Maria Bates

Convict woman incarcerated at the Parramatta Female Factory.


Relationships

  • Spouse of John Sydney Bates

Police Reports

MARIA BATES, free, and JOHN SYDNEY BATES, her husband, holding a ticket of leave, stood charged with keeping a house of notorious ill fame, open at all hours of the night, for the reception of the most depraved characters of both sexes. The result of the examination were that the husband was deprived of his ticket of leave, and the female prisoner committed to take her trial for the offence.

See Original: “POLICE REPORT,” Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser (NSW: 1803 – 1842), Thursday 25 August 1825, p.2

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JOHN LAMB, free, DAVID DOUGLASS, prisoner of the crown, and MARIA BATES, free, all appeared at the bar, to answer for having been found at a late hour in the night, in a riotous and disorderly state, in the house of the female prisoner, between whom, and one of the other prisoners, there was a degree of familiarity noticed when the constables entered the dwelling, which rather went to impeach the morality of their habits. The Bench discharged the prisoner LAMB; sentenced DOUGLASS to the exercise of the tread-mill for 14 days, and finally committed MARIA BATES to take her trial, for keeping a house of ill fame, open at all hours, for the reception of prostitutes, and depraved and disorderly characters of both sexes.

See Original:THE POLICE.” Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser (NSW : 1803 – 1842), Thursday 5 January 1826, p.2

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MARIA BATES, was found drunk in Pitt-street, last night, and was consequently taken in charge. But Maria’s naughty conduct was not summed up till her husband made his appearance against her, who declared that his faithless rib was frequently drunk, in the habit of leaving her home, and of prostituting her person on the streets. Now, for as nasty a slut as MARIA was proven to be, she looked as if she would have said,

“Mine honour’s such a ring:

My chastity’s the jewel of our house

Bequeath’d down from many ancestors,

Which were the greatest obloquy i’ th’ world

In me to lose.”

Yet her simpering countenance had no effect on the Bench, so she was ordered to No. 3 class in the factory, for one month, as a common street walker.

See Original: “Police Reports. SYDNEY,” Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser (NSW: 1803 – 1842), Saturday 11 November 1826, p.3

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MARY BATES, for having stolen property in her possession, was committed to take her trial.

See Original:POLICE INCIDENTS,” The Australian (Sydney, NSW : 1824 – 1848), Friday 24 July 1829, p.3


Sources

  • POLICE REPORT,” Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser (NSW: 1803 – 1842), Thursday 25 August 1825, p.2
  • THE POLICE.” Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser (NSW : 1803 – 1842), Thursday 5 January 1826, p.2
  • Police Reports. SYDNEY,” Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser (NSW: 1803 – 1842), Saturday 11 November 1826, p.3
  • POLICE INCIDENTS,” The Australian (Sydney, NSW : 1824 – 1848), Friday 24 July 1829, p.3

Lists

# Convict

# Second Female Factory

# Year: 1826

# Third Class