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Atkins, Mary (1763–1795)

Mary Flanagan and Mary Winspear were sentenced, on 2 April 1788 at the Old Bailey, London, to seven years transportation for stealing three men's hats from a shop. The women were sent to Newgate Prison, London. Both arrived in Sydney aboard the Lady Juliana in June 1790.

On 1 August, eight weeks after landing Flanagan was sent to Norfolk Island aboard the Surprize (the recently married Winspear was also on board). In October 1791 Mary had a daughter, Charlotte Matilda, whose father may have been John Owen. Mary married William Atkins on 1 January 1792. They had twin sons in May 1794. Mary died on 6 November 1795.

* information from Michael Flynn, The Second Fleet: Britain's Grim Convict Armada of 1790 (1993), p 274

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'Atkins, Mary (1763–1795)', People Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 26 October 2020.

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  • Flanagan, Mary
  • Flannegan, Mary



6 November 1795
Norfolk Island, Australia

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