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Mary Murphy

Mary Murphy, one of 179 convicts transported on the Buffalo, 04 May 1833

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Mary Murphy
Aliases: Mary Murray
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1815
Occupation: Servant of all work
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 a handkerchief
Convicted at: Middlesex Session Peace
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Buffalo
Departure date: 4th May, 1833
Arrival date: 5th October, 1833
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 180 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/9, Page Number 88
Source description: 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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Community Contributions

Penny-Lyn Beale on 19th January, 2021 wrote:

New South Wales, Australia, Convict Indents.
Ship:  Buffalo
No; 481 -33. Indent No; 23
Name; Mary Murphy alias Murray

Unable to Read or write. Single, with 1 male child on-board
Native County; Belfast
Trade; All work
Offence; Stealing handkerchief
Trial; 7 Jan 1833
Age; 18
Height; 4 ft. 8 1/2 in
Complexion; Fair & pock pitted
Hair; Dark Brown
Eyes; Grey

Penny-Lyn Beale on 21st January, 2021 wrote:

UK, Royal Navy Medical Journals,
Name; Mary Murphy -
9 Aug - Was this morning delivered of a male child after a natural labour of 6 hours duration
10 Aug - Acute headache, 3 convulsive fits during the night and talks incoherently. Head shaved & cold lotion applied
11 Aug - Better this morning, had one fit
14 Aug - Is doing well


Convict Changes History

Penny-Lyn Beale on 19th January, 2021 made the following changes:

alias1: Mary Murray, date of birth: 1815 (prev. 0000), gender: f, occupation, crime

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