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Mary Springate

Mary Springate, one of 325 convicts transported on the Royal Admiral, May 1792

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Mary Springate
Aliases: none
Gender: -

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: -
Occupation: Unknown
Date of Death: 12th October, 1792
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Median life span was 61 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Stealing
Convicted at: Kent. Canterbury Sessions Peace Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Royal Admiral
Departure date: 30th May, 1791
Arrival date: 7th October, 1792
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 346 other convicts

References

Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/1, Page Number 178
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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Robin Sharkey on 27th December, 2015 wrote:

Mary Springate was probably married (to William Springate) on her conviction at Canterbury in April 1792, and pregnant at the time, giving birth on arrival in Sydney Harbour.  But she and the baby died.

*23 April 1792 -Convicted of stealing sheets, ribbon, muslin, and handkerchief - 7 yrs transportation.
*Friday 4th May 1792 - removed from Canterbury jail to hulk at Woolwich.
* Departed England May 1792
* Arrived at NSW October 1792
* Gave birth on ship still docked in Port Jackson, to daughter Eleanor Springate b. Wednesday 10 October 1792. Child’s father was William Springate (per baptism registration).

* Mary Springate died 2 days after the birth, on 12th October 1792, still on board the “Royal Admiral”[per ship’s log]
* Convict Mary Springate buried at Old Sydney Burial Ground 13th October 1792 (City of Sydney, Old Burial Ground, burial inventory)

Since the ship’s log records 80 convicts being landed as sick, then Mary may have contracted the fever on board, or see ay have died f separate birth-related problem.
Charles Bateson in “Convict Ships” records that some the convict wives had their husbands on board - William Springate may have been one of them?
* Baby Eleanor Springate baptised 14th October 1792, St Phillip’s church, Sydney
* Baby Eleanor Springate buried 19 October 1792 at Old Sydney Burial Ground.

KENTISH GAZETTE 24 April 1792 page 4:
“CANTERBURY, APRIL 24th
“At the Sessions holden yesterday at the Guildhall in this city, John Head charged with ....  sentence death.
” Mary Springate, charged on oath with feloniously stealing one pair of sheets, three yards of blue ribbon, one piece of striped, sprigged muslin, and one pocket handkerchief the property of Thomas Delafaux, esq. - Guilty. Seven Years transportation.

KENTISH GAZETTE Friday 11 May 1792 page 4:
“CANTERBURY, APRIL 24th
“... Friday, Mary Springate who was sentenced to seven years Transportation to Botany Bay, was removed from our gaol to the hulks at Woolwich, till the receiving ship is ready.”

Robin Sharkey on 27th December, 2015 wrote:

Mary Springate was probably married (to William Springate) on her conviction at Canterbury in April 1792, and pregnant at the time, giving birth on arrival in Sydney Harbour.  But she and the baby died.

*23 April 1792 -Convicted of stealing sheets, ribbon, muslin, and handkerchief - 7 yrs transportation.
*Friday 4th May 1792 - removed from Canterbury jail to hulk at Woolwich.
* Departed England May 1792
* Arrived at NSW October 1792
* Gave birth on ship still docked in Port Jackson, to daughter Eleanor Springate b. Wednesday 10 October 1792. Child’s father was William Springate (per baptism registration).

* Mary Springate died 2 days after the birth, on 12th October 1792, still on board the “Royal Admiral”[per ship’s log]
* Convict Mary Springate buried at Old Sydney Burial Ground 13th October 1792 (City of Sydney, Old Burial Ground, burial inventory)

Since the ship’s log records 80 convicts being landed as sick, then Mary may have contracted the fever on board, or see ay have died f separate birth-related problem.
Charles Bateson in “Convict Ships” records that some the convict wives had their husbands on board - William Springate may have been one of them?
* Baby Eleanor Springate baptised 14th October 1792, St Phillip’s church, Sydney
* Baby Eleanor Springate buried 19 October 1792 at Old Sydney Burial Ground.

KENTISH GAZETTE 24 April 1792 page 4:
“CANTERBURY, APRIL 24th
“At the Sessions holden yesterday at the Guildhall in this city, John Head charged with ....  sentence death.
” Mary Springate, charged on oath with feloniously stealing one pair of sheets, three yards of blue ribbon, one piece of striped, sprigged muslin, and one pocket handkerchief the property of Thomas Delafaux, esq. - Guilty. Seven Years transportation.

KENTISH GAZETTE Friday 11 May 1792 page 4:
“CANTERBURY, APRIL 24th
“... Friday, Mary Springate who was sentenced to seven years Transportation to Botany Bay, was removed from our gaol to the hulks at Woolwich, till the receiving ship is ready.”

Convict Changes History

Robin Sharkey on 27th December, 2015 made the following changes:

date of death: 12th October, 1792 (prev. 0000), occupation, crime

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