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Mary Watkins

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Mary Watkins
Aliases: none
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1766
Occupation: -
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Female median life span was 60 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Robbery
Convicted at: Glamorgan
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Friendship
Departure date: 13th May, 1787
Arrival date: 21st January, 1788
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 102 other convicts


Primary source: http://www.firstlanding.com.au
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Community Contributions

Eric Harry Daly on 13th January, 2013 wrote:

Mary Watkins was tried at Cowbridge, Glamorgan, Wales on 25 April 1786 for robbery with a value if 1 shilling. She was sentenced to transportation for 7 years and left England on the Friendship aged about 21 at that time (May 1787).

Russell Petch on 26th February, 2018 wrote:

Mary Watkins had a relationship with Issac Tarr on Norfolk Island. He was a member of the first fleet and came out to Australia with Captain Arthur Phillip on the ship Sirius. He cam back to Australia and he married Elizabeth Mathilda Crooks - also a convict. Watkins had no children so I understand. She is buried at St John’s Parramatta. This grave has probably been relocated

Rebecca Lamb on 4th April, 2019 wrote:

Mary Watkins lived with Isaac Tarr, my husband’s ancestor, on Norfolk Island and returned to NSW aboard the ‘Daedalus’ in 1794. Her fate is unknown. Any help or suggestions welcome. Tarr then married Elizabeth Crook in 1797 and had one daughter, Elizabeth Matilda Tarr while living at Parramatta.

Rebecca Lamb on 4th April, 2019 wrote:

Mary Watkins may have died either onboard the ‘Daedalus’ or shortly after reaching NSW as Isaac Tarr named his new farm “Watkins Farm” at Parramatta, obviously to commemorate her.

Convict Changes History

Eric Harry Daly on 12th January, 2013 made the following changes:

convicted at, term years, voyage, source, firstname, surname, alias1, alias2, alias3, alias4, date of birth 0000, date of death 0000, gender, occupation, crime

Eric Harry Daly on 13th January, 2013 made the following changes:

convicted at, term 7 years, source, date of birth 1766, gender, crime

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