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Maher, Mary (1796–1866)

Mary Wright was born on about 1796, the daughter of First Fleeter Joseph Wright and and his wife Second Fleeter Eleanor Gott.  She married Robert Allen in 1812 at Windsor.  After Robert was imprisoned for "receiving stolen goods and harbouring bushrangers", Mary had two children with James Maher and married him after Robert's death.

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'Maher, Mary (1796–1866)', People Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://peopleaustralia.anu.edu.au/biography/maher-mary-27748/text35445, accessed 17 August 2018.

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Alternative Names
  • Wright, Mary
  • Allen, Mary
  • Meagher, Mary
Birth

1796
Pitt Town, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Death

2 July 1866
Pennant Hills, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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