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Mary Williams

Mary Williams, one of 150 convicts transported on the Cadet, 10 November 1848

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Mary Williams
Aliases: none
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 5th November, 1833
Occupation: Weaver
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: Robbery
Convicted at: Lancaster. Assizes at Liverpool
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Cadet
Departure date: 10th November, 1848
Arrival date: 12th April, 1849
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 150 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 92, Class and Piece Number HO11/15, Page Number 352
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

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

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