Mary Desmont (d.1792)

MARY DESMONT was a convict who was tried and convicted alongside MARY BUTLER at the Old Bailey, London and sentenced to seven years transportation on 9 September 1789 for the theft of a wicker basket and beans at Covent Garden. DESMONT and BUTLER both arrived in the colony with the Second Fleet per Neptune (1790) on 28 June 1790. DESMONT survived just under two years in the colony. She was the “MARY DIAMOND, Convict” [sic] buried in an unmarked grave at St. John’s Cemetery, Parramatta on 4 April 1792.


  • Alternate: MARY DESMOND (c.f. Old Bailey trial record)
  • Alternate: MARY DESMONT (c.f. British Transportation Registers & Convict Indents)
  • Alternate: MARY DERMONT (c.f. NSW Early Convicts Index)
  • Alternate: MARY DIAMOND (c.f.  burial record)

Burial Location

  • Unmarked grave, exact location unknown, St. John’s Cemetery, Parramatta

Trial Records


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# Second Fleet

# Convict

# Trial Place: Old Bailey

# Punishment: Seven Years Transportation

# Ship: Neptune (1790)

# Burial year: 1792

# Grave: unmarked

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