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Mary Quinn (1776–?)

Mary Quinn was sentenced to seven years transportation. She arrived in Sydney in February 1801 aboard the Anne. She had four children with John Richardson between 1802-08. It was stated at the inquest into John Richardson's death in 1810 that Mary had been crippled  by a 'beam falling on her in the lumber yard, and has ever since walked on crutches'.  In 1814 Mary and her three children were living in Sydney 'on stores'.  In 1828 she was living at the Sydney Benevolent Asylum; her age was given as 52.

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'Quinn, Mary (1776–?)', People Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 27 May 2024.

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Alternative Names
  • Richardson, Mary
  • Quin, Mary

Dublin, Ireland

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Crime: unknown
Sentence: 7 years