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Mary Owens

Mary Owens, one of 132 convicts transported on the Arab, 14 December 1835

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Mary Owens
Aliases: none
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

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

Life Span

Life span

Female median life span was 57 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Stealing a snuff box
Convicted at: Lancaster, Liverpool Quarter Session
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Arab
Departure date: 14th December, 1835
Arrival date: 25th April, 1836
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 131 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/10, Page Number 215 (110)
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

Dianne Jones on 8th April, 2021 wrote:

1837, 15 November: Richard Gardiner per KS Forbes (1832) and Mary Owens per Arab were granted permission to marry (see https://stors.tas.gov.au/CON52-1-1p032j2k).

1838, 3 January: The couple was married at St David’s, Hobart Town. Richard had a Ticket of Leave while Mary was still a convict (see https://stors.tas.gov.au/RGD36-1-3p135j2k).

Richard, a weaver from Trowbridge in Wiltshire, was 20 when he and another man were sentenced, at Gloucester in 1831, to 7 years’ transportation. They broke into the home of Richard Verrinder at Oldbury-on-the-Hill and stole a pair of sugar tongs, a tablespoon, a dessert spoon, three teaspoons, a pair of silver spectacles, a gun, two pairs of shoes, some calico and other property valued at 7 pounds. When he arrived in VDL in 1832, Richard was 21 and listed as a pastry cook and house servant (see https://stors.tas.gov.au/CON18-1-10$init=CON18-1-10p22).

Convict Changes History

Barbara Williams on 11th August, 2015 made the following changes:

gender: f, crime

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