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Mary Palmer

Mary Palmer, one of 401 convicts transported on the Glatton, September 1802

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Mary Palmer
Aliases: (nèe Mary Babbage)
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 27th June, 1765
Occupation: -
Date of Death: 20th November, 1826
Age: 61 years

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: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Glatton
Departure date: September, 1802
Arrival date: 11th March, 1803
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 401 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/1, Page Number 324
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

Denis Pember on 25th January, 2016 wrote:

MARY PALMER and JANE RHYND were indicted for feloniously stealing, on the 3d of July , fourteen yards of printed calico, value 35s. the property of Oliver Oxley.
Palmer, GUILTY , aged 19.
Rhynd, GUILTY , aged 21.
Transported for seven years .
Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Serjeant.

Denis Pember on 25th January, 2016 wrote:

In the colony, Mary married Hugh McAvoy (Convict, Glatton, 1803) 13 April 1812, St Matthews, Windsor.
They had 4 children between 1804 and 1810.

Denis Pember on 25th January, 2016 wrote:

Baxter, Carol; General Muster of New South Wales, 1814:
[Ref 6179] Mary Palmer, Glatton. Off Stores, 3 children Off Stores. Wife to H. McEvoy.
[Ref 4421] Hugh McEvoy, Glatton, Off Stores, Labourer.

Convict Changes History

Denis Pember on 25th January, 2016 made the following changes:

alias1: (nèe Mary Babbage), date of birth: 27th June, 1765 (prev. 0000), date of death: 20th November, 1826 (prev. 0000), gender: f, crime

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