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Mary Watson

Mary Watson, one of 170 convicts transported on the Elizabeth and Henry, 11 February 1848

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Mary Watson
Aliases: Wilford, Mary (alias)
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: -
Occupation: Nursery housemaid
Date of Death: 20th November, 1924
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Female median life span was 53 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Larceny
Convicted at: York, Kingston upon Hull Boro Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Elizabeth and Henry
Departure date: 11th February, 1848
Arrival date: 30th June, 1848
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 169 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 92, Class and Piece Number HO11/15, Page Number 257 (130)
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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Community Contributions

Wendy McMahon on 12th August, 2021 wrote:

Married a John Wilson, five children - John Thomas, Emma, Louisa, Julia and Norah.  Lived in Deloraine and Chudleigh areas and worked at “Bentley” for most of her long life.  She lived in Launceston Tasmania with her daughter Louisa McMahon from about1900 until she died.

Convict Changes History

Wendy McMahon on 12th August, 2021 made the following changes:

alias1: Wilford, Mary (alias) (prev. Wilford, Mary (Alias)), date of death: 20th November, 1924 (prev. 0000), gender: f, occupation, crime

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