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Mary Ann Reed

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

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Mary Ann Reed
Aliases: Mary Ann Golding
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1785
Occupation: Servant
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Female median life span was 58 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 14 years

Crime: Passing forged notes
Convicted at: London Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: 14 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 162
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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Penny-Lyn Beale on 8th November, 2020 wrote:

1818 - Old Bailey on-line.

Born; 1785
Tried 17 June 1818. Age 33 years
914. WILLIAM CLOVES , THOMAS DUGOOD (See No. 929) JOHN OWEN , WILLIAM JOYNES , JOHN FEAR , JOHN JONES , WILLIAM RAY , THOMAS JASPER , THOMAS COOTE , GEORGE MEKIN , and MARY ANN REED were severally and separately indicted for feloniously having forged bank notes in their possession, knowing them to be forged .
To which indictments they severally pleaded


Transported for Fourteen Years .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Transported; May 1819. Age 34.

Arrived in Australia 24th Jan 1820; Age; 35.
1820 - New South Wales, Australia, Convict Indents, 1788-1842

Name: Mary Ann Reed
Age: 35. Est. Birth Year: abt 1783
Date of Conviction: 17 Jun 1818
Place of Conviction:  London, 17 June 1818. Sentence; 14 years
Vessel: Lord Wellington - 20 Jan 1820
1828 - Census.
No; 867. Goulding, John, Age 54. Atlas. 1819. 14 years. Catholic. Labourer and ?. Kent Street. Sydney
No; 868. Goulding, Mary Anne. Age 40. Ld. Wellington 1819. 14 years. Catholic.
No; 869. Goulding, John Jnr. Age; 10. Came; Free. Lord Wellington. 1819. Catholic.
No; 870. Goulding, Andrew. Age; 5. Born Colony. Catholic.
No; 871. Goulding, Mary Ann. Age; 1. Born Colony. Catholic.
1832 - 18 Jun. New South Wales, Australia, Certificates of Freedom. No; 32/567.

Name: Mary Ann Reed
Age: 48. Birth Year: 1784
Native Place: Northumberland, England
Certificate Date: 18 Jun 1832
Calling; Servant
Offence; Passing forged notes
Date of Trial: 17 June 1818
Sentence; 14 years
Height; 5 ft.
Complexion; Ruddy
Hair; Dark Brown turning grey
Eyes; Hazel Grey
Noted against name; WIFE of John Golding per ship Altas 4. Holding a Ticket of leave

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

1825 - General Muster
GOLDING; Johh. T.L. Atlas. 1819. 7 years. Employed by Mr W Cooper
GOLDING; Mary Ann, Convict. Lord Wellington. 1820. 14 years. Wife of Jno Golding. Sydney
GOLDING; John; Age; 7. B.C. Children of the above ** Came with mother on the Lord Wellington**
GOLDING, Elizabeth; Age; 9. B.C. Children of the above ** Came with mother on the Lord Wellington**
GOLDING: Phillip. Age; 3. B.C. Children of Jno Golding
GOLDING: Edward; Age; 5. B.C. Children of Jno Golding

Convict Changes History

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

date of birth: 1785 (prev. 0000), gender: f, occupation, crime

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

alias1: Mary Ann Golding

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