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Details for the convict Mary Finnegan (1838)

Convict Name:Mary Finnegan
Trial Place:Perth Court of Justiciary
Trial Date:27 September 1837
Sentence:7 years
Arrival Details
Ship:Nautilus (1)
Arrival Year:1838
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  • Researcher (Robert JUDD)
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Mary Anne was tried at Perth Court of Justiciary (Scotland) on 27 Sep 1837 for stealing money and pawnbroker's tickets and sentenced to seven years. She departed from Woolwich, London aboard the "Nautilus" on 29 Apr 1838 and arrived via direct route to VDL on 29 Aug 1838.

Her record shows several instances of misbehaviour, such as being out without permission. After serving her time she evidently went wandering, because we have her being married in Singleton NSW in 1849.

She is described on arrival as being 4' 11" tall, dark brown hair, hazel eyes and a large nose. She was born in Belfast, Ireland around 1813 and died at Leichhardt, NSW in 1895.

Probably married Samuel Spalding, himself a convict who arrived on the "Lord Lyndoch" at Port Jackson 8 Aug 1838. Marriage date 4 Jun 1849, Singleton NSW. They has six children.

She was my great-great-grand aunt.

Submitted by Researcher (Robert JUDD) on 17 February 2019

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  • The National Archives (TNA) : HO 11/11, p.271

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