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Details for the convict Bridget Urwin (1825)

Convict Name:Bridget Urwin
Trial Place:Northumberland (Town of Newcastle upon Tyne) Assizes
Trial Date:4 March 1824
Notes:[Wife of George Urwin]
Arrival Details
Ship:Henry (2)
Arrival Year:1825
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Bridget Urwin aka Mary Orwen ex Henry Convict ID 6216
Bridget Urwin, one of 79 convicts transported on the Henry, 30 September 1824
Convicted at: Northumberland, Town of Newcastle upon Tyne Assizes
Sentence term: Life Ship: Henry
Departure date: 30th September, 1824
Arrival date: 8th February, 1825
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land [and New South Wales]
Stealing from a Dwelling House - Stealing a Gown
Prison Report: Bore a good character Married
Married Husband name George Urwin a Brewer
8 October 1824: A little short woman of an exceedingly delicate slender form, was taken in labour of her first child yesterday morning; child stillborn.
Age on Arrival: 23
Write: No

Mother Rosanna Keenen on same voyage different offence

Mary Orwen ex Henry married William Webb ex Asia on 8 Dec 1828$init=RGD36-1-1p206

1830 Sept
Birth son William Webb jnr

1833 Sept 2
Birth daughter Mary Ann Webb

1832 - 1835 assigned to Dr Westbrook

THE Public are hereby cautioned against giving credit in my name, to my Wife Mary Bridget Webb, as I will not be answerable for any debt she may contract after this notice.
WILLIAM WEBB. Liverpool-street, March 27, 1837
1837 'Advertising', Colonial Times (Hobart, Tas. : 1828 - 1857), 28 March, p. 8. , viewed 08 Aug 2019,

5 June 1837 Supreme Court 10 days imprisonment
Mary Webb was sentenced to ten days imprisonment
1837 'SUPREME COURT.', Bent's News and Tasmanian Three-Penny Register (Hobart Town, Tas. : 1836 - 1837), 17 June, p. 2. , viewed 13 Aug 2019,
Mary Webb was also arraigned, and pleaded guilty to a charge of obtaining 9s. 4d. under false pretences.
1837 'SUPREME COURT.', Bent's News and Tasmanian Three-Penny Register (Hobart Town, Tas. : 1836 - 1837), 10 June, p. 4. , viewed 13 Aug 2019,

27 May 1838 Quarter Session 6 months imprisonment
Mary Webb, stealing 3 lbs of bacon, value Is per pound, and other articles of the goods of Edward Price, otherwise receiving the same,
pleaded guilty, and sentenced six months hard labour.
1838 'QUARTER SESSIONS.', The Hobart Town Courier (Tas. : 1827 - 1839), 11 May, p. 3. , viewed 13 Aug 2019,

11 April 1839 Conditional Pardon

15 March 1872
Maintenance.-Webb v. Webb.-An information by Mary Webb against her husband, William Webb for non-complianoe with an order of Messrs. J. R.
Bateman and E. Abbott, justices, 22nd January, 1856, for payment of 12s. a week.
Defendant said he had beggared himself by continuing to pay the money, and times having greatly altered he was unable to pay any longer.
The Bench said it was a hard case, seeing that according to the present state of the law none but the justices who made the original order could vary
it, and in this instance thoro was no remedy, as both justices were dead. Mr. Tarleton told Mrs. Webb she must be reasonable, and be willing to take what
her huaband could afford to pay her. Their Worships adjourned tho summons for a week to give timo for somo arrangement to be como to.
1872 'LAW INTELLIGENCE.', The Mercury (Hobart, Tas. : 1860 - 1954), 15 March, p. 2. , viewed 04 Oct 2018,

died New Town Pauper Establishment in 3 July 1883 aged 78 years (fits with DoB)

Submitted by Researcher (Robert Ahern) on 19 August 2019

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  • The National Archives (TNA) : HO 11/5, p.191

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