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Mary (Potter) Brown (abt. 1786 - 1832)

Mary Brown formerly Potter aka Wilmot
Born about in Hertfordshire, Englandmap
Daughter of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Wife of — married 30 Aug 1813 in Windsor, New South Wales, Australiamap
Descendants descendants
Died in Windsor, New South Wales, Australiamap
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Biography

Mary (Potter) Brown was a convict after the Third Fleet transported to New South Wales

Mary Potter was born in 1786 in Hertfordshire, England.

She married William Wilmot in about 1803 in England but there needs to more research done to determine dates and the possibility of children born to Mary and William and what happened to any children once she was transported in 1811.

She was convicted at Hertford, Liberty of St Albans Quarter Sessions of stealing a wooden box and 2 books to the value of two shillings, and was transported aboard the ship ‘Friends’, to serve a seven year sentence, departing in April, 1811 and arriving at New South Wales on 29th September, 1811[1].

She married Daniel Brown, who had arrived as a Convict aboard the "Guildford" in 1812, on 30 August 1813 at Windsor, New South Wales, Australia[2]and two of their children were Lucy (Brown) Upton, Mary Anne (Brown) Dorset, Ann (Brown) Norris, Martha (Brown) Pearson, David Brown, and Emma (Barker) Brown.

Mary died on 3 November 1832 at Windsor, New South Wales, Australia[3] and was buried at St. Matthews Cemetery, Windsor, New South Wales, Australia.

Sources

  1. Convict Records: Mary Wilmot: Denis Pember on 30th October, 2015 wrote: "Mary was transported aboard the ship ‘Friends’ to serve a seven year sentence for stealing a wooden box and 2 books to the value of two shillings.
  2. Marriage New South Wales Australia Marriages: Registration number 1542/1813 V18131542 3A Groom's Family Name BROWN Groom's Given Name(s) DANIEL Bride's Family Name(s) WILMOT Bride's Given Name(s) MARY District CC
  3. Death New South Wales Australia Deaths: Name: BROWN MARY Registration number 1895/1832 V18321895 16 Father's Given Name(s) AGE 46 Mother's Given Name(s) District
  • Convict Records:Anonymous on 12th October, 2011 wrote: "Mary Wilmot was born in Hertfordshire, England in 1786. She married Daniel Brown in NSW - also a transported convict. She died 5 November 1832 at Windsor, NSW Australia aged 46 years.
  • Sainty & Johnson; 1828 Census of New South Wales: [Ref B2830] Browne, Mary, 41, FS, Friends, 1811 at Cornwallis. "In the colony, she married Daniel Brown (Convict, Guildford, 1812). They married 30 August 1813 at St Matthew’s Windsor. Mary and Daniel had 6 children. Also Browne, Daniel, 46, CP, Guildford, 1812, Farmer at Cornwallis. And 5 children named, viz:- Mary Anne 11, Ann 10, Martha 6, David 7, and Emma 4 all born in colony. Elder daughter Lucy recorded as the wife (aged 15) of Jessie Upton."
  • Daughter: New South Wales Australia Births: Name: Name: BROWN LUCY Registration number 3494/1814 V18143494 1A Father's Given name(s) DANIEL Mother's Given name(s) MARY District
  • Daughter: New South Wales Australia Births: Name: BROWN MARY A Registration number 4228/1815 V18154228 1B Father's Given name(s) DANIEL Mother's Given name(s) MARY District
  • Daughter: New South Wales Australia Births: Name: BROWN ANN Registration number 6698/1818 V18186698 1B Father's Given name(s) DANIEL Mother's Given name(s) MARY District
  • Son: New South Wales Australia Births: Name: BROWN DAVID Registration number 6699/1820 V18206699 1B Father's Given name(s) DANIEL Mother's Given name(s) MARY District
  • Daughter: New South Wales Australia Births: Name: BROWN MARTHA Registration number 6700/1822 V18226700 1B Father's Given name(s) DANIEL Mother's Given name(s) MARY District
  • Daughter: New South Wales Australia Births: Name: BROWN EMMA Registration number 6701/1824 V18246701 1B Father's Given name(s) DANIEL Mother's Given name(s) MARY District


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