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Mary Sherbird

Mary Sherbird, one of 99 convicts transported on the Mermaid, 15 February 1828

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Mary Sherbird
Aliases: none
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1813
Occupation: Housemaid
Date of Death: 1858
Age: 45 years

Life Span

Life span

Female median life span was 59 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 14 years

Crime: Theft
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: Mermaid
Departure date: 15th February, 1828
Arrival date: 27th June, 1828
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 99 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/6, Page Number 315 (159)
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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Community Contributions

D Wong on 22nd November, 2013 wrote:

Mary Sherbird was 15 years old when convicted of stealing 1 coat, 1 shawl, 1 apron and 1 bonnet, value £1.11.6., the goods of her employer.

Ship Surgeon: An impudent girl.
Her occupation was a Housemaid/Stay maker.

Mary was born at Bethnal Green, she had dark grey eyes, red hair, was 5’0 1/2” tall and a mole on the right side of her chin, was illiterate, fresh freckled complexion.

Mary’s father was a Twopenny Postman, Temple & Bridge St., Blackfriars - Sherbird Cloth Fair - she was last with her mother.

1832: Assigned to Mr N Jones
1833-35: Assigned to Mr W Evans.

16/12/1838: CP

In 1832: She married John Danvers (Asia) and they had 3 children.  Mary and John move to Victoria around 1854, but found no death for Mary in Victoria.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 22nd November, 2013 made the following changes:

date of birth 1813, date of death 1858, gender, occupation, crime

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