Mary Ann has used a number of different surnames - Carlow, Callar, Keller and McKeller
Mary Ann was born on 13 June 1803 in Colegate, Norwich, Norfolk, England
Her parents were John Callow and Hannah Watts.
She has 1 sibling - Thomas Watts
She was baptised on 10 July 1803 in the St. George's Church in Colegate, Norwich, Norfolk, England
Protestant - Church of England
Occupation in England
Mary was charged in January 1822 in the Norwich Petty Sessions, Norfolk, England
She wand a Rebecca Furness were charged with stealing 3 gowns, 2 shawls, a handkerchief, a tablecloth and an apron. This was valued at 1 pound 2 shillings.
They were both found guilty on 20 July 1822 and sentenced to 7 years transportation.
Mary was placed on board the convict ship "Mary" and it departed England on 10 June 1823.
They travelled via Hobart and arrived in Sydney on 18 October 1823.
Gaol in Australia
She was sentenced to gaol in Sydney, New South Wales.
She had been absent from her service.
Relationship with George Barry
Mary had a relationship with George Barry.
This may have started in 1823, but definitively was occurring in 1825 and 1826.
George Barry was a seaman and may have served on the ship Mary.
They had 1 child - Sarah Ann
George Barry had disappeared by 1827 - at sometime after Sarah Ann's baptism.
Between 1827 and 1828 George Barry was gone and Mary along with her daughter were living in the Female Factory at Parramatta.
A Female Factory is a combination of prison and work house for female convicts.
Mary and Sarah Ann were using the surname Callar.
On 2 September 1827 she was punished for being in an improper condition. This usually means she was pregnant but there was no record of a birth.
Certificate of Freedom
On 17 August 1827, after completing her 7 year sentence Mary was issued with her Certificate of Freedom.
Certificate No. 983 / 1829
Mary wished to marry a convict so they applied for permission to marry on 17 August 1829 and it was approved on 1 September 1829.
Mary married William Greentree on 14 September 1989 at St. John's Church (Church of England) in Wilberforce, New South Wales.
Mary was 26 years old and William was 46 years old.
William was a land holder in Wilberforce (he had a lease on the land)
Mary and William had 10 children - Henry, Thomas Henry, William, Harriet, George, Caroline, Reuben, Richard, Ann and Mary.
After the wedding William took Sarah Ann as his own child.
William died in 1855.
After her husband received his Certificate of Freedom, the family was allowed to leave the Wilberforce area. He may also have finished his lease on the land they looked after.
The family moved to the McGrath's Hill area
Death and Burial
Mary died at the age of 70 on 23 April 1874 in McGrath's Hill, New South Wales.
She died of a disease of the heart.
She was buried on 25 April 1874 at Windsor Cemetery, New South Wales.
Norfolk, England, Church of England Baptism, Marriages, and Burials, 1535-1812 / Mary Ann's birth and baptism.
New South Wales, Australia Convict Ship Muster Rolls and Related Records, 1790-1849 / Muster of the convict ship Mary, with conviction date.
Australian Convict Index, 1788-1868
New South Wales, Australia, St. John's Parramatta Baptisms / Sarah Ann's Baptism with parents Mary Caller and George Barry,
1828 New South Wales, Australia Census
New South Wales, Australia, Gaol Description and Entrance Books, 1818-1930 / 25 November 1824
New South Wales, Australia, Convict Applications for the Publication of Banns, 1828-1830, 1838-39
Australia Marriage Index, 1788-1950 / Volume VB
MarriageNSW BDM Index 4658/1829 V18294658 3B GREENTREE WILLIAM married CALLOW MARY (CM) (CM=Church of England Wilberforce)
Marriage "Australia Marriages, 1810-1980," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XTCY-7BM : 12 December 2014), William Greentree and Mary Callow Or Carlow, 14 Sep 1829; citing Wilberforce, New South Wales, Australia, reference ; FHL microfilm 993,950. William Greentree married Mary Callow Or Carlow 14 September 1829 at Wilberforce, New South Wales, Australia
DeathNSW BDM Index 8388/1874 GREENTREE MARY AGE 74 YEARS DIED WINDSOR (WINDSOR)
History of William Greentree 1783 to 1855 by Margaret Parkes.
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It may be possible to confirm family relationships with Mary by comparing test results with other carriers of her mitochondrial DNA.
However, there are no known mtDNA test-takers in her direct maternal line.
It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share some percentage of DNA with Mary: