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Mary Baxter (c. 1769–1828)

Mary Weir was sentenced to 7 years transportation at Dublin, Ireland, in 1791. She arrived in Sydney in 1793 aboard the Sugar Cane and married William Baxter on 11 July 1803 at Parramatta. By 1806 they had one female child. She died on 26 October 1828 at Richmond; her age was given as 59.

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Life Summary [details]

Alternative Names
  • Ware, Mary
  • Weir, Mary
  • Ware, Mary
  • Wair, Mary

c. 1769
Dublin, Ireland


26 October, 1828 (aged ~ 59)
Richmond, New South Wales, Australia

Cause of Death


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Passenger Ship
Convict Record

Crime: unknown
Sentence: 7 years