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Bather, Mary (?–1790)

Mary Bather ( -1790) and her husband John Bather were tried at the Chester Great Sessions on 2 April 1787 for breaking into a house and stealing a number of items. John was acquitted but Mary was found guilty and sentenced to seven years transportation. She was held in Chester Castle for more than two years before boarding the convict transport Neptune in 1790. She died on board the vessel before it reached New South Wales.

* information from Michael Flynn, The Second Fleet: Britain's Grim Convict Armada of 1790 (1993), p 644

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'Bather, Mary (?–1790)', People Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, https://peopleaustralia.anu.edu.au/biography/bather-mary-30243/text37523, accessed 27 September 2021.

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Life Summary [details]

Birth

England

Death

1790
at sea

Cause of Death

unknown

Cultural Heritage
Passenger Ship
Occupation
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Convict Record

Crime: theft
Sentence: 7 years