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Mary Ann Boden (1810-1873)

Twenty-year-old Mary Ann Boden, transported for stealing money ‘from the person’, was ‘stout made’ and tattooed, with ‘T.G. on left arm. E.D. & J.R rt. Arm 7 dots on left hand between finger & Thumb’.
Within a year of arriving she’d met Solomon Hulbert, and they were granted permission to marry in July 1832. The same year she gave birth to the first of their three children, daughter Sarah, later the wife of John Frimley.
Under sentence Mary Ann faced charges for being drunk, disorderly, absent without leave, and refusing to work. She did time in solitary and had several stints at the Georgetown Female Factory.
In 1845 she gave birth to the first of three children with James Evans. Mary Ann and James married in Victoria in 1856.

An illustration by Thomas Scott of a bend on the Tamar River near Freshwater Point at low water on 27 June 1833. Georgetown, where Mary Ann Boden was sent for her continued bad behaviour, is located at the mouth of the Tamar River
An illustration by Thomas Scott of a bend on the Tamar River near Freshwater Point at low water on 27 June 1833. Georgetown, where Mary Ann Boden was sent for her continued bad behaviour, is located at the mouth of the Tamar River

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