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Mary Ann West

Mary Ann West, one of 106 convicts transported on the Fanny, 14 July 1832

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Mary Ann West
Aliases: none
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1813
Occupation: Laundress
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: Robbery
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivery on 05 April 1832
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Fanny
Departure date: 14th July, 1832
Arrival date: 2nd February, 1833
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 105 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/8, Page Number 368
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

Vicki Osborn on 23rd April, 2020 wrote:

Convict Indent: Robbery of mistress. Laundress and all work. Protestant. Reads & writes. Widow. Ruddy and much pock-pitted complexion. Hazel eyes & light brown hair. Scar inside top of middle finger of left hand. 4’11 3/4”.
Assigned to George Wyndham at his Dalwood Estate, Branxton, in February, 1833.
Certificate of Freedom: 10th February, 1840.
Application to Marry: 1. William Spriggs, 27th November, 1834 & 27th December, 1834, Liverpool. 2. Williams Wells (Elizabeth) 15th September, 1834, Sydney. 3. Henry Mason (Bussorah Merchant), 23rd & 30th June, 1835, Sydney.
Married Henry Mason, June, 1835, Sydney.

Penny-Lyn Beale on 19th February, 2021 wrote:

** Mary West & Mary Ann West on same Ship. **

New South Wales, Australia, Convict Indents.
Indent No; 51
Name; Mary Ann West
Native Place; Yorkshire
Trade or calling; Laundress; all work
Trial where & Date; Robbing mistress- 6 April 1832
Sentence; 7 years.

Penny-Lyn Beale on 19th February, 2021 wrote:

New South Wales, Australia, Registers of Convicts’ Applications to Marry,
Name: Mary Ann West. Age: 21 [1813]. Fanny 2. 7 Years. Bond.
Spouse: William Wells. Age; 37 Elizabeth. 7 years. Free.
Granted - 13 Sept 1834 - Granted
Rev William Cowper, Sydney

Australia, Marriage Index,
Name: Mary A West & William Wells
Marriage Date: 1834, Marriage Place: New South Wales. Registration Place: Sydney, New South Wales
Registration Year: 1834. Volume Number: V

1840 - 10 Feb. Certificate of Freedom. 40/303. Mary Ann West. Age; 27

** See Mary West [Sentence; 14 years.]
Application to Mary - William Spriggs
and Married Henry Mason **

Convict Changes History

Vicki Osborn on 23rd April, 2020 made the following changes:

occupation, crime

Penny-Lyn Beale on 19th February, 2021 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1813 (prev. 0000), gender: f

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