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Mary King, one of 170 convicts transported on the Emma Eugenia, 16 November 1843
Name, Aliases & Gender
||Mary King, Mary Sorrell
Birth, Occupation & Death
|Date of Birth:
||11th August, 1826
|Date of Death:
||2nd May, 1923
life span was 61 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 7 years
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Brett Weinberg on 5th December, 2012 wrote:
She used the alias “Mary King” from the time she was convicted and transported to Van Diemen’s Land.
Carol Axton-Thompson on 10th December, 2012 wrote:
Van Diemens Land Convict Records are under name “Mary King”. No. 40362.
20yrs of age; single; Church of England; can read; shoebinder/housemaid; 5’1”; dark complexion; long head; black hair; black eyebrows; Hazel eyes; oval visage; medium nose; wide mouth; round chin; scar over left eye.
Native Place: Bishopsgate, Hackney, London.
Father: Thomas, at Native Place. Was a master shoemaker in France.
Sisters: Caroline (at Norwood), Ann (at Native Place)
Proper name: Pamphillon.
01/10/1845: Master Flegg - quitting service on 19/07 and not returning to Depot until 23/07. 10 days solitary.
12/1845: Application for Permission to Marry - Robert James Sorell (convict per Augusta Jessie). Approved. (pg 433)
29/12/1845: Married Robert James Sorell, St. George’s Church, Hobart. Mary King aged 21yrs; James Sorell aged 30yrs.
18/04/1848: Ticket of Leave
05/09/1848: Stealing a ribbon - sentence extended 18mths. Ticket of Leave revoked. 6mths at Factory.
26/09/1848: 6mths Probation reduced to 3mths. Minute on letter from husband, James Sorrell.
27/11/1849: Conditional Pardon approved.
21/08/1850: Free by servitude.
Children (registered on Tas Pioneer Index):
female child Sorell b. 08/10/1846, Bothwell district (ref. 60/1846-33). Father: James Sorell. Mother: Mary.
Sydney Sorell b. 11/02/1851 Spring Bay district. Father: James Sorell. Mother: Mary King. (ref. 196/1851-33).
George James b. 03/01/1849 Hobart district. Father: James Sorell. Mother: Charlotte Sorell. (ref. 1379/1849-33)
Karen Sorel on 4th January, 2013 wrote:
Charlotte is my Great Great Great grandmother. Charlotte lived in Bendigo and had 10 children born on the Goldfields
Brett Weinberg on 10th June, 2014 wrote:
Father was thought to be a “Master shoemaker from France” but, according to the 1841 U.K. Census, he was just a shoemaker and was born in Middlesex, England. His father was born in Essex, England, so any French ancestry was very questionable.
Convict Changes History
Brett Weinberg on 5th December, 2012 made the following changes:
firstname Charlotte (prev. Mary), surname Pamphillon (prev. King), alias1, date of birth 11th August, 1826, date of death 2nd May, 1923, gender, crime
Carol Axton-Thompson on 10th December, 2012 made the following changes:
source, alias2, occupation