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Details for the convict Mary Cecil (1844)

Convict Name:Mary Cecil
Trial Place:Monmouth Assizes
Trial Date:23 March 1844
Sentence:10 years
Arrival Details
Ship:Tasmania (1)
Arrival Year:1844
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Mary was baptised in 1820 Tidenham, Gloucestershire, the daughter of John & Sarah nee Thomas. Her father, John, was transported in 1821 on Adamant.
Mary was constantly present in Court for offences committed in Newport, Monmouthshire, including drunk, riotous and disorderly behaviour, rogue and vagabond, robbery, riotous and indecent manner, and prostitution.
Known as "pickaxe", she was convicted in 1844 for stealing 3 sovereigns and sentenced to 10 years transportation.
She was transported to Tasmania on the ship Tasmania in September 1844 and married Charles Smith (Emperor Alexander) in 1846. Mary faced charges in 1848,1854,1859 and 1863.
Submitted by Researcher (9027) on 20 March 2022

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  • The National Archives (TNA) : HO 11/14, p.165

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