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Mary Tobin

b. July 1817

Birth

Mary Tobin was born in July 1817 in Kilkenny.1,2,3 She was baptized on 11 July 1817 at St John's in Kilkenny, Ireland.3,4

Parents

FatherThomas Tobin (b. about 1791, d. about 1818)
MotherMary Lahy (b. March 1793)

Family life

Thomas Howard and Mary Tobin were married on 6 January 1841 at St Philip's Church in Sydney.1,5,6,7

Children with Thomas Howard (b. about 1820)

SonMartin Howard (b. 4 December 1841, d. 22 December 1906)
SonJohn Thomas Howard (b. 17 April 1845, d. 1 November 1922)
DaughterMary Howard (b. 18 June 1847)
DaughterSarah Jane Howard (b. 9 November 1849, d. 4 May 1922)

Migration

Mary Tobin emigrated on 4 August 1837 from Ireland. SS Sir Charles Forbes2,7 She immigrated on 25 December 1837. SS Sir Charles Forbes5,8,2

Working life

  • On 24 June 1836 Mary Tobin was a country servant in Kilkenny.2

Residence information

On 11 July 1817 he resided with parent (Thomas Tobin) in Johnswell, Kilkenny, Ireland.3,49,410,4 Thomas Howard and Mary Tobin lived at Auburn Vale in Byron, NSW, Australia, in December 1856. They lived in a tiny hut, later described as a gunyah by Mr Borthwick.11

Involvement in crime

Mary Tobin was tried on 24 June 1836 in Kilkenny. feloniously killing sheep||She was found guilty and sentenced to transportation for life.5,8,2,7 She was described as 5' 0" tall; dark eyes; dark hair; fair complexion on 4 August 1837 in Ireland.2 She was described as on 25 December 1837 in Sydney, NSW, Australia. 4'11 1/2" tall; ruddy and much freckled; dark brown hai; dark hazel eyes; eyebrows partially meeting; mark of a burn on left jaw; scar inside lower left arm2 She was on 3 December 1838 in Bathurst, NSW. applied to marry||The application was approved but the marriage never went ahead.8,12 She was on 22 December 1838 in Bathurst, NSW. applied to marry||The application was approved but the marriage never went ahead.13 She was granted a Ticket of Leave on 9 April 1846 in Wollongong, NSW, Australia. ticket of leave||She was to live with her husband Thomas Howard of Woolloomoolloo.7 On on 12 December 1856, Martin and Sarah (aged) were victims of Filley who in Byron, NSW, Australia. was described as "a Chinaman"||Mary was killed by multiple stab wounds and her body was brutally mutilated. Martin suffered a major stab wound to his side, but survived. Sarah was badly beaten and stabbed, but survived.5,14,15

Death

Mary Tobin died on 12 December 1856 in Bundarra, NSW, Australia, at age 39. brutally murdered by "a Chinaman named Filley"1,5,14

Citations

  1. [S622] "Research Report: Tobin, Mary on WikiTree by Leeane Godfrey", 22 Jun 2013, Leeane Godfrey, to James Fleming (Sydney); WikiTree, http://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Bowen-1865.
  2. [S633] Convict Departure Indents: 1837 SS Sir Charles Forbes Tobin Mary, Convict Departure Indents SS Sir Charles Forbes, Kingswood; Archives Office of NSW. Hereinafter cited as Convict Departure Indents: 1837 SS Sir Charles Forbes Tobin Mary.
  3. [S1081] Baptismal Record: Mary Tobin 1817, (11 Jul 1817), St John's Church, Irish Family History Foundation, Ireland
  4. [S1110] "RR: Lahy family origins - Essay by James Michael Fleming", 2019, James Michael Fleming (4 Currawang Street, Cammeray), to self; Fleming Family History Archive, Sydney.
  5. [S623] "Research Report: Tobin, Mary by Peter Page", 7 Jul 2004, Peter Page (email address), to Jim Fleming (email address); Fleming Family History Archive, Sydney.
  6. [S641] Marriage Certificate, Thomas Howard and Mary Tobin, 6 Jan 1841, Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages, NSW. 1841/167.
  7. [S639] Mary Howard nee Tobin, Convict Ticket Of Leave Butt: 1846 Howard Mary nee Tobin, (Kingswood: NSW State Archives), 9 Apr 1846
  8. [S470] "RR: Isaac Kemp summary by Lorraine Voigt", 29 Jan 1991, Lorraine Voigt (5 Kenworth Street Brassall Qld 4305), to James Fleming (Sydney); Fleming Family History Archive, Sydney.
  9. [S1082] Baptismal Record: Martin Bowe 1819, (4 Dec 1819), Thomastown RC Church, Irish Family History Foundation, Ireland
  10. [S1083] Baptismal Record: Ellen Bowe 1823, (25 Dec 1823), St John's RC Church, Irish Family History Foundation, Ireland
  11. [S643] Murder at Auburn Vale, New England, The Maitland Mercury, 3 Jan 1857.
  12. [S636] Isaac Kemp to Mary Tobin, Permission to Marry: 1838 1203 Kemp Isaac to Tobin Mary, (Kingswood: NSW Archives), 3 Dec 1838
  13. [S635] Isaac Kemp to Mary Tobin, Permission to Marry: 1838 1222 Kemp Isaac to Tobin Mary, (Kingswood: NSW Archives), 22 Dec 1838
  14. [S644] Murder by a Chinaman, The Moreton Bay Courier, 10 Jan 1857.
  15. [S642] Mary Howard nee Tobin, Police Gazette Vic: 1857 Howard Mary nee Tobin, (Kingswood: NSW State Archives), 8 Jan 1857
Last Edited9 July 2019