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Mary Lahy

b. about 1795

Detailed biography

For a detailed biography of Mary Lahy click here.


Mary Lahy was born about 1795 in KilKenny.1,2



Family life

Thomas Tobin and Mary Lahy were married about 1815 in KilKenny.3,4 John Bohan and she were married before 1819.1,5,6,4

Children with Thomas Tobin (b. about 1791, d. about 1819)

SonPatrick Tobin+ (b. 1816, d. 28 June 1887)
DaughterMary Tobin+ (b. about 1818)

Children with John Bohan (b. about 1795)

SonMartin Bohen+ (b. about 1820, d. 22 July 1891)
SonSecond son Bohan (b. about 1822, d. after 1837)
SonThird son Bohan (b. about 1824, d. after 1837)
DaughterEllen Elizabeth Bohan+ (b. 1826, d. 14 October 1881)


Mary Lahy immigrated on 30 May 1837 to Sydney, NSW, Australia. SS Margaret6

Working life

  • On 17 July 1836 Mary Lahy was a country servant in KilKenny.6

Residence information

On 31 December 1837 Mary Lahy lived in Sydney, NSW, Australia. She was assigned to John Jones.7

Involvement in crime

Mary Lahy was tried for on 17 July 1836 in KilKenny, Ireland. recieving stolen property in house||She was sentenced to transportation for 14 years.6 She was described as on 30 May 1837 in Sydney, NSW, Australia. 5'1.5" tall; brown hair; dark grey eyes; brown complexion; nose inclining to the right side; small raised mole left cheek; scar back of little finger of left hand.6 She was in Windsor, NSW, Australia, on 3 January 1849. accused of an unauthorised absence from her district8


  1. [S449] Death Certificate, Martin Bowen, Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages, NSW, Vol 1891 No 5680.
  2. [S620] "Research Report: Lahy, Mary on WikiTree by Leeanne Godfrey", 22 Jun 2013, Leeanne Godfrey (http://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Lahy-6).
  3. [S688] Death Certificate, Patrick Tobin, Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages, NSW, Vol 1887 No 8539.
  4. [S1035] "RR: An unfortunate family - Essay by James Michael Fleming", 2018, James Michael Fleming (4 Currawang Street, Cammeray), to self; Fleming Family History Archive, Sydney.
  5. [S619] "Resarch Report: Bohan, Martin by Leeanne Godfrey", 22 Jun 2013, Leeanne Godfrey, to James Fleming (Sydney); WikiTree, http://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Bowen-1865.
  6. [S645] Mary Lahy entry, SS Margaret, Arrival Indents, 1837; in Convict Records (Kinsgwood: Archives Office of NSW).
  7. [S646] Mary Lahy, Convict Muster: 1837 Lahy Mary, (Kingswood: NSW Archives), 31 Dec 1837
  8. [S687] Principal Superintendent of Convicts' Office, Sydney Gazette, by Thomas Ryan, 3 Jan 1849.
Last Edited21 August 2018