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Maria Smith

Maria Smith, one of 1 convicts transported on the William, August 1793

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Maria Smith
Aliases: none
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1774
Occupation: -
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Female median life span was 60 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Stealing
Convicted at: Old Bailey
Sentence term: Life
Ship: William
Departure date: August, 1793
Arrival date: 10th March, 1794
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 1 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/1, Page Number 193 (97)
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

Anonymous on 27th May, 2011 wrote:

she was shiped in the lord raglan

Natalie Lonsdale on 23rd June, 2020 wrote:

Only one female prisoner arrived on the William. Maria Smith was tried at Middlesex on 4th July 1792 and received a sentence of transportation for life for stealing on the 27th April.  Maria stole six yards of muslin valued at 12s and a half yard of other muslin valued at 12s. and a pair of worsted stockings valued at 16d.

Convict Changes History

Natalie Lonsdale on 23rd June, 2020 made the following changes:

convicted at, crime

Natalie Lonsdale on 28th June, 2020 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1774 (prev. 0000)

Natalie Lonsdale on 28th June, 2020 made the following changes:

gender: f

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