Beckwith, Mary

Convict who escaped the colony, sailing for Mauritius with explorer Nicolas Baudin in 1802.

Milestone
Born
England
1786
Arrived Sydney
14 Dec 1801
Departed Sydney
18 Nov 1802
Occupation
Position
1801

Beckwith, Mary

,
2008

Arrested at 14 for stealing, and sentenced to transportation for life, Mary Beckwith was one of the few convict women who escaped the early colony. Nicolas Baudin made a large donation to the Female Orphanage and took her with him on the Geographe in 1802. Her fate is unknown.