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Mary Randall (c. 1750–1802)

Mary Butler and Mary Desmont were found guilty on 9 September 1789 at the Old Bailey, London, of stealing nine pecks of french beans at the Covent Garden Market. The women were sentenced to seven years transportation. They arrived in Sydney in June 1790 aboard the Neptune as part of the Second Fleet.

Butler married John Randall on 5 September 1790; they had three children. She was buried on 29 July 1802 at Parramatta.

* information from Michael Flynn, The Second Fleet: Britain’s Grim Convict Armada of 1790 (1993), p 187

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Alternative Names
  • Butler, Mary
  • Randel, Mary

c. 1750
Wicklow, Ireland


28 July, 1802 (aged ~ 52)
Parramatta, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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Crime: theft
Sentence: 7 years