years.”
Ardrossan is a coastal town in the County of Ayr. Dykesmains Farm today (25/4/2017) would be considered to be in the town of Saltcoats but still in the Parish of Ardrossan.
D Wong on 26th April, 2017 wrote:
Mary Murphy was listed as being 50 years old on arrival in VDL, she was born in Selkirk, Scotland.
Prior convictions: 4 times in prison before.
Mary was 5’3” tall, hair turning grey, grey eyes, can read and write, protestant married with 3 children.
25/12/1855: Permission to marry Thomas Kelly ‘Ratcliffe 1845’
14/1/1856: Married Thomas Kelly ‘Ratcliffe 1845’ He was listed as 55 a widower and Mary as 50 years old widow at St Johns church, Newtown, Hobart.
27/4/1858: Free Certificate.
Convict Changes History
Laurence Macintyre on 25th April, 2017 made the following changes:
alias1: Currie (alias) (prev. Currie (Alias)), crime
D Wong on 26th April, 2017 made the following changes:
date of birth: 1801 (prev. 0000), gender: f, occupation