Van Diemen’s Land Contingent

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Bristol (5)
Derbyshire (1)
Devonshire (3)
Kent (1)
Lancashire (7)
Leicestershire (1)
Lincolnshire (3)
London (8)
Middlesex (4)
Norfolk (3)
Northamptonshire (1)
Northumberland (1)
Nottinghamshire (4)
Shropshire (1)
Staffordshire (1)
Warwickshire (3)
Yorkshire (3)
Scotland (3)
Wales (1)
‘Late Arrival’ (1)


BRISTOL

Sarah Ann Cox

Date of Trial: 31 January 1817
Where Tried: Bristol Quarter Session
Crime: Larceny
Sentence: 7 years
Est YOB: 1798
Stated Age on Arrival: 20
Native Place:
Occupation: Needlework
Alias/AKA:
Surgeon’s Remarks: A prostitute, mutinous and extremely insolent

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Ann Kennicott

Date of Trial: 31 January 1817
Where Tried: Bristol Quarter Session
Crime: Larceny
Sentence: 7 years
Est YOB: 1800
Stated Age on Arrival: 18
Native Place:
Occupation: Pipe Maker and Servant
Alias/AKA: Francis Ann Hennicott/Cormicott, Frances Ann Brady, Ann Cormicott
Surgeon’s Remarks: A prostitute and mutinous

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Harriett Neat

Date of Trial: 31 January 1817
Where Tried: Bristol Quarter Session
Crime: Larceny
Sentence: 7 years
Est YOB: 1798
Stated Age on Arrival: 20
Native Place: ?
Occupation: Servant
Alias/AKA: Harriett Neal(e)
Surgeon’s A good disposition, very ignorant and devoid of reflection

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Elizabeth Perkins

Date of Trial: 15 July 1816
Where Tried: Bristol Quarter Session
Crime: Larceny
Sentence: 7 years
Est YOB: 1794
Stated Age on Arrival: 24
Native Place:
Occupation: Servant
Alias/AKA:
Surgeon’s Remarks: A prostitute regardless of remonstrance

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Hester Wright

Date of Trial: 31 January 1817
Where Tried: Bristol Quarter Session
Crime: Larceny
Sentence: 7 years
Est YOB: 1796
Stated Age on Arrival: 22
Native Place:
Occupation: Servant
Alias/AKA: Esther Wright
Surgeon’s Remarks: A prostitute and mutinous

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DERBYSHIRE

Hannah Vallance

Date of Trial: 20 March 1817
Where Tried: Derby Assizes
Crime: Robbery
Sentence: Life
Est YOB: 1768
Stated Age on Arrival: 50
Native Place:
Occupation: Housekeeper
Alias/AKA:  Hannah Valance
Surgeon’s Remarks: Behaves well but is of a bad disposition

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DEVONSHIRE

Rebecca Hooper

Date of Trial: 14 January 1817
Where Tried: Devon Quarter Assizes
Crime: Larceny
Sentence: 7 Years
Est YOB: 1791
Stated Age on Arrival: 27
Native Place: Devon
Occupation: Tailoress
Alias/AKA:
Surgeon’s Remarks: Mutinous and insolent to a degree, but industrious

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Sarah Plummer

Date of Trial: 19 March 1817
Where Tried: Devon Assizes
Crime: Stabbing & Cutting etc
Sentence: Life
Est YOB: 1791
Stated Age on Arrival: 27
Native Place:
Occupation: Country Servant
Alias/AKA:
Surgeon’s Remarks: An industrious but mutinous and turbulent, vile disposition

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Mary Stockham

Date of Trial: 14 April 1817
Where Tried: Exeter Quarter Session
Crime: Larceny
Sentence: 7 Years
Est YOB: 1786
Stated Age on Arrival: 32
Native Place:
Occupation: Country Servant
Alias/AKA:
Surgeon’s Remarks: Quiet and industrious

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KENT

Sarah Randall

Date of Trial: 19 March 1817
Where Tried: Devon Assizes
Crime: Stabbing & Cutting etc
Sentence: Life
Est YOB: 1791
Stated Age on Arrival: 27
Native Place:
Occupation: Country Servant
Alias/AKA:
Surgeon’s Remarks: An industrious but mutinous and turbulent, vile disposition

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LANCASHIRE

Ann Atkinson

Date of Trial: 22 January 1817
Where Tried: Lancaster Quarter Session
Crime: Larceny
Sentence: 7 Years
Est YOB: 1791
Stated Age on Arrival: 27
Native Place:
Occupation: Dressmaker
Alias/AKA:
Surgeon’s Remarks: A prostitute, mutinous and extremely insolent

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Ruth Guest

Date of Trial: 20 January 1817
Where Tried: Lancaster Quarter Session
Crime: Larceny
Sentence: 7 Years
Est YOB: 1799
Stated Age on Arrival: 19
Native Place:
Occupation: Cotton Weaver
Alias/AKA:
Surgeon’s Remarks: An idiot but given to theft

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Sarah Hassall

Date of Trial: 31 August 1816
Where Tried: Lancaster Assizes
Crime: Having in possession forged bank notes
Sentence: 14 Years
Est YOB: 1763
Stated Age on Arrival: 55
Native Place:
Occupation: Housekeeper
Alias/AKA:
Surgeon’s Remarks: An inoffensive old woman

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Mary Jones

Date of Trial: 22 March 1817
Where Tried: Lancaster Assizes
Crime: Having forged bank notes
Sentence: 14 Years
Est YOB: 1773
Stated Age on Arrival: 45
Native Place: Gibraltar?
Occupation: Housekeeper
Alias/AKA:  Margaret Jones
Surgeon’s Remarks: Quiet

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Sarah Robinson

Date of Trial: 23 October 1817
Where Tried: Lancaster Quarter Session
Crime: Larceny
Sentence: 7 Years
Est YOB: 1799
Stated Age on Arrival: 19
Native Place:
Occupation: Fustian Cutter
Alias/AKA: –
Surgeon’s Remarks: Lazy, scrophulous and epileptic

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Mary Sharpe

Date of Trial: 22 January 1817
Where Tried: Lancaster Quarter Session
Crime: Larceny
Sentence: 7 Years
Est YOB: 1796
Stated Age on Arrival: 22
Native Place:
Occupation: Servant
Alias/AKA: Mary Sharps
Surgeon’s Remarks: A prostitute, shameless and mutinous

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Ellen Simkin

Date of Trial: 23 March 1816
Where Tried: Lancaster Assizes
Crime: Larceny in a Bleaching Ground
Sentence: 7 Years
Est YOB: 1781
Stated Age on Arrival: 37
Native Place:
Occupation: Cotton Spinner
Alias/AKA: Ellen Simkins/Simpkins/Sympson
Surgeon’s Remarks: Quiet

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LEICESTERSHIRE

Mary Adcock

Date of Trial: 26 March 1817
Where Tried: Leicester Borough Assizes
Crime: Larceny from a person
Sentence: 7 Years
Est YOB: 1788
Stated Age on Arrival: 30
Native Place:
Occupation: Country Servant
Alias/AKA: Mary Ann Adcock/Hadcock
Surgeon’s Remarks: A prostitute and filthy

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LINCOLNSHIRE

Eliza Brady

Date of Trial: 8 March 1817
Where Tried: Lincoln Assizes
Crime: Child Stealing
Sentence: 7 Years
Est YOB: 1783
Stated Age on Arrival: 35
Native Place: Boston, Lincolnshire
Occupation: Country Servant
Alias/AKA:
Surgeon’s Remarks: Insolent and filthy

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Maria Carter

Date of Trial: 23 July 1816
Where Tried: Lincoln, Parts of Lindsey Quarter Session
Crime: Larceny
Sentence: 7 Years
Est YOB: 1795
Stated Age on Arrival: 23
Native Place: Horncastle/Revesby, Lincolnshire
Occupation: Nursemaid
Alias/AKA:
Surgeon’s Remarks: A common prostitute and insolent

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Mercy Cotsworth

Date of Trial: 22 April 1817
Where Tried: Lincoln, Parts of Lindsey Quarter Session
Crime: Larceny
Sentence: 7 Years
Est YOB: 1799
Stated Age on Arrival: 19
Native Place: Barton St Peter, Lincolnshire
Occupation: Country Servant
Alias/AKA: Mersy Cot(t)sworth
Surgeon’s Remarks: A prostitute, void of all shame, insolent and filthy

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LONDON

Mary Ann Caffry

Date of Trial: 18 September 1816
Where Tried: Old Bailey
Crime: Larceny from a person
Sentence: 7 Years
Est YOB: 1794
Stated Age on Arrival: 24
Native Place: Ireland?
Occupation: Silk Winder, Servant
Alias/AKA: Mary Ann Caffra(e)y, “Dublin Poll” (at trial)
Surgeon’s Remarks: A thief, prostitute and blasphemous wretch

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Mary Fincham

Date of Trial: 15 January 1817
Where Tried: Old Bailey
Crime: Larceny from a person
Sentence: 7 years
Est YOB: 1797
Stated Age on Arrival: 21
Native Place: London
Occupation: Servant
Alias/AKA:
Surgeon’s Remarks: Insolent

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Frances Nowland

Date of Trial: 4 December 1816
Where Tried: Old Bailey
Crime: Larceny in a shop
Sentence: Life
Est YOB: 1794
Stated Age on Arrival: 24
Native Place:
Occupation: Servant
Alias/AKA: Elizabeth Nowland
Surgeon’s Remarks: A bad disposition

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Mary Sheen

Date of Trial: 2 October 1816
Where Tried: Old Bailey
Crime: Larceny
Sentence: 7 Years
Est YOB: 1776
Stated Age on Arrival: 42
Native Place:
Occupation: Farm Worker
Alias/AKA: Mary Sheehan
Surgeon’s Remarks: Abusive and meddling, “Child Dead”

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Frances Sibley

Date of Trial: 18 September 1816
Where Tried: Old Bailey
Crime: Highway Robbery
Sentence: Life
Est YOB: 1781
Stated Age on Arrival: 38
Native Place:
Occupation: Servant
Alias/AKA:
Surgeon’s Remarks: Insolent but industrious

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Mary Smith

Date of Trial: 15 January 1817
Where Tried: Old Bailey
Crime: Larceny from a person
Sentence: 7 Years
Est YOB: 1796
Stated Age on Arrival: 22
Native Place: ?
Occupation: Servant
Alias/AKA: Margaret Smith, Mary Smyth
Surgeon’s Remarks: Quiet and filthy

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Ann Tilling

Date of Trial: 18 September 1816
Where Tried: Old Bailey
Crime: Highway Robbery
Sentence: Life
Est YOB: 1796
Stated Age on Arrival: 24
Native Place:
Occupation: Fruit Seller
Alias/AKA:
Surgeon’s Remarks: Very insolent and indolent

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Mary Williams

Date of Trial: 15 January 1817
Where Tried: Old Bailey
Crime: Grand Larceny
Sentence: 7 Years
Est YOB: 1796
Stated Age on Arrival: 21
Native Place:
Occupation: Servant
Alias/AKA:
Surgeon’s Remarks: A prostitute and insolent

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MIDDLESEX

Susan Courtney

Date of Trial: 16 April 1817
Where Tried: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Crime: Having forged bank notes
Sentence: 14 Years
Est YOB: 1793
Stated Age on Arrival: 25
Native Place:
Occupation: Servant
Alias/AKA: Susannah Courtney
Surgeon’s Remarks: A common prostitute, insolent and mutinous

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Sarah Gilbert

Date of Trial: 29 May 1816
Where Tried: Middlesex Gaol Deliver
Crime: Larceny in a dwelling house
Sentence: Life
Est YOB: 1786
Stated Age on Arrival: 30
Native Place:
Occupation: Servant
Alias/AKA:
Surgeon’s Remarks: Quiet but of a meddling disposition

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Emma Groom

Date of Trial: 16 April 1817
Where Tried: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Crime: Larceny from a person
Sentence: 7 Years
Est YOB: 1796
Stated Age on Arrival: 23
Native Place:
Occupation: Mantua Maker
Alias/AKA:
Surgeon’s Remarks: A designing blasphemous wretch and prostitute

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Ann Jackson

Date of Trial: 16 April 1817
Where Tried: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Crime: Larceny from a person
Sentence: 7 Years
Est YOB: 1795
Stated Age on Arrival: 23
Native Place:
Occupation: Servant
Alias/AKA:
Surgeon’s Remarks: Quiet

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NORFOLK

Hannah Jarvis

Date of Trial: 13 August 1816
Where Tried: Norfolk Assizes
Crime: Robbery in a dwelling house
Sentence: Life
Est YOB: 1780
Stated Age on Arrival:
Native Place:
Occupation:
Alias/AKA:
Surgeon’s Remarks: A good-for-nothing old woman

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Amelia Lightharness

Date of Trial: 13 August 1816
Where Tried: Norfolk Assizes
Crime: Robbery in a dwelling house
Sentence: Life
Est YOB: 1792
Stated Age on Arrival: 26
Native Place:
Occupation: Country Servant
Alias/AKA: Emmelia Lightharess
Surgeon’s Remarks: Prostitute, extremely insolent and mutinous

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Elizabeth Quantrell

Date of Trial: 15 October 1816
Where Tried: Norfolk, Norwich City Quarter Session
Crime: Larceny
Sentence: 7 Years
Est YOB: 1769
Stated Age on Arrival: 50
Native Place:
Occupation:
Alias/AKA: Elizabeth Quantrill
Surgeon’s Remarks: An idiot, very filthy

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NORTHAMPTONSHIRE

Elizabeth Gunton

Date of Trial: 17 July 1816
Where Tried: Northampton, Liberty of Peterborough Quarter Session Oyer and Terminer Gaol
Crime: Uttering forged notes
Sentence: 14 Years
Est YOB: 1777
Stated Age on Arrival: 42
Native Place:
Occupation: Housekeeper
Alias/AKA: Mary Gunton
Surgeon’s Remarks: Quiet and industrious

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NORTHUMBERLAND

Elizabeth Burrell

Date of Trial: 5 April 1815
Where Tried: Newcastle upon Tyne Quarter Session
Crime: Larceny
Sentence: 7 Years
Est YOB: 1783
Stated Age on Arrival: 35
Native Place:
Occupation: Country Servant
Alias/AKA: Elizabeth Burn/Levenson/Leveston/Levison
Surgeon’s Remarks: Inoffensive and industrious

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NOTTINGHAMSHIRE

Mary Davis

Date of Trial: 14 March 1817
Where Tried: Nottingham Town Assizes
Crime: Uttering forged notes
Sentence: 7 Years
Est YOB: 1762
Stated Age on Arrival: 56
Native Place:
Occupation: Straw Worker
Alias/AKA: Mary Henroy, Mary Stevenson
Surgeon’s Remarks: Quiet and industrious

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Sarah Griffin

Date of Trial: 18 April 1817
Where Tried: Nottingham Town Quarter Session
Crime: Larceny
Sentence: 7 Years
Est YOB: 1798
Stated Age on Arrival: 20
Native Place: Nottingham?
Occupation: Country Servant
Alias/AKA: Sarah Griff(e)ins/Gritten
Surgeon’s Remarks: Prostitute, filthy, lazy

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Elizabeth Leggett

Date of Trial: 22 July 1816
Where Tried: Nottingham Town Quarter Session
Crime: Larceny
Sentence: 7 Years
Est YOB: 1793
Stated Age on Arrival: 25
Native Place:
Occupation: Country Servant
Alias/AKA:
Surgeon’s Remarks: A silly, inoffensive, industrious woman

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Ann Wheldon

Date of Trial: 14 March 1817
Where Tried: Nottingham Town Assizes
Crime: Highway Robbery
Sentence: 14 Years
Est YOB: 1797
Stated Age on Arrival: 21
Native Place:
Occupation: Country Servant
Alias/AKA: Ann Welding/Wildon
Surgeon’s Remarks: A prostitute (not insolent)

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SHROPSHIRE

Maria Walker

Date of Trial: 19 July 1816
Where Tried: Salop, Town and Liberties of Shrewsbury Quarter Session and Gaol Delivery
Crime: Larceny from a person
Sentence: 7 Years
Est YOB: 1794
Stated Age on Arrival: 24
Native Place:
Occupation: Country Servant
Alias/AKA:
Surgeon’s Remarks: Prostitute

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STAFFORDSHIRE

Margaret Yates

Date of Trial: 13 Mar 1817
Where Tried: Stafford Assizes
Crime: Forgery
Sentence: 14 Years
Est YOB: 1784
Stated Age on Arrival: 34
Native Place:
Occupation: Country Servant (Housemaid at Trial)
Alias/AKA: Margaret Hancock
Surgeon’s Remarks: Quiet but indolent

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WARWICKSHIRE

Ann Horton

Date of Trial: 1 April 1817
Where Tried: Warwick Assizes
Crime: Larceny
Sentence: 7 Years
Est YOB: 1787
Stated Age on Arrival: 31
Native Place: Solihull
Occupation: Mantua Maker
Alias/AKA: Ann Herten
Surgeon’s Remarks: Prostitute

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Elizabeth Roberts

Date of Trial: 12 August 1816
Where Tried: Warwick Assizes
Crime: Burglary
Sentence: 7 Years
Est YOB: 1794
Stated Age on Arrival: 24
Native Place:
Occupation: Country Servant
Alias/AKA:
Surgeon’s Remarks: Indolent and filthy

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Catherine Osborne

Date of Trial: 1 April 1817
Where Tried: Warwick Assizes
Crime: Burglary
Sentence: 7 Years
Est YOB: 1796
Stated Age on Arrival: 22
Native Place: St Martin, Birmingham
Occupation: Wire Worker
Alias/AKA: Charlotte Osborne
Surgeon’s Remarks: Prostitute

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YORKSHIRE

Ann Jennison

Date of Trial: 17 April 1817
Where Tried: Kingston upon Hull Quarter Session
Crime: Larceny
Sentence: 7 Years
Est YOB: 1794
Stated Age on Arrival: 24
Native Place:
Occupation: Straw Worker
Alias/AKA:
Surgeon’s Remarks: A prostitute, shameless and mutinous since being on board; she was two months gone with child, when she miscarried in the 4th Mates berth … suspect improper means.

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Isabella Thurkill

Date of Trial: 8 March 1817
Where Tried: York City Assizes
Crime: Receiving stolen goods
Sentence: 14 Years
Est YOB: 1769
Stated Age on Arrival: 49
Native Place:
Occupation: Washerwoman
Alias/AKA: Isabella Thirkill
Surgeon’s Remarks: An indolent, inoffensive woman

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Frances Wilson

Date of Trial: 17 October 1816
Where Tried: York, Kingston upon Hull Quarter Session
Crime: Larceny
Sentence: 7 Years
Est YOB: 1795
Stated Age on Arrival: 23
Native Place:
Occupation: Stay and Mantua maker
Alias/AKA: Frances Milner/Miller
Surgeon’s Remarks: A filthy woman, delicate constitution and given to theft

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SCOTLAND

Jean Lang (Snr)

Date of Trial: 25 April 1817
Where Tried: Glasgow Court of Justiciary
Crime: Theft
Sentence: 14 Years
Est YOB: 1779
Stated Age on Arrival: 39
Native Place:
Occupation: Servant
Alias/AKA: Jane Atcheson
Surgeon’s Remarks: Quiet, humane and industrious

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Jean Lang (Jnr)

Date of Trial: 25 April 1817
Where Tried: Glasgow Court of Justiciary
Crime: Theft
Sentence: 14 Years
Est YOB: 1796
Stated Age on Arrival: 23
Native Place:
Occupation: Servant
Alias/AKA: Jane Morrison
Surgeon’s Remarks: Mutinous and a prostitute

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Helen Stewart

Date of Trial: 30 April 1817
Where Tried: Inverness Court of Justiciary
Crime: Theft
Sentence: 7 Years
Est YOB: 1793
Stated Age on Arrival: 25
Native Place:
Occupation:
Alias/AKA: Ellen Stewart
Surgeon’s Remarks: Filthy and lazy

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WALES

Ann Morgan

Date of Trial: 31 August 1816
Where Tried: Brecon Great Session
Crime: Theft
Sentence: 7 Years
Est YOB: 1788
Stated Age on Arrival: 30
Native Place: Talgarth, County Brecon
Occupation: Country Servant
Alias/AKA:
Surgeon’s Remarks: Inoffensive but very choleric

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‘LATE ARRIVAL’

Mary Thompson

Date of Trial: 21 August 1816
Where Tried: Cumberland Gaol Delivery
Crime: Uttering forged bank notes
Sentence: No prosecution – acquitted
Est YOB: 1801
Native Place: Carlisle
Occupation: Daughter of convict
Alias/AKA: Mary Sellers
Date of Colonial Trial: 7 May 1834
Where Tried: Sydney Supreme Court
Sentence: Transportation 7 Years

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‘Non Arrivals’

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