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Mary Simmonds

Mary Simmonds, one of 113 convicts transported on the Platina, 22 April 1837

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Mary Simmonds
Aliases: none
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1782
Occupation: Servant
Date of Death: -
Age: -

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 14 years

Crime: Larceny
Convicted at: Central Criminal Court
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: Platina
Departure date: 22nd April, 1837
Arrival date: 22nd October, 1837
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 112 other convicts

References

Primary source: England & Wales Criminal Registers (HO26/43, page 228). Ancestry. Tasmanian Libraries, Conduct Record (CON40-1-10)& Description List (CON19-1-14, page 296). Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/11, Page Number 35 (19)
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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Iris Dunne on 13th August, 2019 wrote:

Criminal Registers: aged 54, Offence Larceny before convicted of Felony

The Proceedings of the Old Bailey
Theft: simple larceny - 30 January 1837
556. MARY SIMMONDS was indicted for stealing, on the 16th of January, 1 shift, value 2s.; 2 petticoats, value 1s. 6d.; 1 frock, value 1s.; 1 shirt, value 4s.; 2 blakets, value 12s.; 1 pair of stocking, value 1s.; 1 yard measure, value 6d.; and 1 smelling-bottle, value 1s.; the goods of Jane Williams; and that she had been before convicted of felony; to which she pleaded GUILTY . Aged 54.— Transported for Fourteen Years.
https://www.oldbaileyonline.org/browse.jsp?div=t18370130-556
https://www.digitalpanopticon.org/life?id=obpdef1-2168-18360919

Description List: aged 50, Trade Servants _ Works & Laundry Maid

Conduct Record: Tried 30 January 1837, Convicted before, Transported for Larceny (stated this offence stealing blanket onve for 2 silk handkerchiefs, 2 months) Married (Widow) with 2 children, My husband dead 12 years, Recommended for Conditional Pardon 24/2/46 approved 7 January 1847.

Convict Changes History

Dog on 13th August, 2019 made the following changes:

gender: f

Iris Dunne on 13th August, 2019 made the following changes:

source: England & Wales Criminal Registers (HO26/43, page 228). Ancestry. Tasmanian Libraries, Conduct Record (CON40-1-10)& Description List (CON19-1-14, page 296). Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/11, Page

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