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Item: 162271
Surname: -
First Name: -
Ship: Mary Ann 1791
Date: February 18 1791
Place: Gravesend
Source: The Lady's Magazine, Volume 22, by National Americal Woman Suffragettes
Details: February 18. The Mary Anne, bound to Botany Bay sailed from Gravesend with near 100 women convicts on board. The Matilda also sailed at the same time to receive convicts at Portsmouth. Two other ships have sailed within these nine days, the William and Anne, and the Britannia, both with men convicts, supposed to have on board about 200 each. The other ships still lying at Gravesend, to receive the men convicts from Newgate, are the Albermarle, the Barrington, and the Active.

Item: 170090
Surname: O'Brien
First Name: Mary
Ship: Mary Ann 1791
Date: 1825
Place: -
Source: New South Wales and Tasmania, Australia Convict Musters. Class: HO 10; Piece: 20
Details: Absolute Pardon holder. Wife of M. O'Brien of Newcastle