Mary Hitchen1

F, #866, b. 27 February 1786, d. 12 September 1855
FatherJoseph Hitchen1 b. 1765
MotherSusan Sagar1 b. 1764
Relationship4th great-grandmother of Keith Graham Bassett
Last Edited13 Dec 2016
Birth*27 February 1786 Halifax, Lancashire1 
Christening26 September 1790 Burnley, Lancashire1 
Removal*14 June 1805 Crompton, Lancashire;
County of Lancaster.
To the Overseers of the Poor of the township of Crompton in the County of Lancaster, to execute; and to the Overseers of the Poor of the township of Warley in the West Riding of the County of York to receive and observe.
Whereas Complaint has been made by you the Overseers of the Poor of the township of Crompton unto us [blank] two of his Majesty’s Justices of the Peace and Quorum, in and for the said County of Lancaster, That Mary Hitchen, Singlewoman, being now pregnant of a Child or Children which is or are likely to be born a Bastard or Bastards doth now inhabit in the said township of Crompton not renting to the Value of Ten Pounds a Year, nor having otherwise gained any legal Settlement there, nor having brought or produced any Certificate owning her to be settled elsewhere, and that she is become chargeable to the township of Crompton aforesaid. NOW we the said Justices, on Examination and Inquiry made into the Premises, and on sufficient Proof this Day made upon Oath before us, and due Consideration thereupon had, do adjudge the said Complaint to be true, and do likewise adjudge that the Place of last legal Settlement of the said Mary Hitchen is in the township of Warley aforesaid. We do therefore require and command you the Overseers of the Poor of the township of Crompton aforesaid, or one of you, to remove and convey the said Mary Hitchen the next and direct Way to the township of Warley aforesaid, and deliver her to the Overseers of the Poor thereof, or to one of them, (together with this our Order, or a true Copy thereof, at the same Time shewing the original, if required) who are hereby required to receive the said Mary Mary Hitchen and provide for her as the Law directs. GIVEN under our Hands and Seals, at Rochdale, in the said County of Lancaster, the fourteen Day of June in the Year of our Lord One Thousand Eight Hundred and five
Thos Drake2 
Marriage*12 August 1805 St John the Baptist, Halifax, West Riding, Yorkshire;
James Buckley of Crompton in the Parish of Oldham Cotton Spinner and Mary Hitchen of Warley of the Parish of Halifax Spr were married in this Church by Banns this twelfth Day of August in the Year One Thousand Eight Hundred and five
By me Thos Atkinson Clerk in Orders
This Marriage was solemnized between Us
Ja Buckley's mark
Mary Hitchin's mark
in the Presence of
James Rigg
Robt Hargrave;Groom=James Buckley3 
Married Name12 August 1805 Buckley4 
Death of Daughter5 February 1808 Royton, Lancashire;Principal=Hannah Buckley5 
Birth of Daughter1810 Lancashire;Principal=Sarah Buckley6 
Birth of Daughtercirca 1815 Lancashire;Principal=Mary Buckley7 
Birth of Daughtercirca 1816 Lancashire;Principal=Elizabeth Buckley7 
Conviction*21 October 1817 Lancashire Quarter Sessions, Lancashire;
Convicted of larceny and sentenced to transportation for 7 years.1 
Transportation*17 September 1818 "Maria", Port Jackson, NSW;
Name: Mary Buckley
Where Convicted: Lancaster Quarter Sessions
When: 21st October 1817
Term: Seven years
Calling: Cotton weaver
Age: 31

Also on board where her children, George, Sarah, Mary and Elizabeth. Abraham being too old to come with parents, stayed with grandparents and continued his education, coming to Australia at a later date.8 
Note*26 September 1818 Sydney, NSW;
On list of convicts disembarked from the "Maria" and forwarded to the Factory, Parramatta with four children9 
Assignment*28 September 1818 Sydney, NSW, Australia;
Secretary’s Office Sydney
28th Septr. 1818.
I herewith transmit you a List of the Names of 26 Female Convicts landed from the Transport Ship Maria, Brown Master, of whom 18 are Ordered by His Excellency the Governor for the Factory at Parramatta, and 8 to those to whom His Excellency has already Assigned them and whose Names Appear in the accompanying Lists

These women were sent forward to Parramatta by Water, and you are to Distribute them according to the List herewith.

I have the honor to be,
Your Obedt Hble Servt
(Signed) “J. T. Campbell” Secy

H. W. Arthur Esqre J.P. Parramatta

For the Factory
10. Mary Buckley - & 4 Children9 
Birth of Daughter27 August 1819 Parramatta, NSW, Australia;Principal=Ann Buckley10 
Birth of Daughter7 August 1821 Parramatta, NSW, Australia;Principal=Jane Buckley11 
Conviction7 March 1822 Parramatta, NSW, Australia;
Return of Proceedings, taken at the Magistrates Court Parramatta, for Quarter ending March 31st 1822
Date: March 7, 1822
Present: Hannibal McArthur Esquire
Names: Theodore Pike
Free or Bond: bond
If bond by what Ship: Asia
Nature of Offence: Found away from his Gang having no Pass
Sentence: 50 Lashes and to be returned to his Gang
Remission’s: Punisht Suspended
Remarks &c: Belonging to, “Campbells Farm”9 
Birth of Daughter2 June 1823 Parramatta, NSW, Australia;Principal=Martha Buckley10 
Birth of Son7 May 1825 Parramatta, NSW, Australia;Principal=James Buckley10 
Cert-Freedom*16 March 1826 NSW, Australia;
Number: 63/5035
Name: Mary Buckley
Vessel: Maria
Year Arrived: 1818
Where Convicted: Lancaster
When Convicted: 27th October 1817
Term: Seven Years
Native Place: Yorkshire
Calling: Servant & Cotton weaver
Age: Forty
Height: 5 feet 2 1/4 inches
Complexion: Ruddy
Hair: Brown
Eyes: Hazel
Date of Certificate: 16 March 1826
General remarks:12 
Birth of Son26 December 1826 Parramatta, NSW, Australia;Principal=William Buckley11 
Census 1828*1828 Parramatta, NSW, Australia;
James Buckley, 41, FS, Protestant, Morley, 1818, 7, Nailer
Mary Buckley, 40, FS, Protestant, Maria, 1818, 7
George Buckley, 20, CF, Protestant, Maria, 1818,, Nailer
Sarah Buckley, 18, CF, Protestant, Maria, 1818
Ann Buckley, 9, BC, Protestant
Jane Buckley, 7, BC, Protestant
Martha Buckley, 5, BC, Protestant
James Buckley, 3, BC, Protestant
William Buckley, 20m, BC, Protestant

3 cattle and 1 horse;Head=James Buckley, Son=George Buckley, Daughter=Sarah Buckley, Daughter=Ann Buckley, Daughter=Jane Buckley, Daughter=Martha Buckley, Son=James Buckley, Son=William Buckley13 
Death of SpouseAugust 1836 Parramatta, NSW, Australia;Principal=James Buckley14 
Death of Daughter22 September 1851 Bankstown, NSW, Australia;age 39;Principal=Sarah Buckley15 
Death*12 September 1855 Parramatta, NSW, Australia16 


James Buckley b. 5 Mar 1786, d. Aug 1836


  1. [S175] Scott Shaw's Family Tree.
  2. [S1591] Lancashire Record Office, Crompton to Warley, co. York. Order of removal of Mary Hitchen, singlewoman QSP/2519/15 1805 14 Jun.
  3. [S1609] West Yorkshire, Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1512-1812, online, marriage James Buckley & Mary Hitchen 1805.
  4. [S1251] IGI batch M007494 - Halifax, Yorkshire.
  5. [S1399] IGI batch P014831 - Royton, Lancashire.
  6. [S1469] 1825 Muster for NSW Australia.
  7. [S1328] 1825 Muster for NSW, Australia.
  8. [S1316] Convict Idents.
  9. [S1233] Colonial Secretary Correspondence, 1788-1825.
  10. [S1464] Unknown title.
  11. [S1220] NSW Baptisms 1788-1855.
  12. [S194] State Records Certificates of Freedom 1823-1869.
  13. [S1235] 1828 Census for NSW Australia.
  14. [S1579] St Johns Parramatta Parish Registers.
  15. [S1223] NSW Deaths 1788-1975.
  16. [S1570] NSW Early Church Records 1788-1854, V1855153 120/1855 Mary Buckley.