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Details for the convict Mary Ellis (1818)

Convict Name:Mary Ellis
Trial Place:Dublin
Trial Date:1817
Sentence:7 years
Notes:Source of information: Peter Mayberry's Irish Convicts to NSW website
Arrival Details
Ship:Elizabeth I (2)
Arrival Year:1818
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Mary Ellis was transported to NSW on Elizabeth (2)in 1817. She was found guilty of house breaking in Dublin.
She was born about 1798 and most probably in Dublin although some records say Cork- she may or may not have been married or living with someone as she used the aliases Ennis and Tully
She was a silk winder and Dublin had a silk weaving industry that was in decline in the 1800s. Unfortunately the parish registers for the north part of Dublin are not published and it may be that if Mary was baptised in one of these parishes, we are unlikely to find the record.
She married John Smith, a fellow convict in 1820 under the name ENNIS and she appears as his wife in the population lists of 1824 in Melville, along with her children, she records her alias ENNIS and gives the ship as Eliza
( an abbreviation of Elizabeth (2)
She died in 1868 age 69 , the informant was her son Robert who mistook the year of her marriage and is unlikely to have know her exact age or place of origin. Mary's release papers say she was born in Dublin- she was 5 foot tall, a ruddy complexion with freckles, brown hair and eyes. Her family tree is published on Ancestry

Submitted by Researcher (6195) on 6 May 2016

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