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Mary Vincent (c. 1752–?)

Mary Bond was tried at the Assizes at Wells, Somerset on 19 August 1786. She had been accused by her mother of stealing items of clothing from her parents, James and Mary Sutton, and was sentenced to 7 years transportation for the crime.  After her trial Mary gave birth to a child and was sent, with the child, to the hulk Dunkirk at Plymouth on 30 January 1787 to join a small group of women among a majority of male convicts, a practice which was forbidden by law.

She arrived in New South Wales on 28 June 1790 on the Neptune. 

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Alternative Names
  • Bond, Mary
  • Sutton, Mary
  • Kirby, Mary

c. 1752

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Convict Record

Crime: theft
Sentence: 7 years