Looking for Parents of Mary Gittos
Mary Gittos was approximately 19 years old when she was tried at the
Old Bailey Middlesex in 1788 for theft/housebreaking and her punishment was transportation for 7 years.
Reference Number for this hearing is t17880910-6
Mary left England on the 2nd Fleet ship "Lady Juliana" on 29th July 1789 and arrived in Australia on 26th June 1790.
On 1st August 1790 Mary Gittos was among 194 male and femlae convicts sent to Norfolk Island on the "Surprize"
In February 1791 Mary was issued with a pig and was presumed to be cultivating her own garden and maize crop.
February 1793 William Charlton of the NSW Corps arrived on Norfolk Island He and Mary formed a relationship and were living together.
Their daughter mary Ann was born September 1794 and the family sailed for sydney in November 1795 and another daughter Elizabeth,was born in June 1796 and baptised in July.
This family was back on Norfolk Island by 1802 and were all mustered there in February 1805. They returned to Sydney again in 1806 when Mary was recorded with one male and two female children.
Other children born to the couple included Harriet (1801)William(1802)
Rebecca (1804) Elizabeth (1807 Mary(1809)and Joseph(c1811)