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Mary Williams

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Mary Williams
Aliases: none
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1802
Occupation: Servant of all work
Date of Death: 26th January, 1838
Age: 36 years

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: House robbery
Convicted at: Ireland, Wexford
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Forth II
Departure date: 3rd June, 1830
Arrival date: 12th October, 1830
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 119 other convicts


Primary source: Irish Convict Database by Peter Mayberry. Convict Index, 1791-1873.
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Community Contributions

Maureen Withey on 14th January, 2021 wrote:

Irish Convict Database by Peter Mayberry.
Mary Williams, age on arrival, 28, per Forth II (1830), Tried at Wexford, 1827, 7 years, Robbery house.  DOB 1802. Native of Kilkenny. Married.  Protestant. Mantua maker all work. Died 1838, at Parramatta Female Factory Hospital.


ADM 101/28/3
Medical and surgical journal of HM convict ship Forth from 27 April to 23 October 1830 by Joseph Cook, surgeon, during which time the said ship was employed in a voyage from Ireland to Port Jackson, New South Wales.

Folios 7-8: Mary Williams, aged 31, convict, case number 3; disease or hurt, syphillus (suffered with venereal disease last three years). Put on sick list, 5 June 1830 at sea. Discharged 19 June 1830 convalescent.

Folios 32-33: Surgeon’s general remarks. In the last week of May 1830 the following persons were embarked on board the Forth at Cove from the penitentiary in Cork, for passage to New South Wales; 120 female convicts, 10 children (belonging to convicts), 8 free women (and 19 children belonging to the free women).

Convict Index, 1791-1873.

Mary Williams, per Forth 1830, Ticket of Leave, District, Sydney; Born Kilkenny; Trade, Dressmaker; Tried, Wexford.

Mary Williams, per Forth 1830, Certificate of Freedom, 17 Nov 1834, TL 33/520.

Mary Williams, per Forth, Convict Death Register, 26/1/1838, Age 36, District, Parramatta Factory, M. Anderson.

Convict Changes History

Maureen Withey on 14th January, 2021 made the following changes:

convicted at, term: 7 years, voyage, source: Irish Convict Database by Peter Mayberry. Convict Index, 1791-1873. (prev. ), firstname: Mary, surname: Williams, alias1: , alias2: , alias3: , alias4: , date of birth: 1802, date of death: 26th January, 1838,

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