Kimes, Mary
Entry 9934 Sex: F Alias: POTTON, Mary
Born: 1756 at :
Bapt: 6 May 1756 at: St Andrew's, Holborn, London, England
Died: at:
Buried: at:

Conviction Details

Status on Arrival: Convict Ship: Lady Juliana - 1790
Crime: Shoplift 30 yards of printed linen Sentence: Death commuted to 7 years
Tried at: Old Bailey Trial Date: 18 April 1787

Parent Details

Father: NE Potten, Joseph Mother: NE Potten, Ann (Mrs)

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Known Number of Marriages/Partners 1 Known Number of Children 0
Entry Partners Name Marriage Date Marriage Place FGS
160 Ayres, William 17 July 1790 St Phillip's, Sydney, NSW

Other Names - POTTEN
December 1783 - As Mary POTTON alias KIMES she was convicted at the Old Bailey of stealing 13 yards of silk
March 1784 - Embarked on the 'Mercury' transport bound for America. The convicts on this ship mutinied and ran it aground on the Devon coast. When this happened Mary was among those who escaped. She remained at large until June when she was arrested at Bristol.
September 1786 - When London authorities neglected to prosecute Mary and another female convict they were released from Bristol's Newgate Gaol and sent to London for resettlement under the Poor Laws
December 1786 - Mary was officially pardoned by the Home Office
18 April 1787 - Mary again appeared before the Old Bailey on a charge of shoplifting linen. She was sentenced to death. She was respited to transportation for seven years in April 1789
7 May 1789 - Embarked on the 'Lady Juliana' transport
17 July 1790 - Just six weeks after her arrival in New South Wales Mary married First Fleet convict William AYRES

1791 - William was recorded as having left the colony, sentence expired. As no further record of Mary has been traced it is possible that AYRES arranged for her to (illegally) leave the colony with him
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