Margaret Mary (Holmes) Morrison - Smith - Shannon - Smith [Convict "Mary Ann" 1791]

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Margaret Mary Morrison - Smith - Shannon - Smith (Holmes)

Also Known As: "Margaret Morrison", "Margaret Shannon", "Margaret Smith", "Margaret Smythe"
Birthdate: (81)
Birthplace: London, Greater London, UK
Death: September 20, 1850 (81)
St Albans, NSW, Australia
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Naomi Holmes
Wife of Joseph William Smith [Convict "Neptune" 1790]
Partner of William Morrison, Free "Mary Ann" 1791; William Smith, Convict "Scarborough" 1790 and Patrick Shannon
Mother of William Holmes, infant; Charlotte Cobcroft; George S. Smith; James Shannon; Elizabeth Smith and 6 others

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About Margaret Mary (Holmes) Morrison - Smith - Shannon - Smith [Convict "Mary Ann" 1791]

Margaret HOLMES was born c1774

Margaret was convicted of stealing (with Hannah CARLTON) and sentenced to 7 years transportation. She arrived in Sydney Cove o 16/7/1791 on "Mary Ann"

Margaret had a relationship with William Thomas MORRISON and they had the following children

  • William 1792

Margaret had a relationship/marriage with William SMITH and they had the following children

  • Charlotte 1794
  • George S 1796

Margaret had a relationship/marriage with Patrick SHANNON and they had the following children

  • James 1799

Margaret had a relationship with Joseph SMITH (they married on 4/10/1812 at Windsor) and they had the following children

  • Joseph 1804
  • William 1809
  • Mary Ann 1811
  • Sarah 1811
  • James Henry 1813

Margaret died 20/9/1850 at St Albans

Do NOT confuse with

  • Margaret HOLMES, convict, arrived on "Speke" 1808
  • Margaret HOLMES, daughter of William HOLMES, convict and Sarah HAYNES, convict, married Edward MILLS


alt death dates (from merge) : sept 1850 or 1859

Birth: About 1768 in Middlesex, England

Baptism Date: 6 Dec 1768

Parish: St Leonard Shoreditch County: Middlesex Borough: Hackney

Parent(s): Naomi Holmes

Death: 20 Sep 1850 in St Albans, NSW, Australia

Sentenced to 7 years transportation for stealing fourteen yards of calico. Margaret was tried at the Old Bailey and transported aboard the ship 'Mary Ann' arriving in the colony on 7 Jul 1791.

During the voyage or shortly afterwards, Margaret and a seamen named Morrison conceived a child born 28 Apr 1792 at Sydney Cove named William.

Married?: 28 July 1792 ‎(Age 18)‎ William Morrison at Sydney Cove

Mother: Naomi 1748 -

NB: I can find no evidence verifying Mary as middle name?

Margaret Holmes

Born: c1774 London, England. Arrived Sydney: 9th July 1791. Vessel: Mary Ann. Status: Convict. Occupation: Married: Joseph Smith on the 4th October 1810 at St Matthews Church of England, Windsor, N.S.W. Relationship or Marriage: 1. Thomas Morrison. 2. Patrick Shannon. 3. William Smith. Died: 20 September 1850 at St Albans, N.S.W. Buried: St Albans, N.S.W.

Third Fleet (Australia) From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Third Fleet comprised 11 ships that set sail from the United Kingdom in February, March and April 1791, bound for the Sydney penal settlement, with more than 2,000 convicts aboard. The passengers comprised convicts, military personnel and notable people sent to fill high positions in the colony. More important for the fledgling colony was that the ships also carried provisions.

The first ship to arrive in Sydney was the Mary Ann with its cargo of female convicts and provisions on 9 July 1791. The Mary Ann had sailed on her own to Sydney Cove, and there is some argument about whether she was the last ship of the Second Fleet, or the first ship of the Third Fleet. The ships that make up each fleet, however, are decided from the viewpoint of the settlers in Sydney Cove. For them, the second set of ships arrived in 1790 (June), and the third set of ships arrived in 1791 (July–October). The Mary Ann was a 1791 arrival.

The next ship to arrive just over three weeks later, on 1 August 1791, was the Matilda. With the Matilda came news that there were another nine ships making their way for Sydney, and which were expected to arrive shortly. The final vessel, the Admiral Barrington, did not arrive until 16 October, nearly 11 weeks after the Matilda, and 14 weeks after the Mary Ann.

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Margaret Mary (Holmes) Morrison - Smith - Shannon - Smith [Convict "Mary Ann" 1791]'s Timeline

December 6, 1768
London, Greater London, UK
April 28, 1792
Age 23
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
October 28, 1794
Age 25
Sydney, NSW, Australia
August 25, 1796
Age 27
Parramatta, New South Wales, Australia
December 6, 1799
Age 31
Sydney Cove
Age 33
Hawkesbury, New South Wales, Australia
April 15, 1804
Age 35
Richmond, New South Wales, Australia
January 2, 1809
Age 40
Richmond, New South Wales, Australia
September 1, 1811
Age 42
New South Wales, Australia