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Mary Curran (1773–1821)

Mary Curran was convicted in 1791 of highway robbery and sentenced to seven years transportation. She arrived in Sydney in 1793 aboard the Boddingtons. By 1801 she was living with Thomas Storer and was described as his concubine and has having three female children in the 1806 Muster. It seems they had split up by 1810 as he married Mary Hardy in that year.

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Life Summary [details]

Alternative Names
  • Curne, Mary
  • Currings, Mary

Dublin, Ireland


1 August, 1821 (aged ~ 48)
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Cause of Death


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Passenger Ship
Convict Record

Crime: theft
Sentence: 7 years