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Mary Dixon (c. 1746–?)

Mary Dixon (c.1746- ) was found guilty on 31 May 1788 at the Old Bailey, London, of two counts of theft from her lodgings. Sentenced to 7 years transportation she arrived at Sydney aboard the Prince of Wales in January 1788 as part of the First Fleet.

On 5 March 1789 Dixon received 25 lashes for supplying liquor to Elizabeth Callaghan/Callyhorn. She was sent to Norfolk Island on the Sirius in March 1790. No further records have been found for Dixon.

* information from Mollie Gillen, The Founders of Australia: A Biographical Dictionary of the First Fleet (1989), p 105

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c. 1746

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Crime: theft
Sentence: 7 years