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Mary Smith

Mary Smith, one of 120 convicts transported on the Kains, 05 July 1830

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Mary Smith
Aliases: none
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1805
Occupation: Housekeeper/cook
Date of Death: 1891
Age: 86 years

Life Span

Life span

Female median life span was 56 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Stealing clothes
Convicted at: Lancaster Quarter Session
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Kains
Departure date: 5th July, 1830
Arrival date: 11th March, 1831
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 119 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/7, Page Number 436
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 30th May, 2012 wrote:

Mary Anne Smith was pregnant out of wedlock when she was transported on the Kains.  She had a son called John on the 3/1/1830.

On arrival she was assigned to Rober Henderson where she met and married James Freeman(per Lord Eldon 1817) They lived at Cabbage Tree and later near Lake Macquarie.

Mary died 5/7/1891 in Swansea at the age of 86 of senile decay and breast cancer.  She is buried at the Belmont Cemetery, Lake Macquarie.

Convict Changes History

Anonymous on 30th May, 2012 made the following changes:

date of birth 1805-00-00, date of death 1891-00-00, gender f

Madhavi on 11th July, 2021 made the following changes:

occupation, crime

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