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Mary Hill (c. 1773–1852)

Mary Johnson (c.1773-1852) was found guilty on 26 April 1797 at the Old Bailey, London, of stealing six yards of printed cotton from a shop. Sentenced to 7 years transportation she arrived at Sydney in July 1798 aboard the Britannia.

Johnson was living with William Hill by 1800 when the first of their (at least) 11 children was born; the couple were married on 23 May 1829 at St James Church, Sydney.

Mary Hill died on 30 January 1852 at Park Street, Sydney; her age was given as 75.

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Alternative Names
  • Johnson, Mary
  • Johnston, Mary

c. 1773


30 January, 1852 (aged ~ 79)
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Cause of Death


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Convict Record

Crime: theft
Sentence: 7 years