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Mary Stewart

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

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Mary Stewart
Aliases: none
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1805
Occupation: House servant
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Female median life span was 61 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Stealing money
Convicted at: Central Criminal Court
Sentence term: 7 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


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/11, Page Number 36
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 5th September, 2012 wrote:

Tried Central Criminal Court 27 Feb 1837

Anonymous on 7th September, 2012 wrote:

Mary Stewart was tried under the name of Mary STEWARD in the Old Bailey records.  She stole 1 sovereign from John Thompson.

Mary had been convicted before.  She had served 4 years and 10 months in the Penitentiary at Millbank.  She was noisy and often troublesome on the ship’s report.

Mary was a widow - her real name was Mary Monaghan.  She was 5’3" tall, now single, neither read or write, can wash and plain needle.

1843: Married William Butters (Sarah 1837), he would have been 29 years old then and she would have been 42.

I could find no children or her death date.

Helen Lang on 13th May, 2016 wrote:

Convict Description CON/19/25
Free Certificate No 1126 in 1844
Married 17 April 1843 St Luke’s Campbelltown Tasmania No 664/184
She gave her age as 29 William Butters was 26
He was a ploughman she a widow

Convict Changes History

Anonymous on 7th September, 2012 made the following changes:

date of birth 1805-00-00

Anonymous on 5th September, 2012 made the following changes:

gender f

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