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Details for the convict Mary Kelly (1808)

Convict Name:Mary Kelly
Trial Place:Surrey Assizes
Trial Date:10 March 1807
Sentence:7 years
Arrival Details
Ship:Speke I (1)
Arrival Year:1808
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MARY KELLY My 4th great grandmother

BORN 1777

ARRIVED " SPEKE" 16 11 1808 at Sydney CONVICT


"Speke" sailed from Falmouth Eng 18 5 1808 Master John Hingston
7yrs accompanied by son Thomas Kelly aged 8yrs (born 1800)

March 1807 Mary Kelly was tried together with a Mary Hopkins for violent robbery of the one Henry Rice and stealing goods and monies valued at 2 12 8d, namely one knife (3d), one tobacco box (3d), one canvas purse (2d), and 2 12 ,in money, in the dwelling house of Mary Hopkins, on 25 12 1806.

They were both described as single women of St Saviour, Surrey,
the agenda book possibly giving their ages as Hopkins 33, Kelly 35.
Agenda book (Assi 31/20) and indictments ( Assi 35/247/4)

1808-1814 Convict indents fiche 632 p 273
musters 2182 78 p 193

1811 Muster Archives office 2898 N 3654 Status Convict Female Ship "Speke"
Trial date March 1807 Trial Place Surry Sentence Life

28 2 1811 Mary Kelly was given a Ticket of Leave and resided in the Sydney District.

1814 Muster Status Free off stores Ship "Speke" one child off stores
wife of J Boyne

28 6 1820 Petition for land grant to son Thomas Kelly now having reached the age of maturity 21 yrs who was residing with his mother and her husband District Constable John Cook Fancourt at the Ponds (The Ponds --Subiaco Creek -- near present day Dundas Quarry) upon the Hawkesbury Road.
(Colonial Secretery Letters) Fiche 4/1824B N0419

1822 Muster Mary Kelly Free by servitude Ship "Speke" Sentence 7yrs wife of Faircourt of windsor
Thomas Kelly came free ship "Speke" Windsor
John C Fancut District Constable Windsor

John Cook Fancourt (Fancut or Fancour) Convict per "Coromandel" 1804
District Constable at Rouse Hill from 1819 to 13 7 1825 when Thomas Kelly became the Constable and J C Fancourt the Designate. He wasn't mentioned on the 1828 Census.

9 7 1825 son Thomas Kelly's application to become a District Constable
Reel 6062 4/ 1783 pp96 (Colonial Sec Letters)

13 7 1825 Government and General Order Colonial Secretery's Office July 13th,1825
The Governor has been pleased to approve of the following appointment
at Rouse Hill --- Thomas Kelly to be District Constable in the room of
Fancourt Designate appointment to be dated 9th instant.
(Colonial Sec Letters) Reel 6039 4/ 424 p 390

1828 Census 51yrs Free by servitude working as a servant of William Hawthorne of Wilberforce.

21 10 1829 Married John Sealey born 1798 Convict "Shipley 2" arrived 1818 life
now ticket of leave, and land holder at Cof E chapel Wilberforce

1841 Census John Sealey (husband of Mary Kelly) living Braidwood District

11 6 1846 St Mathews Windsors Libon Asylum John Cook Fencut( Fancourt -Fancut-Fancour) pauper died 11 6 1846 BDMs v1846 588 21B

1 5 1847 John Sealey remarried Ellen Ross at Cof E Chapel Wilberforce
daughter Eliza Seeley born 1855 Braidwood NSW who married a Benjamin Spooner at Braidwood in 1869 they had 4 children John Spooner born 1870, Benjamin Spooner born 1872-died 1872, Sarcha Spooner born 1875 and Edwin Spooner born 1878.

3 11 1879 John Sealey died at Bollards Swamp near Majors Creek ( John Thomson has death certificate).

Submitted by Researcher (Kathleen Kay Palmer) on 25 October 2015

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  • The National Archives (TNA) : HO 11/1, p.403

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