Mary Ward

Convict woman incarcerated at the Parramatta Female Factory.


Police Reports

CATHERINE QUIN, MARY WARD, and ELIZABETH MCDONALD, all free, but who had been found at unseasonable hours drunk and disorderly in the streets, were brought up on separate charges, and sentenced as follows; CATHERINE QUIN, to the stocks for half an hour; MARY WARD, to ditto, for three hours; and ELIZABETH MCDONALD, to ditto, for one hour.

See Original: “POLICE REPORT,” Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser (NSW: 1803 – 1842), Thursday 14 July 1825, p.3

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MARY WARD and CATHARINE GATES, free, old offenders, and found at a late hour of the night disorderly; sentenced to the stocks for three hours each.

See Original: “THE POLICE,” Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser (NSW: 1803 – 1842), Saturday 25 February 1826, p.2

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MARY WARD, free, was again, as had been more than once the case before, charged with drunkenness and disorderly conduct in the public streets. MARY’s plea, of a fifteen years residence in the Colony, had but little effect in mitigating her fate. The chief constable denounced the woman to be possessed of a most insatiable thirst for strong waters. She was ordered a penance of six weeks in the Factory.

See Original:OFFENCES, CHARGES, &c.,” The Australian (Sydney, NSW: 1824 – 1848), Saturday 22 April 1826, p.3

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MARY WARD, free, charged by MRS. LAZARUS with stealing a silver dessert spoon from her house this morning, where she came to assist in cleaning the same; fully committed for trial.

See Original:THE POLICE,” Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser (NSW : 1803 – 1842), Saturday 15 July 1826, p.3

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MARY WARD was indicted for stealing a silver dessert spoon, the property of ELEAZER LAZARUS. Not Guilty.

See Original: “Sydney Quarter Sessions. TUESDAY, JUNE 8,” Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser (NSW: 1803 – 1842), Saturday 12 August 1826, p.3

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MARY WARD, free, an old incorrigible and irreclaimable offender, found drunk and disorderly in the streets. To the third class at the Factory for 6 weeks.

See Original: “Police Reports,” Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser (NSW: 1803 – 1842), Wednesday 20 September 1826, p.3

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MARY WARD, a noted lover of blue ruin, was, as usual, found drunk on the street on Saturday night. ‘Upon my sowl,’ says Moll, ‘I don’t know what I do to be always taken up.’ Sentenced to the stocks for three hours.

See Original:Police Report. SYDNEY,” Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser (NSW: 1803 – 1842), Wednesday 1 November 1826, p.3

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MARY WARD, the incorrigible MARY WARD, was again brought forward on a charge of being found in the street, at a late hour on the preceding night, in her usual state of intoxication. MARY commenced a long story of causes and promises of amendment, which,

——— Like the adventure of the bearded fiddle

Began, but broke off in the middle,”

was at once interrupted by the Magistrate, who, out of all patience, consigned MARY to the discipline of the third class in the factory, for six months, as a street-walker.

See Original: Police Reports. SYDNEY,” Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser (NSW: 1803 – 1842), Saturday 4 November 1826, p.3

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  • Note: Further research needed to confirm that this is the same Mary Ward as the one featured in the previous incidents.

MARY WARD, an amazonized visage, who understood the use of her mauleys to a nicety, was charged with trying the strength of a charley’s ribs, who had taken her into custody, which she pummelled most heartily, until he was obliged to call in further assistance to his aid, and after a desperate struggle she was secured. MARY now looked insufferable things, and almost seemed inclined to pitch into the constable, who knowing her prowess kept at a respectable distance. She was sent to Gordon’s taming cage for six weeks.

See Original: “Police Incidents,” The Australian (Sydney, NSW: 1824 – 1848), Monday 3 March 1834, p.3


Lists

# Convict

# Second Female Factory

# Repeat Offender

# Year: 1826

# Year: 1834