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Mary Stearn, one of 170 convicts transported on the Tory, 26 April 1848
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
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life span was 56 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 7 years
||Cambridge, Cambridge Boro Quarter Sessions
26th April, 1848
6th August, 1848
|Place of arrival
||Van Diemen's Land
Travelled with 168 other convicts
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 92, Class and Piece Number HO11/15, Page Number 297 (150). Tasmanian Archives - convicts.
||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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Nell Murphy on 10th July, 2016 wrote:
Mary STEARN was convicted at Cambridge, England on 3 Jan 1848 for stealing wearing apparel from her employer. (Had previously been convicted for stealing money and received a transportation sentence.) This offence a 7yr transportation sentence and sent to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) per the ‘Tory’ arriving 6 Aug 1848.
Aged 17yrs; single; needle girl; 4’10 3/4”; pale complexion; brown hair; brown eyes; Protestant.
Native place - Cambridge, England.
Sister: Sarah Ann
6 month Probation Period in Colony at Anson Station Gang.
16 Feb 1850: Brickfields, Depot - absent. 6mths hard labour - at the Female Factory Hobart.
23 Dec 1851: Ticket of Leave granted.
27 May 1853: Application for Permission to marry: to Jeremiah COFFEY (transported per ‘Blenheim’). Approved.
4 July 1853 Marriage: to Jeremiah COFFEY Hobart. (ref. 37/1/12 no. 413)
4 Jan 1855: Certificate of Freedom
Convict Changes History
Nell Murphy on 10th July, 2016 made the following changes:
source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 92, Class and Piece Number HO11/15, Page Number 297 (150). Tasmanian Archives - convicts. (prev. Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 92, Class and Piece Number HO11/15, Page Number 297