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Mary Ann Gosper (1765–1837)

Mary Ann Hipwell was found guilty at the Old Bailey, London, of stealing a pair of gloves and was sentenced to seven years' transportation to New South Wales. She arrived in Sydney aboard the Mary Ann in 1791.

She had a son, Edward Reynolds, with fellow convict, Richard Reynolds, in 1794, but was living with Thomas Gosper by 1797. The couple married in 1810, seven weeks after Thomas Gosper had finished serving his prison sentence.

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Alternative Names
  • Hipwell, Mary Ann
  • Reynolds, Mary Ann

London, Middlesex, England


23 August, 1837 (aged ~ 72)
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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Convict Record

Crime: theft
Sentence: 7 years