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Mary Wood

Mary Wood, one of 213 convicts transported on the Surrey, 28 March 1840

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Mary Wood
Aliases: none
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1821
Occupation: -
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Female median life span was 53 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 10 years

Crime: Stealing money
Convicted at: Central Criminal Court
Sentence term: 10 years
Ship: Surrey or Surry
Departure date: 28th March, 1840
Arrival date: 13th July, 1840
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 212 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/12, Page Number 175 (89)
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

Tony Beale on 18th November, 2021 wrote:

New South Wales, Australia, Registers of Convicts’ Applications to Marry, 1826-1851 Granted 24/2/1842
Mary Wood 20 Bond (10Yrs) per ship Surrey (9) to marry James Crook 33 ToL (14yrs) per ship Surrey (5)
Rev John Cross Port Macquarie.

Tony Beale on 18th November, 2021 wrote:

New South Wales, Australia, Registers of Convicts’ Applications to Marry, 1826-1851 Granted 25/9/1843
Mary Woods 21 Bond (10yrs) per ship surrey to marry John Allen 28 Con Pardon (life) per ship Aurora. Rev W Cowper St Phillips Sydney

Tony Beale on 18th November, 2021 wrote:

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596. TIMOTHY REGAN and MARY WOOD were indicted for stealing, on the 7th of January, 1 purse, value 2s. 6d.; 4 shillings, and 4 pence; the property of John Thomas Brigg, from the person of Martha Sarah Brigg; and that Wood had been previously convicted of felony.

SARAH BRIGG . I am the wife of John Thomas Brigg, and live in Lamb’s-passage, Chiswell-street, St. Luke’s. On the 7th of January I sent my little girl, Martha Sarah Brigg, who is six years old, for a loaf, and gave her a five-shilling-piece in a steel purse, to pay for it—soon after, I heard her scream—I ran out and saw her and Palmer—my daughter had the bread and the basket, nothing more—she ought to have had 4s. 4d. “change—she told me all about it, and then Palmer came up.

ELIZA ROBERTS . I am the wife of George Roberts, and live in Chiswell-street. Mrs. Brigg’s little girl came and bought a loaf on the 7th of January—I gave her 4s. 4d.—I put it into the steel purse a few minutes after four o’clock.

THOMAS JOHN PALMER . On the 7th of January, I was in Lamb’s-passage—I saw Wood take the money out of the child’s hands—it was in a purse—she stood round and took it out of her hand—Regan was on the side of the child—he held his coat-tail up, so that I should not see it—I am sure of that—when they got it, they ran down Lamb’s-passage—I gave information.

ROBERT EDWARD DOCKNG . I keep the Coach and Horses public-house, Blue Anchor-alley, Bunhill-row. A little before five o’clock that day the two prisoners and another came into the house, and called for a pint of fourpenny ale—I put it on the counter—they told me to make a pot of it—they put four penny-pieces down on the counter, and told me to take the chill off the beer—I put it on the fire, a person came to the door, and shoved it open, they then all ran out, and left their ale and money—Mrs. Brigg came in directly after they went out.

JAMES BRANNAN (police-constable G 20.) On Monday, the 13th of January, 1 went down Whitecross-street, and at the corner of Cherry Tree-alley I saw Regan—I took him, and told him it was for stealing a purse from a little girl—he said he was not there—I gave him in charge, and went lower down, and found Wood standing with two other females—I took her to the station-house, and sat between her and Regan—I got up, and I heard Wood say, “Don’t split, or we shall be booked, don’t tell them that I know Pinfold or you.”

EDWARD LOW (police-constable N 114.) I produce a certificate of Wood’s former conviction, which I got from Mr. Clark’s office—(read)—the prisoner is the person.

REGAN*— GUILTY . Aged 15.— Transported for Ten Years—Convict Ship.

WOOD*— GUILTY . Aged 18.— Transported for Ten Years.

Convict Changes History

Tony Beale on 18th November, 2021 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1821 (prev. 0000), gender: f

Tony Beale on 18th November, 2021 made the following changes:


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