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Mary Palmer

Mary Palmer, one of 100 convicts transported on the Princess Royal, 07 November 1828

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Mary Palmer
Aliases: none
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1794
Occupation: Plain cook, house 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 14 years

Crime: Pickpocket
Convicted at: Surrey Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: Princess Royal
Departure date: 6th January, 1829
Arrival date: 9th May, 1829
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 99 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/6, Page Number 504
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

Tony Beale on 10th October, 2021 wrote:

New South Wales, Australia, Convict Indents, 1788-1842 Bound Indentures 1829
From Plymouth Married protestant with 1 child tried 1/9/1828 5’ 6” ruddy complexion brown hair hazel eyes. Assigned to James Backenny Sydney. 37/614

New South Wales, Australia, Gaol Description and Entrance Books, 1818-1930 for Mary Palmer Sydney
29/7/1829 drunkeness and abuse 3 months factory
22/4/1830 Abusing her mistress 3rd class 1 month
26/2/1831 insolence to master 1 month 3rd class factory

Mary Palmer in the New South Wales, Australia, Convict Applications for the Publication of Banns, 1828-1830, 1838-1839
Name: Mary Palmer
Gender: Female
Birth Year: abt 1798
Age: 40
Arrival year: 1829
Arriving Vessel: Princess Royal
Spouse Name: Lawrence Delany
Spouse Gender: Male
Spouse Birth Year: 1795
Spouse Age: 43
Spouse Vessel: Prince Regt
Marriage Year: Abt 1838
Application Date: 8 Sep 1838
Application Place: St. Saviour Guilburn, New South Wales, Australia
Disallowed as Palmer stated she was married on arrival. Delaney was a free emigrant

New South Wales, Australia, Registers of Convicts’ Applications to Marry, 1826-1851 Refused 1840
Mary Palmer 46 ToL (14yrs) per ship Princess Royal refused to marry William Hickmont 44 ToL (life) per ship Asia. W Sowesby Goulburn. both stated were married on arrival

534/1840 V1840534 24B HICKMOTT WILLIAM PALMER MARY MC (Goulburn Bungonia lake Bathurst, Marulan)

Convict Changes History

Tony Beale on 10th October, 2021 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1794 (prev. 0000), gender: f, occupation, crime

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