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Mary Hughes (c. 1760–1800)

Mary Stewart (c.1760-1800) was found guilty on 23 May 1787 at the Old Bailey, London, of the theft of two sheets valued at 5 shillings, two pillow-cases valued at 2 shillings, two blankets valued at 3 shillings, two flat irons valued at 2 pence, and one cotton counterpane valued at 4 shillings, from her lodging room. Sentenced to 7 years transportation she arrived at Sydney aboard the Lady Juliana as part of the Second Fleet. 

Stewart (as Mary Steward) married Hugh Hughes on 16 January 1791 at St John's, Parramatta; both signed the register; no record of any children has been found.

Mary Hughes died on 1 January 1800 and was buried at St John's cemetery, Parramatta.

* information from Michael Flynn, The Second Fleet: Britain’s Grim Convict Armada of 1790 (1993), p 552

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Life Summary [details]

Alternative Names
  • Steward, Mary
  • Stewart, Mary

c. 1760


1 January, 1800 (aged ~ 40)
Parramatta, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Cause of Death


Passenger Ship
Key Events
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Convict Record

Crime: theft (house)
Sentence: 7 years
Court: Old Bailey, London
Trial Date: 23 May 1787