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Mary Pike

Mary Pike, one of 99 convicts transported on the Competitor, 09 June 1828

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Mary Pike
Aliases: none
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1807
Occupation: All country work
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Female median life span was 53 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Robbing a person
Convicted at: Sussex Assizes
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Competitor
Departure date: 9th June, 1828
Arrival date: 10th October, 1828
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 98 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/6, Page Number 416
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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Tony Beale on 1st November, 2020 wrote:

New South Wales, Australia, Convict Indents, 1788-1842 Bound Indentures 1827-1828 From Horsham west sussex reads and writes married protestant 5’ 2” ruddy freckled brown hair grey eyes assigned to Elizabeth Syrett

Mary Pike in the New South Wales, Australia, Convict Applications for the Publication of Banns, 13/2/1829
Name: Mary Pike
Gender: Female
Birth Year: abt 1807
Age: 22
Arrival year: 1828
Arriving Vessel: General Stewart
Spouse Name: Daniel Rapley
Spouse Gender: Male
Spouse Birth Year:1797
Spouse Age: 32
Spouse Arrival Year: 1818
Spouse Vessel: Competitor
Marriage Year: Abt 1829
Application Date: 13 Feb 1829
Application Place: St Phillips Church, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Daniel Rapley’s character was described as honest and industrious by his employer Rueben Hannan. Her character was described as well conducted by her employer William Lyrett. The colonial secretary wrote a note stating On arrival she stated she was married and further stating the letter written by her ???? is a fiction. On further investigation at muster on her arrival husband Joseph Pike. Sent to VDL for 12 months service 13/2/1829

New South Wales, Australia, Gaol Description and Entrance Books, 1818-1930 for Mary Pike Sydney 20/3/1829 Given up by her master 1st class factory
30/11/1829 given up by her master 1st class factory
8/11/1830 absent without leave 1 month 3rd class factory
17/7/1832 Newcastle 1 month 3rd class factory then to sydney gaol

New South Wales, Australia, Registers of Convicts’ Applications to Marry, 1826-1851
Refused 4/12/1848 Mary Pike 40 ToL (7yrs) per ship Competitor. to marry George Jarvis 41 ToL (life) per ship Exmouth Rev K C Smyth Bathurst
Refused because on arrival she stated she was married

Convict Changes History

Tony Beale on 1st November, 2020 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1807 (prev. 0000), gender: f, occupation, crime

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