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Mary Talbot, one of 106 convicts transported on the Active, Albermarle, Atlantic, Barrington, Britannia, Mary Ann, Matilda, Salamander and William and Mary, January 1791
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
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life span was 53 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to Life
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/1, Page Number 122
||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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Carol Axton-Thompson on 20th December, 2013 wrote:
Mary Talbot was convicted and placed on the convict ship ‘Lady Juliana’, but escaped whilst it was still in port. She was recaptured and placed on the ‘Mary Ann’ and arrived in New South Wales.
See other details on Mary on the entry for the ‘Lady Juliana’.
Maureen Withey on 24th April, 2020 wrote:
See for life history of Mary Talbot.
Old Bailey Proceedings Online (http://www.oldbaileyonline.org, version 8.0, 24 April 2020), February 1788, trial of MARY TALBOT (t17880227-34).
MARY TALBOT, Theft > shoplifting, 27th February 1788.
187. MARY TALBOT was indicted for feloniously stealing, on the 19th of February , 7 yards of printed cotton, value 17 s. the property of Francis Faulding , privily in his shop .
THOMAS FIELD sworn.
I am servant to Mr. Faulding, linen-draper , King-street, Covent-garden ; on Tuesday the 19th of February, between five and six o’clock in the afternoon, the prisoner came into the shop, and asked for a quarter of a yard of Irish linen, at 14 d. a yard; I cut her off a quarter of a yard, and she gave me twopence-halfpenny, and went out of the shop.
JOHN RUSHTON sworn.
I am shopman to Mr. Faulding; I had been out; I came in while the prisoner was in the shop; she had a piece of calico in her hand, and was putting it under her arm, between her and her child; she had a child in her arms; she went out, I went after her and took her.
(The calico was produced in Court, and deposed to by Rushton and Field.)
I went into the shop to buy a bit of linen; I was very much in liquor; what I bought, or what I brought out of the shop, I do not know.
The witnesses both said, she did not appear to them to be in liquor.
GUILTY Of stealing the goods, but not privily in the shop .
Transported for seven years .
Tried by the first Middlesex Jury before Mr. ROSE.
Mary escaped from the Lady Juliana, but was later caught and tried for Returning from Transportation:
Old Bailey Proceedings Online (http://www.oldbaileyonline.org, version 8.0, 24 April 2020), January 1790, trial of MARY TALBOT (t17900113-95).
MARY TALBOT, Miscellaneous > returning from transportation, 13th January 1790.
219. MARY TALBOT was indicted for feloniously returning from transportation, and being found at large on the 14th of January , without any lawful cause .
JOHN OWEN sworn.
I know the prisoner; she was convicted in February sessions, 1788; and sentenced to transportation.
Edward Treadway , William Norman , and John Beamish took the prisoner in High-street, Bloomsbury.
Prisoner. I beg for mercy, having a young child almost starved, which suckled at my breast when I was on board: I had little or no provision.
GUILTY , Death .
(She was humbly recommended to mercy by the Jury.)
Tried by the second Middlesex Jury before Mr. RECORDER.
Old Bailey Proceedings punishment summary, Mary Talbot, 13th January 1790.
The Trials being ended, the Court proceeded to pass Sentence as follows.
Received sentence of death, (13) viz.
ANN Jackson , William North , Peter Shalley , Thomas Newton , William Jones , John Durham , William Damant , Robert Read , John Mitton , William Miller , John Cummins , Asher Pollock , Mary Talbot .
Old Bailey Proceedings Online (http://www.oldbaileyonline.org, version 8.0, 24 April 2020), January 1790 (s17900113-1).
Old Bailey Proceedings supplementary material, Mary Talbot, 13th January 1790.
This last prisoner, Mary Talbot , pleading pregnancy, a Jury of Matrons were sworn, who returned a verdict that she was with quick-child, upon which execution of her was stayed .
On Saturday, December 18th, 1790, the following Capital Convicts were set to the Bar, who were offered His Majesty’s Pardon on Condition of being transported for the Term of their natural Lives.
Convict Changes History
Carol Axton-Thompson on 20th December, 2013 made the following changes:
Maureen Withey on 24th April, 2020 made the following changes: