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Mary Tickton, one of 127 convicts transported on the Mary, 03 June 1823
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
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life span was 56 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to Life
||Middlesex Gaol Delivery
3rd June, 1823
5th October, 1823
|Place of arrival
||New South Wales and Van Diemen's Land
Travelled with 126 other convicts
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/5, Page Number 65 (34)
||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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Tony Beale on 13th December, 2020 wrote:
Old Bailey Online
Before Lord Chief Baron Richards .
192. MARY TICKTON was indicted for stealing, on the 2d of January , at St. Pancras, in the dwelling-house of Edward Bishop , a pocket-book, value 2 s., four sovereigns and one 10 l. Bank-note , the property of Edward William Bishop .
EDWARD WILLIAM BISHOP . On Thursday afternoon the 2d of January, I dressed myself and went to my father’s Edward Bishop, who lived in St. Pancras , the prisoner was servant there, before I went my wife brought my pocket book down, I found it contained a 10 l. bank-note and
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four sovereigns - I laid it down on the table in the sitting room, and went into another room to put on my under coat. I did not know of my loss until I came home from my father’s; I did not then find the pocket book on the table, and missed it. I am sure the money was in it when I laid it on the table. When I got to my father’s, I pulled my great coat off, and laid it on the sideboard in the passage, and found it there between twelve and one o’clock at night, when I came away.
MARY BISHOP . I am the wife of the prosecutor. On the 2d of January, we went together to his father’s. Before we went out, I brought the pocket book down stairs and laid it on the table for him to take, and fearing he would forget it, I put it into his great coat pocket while he was in the next room; his great coat laid on the chair ready for him to put on; I did not tell him that I had put it there. I had put a 10 l. note and four sovereigns in it before I brought it down.
THOMAS BLAKEMAN . On Saturday evening, the 4th of January, between six and seven o’clock in the evening, the prisoner came to my shop, and looked out articles to the amount of 2 l. 4 s., and tendered me a 10 l. note - I wrote the address she gave me on it; she said her mother lived at No. 9, Cromer-street, which I put on it. I afterwards found that address to be wrong; she left the note with me, and would not take either goods or change that night, and suspecting she had got it improperly, I followed her home, to Mr. Bishop’s, Turnmill-street; she opened the door with a key, and about half-past eleven o’clock that night, I went to Mr. Bishop’s, and took her to the watch-house. Here is the note, (producing it;) I wrote Lewis, No, 9, Cromer-street, on it.
JAMES SMITH . I am the watch-house keeper The last witness brought the prisoner to me - my wife searched her, but found nothing on her but an old purse. I told her I thought it a very bad case for a young girl like her to be guilty of; she then said she had the pocket book, but there was only a 10 l. note and one sovereign in it - that she did not take it out of the pocket, but picked it up in the back yard.
MARY BISHOP . Here is
“Mr. Rigg, 20th of November, on it,” by which I know it.
EDWARD WILLIAM BISHOP. I took it of Rigg - here is my writing on it.
The prisoner made no Defence, but one witness gave her a good character.
GUILTY - DEATH . Aged 15.
Recommended to mercy by the prosecutor, on account of her youth .
Convict Changes History
Tony Beale on 13th December, 2020 made the following changes:
date of birth: 1808 (prev. 0000), gender: f, crime