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Mary Poole

Mary Poole, one of 87 convicts transported on the Lord Wellington, May 1819

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Mary Poole
Aliases: none
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1802
Occupation: 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 7 years

Crime: Receiving
Convicted at: Surrey Assizes
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Lord Wellington
Departure date: May, 1819
Arrival date: 20th January, 1820
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 124 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/3, Page Number 164
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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Maureen Withey on 26th December, 2019 wrote:

Mary Poole was sent to Moreton Bay penal settlement following a Colonial sentence.

Mary Poole now Wybrow, Ld Wellinton, Surry Q.S. 29 Mar 1819, 7 yrs, trade, servant.  Colonial sentence: Crim. Court, Sydney, 7 May 1828, for Robbery, sentence, 7 years.  To Sydney, 18 May 1835.  Mary Wybrow, age 26, 5 ft 0 ¾ in; fair comp, brown hair, blue eyes, Religion- E.

Criminal court, Monday.
Charles Hyland and Mary Ann Wybrow, were indicted for receiving stolen property.
It appeared upon the evidence of several witnesses, that the dwelling of a person named Loader, in Sydney, was broken into recently, and a quantity of wearing apparel stolen thereout, amongst which was a pair of blue cloth trowsers, made up by Loader himself, and a shawl of a remarkably rare pattern, belonging to his wife. One Thursday, on going through the market, Loader discovered some of the said property exposed for sale, at the stall of a person named Pollard, who upon questions being put to him pointed out the female prisoner, as the person of whom he had bought the articles. The women, upon being applied to, owned that she had sold these articles, being, as she affirmed at the time, her lawful property. Her dwelling was searched, but without any further matters to criminate the woman being found there. The only evidence against the other prisoner was, that on the constables entering the female prisoner’s, dwelling, for the purpose of searching it, he had brandished the knife with which he was cutting up his dinner, and threatened to run it through the body of any constable who should. dare to enter the house without a warrant.  Such being the facts sworn to by Loader, the female prisoner endeavoured to account for having the property, described as stolen, in possession, by saying, that she bought it of a man who came to her and said he would sell the articles cheap, as he was in want of money to pay his rent; that this was in the presence of several persons, whose names she had now quite forgotten. The man she knew only by sight, not by name.
One of the Jury put it to the female prisoner, if when she bought the pair of trowsers, she meant to have worn them herself. The woman seemed puzzled, to reply to this, and said nothing further in defence; upon which, the learned Judge charged the Jury, that there was no evidence whatever to criminate the prisoner Hyland; but, as for the woman, there appeared to be a strong case made out against her.  Verdict. — Hyland not guilty, Wybrow guilty. The former was discharged by proclamation; the latter the Court remanded for judgment.
The Australian, Wed 7 May 1828.

Criminal court, Wednesday.
Mary Ann Wybrow, convicted of receiving stolen property, was next brought up for judgement, and received sentence of seven years transportation. The Australian, 9 May 1828.

Penny-Lyn Beale on 8th November, 2020 wrote:

1820 - 3 Apr - Re permission to marry at Parramatta
William Wybrow. Free &
Mary Ann Poole, Prisoner per ship “Lord Wellington”

New South Wales, Australia, St. John’s Parramatta, Marriages, No; 716.
Witness; Joseph Jones & Mary Ann Madden

Name: William Wybrow. Gender: Male
Marriage Date: 24 Apr 1820
Marriage Place: Parramatta, Cumberland, New South Wales, Australia
Spouse: Mary Ann Poole. Spouse Age: 18

Australia Marriage Index.
Name: William Wybrow. Spouse Name: Mary A Poole
Registration Place: Parramatta, New South Wales
Registration Year: 1820. Volume Number: V B
1824 - On list of constables doing duty in Sydney and its environs requiring slop clothing
Comments: Per “Ganges”, 1797
New South Wales, Australia, Colonial Secretary’s Papers, Special Bundles,
Wm. Wybrow. 6/8 Wife 2/6 2 children 2/6 = 11/8
1825 - General Muster. Convict. WIFE of Wybrow Constable.
1826 . New South Wales, Australia, Certificates of Freedom, 165/5135

Name: Mary Poole
Age: 23. Birth Year: abt 1803
Native Place: London
Certificate Date: 30 Mar 1826
Native Place; London
Calling; Servant
Offence; No details
Date of Trial: 29th Mar 1819.
Sentence; 7 years
Height; 5 ft. 1 inch
Complexion; Fair ruddy
Hair; Brown
Eyes; Blue
Noted against name; See certificate no 35/689 Dated 10 Jun 1835
1835 - 10 Jan. Certificate of Freedom
Offence; Receiving stolen property. Sydney. Sup. Court
1835 - New South Wales, Australia, Convict Savings Bank Books,

Name: Mare Poole [Wybrow Poole]
Vessel Name: Lord Wellington. Roll: RHAUS1824_125684
7 shillings and 7 pence. to cash per Col Sec Letter 35/326. 7/7

Convict Changes History

Maureen Withey on 26th December, 2019 made the following changes:

gender: f, occupation

Penny-Lyn Beale on 8th November, 2020 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1802 (prev. 0000), crime

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