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Mary Williams, one of 150 convicts transported on the Cadet, 10 November 1848
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
|Date of Birth:
||5th November, 1833
|Date of Death:
life span was 61 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 7 years
||Lancaster. Assizes at Liverpool
10th November, 1848
12th April, 1849
|Place of arrival
||Van Diemen's Land
Travelled with 149 other convicts
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 92, Class and Piece Number HO11/15, Page Number 352
||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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Linda Starke on 5th February, 2016 wrote:
After leaving Hobart, Australia Mary and her partner George Messiter settled in Lyttleton New Zealand. George had been convicted of house breaking and stealing potatoes.George plied the trade of waterman in Lyttleton a trade learned at Point Puer, then later became Postmaster at Lyttleton.
Joint research done by myself in New Zealand, Canterbury Museum , NZ census records, NZ BDM, and researcher Kate Birley Edinburgh Scotland’s extensive research, and book on George, then additional records on Mary. Mary died in Lyttleton, New Zealand, and George in Kelly’s Paddock, Belmore. George came out on the Egyptian. His brother Thomas Messiter had arrived in 1836 on the Eden, Crime, stealing lead
Convict Changes History
Linda Starke on 5th February, 2016 made the following changes:
date of birth: 5th November, 1833 (prev. 0000), gender: f, occupation, crime