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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
||Mary Ann Welch
Birth, Occupation & Death
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life span was 58 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 7 years
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/2, Page Number 36
||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