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Mary Sheridan

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Mary Sheridan
Aliases: Margaret Sheridan, Christiana Sheridan, Christian Sheridan
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1813
Occupation: Hatter
Date of Death: 12th August, 1885
Age: 72 years

Life Span

Life span

Female median life span was 53 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Felony
Convicted at: Ireland, Dublin
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Lord Auckland
Departure date: 11th October, 1848
Arrival date: 20th January, 1849
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 2 other convicts


Primary source: http://www.linc.tas.gov.au/
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Community Contributions

D Wong on 2nd October, 2015 wrote:

Mary/Margaret Sheridan had many aliases – Christian Sheridan, Christianna Sheridan etc., I think this is where the confusion comes in.

Mary was a widow, she arrived with a child on board, that child was her daughter Christianna, and she is the one that married Elias Baker (Duncan 1840), they had 7 children and Christianna died in 1909 in Tasmania.

Mary was transported for ‘stealing a gown’.
She was 36 years old, could read and write, 5’2 ½” tall, swarthy complexion, black hair, hazel eyes, native place was Dublin.

23/3/1852: TOL
5/4/1853: TOL revoked
26/7/1853: TOL restored
29/11/1853: Recommended for a CP
29/8/1854: CP

22/5/1853: Married Abraham Brookbanks (Somersetshire 1842) he was 42 and she 39.  Abraham Brookbanks died 28/6/1872.

12/8/1885: Mary died at Hobart aged 70.

Robyn Healy on 26th April, 2016 wrote:

I don’t believe Mary/Margaret used the alias Christiana or Christian, these are her daughter’s name, her daughter travelled as a “free” 15year old on the Lord Auckland accompanying her mother.

Lesley Dacey on 6th January, 2021 wrote:

Mary came on the ship with her 15yr old daughter called Christianna

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 2nd October, 2015 made the following changes:

convicted at, term: 7 years, voyage, source: http://www.linc.tas.gov.au/ (prev. ), firstname: Mary, surname: Sheridan, alias1: Margaret Sheridan, alias2: Christiana Sheridan, alias3: Christian Sheridan, alias4: , date of birth: 1813, date of death: 12th A

Lesley Dacey on 6th January, 2021 made the following changes:

gender: f (prev. m)

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