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Mary Thomas

Mary Thomas, one of 401 convicts transported on the Glatton, September 1802

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Mary Thomas
Aliases: Ray (alias)
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1782
Occupation: -
Date of Death: 1821
Age: 39 years

Life Span

Life span

Female median life span was 57 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Petty larceny
Convicted at: Cumberland Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Glatton
Departure date: September, 1802
Arrival date: 11th March, 1803
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 401 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/1, Page Number 316
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

Phil Hands on 11th October, 2017 wrote:

Tried and convicted at Cumberland Quarter Sessions for a term of 7 years on 13th April 1801.
Left England on 23rd September 1802.
Ship:- the ‘Glatton’ sailed with 271 male and 130 female convicts on board of which 9 males and 5 females died during the voyage.
Arrived on 11th March 1803.

Married convict Charles Beasley (‘Barwell’ 1798) in 1815 at Windsor, they had 8 children between 1804-1819.

D Wong on 4th March, 2019 wrote:

There is great confusion about the 2 Mary Thomas’s on the Glatton - some of the dates of death and who she married are not correct, please make sure that your contribution is for the correct Mary Thomas.

21/4/1801 The Cumberland Pacquet:
For stealing a web of checked cloth from a Mr James Witherington of Whitehaven.

Convict Changes History

Phil Hands on 11th October, 2017 made the following changes:

alias1: Ray (alias) (prev. Ray (Alias)), date of birth: 1782 (prev. 0000), date of death: 1821 (prev. 0000), gender: f

D Wong on 4th March, 2019 made the following changes:


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