Smith, Mary
Entry 3030 Sex: F Alias:
Born: 1764 at :
Bapt: at:
Died: 22 April 1849 at: Van Diemens Land
Buried: at:

Conviction Details

Status on Arrival: Convict Ship: Lady Juliana - 1790
Crime: Steal 7 muslin handkerchiefs from a shop Sentence: 7 years
Tried at: London Trial Date: 9 January 1788

Parent Details

Father: Mother:

Physical Description

Literacy Religion Catholic Trade/Calling Kitchen Maid
Visage Build Native Place Dublin
Complexion Hair Brown Eyes Hazel Height
Distinguishing Marks: fair ruddy complexion. She had lost a front tooth in the lower jaw and two on the right side of the upper jaw


Known Number of Marriages/Partners 1 Known Number of Children 3
Entry Partners Name Marriage Date Marriage Place FGS
6074 Slater, William

12 March 1789 - Discharged from newgate gaol for embarkation on the 'Lady Juliana' transport
1797-1808 Mary was on Norfolk Island

May 1808 - Left Norfolk Island for Van Diemens Land
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Court Transcript:
http://www.oldbaileyonline.org/print.jsp?div=t17880109-4(external link)
Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, version 6.0, 24 April 2014), January 1788, trial of MARY SMITH (t17880109-4).
Trial date 9th January 1788, London
MARY SMITH, Theft > grand larceny, 9th January 1788.
MARY SMITH was indicted for stealing, on the 4th of January , seven muslin neck handkerchiefs, value 14 s. the property of Henry Wood .
I keep a man's mercer and hosiery shop , No. 41, Houndsditch ; I know nothing of the robbery.
HENRY WOOD , Junior, sworn.
I am turned of fourteen, I live with Mr. Wood; the prisoner came into the shop on Friday last, and asked me for some
lawn, about three o'clock; she said it was too wide; I shewed her another, and she said that was too narrow; then she asked to look at some black stockings, I saw her take something out of the window, but I did not know what; I went and told Mrs. Wood, and William Russell went and took her, and brought her back with the seven muslin handkerchiefs.
I was sent out after the prisoner, I overtook her she corner of Castle-street; I had sent her in the shop before; I said, you must come back with me; but another woman was with her, who beat me very much, and got away from me.
Court. Where she was first stopped, did you saw she had any thing with her? - No, but here is a Jew who did; I immediately after saw the two pieces of muslin drops from her, as I suppose.
I see the prisoner with the muslin, but I did not see her drop it.
I came past at the same time, I saw the woman drop two pieces of muslin; I saw them drop from the prisoner; I picked up one, and Mr. Dide picked up the other, and gave it to Mr. Wood.
Transported for seven years .
Tried by the London Jury before Mr. RECORDER.

Reference Number: t17880109-4

Voyage information:
The Lady Juliana was the first convict transport to leave England after the departure of the First Fleet.
A ship with a burthen of 401 tons she was chartered by William Richards Jr.
She left Plymouth on 29 July 1789 with a complement of 245 female convicts (from "The Convict Ships" by Charles Bateson).
This figure however appears inaccurate as there were a number of convicts embarked after the ship left Plymouth who were not included on the ship's indent.
One such example, according to history books and research papers about Australian history, was Jane Reed.

Following a voyage that took it via Teneriffe, St Jago & Rio de Janeiro she finally made landfall at Port Jackson on 3 June 1790, a voyage of over 10 months.
Five of the convicts died while the Lady Juliana was at sea.

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