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Marriott, Jane (?–1793)

Jane Marriott ( -1793), a servant, was found guilty on 18 April 1787 at the Old Bailey, London, of stealing a black silk cloak from her master. Sentenced to 7 years transportation she arrived at Sydney aboard the Prince of Wales in January 1788 as part of the First Fleet.

She is probably the Jane Merrit buried at Parramatta on 30 April 1793.

* information from Mollie Gillen, The Founders of Australia: A Biographical Dictionary of the First Fleet (1989), p 236

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'Marriott, Jane (?–1793)', People Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, https://peopleaustralia.anu.edu.au/biography/marriott-jane-31048/text38420, accessed 19 April 2021.

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Life Summary [details]

Alternative Names
  • Merrit, Jane
Death

29 April 1793
Parramatta, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Cause of Death

unknown

Passenger Ship
Occupation
Key Events
Convict Record

Crime: theft
Sentence: 7 years