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Mary Weston, one of 113 convicts transported on the Sydney Cove, January 1807
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
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life span was 60 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 7 years
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/1, Page Number 386. http://members.iinet.net.au; http://www.oldbaileyonline.org
||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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Carol Axton-Thompson on 10th November, 2014 wrote:
Mary Weston, together with Elizabeth Clarke, was convicted at the Old Bailey, Middlesex, London on 16/04/1806 for stealing a quantity of silver, watches, handkerchiefs and a shawl - the property of Mrs. Johanna Witts. 7yr transportation sentence ea.
Mrs. Witts, a widower, rented a back room and stairs at the property of Mr. Field in Drury Lance. The two women, Mary and Elizabeth, lived there with her.
Mary was said to have been married but her husband was at sea. Mary stated that she had lived with Mrs. Witts since she was 12yrs old. Her defence was that she had been asked by Mrs. Witts to pledge the silver teapot. Mary was known to her friends as Poll.
Mary and Elizabeth were both transported to New South Wales, Australia on the ship ‘Sydney Cove’ arriving 18 June 1807.
Convict Changes History
Carol Axton-Thompson on 10th November, 2014 made the following changes:
source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/1, Page Number 386. http://members.iinet.net.au; http://www.oldbaileyonline.org (prev. Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO