Maria Peacock

Convict woman convicted at the Essex Assizes and transported for 14 years per Morley (3) (1820). Later incarcerated at the Factory Above the Gaol.


Timeline

  • On Trial: Essex Assizes, 24 July 1819
  • Sentenced: 14 Years Transportation
  • Sailed per Morley (3) (1820): London, 22 May 1820
  • Arrived per Morley (3) (1820): 29 August 1820
  • Received secondary sentence of 6 months in the Factory Above the Gaol: 21 November 1820 [See Year: 1820]
  • Escaped from the Factory Above the Gaol: Parramatta, < 16 December 1820 [see “Police Reports” below]

Police Reports

PRINCIPAL SUPERINTENDENT’S OFFICE,

Sydney, 16th Dec. 1820.

The undermentioned Prisoners having absented themselves from their respective Employments, and some of them at large with false Certificates, all Constables and others are hereby required to use their utmost Exertions in apprehending and lodging them in Custody. …

ANN CURTIS, MARIA PEACOCK, JUDITH REYNOLDS, CATHERINE DUGGIN, ANN LYONS, HANNAH BURKE alias GREEN, ANN HALY, MARY LONG, MARGARET ANDERSON, ANN HALL, and MARY WATSON, from Parramatta Factory. …

Any Persons harbouring, concealing, or maintaining any of the said Absentees, will be prosecuted for the Offence.

WM. HUTCHINSON, Principal Supt.

See Original:POLICE OFFICE, SYDNEY, DEC. 30, 1820,” Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser (NSW: 1803 – 1842), Saturday 30 December 1820, p.2


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Lists

# Convict

# Punishment: 14 Years Transportation

# Ship: Morley (3) (1820)

# First Female Factory

# Year: 1820