|Country of Origin||England|
|Date of Birth||c1770|
|Year of Arrival in Australia||1814|
|Submitted by||Beth Kebblewhite|
Mary married Robert Bogg (c1764-1829) in England. After his conviction in 1813, Mary brought her six children to Sydney on the “Broxbornebury” after petitioning the Government & they arrived only six months after Robert. The children were: Robert Jnr. (c1799-1875); Charles (c1801-?); Charlotte (c1803-?); Thomas (c1808-?); Elizabeth (c1809-1893); & Eliza (c1813-1835).
Robert Bogg said he was a native of Lincoln in 1813 when he was convicted at the Old Bailey in London. He was charged with forging bank notes & sentenced to fourteen years transportation to NSW, reaching in Sydney on the “General Hewitt” in February 1814.
When his family joined him he was given his TOL only a week later so he could work & support them & not be a burden on the Government. He was then described as 5’8″ tall, dark ruddy complexion, dark brown hair & hazel eyes. Robert soon set up a shoemaking business in Pitt Street Sydney, where he employed others, including some convicts & later his sons.
Source: Beth Kebblewhite 2011)
They had another child, Ann Bogg (1815-1816) who was born in Sydney in 1815, only to die ten months later. Mary at that time would have been aged 45!
Mary Bogg, aged about 49, died in Sydney in 1819. In the 1822 Muster her husband was described as holding a Conditional Pardon, a shoemaker in Sydney, living with Rebecca Bogg (was she a defacto wife or the wrong name of one of his daughters?), who was aged 17 & a servant to A. Levey, Sydney. In 1825 Robert was granted a Conditional Pardon, (although he said he had one in 1822!), making him a free man. He also lived for a while with Ann Mason, who had reached NSW as a free woman on the ship “Northampton” in 1815. He remarried in 1826 to Mary Ann Cowle, aged 25, a convict woman who arrived on the ship ‘Mary’ in 1823. They had a son, James Bogg, born on 1st March 1829 but Robert Bogg died two months later, aged about 65.