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Mary Cross (1768–1827)

Mary Cross was sentenced to seven years transportation for stealing 10 Muslin handkerchiefs & 16 yards of taffety silk. She arrived in Sydney in 1790 as part of the Second Fleet aboard the Lady Juliana.

By 1793 she was living in a common law marriage with John Cross.

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Life Summary [details]

Alternative Names
  • Davidson, Mary
  • Davison, Mary
  • Davis, Mary

Kirkaldy, Fife, Scotland


13 December, 1827 (aged ~ 59)
Lower Portland, New South Wales, Australia

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Convict Record

Crime: theft
Sentence: 7 years