Mary Small (Parker)

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Mary Small (Parker)

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Chelsea, Greater London, UK
Death: Died in Charity Creek,Meadowbank,Australia
Cause of death: drowned in a well
Immediate Family:

Daughter of William Parker; John Parker; Mary Parker and Esther Parker
Wife of John Small and John Small
Mother of Rebecca Oakes; Mary Hughes (Small); John Small; William Small; Thomas Small and 2 others
Sister of William Michender Parker and John Parker

Managed by: John Douglas McIsaac
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About Mary Small (Parker)

Mary Parker was transported as a convict to Australia aboard the "Lady Penrhyn", a ship was built in 1786 on the Thames River, the ship was 333 tons,103' foot long and 27' wide.Like the "Charlotte" on which John Small was transported the "Lady Penrhyn" carried on to China where she was loaded with tea for the East India Company and returned to London where both she and the "Charlotte" were sold and went on the London-Jamaica run.

She was convicted at London on the 26th of April, 1786 for 7 years transportation. She has been "in service" and was convicted of "privately stealing". She was 28 years of age in 1787. She was charged with breaking and entering the home of John Hickman about 11pm on the 19th of April and stole two muslin gowns and coats valued at 40s, a cotton gown valued at 10s, three cotton frocks valued at 4s, a calico bed gown values at 2s, four pairs of cotton pockets, eleven shirts and other items. She was found guilty of stealing but not of the burglary.

Mary was reportedly a 'caring' person and plans could have been made for her at either the hospital of government house. Legend has always placed her as a servant a government house.

Mary married John Small, also a transported convict, on 12th.October 1788 and it appears that they lived in a hut at Parramatta before John received his initial grant at Eastern Farm in 1794.

The "Smalls" had seven children between 1789 and 1804. Mary Small was tragically drowned when she fell into the well on the family property on 4th.April 1824- aged 65.


-------------------- Mary Parker was a convict aboard The Ship Lady Penrhyn which sailed from Plymouth, Devon, England, on Sunday, 13 May 1787 being part of the First Fleet to New South Wales. They arrived in Botany Bay on 26 January 1788. The Master of the ship was William Cropton.

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Mary Small (Parker)'s Timeline

1758
August 26, 1758
Greater London, UK
September 3, 1758
St. Lukes Church,Chelsea,London,England
September 3, 1758
St. Lukes Church,Chelsea,London,England
1788
October 12, 1788
Age 30
Sydney, NSW, Australia
1788
Age 29
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Mary was convicted of stealing a handkerchief from her employer.Apparently Mary was innocent of the crime but in those days if your employer wanted to be rid of you they fabricated a charge of stealing in the knowledge that the person reported would be transported to a colony to serve out their sentence.She arrived in Australia on the "Charlotte".

1788
Age 29
1789
September 22, 1789
Age 31
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
1791
December 13, 1791
Age 33
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
1793
October 21, 1793
Age 35
Putney, New South Wales, Australia
1796
December 14, 1796
Age 38
Ryde, New South Wales, Australia