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Mary GIBBONS
Born: 1803
= Married  =
on: 1834-12-20
at: St John’s Church of England, Parramatta, NSW, Australia.
Thomas RANDALL
Born: 1804
Children:   |
John
Born: 1830
Died: 1857
Rebecca
Born: 1835
Baptised: 1835-11-15
Died: 1887-05-25
Mary Scholastica
Born: 1838
Died: 1879
Thomas
Born: 1841
Died: 1897
William
Born: 1844
Died: 1920
Henry
Born: 1846

Further information for Mary GIBBONS.

Birth place: Tipperary, Ireland

Biography

Mary had been a farm servant in Tipperary and was convicted in 1827 in company with Margaret MARA, a 48 year old mother of 8 children, for stealing a sheep. (Convict indent City of Edinburgh 1828). They were both sentenced to 7 years transportation to New South Wales. Mary is described as being 5 feet tall with brown hair and eyes and a ruddy freckled complexion. Mary was not a model prisoner as she was sentenced to ‘6 weeks 3rd class’ for repeated insolence as well as three other convictions to the same place. The Parramatta Female Factory was used as place of punishment for various misdemeanours as well as a place for convict nursing mothers, reassignment of female convicts to new masters, and even a marriage agency!

[from Dr Pat MILLAR & Noel Wilkinson]


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