Mary Turnbull

Convict woman incarcerated in the Parramatta Female Factory.


  • Alternate: Mary Turnwell


  • Spouse of John Turnbull

Police Reports

MARY TURNBULL, brought forward on Saturday, by her husband John Turnbull, who bears the character of an industrious man, for deserting the latter a second time, and aggravating this the more, by robbing him of all his money; she left an infant five months of age behind her, whilst her hapless consort was at the time lying on a sick bed, a situation in which he had been for 12 successive weeks. She was sentenced 12 months to the Factory, third class.

See Original:POLICE INCIDENTS,” The Australian (Sydney, NSW : 1824 – 1848), Wednesday 30 August 1826, p.3

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MARY TURNWELL, prisoner, wife of a Mister TURNWELL, was brought forward on a charge exhibited by her husband, for eloping in the night, and with robbing her unfortunate master of sundry monies. On leaving, she left a helpless infant lying alongside of her husband, who was extremely ill. 12 months to the Factory, Class No. 3.

See Original:Police Reports. SYDNEY,” Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser (NSW: 1803 – 1842), Wednesday 30 August 1826, p.3


# Convict

# Year: 1826

# Third Class