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Mary Smith
(Abt 1813-1855)


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1. Charles Fell

Mary Smith

  • Born: Abt 1813, prob Surrey, England
  • Marriage (1): Charles Fell on 12 Oct 1831 in Windsor, New South Wales, Australia
  • Died: 1855, Bathurst, New South Wales, Australia aged about 42
  • Buried: 7 Feb 1855, Bathurst, New South Wales, Australia

bullet  General Notes:

Mary Smith was a convict transported to Australia in 1831. She had been tried in Southwark, Surrey 26 April 1830, found guilty of being a pick-pocket and sentenced to Transportation to the colony for Life.

Mary came to Australia aboard the Kains arriving 11 Mar 1831 after departing London on 8 July 1830, a journey of 246 days. 120 female convicts embarked on the journey, and 118 disembarked in Sydney. On her Shipping record she is recorded as 18 years old, Catholic and Single. Her "Native Place" was Surrey, "Trade or Calling" was "All Work" and her offence "Picks Pockets".

According to her Transportation Record she was 5' 1&1/4" tall, with ruddy complexion and freckles, light brown hair and grey eyes. The following note appears under her details: "AWNH and other indistinct marks on upper part right arm BHPH on lower part left. JC bottom right thumb and forefinger long [indistiguishable text]". She was "disposed of" to J Gaggin. John Gaggin had a 2000-acre grant at Luskintyre, between Singleton and Maitland. From 1827 to 1832 he was also superintendent of the Hawkesbury Benevolent Society's herd of cattle at Mooki on the Liverpool Plains west of the Hunter.

Mary received her Ticket of Leave on 1st August 1839 allowing her to remain in the District of Illawarra. She received a conditional pardon on 30th January 1847.

There is no Death Certificate for Mary, only a Burial Record.


Mary married Charles Fell, son of Francis Charles Fell and Anne Ansell, on 12 Oct 1831 in Windsor, New South Wales, Australia. (Charles Fell was born in 1800 in England, United Kingdom, christened on 21 Dec 1800 in St Andrews Church, Enfield, Middlesex, England and died after 1843 in prob Australia.)

bullet  Marriage Notes:

The consent of the Governor was received. Witnesses were Peter Gorman & Charles Sommers of Windsor.

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