Mary Anne Kerr (1815–)

Irish housemaid convicted for stealing clothes and transported for seven years per Diana (1833). She was later incarcerated at the Parramatta Female Factory. Mother of SUSANNAH KERR. Also recorded as the mother of LOUISA KERR, but the birthdates recorded for SUSANNAH and LOUISA are only seven months apart so this could be another convict with the same name. Further research required to confirm.


Names

  • Alternate: MARY ANN KERR
  • Alternate: MARY KERR

Timeline

  • Born: 1815, County Monaghan, Ireland
  • Tried and convicted: 2 July 1832, Chester, England
  • Sailed per Diana: 11 December 1832, Woolwich, England
  • Arrived per Diana: 25 May 1833, Port Jackson, New South Wales
  • Daughter SUSANNAH KERR born: 16 February 1836, likely at the lying-in hospital, Parramatta Female Factory
  • Daughter SUSANNAH KERR baptised: 3 April 1836, St. John’s Parish, Parramatta
  • LOUISA KERR born: 6 September 1836, lying-in hospital, Parramatta Female Factory
  • LOUISA KERR baptised: 2 October 1836, St. John’s Parish, Parramatta

Occupations

  • Housemaid, Ireland < 1832
  • Convict, Diana, 11 December 1832–25 May 1833

Sources

  • New South Wales Government, Bound manuscript indents, 1788–1842, NRS 12188; Item: [4/4017];Microfiche 685, (State Records Authority of New South Wales, Kingswood, New South Wales, Australia).
  • New South Wales Government, Butts of Certificates of Freedom, NRS 1165, 1166, 1167, 12208, 12210; Reels 601, 602, 604, 982-1027, (State Records Authority of New South Wales, Kingswood, New South Wales).
  • Parish Baptism Registers, Textual Records, St. John’s Anglican Church Parramatta, New South Wales, Australia.

Lists

# Convict

# Irish

# Trial Place: Chester Quarter Sessions

# Punishment: Seven Years Transportation

# Ship: Diana (1833)

# Parramatta Female Factory