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Mary Morley (c. 1745–?)

Mary Gosling (c.1745- ) was found guilty on 2 April 1788 at the Warwick Assizes of shoplifting. Sentenced to 7 years transportation, she arrived at Sydney aboard the Lady Juliana in June 1790 as part of the Second Fleet.

Gosling married Joseph Morley on 19 December 1790 at Parramatta. They settled on a 50 acre land grant at Prospect in 1791. The farm was sold to Morley's younger cousin Joseph Morley jnr  in 1807. Following her husband's death in 1822, Mary Morley lived in the household of the younger Morley. No further records have been found for Mary Morley.

* information from Michael Flynn, The Second Fleet: Britain’s Grim Convict Armada of 1790 (1993), p 298

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'Morley, Mary (c. 1745–?)', People Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 14 July 2024.

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Alternative Names
  • Gosling, Mary

c. 1745

Passenger Ship
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Convict Record

Crime: theft
Sentence: 7 years