Mary Ann Biggs (1813–)

MARY ANN BIGGS was a convict who was tried and convicted (possibly alongside ELIZABETH BOLLISTER) at the Bristol Quarter Sessions on 6 April 1831 for larceny and sentenced to seven years transportation per Pyramus (1) (1832). MARY ANN’s daughter ELIZA BIGGS died at the Parramatta Female Factory in 1833, aged 10 months. It was also noted in the records that MARY ANN had three months added to her original sentence which she served in the Factory.


  • Alternate: MARY ANNE BIGGS


  • Born: 1813, Bristol, Gloucestershire, England
  • Tried and convicted: 6 April 1831, Bristol Quarter Sessions
  • Sentenced to seven years transportation: 1831, Bristol, Gloucestershire, England
  • Sailed to the colony of New South Wales per Pyramus (1): 10 November 1831, Cork, Ireland
  • Arrived in the colony of New South Wales per Pyramus (1): 5 March 1832, Port Jackson, New South Wales
  • Daughter ELIZA BIGGS born: c. July 1832
  • Daughter ELIZA BIGGS died: c. 11 May 1833, Parramatta Female Factory
  • Daughter ELIZA BIGGS buried: 11 May 1833, St. John’s Parish, Parramatta
  • Received certificate of freedom: 22 December 1838



  • Bar maid
  • Maid of all work


  • Height: Five feet and four inches
  • Complexion: Dark sallow
  • Hair: Black
  • Eyes: Chestnut
  • General Remarks: Small scar over inner corner of right eyebrow and 2 scars on same brow, large scar back of right hand.


  • Home Office, Criminal Registers, Middlesex and Home Office: Criminal Registers, England and Wales, Series HO 27, Piece 41, Page 279, (The National Archives of the UK (TNA), Kew, Surrey, England).
  • New South Wales Government, Butts of Certificates of Freedom, Series: NRS 1165, 1166, 1167, 12208, 12210, Reels 601, 602, 604, 982-1027, (State Records Authority of New South Wales, Kingswood, New South Wales).
  • New South Wales Government. Indents First Fleet, Second Fleet and Ships, Series: NRS 12188, Item: 4/4016, Microfiche: 681, (State Records Authority of New South Wales, Kingswood, New South Wales, Australia).
  • Parish Burial Registers, Textual Records, St. John’s Anglican Church Parramatta, New South Wales, Australia.


# Convict

# Trial Place: Bristol Quarter Sessions

# Punishment: Seven Years Transportation

# Ship: Pyramus (1) (1832)

# Parramatta Female Factory