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Mary Ann Thorp
Mary Ann Thorp, one of 123 convicts transported on the Majestic, 01 October 1838
Name, Aliases & Gender
||Mary Ann Thorp
Birth, Occupation & Death
|Date of Birth:
|Date of Death:
||14th September, 1905
life span was 57 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 14 years
||Central Criminal Court
1st October, 1838
22nd January, 1839
|Place of arrival
||Van Diemen's Land
Travelled with 122 other convicts
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/11, Page Number 333 (168). Tasmanian Archives; Queens Orphanage.
||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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D Wong on 9th April, 2014 wrote:
Old Bailey: MARY ANN THORPE was indicted for stealing, on the 19th of March, at St. Ann’s, Westminster, 44 yards of silk, value 7l. 4s.; 14 yards of waistcoating, value 4l. 18s.; 3 waistcoats, value 3l. 10s.; 1/2 yard of velvet, value 115.; 1 yard of satin, value 9s.; 1 coat, value 10s.; 2 petticoats, value 7s.; 2 bed-gowns, value 5s.; 1 shift, value 4s.; 1 pair of boots, value 8s.; 1 scent-bottle, value 16s.; 1 snuff-box, value 7s. 6d.; and 2 baskets, value 6d.; the goods of Alexander Knox, her master, in his dwelling-house; and that she had been before convicted of felony; to which she pleaded
GUILTY . Aged 20.— Transported for Seven Years.
Mary Ann was 5’0 3/4” tall, 20 years old, fair complexion, Red hair, blue eyes, face and arms freckled, single.
3/7/1841: Illegitimate child born at the Factory, Launceston.
2/10/1843: Married John Markham (Mackrain/Mackram) per Malabar 1821 - they had 11 children - listed as Markham.
14/9/1905: Mary Ann died at Inveresk, Launceston aged 90.
Carol Axton-Thompson on 13th April, 2014 wrote:
Child: Alfred Thorpe,born 03/07/1841, admitted to Queens Orphanage, New Town nr Hobart on 21/06/1843.
Died 23 either June or July 1843 and buried at St.Johns, New Town. (Record also states he was discharged to his mother on 12/08/1844, but may be a clerical error. Mother is listed now as free.)
Mary and her husband went on to have several other children.
Maureen Withey on 20th April, 2020 wrote:
Cornwall Chronicle, 7 Oct 1843.
In accordance with the Act or Council 6th Victoria, No. 18, I hereby give notice that His
Excellency the Lieutenant Governor has been pleased to approve of the solemnization of matrimony between the undermentioned parties:
John Mackrain, free, and Mary Ann Thorpe, per Majestic, in assigned service, Launceston.
Convict Changes History
D Wong on 9th April, 2014 made the following changes:
alias1: Thorpe, date of birth: 1815 (prev. 0000), date of death: 14th September, 1905 (prev. 0000), gender: f, occupation, crime
Carol Axton-Thompson on 13th April, 2014 made the following changes:
source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/11, Page Number 333 (168). Tasmanian Archives; Queens Orphanage. (prev. Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/11, Page Num