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Mary Ann Welch

Mary Ann Welch, one of 299 convicts transported on the Admiral Gambier and Friends, April 1811

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Mary Ann Welch
Aliases: Rix (alias)
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

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

Life Span

Life span

Female median life span was 58 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Grand larceny
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Admiral Gambier and Friends
Departure date: April, 1811
Arrival date: 29th September, 1811
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 301 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/2, Page Number 36
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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Ron Garbutt on 21st March, 2020 wrote:

Old Bailey Proceedings Online (http://www.oldbaileyonline.org, version 8.0, 21 March 2020), January 1811, trial of MARY ANN WELCH (t18110109-74).
MARY ANN WELCH, Theft > grand larceny, 9th January 1811.
174. MARY ANN WELCH was indicted for feloniously stealing, on the 29th of December , five yards of cloth, value 18 s. the property of Daniel Lawrence .

DANIEL LAWRENCE . I am a publican ; I keep the Golden Lion, Lemon street, Goodman’s-fields . The prisoner was my servant , she came to me on the 19th of November, and left me on the 29th; I gave her warning. In three days after the prisoner left me I found out that she had stole my cloth. It is table linen, there is above ten yards of it in the whole.

WILLIAM MORRISON . I am journeyman to Mr. Murray, pawnbroker, 199, East Smithfield. On the 5th of December, the prisoner pawned with me a tablecloth, containing three yards and a quarter. I advanced ten shillings upon it.

THOMAS HORN . I am an apprentice to Mr. Matthews, pawnbroker, in the Minories. On the 8th of December the prisoner pawned with me a table cloth containing three yards and a quarter; I advanced four shillings upon it.

FRANCIS FREEMAN. I am an officer of Lambeth-street. I took the woman in custody; I had occasion to call at the Flying Horse to get the keys of the office; I searched her, and found nothing upon her; about two days afterwards the landlord of the house picked up a hussiff where she stood, I opened it, and saw a number of duplicates; I went to Mr. Lawrence, told him I was in possession of the tickets. He described the cloths that he had lost, he said he had a private mark on one of them.

Prisoner’s Defence. I have two small children without a father. I leave myself to the mercy of the court.

GUILTY , aged 29.

Transported for Seven Years .

First Middlesex jury, before Mr Common Serjeant.


Convict Changes History

Ron Garbutt on 18th March, 2020 made the following changes:

alias1: Rix (alias) (prev. Rix (Alias)), gender: f, occupation, crime

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