Mary Bull (1773–)

MARY BULL was a convict woman who was tried and convicted alongside accomplice WILLIAM BOURNE at the Old Bailey on 7 April 1813 and both were sentenced to death. The pair received the good news on 10 June 1813 that their death sentences were commuted to transportation for life. MARY BULL came to the colony per the convict transport Wanstead (1814).

On arrival in the colony, she was sent to the first Parramatta Female Factory, i.e. the Factory Above the Gaol, which was located at present-day Prince Alfred Square, Parramatta, including land now occupied by the Riverside Theatres.


Names

  • Alias: MARY BAIL (c.f. Old Bailey trial)

Timeline

  • Tried and convicted alongside accomplice WILLIAM BOURNE: 7 April 1813, Old Bailey, London, England
  • Both were sentenced to death: 7 April 1813, Old Bailey, London, England
  • Both death sentences were commuted to transportation for life: 10 June 1813, Old Bailey, London, England
  • Sailed to the colony of New South Wales per Wanstead: 24 August 1813, Spithead, England
  • Arrived in the colony of New South Wales per Wanstead: 9 January 1814, Port Jackson, New South Wales
  • Forwarded to the first Parramatta Female Factory, the Factory Above the Gaol: 13 January 1814, Factory Above the Gaol, (present-day Prince Alfred Square, Parramatta).

Law Reports


Relationships

  • Partner in crime: WILLIAM BOURNE

Multimedia

Factory Above the Gaol, First Parramatta Female Factory, Parramatta, 1809, early nineteenth century, New South Wales, Female Factory Online, Prince Alfred Square
CLICK IMAGE TO ENLARGE. The Factory Above the Gaol, Parramatta’s first Female Factory, is on the far right of this image near the old gaol bridge, on the present-day site of Lennox Bridge, Riverside Theatres and Prince Alfred Square. “A view of part of Parramatta Port Jackson, [1809?],” in Series 01: Australian paintings by J.W. Lewin, G.P. Harris, G.W. Evans and others, 1796-1809 [32 watercolours], Vol. 3. Courtesy of Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales. PXD 388 / FL1152086.

Sources

  • New South Wales Government, Copies of letters sent within the Colony, Series 937, Reels 6004-6016, (State Records Authority of New South Wales, Kingswood, New South Wales, Australia).
  • Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, version 8.0), 28 October 1812, trial of WILLIAM BOURNE and MARY BAIL (t18130407-6), accessed 4 December 2018.
  • The Digital Panopticon (https://www.digitalpanopticon.org/, Version 1.1), Mary Bail Life Archive (ID: obpt18130407-6-defend85), accessed 4 December 2018.

Lists

# Convict

# Trial Place: Old Bailey

# Sentence: Death (commuted)

# Punishment: Transportation for Life

# Ship: Wanstead (1814)

# Factory Above the Gaol


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