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Mary Russell (c. 1762–1790)

Mary Russell (c.1762-1790) and Ann Stokes were found guilty on 25 March 1788 at the Warwick Assizes, Warwickshire, of stealing two shawls — probably from a shop. Sentenced to 7 years transportation, the women arrived at Sydney aboard the Lady Juliana in June 1790 as part of the Second Fleet.

Russell was buried on 29 August 1790 at Sydney Cove.

* information from Mollie Gillen, The Founders of Australia: A Biographical Dictionary of the First Fleet (1989), p 514

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Life Summary [details]


c. 1762


28 August, 1790 (aged ~ 28)
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Cause of Death


Convict Record

Crime: theft (shop)
Sentence: 7 years
Court: Warwickshire
Trial Date: 25 March 1788