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Details for the convict Mary Saint John (1820)

Convict Name:Mary Saint John
Trial Place:Bristol (City) Quarter Session
Trial Date:18 October 1819
Sentence:7 years
Notes:[“the wife of Saint John” is written next to her name]
Arrival Details
Ship:Morley (3)
Arrival Year:1820
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Born in Shepton Mallet, Somerset, as Mary McCambridge and baptised 25-Jan-1775 (RC). Married John St John in Bath in 1804 (St Swithin Anglican). Occupation given on Cert. of Freedom is needlewoman. Convicted in Bristol for stealing 120 yards of ribbon, her husband was acquitted of receiving the same stolen goods at the same trial. Daughter Ann (9yrs) came on the Morley with her but older daughter Sarah stayed behind (both born in Bath). Mary & Ann were both lodged at the Parramatta Female Orphan School, Mary worked at the Female Factory. A Petition for Sentence Mitigation in 1822 was apparently unsuccessful, despite impassioned support written on the back by Rev Thomas Reddick. Mary later married convict John Malone in 1825 in Sydney, and in 1828 Ann married convict Lewis Morgan (Hindostan) from Bristol, close to her home town. Mary gained her Certificate of Freedom in 1828.
Submitted by Researcher (Carl Nelson) on 19 January 2017

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  • The National Archives (TNA) : HO 11/3, p.325

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