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Mary Watson

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Mary Watson
Aliases: none
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1793
Occupation: Dairymaid
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Female median life span was 56 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Stealing
Convicted at: Ireland, Down
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Forth II
Departure date: 3rd June, 1830
Arrival date: 12th October, 1830
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 119 other convicts


Primary source: Irish Convict Database by Peter Mayberry.
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Community Contributions

Maureen Withey on 14th January, 2021 wrote:

Irish Convict Database by Peter Mayberry.
Mary Watson, age on arrival, 37, per Forth II (1830), Tried at Down, 1829, 7 years, Stealing plate.  DOB 1793. Native of Dublin Co. Married 3 children husband here as William Watson, arrived per Countess of Harcourt (4) 1827.  Catholic. Dairy maid all work.


ADM 101/28/3
Medical and surgical journal of HM convict ship Forth from 27 April to 23 October 1830 by Joseph Cook, surgeon, during which time the said ship was employed in a voyage from Ireland to Port Jackson, New South Wales.

Folios 16-21: Mary Watson, aged 35, convict, case number 5; disease or hurt, hysteria (syncope). This patient was in a delicate state of health when embarked in consequence of confinement in jail and keeping a strong child at the breast for three years. Put on sick list, 11 July 1830 at sea. Discharged 23 October 1830 convalescent.

Folios 32-33: Surgeon’s general remarks. In the last week of May 1830 the following persons were embarked on board the Forth at Cove from the penitentiary in Cork, for passage to New South Wales; 120 female convicts, 10 children (belonging to convicts), 8 free women (and 19 children belonging to the free women).

Convict Changes History

Maureen Withey on 14th January, 2021 made the following changes:

convicted at, term: 7 years, voyage, source: Irish Convict Database by Peter Mayberry. (prev. ), firstname: Mary, surname: Watson, alias1: , alias2: , alias3: , alias4: , date of birth: 1793, date of death: 0000, gender: f, occupation, crime

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