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life span was 56 years*
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Sentenced to 7 years
||Australia Convict Printed Indentures; application to marry convict register; Church of England marriage register and ticket of leave.
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Wendy Smith on 22nd May, 2020 wrote:
The Convict Indentures state that Mary Ryan was 24 years old. She could not read or write; religion Roman Catholic; status single and a native of County Tipperary. She was a laundress and house maid. Mary was convicted of stealing a note of 50 pounds at Tipperary on 24 July 1838 and convicted to 7 years transportation. She had one prior conviction of 6 months. Physical attributes - Height 5 feet 1 3/4 inches; complexion dark ruddy; hair dark brown and eyes dark hazel.
Transport number: 161 and Prisoner number: 158-39.
Married Mr John Cooper on 22 October 1841 at Jerrabomberra, residence of the Church of England minister Rev. Edward Smith. Witnesses were Mr James Brown of Queanbeyan and Elizabeth McKeahnie of Queanbeyan. John Cooper was 34 years old at the time of the application on 7 October 1840. He had arrived on the Lord Melville (3), convicted for 14 years and was now a ticket of leave holder. Mary was 26 years old.
Received ticket of leave on 4 March 1843 (No. 43/812) and was allowed to remain in the Queanbeyan District, now near Canberra, ACT. On the Ticket of leave application form it stated that her master was John Cooper.
Convict Changes History
Wendy Smith on 22nd May, 2020 made the following changes:
convicted at, term: 7 years, voyage, source: Australia Convict Printed Indentures; application to marry convict register; Church of England marriage register and ticket of leave. (prev. ), firstname: Mary, surname: Ryan, alias1: Cooper, alias2: , alias3: