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||9th November, 1856
life span was 57 years*
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Sentenced to 7 years
||eg. Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Boyd convict indents 1809; NSW Col Sec correspondence; Freemans Journal, 20 March 1807 p.3
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Robin Sharkey on 19th July, 2016 wrote:
Mary Prendergast was transported for 7 years on “Experiment” after being found guilty at the Wicklow Assizes in March 1807, of theft.
From Freemans Journal, 20 March 1807 page 3: “WICKLOW ASSIZES. March 17th - the assizes ended here this day, at which the following persons were tried before the Lord Chief Baron O’Grady:
Mary Prendergast, alias Farrell, found guilty of stealing several articles of wearing apparel from Darby Kirwan of Kilpike, adjudged to be transported for seven years.
“This woman was acquitted of three other such-like offences, and she appears to be a young woman of not more than twenty-three years of age.”
D Wong on 15th March, 2018 wrote:
Mary Ann Prendergast was listed as 18 years old on arrival in NSW.
1820: Married James Attwood (Lady Castlereagh 1818).
They had 5 children: 1828 Census:
Attwood, Rose, 10, born in the colony
Attwood, Charles, 7, born in the colony
Attwood, James, 4, born in the colony
Attwood, John, 3, born in the colony
Attwood, Joseph, 9 months, born in the colony.
9/11/1856: Mary Ann Attwood died at Liberty Plains, aged 65.
Maureen Withey on 16th February, 2021 wrote:
Convict Index 1791-1973.
Mary Farrell, per Experiment 1809, Ticket of Leave, No 11/92. Tried, Wicklow, 7 yrs.
Convict Changes History
Robin Sharkey on 19th July, 2016 made the following changes:
convicted at, term: 7 years, voyage, source: eg. Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Boyd convict indents 1809; NSW Col Sec correspondence; Freemans Journal, 20 March 1807 p.3 (prev. ), firstname: Mary, surname: Prendergast, alias1: Farre
D Wong on 15th March, 2018 made the following changes:
voyage, alias2: Pendergast, date of birth: 1791 (prev. 0000), date of death: 9th November, 1856 (prev. 0000)