Who Was Mary Wade?

Dublin Core

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Who Was Mary Wade?

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An examination of Mary Wade, the young convict girl who was sentenced to death and subsequently became the GGGG-grandmother of tens of thousands of Australians.

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An introduction by the late Jeff Robinson, former Convenor of the re-established Mary Wade Family History Association.

A detailed and informative essay describing the world Mary Wade was born into, and the background behind the First Fleet, contributed by Marjorie Morrow, a great, great granddaughter of Mary Wade.

An examination of the conditions faced by convicts, and many details regarding the process of transportation.

Mary Wade's trial at the Old Bailey
A transcript of the trial at which Mary Wade was sentenced to death on the 14th January 1789 at the Old Bailey.

Mary Wade is 'pardoned' to transportation
Ninety-eight days after being sentenced to death, Mary Wade and Jane Whiting were granted his Majesty's pardon from their death sentences, on the condition that they be transported to Australia for the term of their lives.
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