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Mary Obrien

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Mary Obrien
Aliases: O'brien, Brien, Brien'o
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1831
Occupation: Country servant
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: Breaking and entering and stealing
Convicted at: Ireland, Sligo
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Blackfriar
Departure date: 24th January, 1851
Arrival date: 29th May, 1851
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 188 other convicts


Primary source: Tasmanian Archives
Source description:

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Community Contributions

Nell Murphy on 28th January, 2019 wrote:

N.B.  There are two persons named “Mary O’Brien” on this voyage of the Blackfriar 1851.

Mary O’Brien (Identifier 2) was convicted at Sligo, Ireland for burglary. 7 yr transportation sentence. Sent to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) per the ship ‘Blackfriar’ arriving 1851.

Aged 20yrs; country servant; single woman; Roman Catholic.
Native place of birth: Co. Sligo, Ireland.
Father: John (ref. Convict Indent record)
Sister: Ann
Brother: a convict in the County prison.

Colony of VDL:
work services at New Town & Hobart.

30 Jan 1854: Ticket of Leave issued.

17 April 1854: Marriage to William SMITH (transported on the Lady Montagu), at St. Lukes Parish Church, Campbell Town, Tasmania. (ref. Archives 37/1/13 no. 61 & also recorded in her Conduct Register.)

4 Dec 1857: Certificate of Freedom issued, at Campbell Town, Tasmania.

Convict Changes History

Nell Murphy on 28th January, 2019 made the following changes:

convicted at, term: 7 years, voyage, source: Tasmanian Archives (prev. ), firstname: Mary, surname: Obrien, alias1: O'brien, alias2: Brien, alias3: Brien'o, alias4: , date of birth: 1831, date of death: 0000, gender: f, occupation, crime

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