Mary was born in 1820 . Her birth was registered in Hobart but she may have been born in New Norfolk, a small town where her father had property.
Mary met convict John Alsop when she was about 18. A child Susannah was born to them in 1840.
A year later, in 1841, Mary married James Hay/Hays/Hayes in Hobart , who was aged 20, and someone she had probably known her whole life.
James and Mary settled in New Norfolk.
Eight children have been located for James and Mary.
Many family trees have placed her death as 11th April 1893  and this may well be correct. The death record lists her as a widow aged 66, cause of death senile decay and dropsy. The informant was the undertaker.
This record does not match Mary's age but it is possible Mary's family were guessing how old she was. In the record, her death is listed as 1 April 1893, whereas the St Mathews records  shows her as dying 11 April 1893 and aged 73.
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