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Mary Quin

Mary Quin, one of 143 convicts transported on the Mary Anne, 16 July 1839

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Mary Quin
Aliases: Mcleod (alias)
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1813
Occupation: Maid
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: Stealing
Convicted at: Glasgow Court of Justiciary
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Mary Anne
Departure date: 16th July, 1839
Arrival date: 10th November, 1839
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 145 other convicts


Primary source: Convict indents
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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Dawn Cleary on 1st December, 2019 wrote:

Stealing candles.  Previous convictions 15 days, 20 days, 30 days

D Wong on 1st December, 2019 wrote:

National Records of Scotland
Title Trial papers relating to Mary McLeod for the crime of theft, habit and repute, and previous conviction. Tried at High Court, Glasgow
Dates 8 Jan 1839

Accused Mary McLeod, wife of Thomas McLeod, labourer, Bridgegate Street, Glasgow, m.s. Quin, Verdict: Guilty, Verdict Comments: Guilty in terms of own confession, Sentence: Transportation - 7 years Previous convictions: theft.

Mary Quin or McLeod was listed as 26 years old on arrival.

Native Place: Glasgow.

Occupation: Kitchenmaid.

Mary could read, was married with 1 female child, *5’3½” tall, ruddy and freckled complexion, brown hair, grey eyes, small hairy mole on right side of chin, breast and arms hairy, middle finger of right hand a little contracted*. (From Ancestry Convict Indents - but does not sound right to me - more like a mans description).

No Date: TOL Goulburn - Listed as Mary McLeod.

No Date: At Queanbeyan - Permission to marry James Connor (James Laing 1834)**(Cannot find a James Connor on the James Laing)** he was 21 and had a TOL - Mary was 27, on bond, married, 1 child.
No registration found on the NSW BDM.

Convict Changes History

Dawn Cleary on 1st December, 2019 made the following changes:

source: Convict indents (prev. Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/12, Page Number 70), alias1: Mcleod (alias) (prev. McLeod (Alias)), crime

D Wong on 1st December, 2019 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1813 (prev. 0000), gender: f, occupation

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