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Hill, Mary (c. 1768–1798)

Mary Hill (c.1768-1798) was found guilty on 25 October 1786 at the Old Bailey, London, of stealing a watch from a man. Sentenced to 7 years transportation, she arrived at Sydney in January 1788 aboard the Lady Penrhyn as part of the First Fleet.

She is probably the Mary Hill who was buried at Sydney on 26 July 1798.

* information from Mollie Gillen, The Founders of Australia: A Biographical Dictionary of the First Fleet (1989), pp 174-75

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Life Summary [details]


c. 1768


25 July, 1798 (aged ~ 30)
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Cause of Death


Passenger Ship
Key Events
Convict Record

Crime: theft
Sentence: 7 years