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Dixon, Mary (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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'Dixon, Mary (c. 1746–?)', People Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, https://peopleaustralia.anu.edu.au/biography/dixon-mary-30749/text38094, accessed 23 January 2021.

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c. 1746

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Crime: theft
Sentence: 7 years