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Mary Ann Williams

Mary Ann Williams, one of 133 convicts transported on the Nautilus, 25 April 1838

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Mary Ann Williams
Aliases: none
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1812
Occupation: Servant of all work
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Female median life span was 61 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Simple larceny
Convicted at: Central Criminal Court
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Nautilus
Departure date: 25th April, 1838
Arrival date: 29th August, 1838
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 131 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/11, Page Number 266
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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D Wong on 19th March, 2016 wrote:

Old Bailey:
MARY ANN WILLIAMS, Theft > simple larceny, 23rd October 1837.

Reference Number: t18371023-2191
Offence: Theft > simple larceny
Verdict: Guilty > no_subcategory
Punishment: Transportation

MARY ANN WILLIAMS was indicted for stealing, on the 5th of October, 1 shift, value 2s.; and 1 handkerchief, value 3d.; the goods of William Stevens.
MARTHA STEVENS. I am the wife of William Stevens, and live at West Dray ton, in Middlesex. On the 5th of October I hung some things out to dry in the morning, in my garden—a woman went by about three o’clock, and told me to go out—I did not miss them then, but I did between three and four o’clock—I saw the prisoner with them on the road—I saw her go down by the hedge, close by my house—my little girl was standing at the door—she said something, and I Went out and stopped her—the property was found on her.
JOHN ROLFE. I work for Mr. Burgess, a stone-mason. I was coming from Dray ton, by the garden, and saw the prisoner come from the garden gate with the things, she brought them, and put them into the ditch—I was not near enough to Mrs. Stevens to tell her—they were not found in the ditch—a little boy came, and took them out of the ditch—the prisoner ran after him, and said, “They are my things”—the little boy gave them up to her—she was taken about twenty minutes after—I was not present—was just gone on, but I saw her bring them from the gate—that little boy is not here.
Prisoner. Q. Did you not throw them at me, and say, “This is your bundle,” and I said, It does not belong to me?” A. No.
JOHN LINTILL . I am constable of West Drayton. The prisoner was given into my charge, with the shift and handkerchief—she has been in the parish four or five weeks—I have seen her once before.
MARTHA STEVENS . I did not know the prisoner at all before—she was quite a stranger—the shift and handkerchief are mine.
Prisoner. This boy threw them at me in the road, and said, “This is your bundle”—I put them down and said, They do not belong to me”—I was going on the road, and the constable came and took me.
GUILTY . Aged 25.— Transported for Seven Years.

Mary Ann was 26 years old on arrival in VDL.  She was 4’11” tall, florid complexion, brown hair and eyes, single.  Native Place: Castlereagh, Ireland.

14/12/1840: Married William Daw the elder (John 1833) she was 27, a convict, William Daw was listed as 56 and a butcher.
(William Daw died Hobart 22/7/1845).

1845: Free certificate.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 19th March, 2016 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1812 (prev. 0000), gender: f, occupation, crime

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