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Mary Wells, one of 325 convicts transported on the Royal Admiral, May 1792
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
|Date of Birth:
|Date of Death:
||17th February, 1855
life span was 58 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 7 years
||York City Assizes
30th May, 1792
7th October, 1792
|Place of arrival
||New South Wales
Travelled with 346 other convicts
||Research Notes: 1841 Census Return
||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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John Sullivan on 15th September, 2016 wrote:
Had 7 children with Sion Freebody:
I. Ann Nancy (22/12/1796 - 11/1/1882), also known as Ann (Nancy) Wells Freebody II. Sarah (1798 - 1881) III. Simon junior (1799 - 1887) IV. Mary Ann (1800 - 1899)V. John (1802 - 1890)
VI. Margaret (?? - 1806) VII. Ham (1823 - 1890). It is thought Ham was the illegitimate son of Mary Ann, who was adopted by her parents.
In 1794 Sion and Mary were granted land on the Hawkesbury River.
Denis Pember on 13th December, 2019 wrote:
Mary probably married Simon (or Sion) Freebody.
Simon was himself, a Second Fleet convict, transported on “Surprize”.
They married sometime after 1794.
Simon and Mary had at least 5 children.
Ann, 1796, married James Oldfield (convict “Earl Cornwallis”. Sarah, 1798, married John Hoskisson (son of 2 convicts Thomas Hoskisson “Scarborough” and Sarah Pigg “Mary Ann”. Simon, 1799, married Susannah Miles (daughter of 2 convicts Edward Miles “Scarborough"and Susannah Smith “Glatton”). Mary Ann, 1800 married Daniel Search (convict “Atlas”). John, 1803.
Several of these children had very large families. Mary Ann for example died in 1898, aged 98/99 and had raised 14 children. Her obituary states her descendants are legion, with an almost unlimited number of great and great great grandchildren.
Convict Changes History
John Sullivan on 15th September, 2016 made the following changes:
source: Research Notes: 1841 Census Return (prev. Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/1, Page Number 189 (95)), date of birth: 1768 (prev. 0000), date of death: 17th February, 1855 (prev. 0000), gender: f