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Mary Ann Thompson

Mary Ann Thompson, one of 219 convicts transported on the Duchess of Northumberland, 25 November 1852

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Mary Ann Thompson
Aliases: none
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1821
Occupation: Housemaid
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Female median life span was 59 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 10 years

Crime: Robbery with violence
Convicted at: York. Special Assizes at York
Sentence term: 10 years
Ship: Duchess of Northumberland
Departure date: 25th November, 1852
Arrival date: 21st April, 1853
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 219 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 92, Class and Piece Number HO11/17, Page Number 603 (304). Tasmanian Archives - convicts http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON41-1-37,240,205,L,80. St. Johns Frieds of Orphan School http://www.orphanschool.org.au
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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Carol Axton-Thompson on 17th August, 2013 wrote:

Mary Ann Thompson was convicted, with others, for robbery at York on 13/12/1851. 10yr sentence. Transported to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) on the ‘Duchess of Northumberland’, arriving 21/4/1853.

Married woman, 3 children; Protestant; read & write; housemaid; aged 32yrs; 5’2”.

Ship Surgeon’s Report: Good, very industrious.

Assignments in Colony.

Ticket of Leave 21/10/56 but later revoked. Restored 9/2/1858.

Conditional Pardon 14/06/1859.

Record for a child admitted to Queens Orphan School:  Joseph Thompson aged 3yrs.
Discharged 8/6/1868 to John Warner, Cullenswood.

Maureen Withey on 21st May, 2020 wrote:

ADM 101/254/1C Medical journal of the Duchess of Northumberland, convict ship from 16 November 1852 to 27 April 1853 by Charles Smith, Surgeon Superintendent, during which time the said ship was employed in the convict service.
Folios 2-3: case no 1, Mary A Thomson, aged 30, Convict; taken ill at the Downs; sick or hurt, pleuritis, had also suffered from severe attacks of chronic rheumatism and habitually dyspeptic and every now and then profused whitish discharges from the vagina; put on sick list, 27 November 1852, discharged 6 December 1852 cured.

Convict Changes History

Carol Axton-Thompson on 17th August, 2013 made the following changes:

source, date of birth 1821, gender, occupation, crime

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