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Love, Mary (c. 1726–?)

Mary Love (c.1726- ), a widow, was accused of receiving a wether lamb that Elizabeth Bird and John Love had stolen. Elizabeth and John were sentenced to death on 15 March 1785 at Maidstone, Kent; Mary Love was sentenced to 14 years transportation. She and Bird were sent to Southwark gaol. Love's age on embarkation was given as 60. She arrived in Sydney in January 1788 aboard the Lady Penryhn as part of the First Fleet. She fell down the steerage during the voyage and broke two ribs.

Love returned to England on the Britannia, arriving in July 1797. Her provisions were paid for by the government.

* information from Mollie Gillen, The Founders of Australia: A Biographical Dictionary of the First Fleet (1989), p 224

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'Love, Mary (c. 1726–?)', People Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, https://peopleaustralia.anu.edu.au/biography/love-mary-30309/text37589, accessed 17 April 2021.

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c. 1726
Rainham, Kent, England

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Crime: theft
Sentence: 14 years