People Australia

  • searches all National Centre of Biography websites
  • searches all National Centre of Biography websites
  • searches all National Centre of Biography websites

Browse Lists:

Cultural Advice

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people should be aware that this website contains names, images, and voices of deceased persons.

In addition, some articles contain terms or views that were acceptable within mainstream Australian culture in the period in which they were written, but may no longer be considered appropriate.

These articles do not necessarily reflect the views of The Australian National University.

Older articles are being reviewed with a view to bringing them into line with contemporary values but the original text will remain available for historical context.

Mary Bryan (1782–1850)

Mary Bryan was sentenced to seven years transportation for stealing a dollar, worth 4 shillings 9 pence from a storekeper. She arrived in Sydney in 1798 aboard the Britannia. She had two sons with Richard Mortimer and was recorded in the 1825 Muster as the 'wife of John Bennett'.

Citation details

'Bryan, Mary (1782–1850)', People Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 20 May 2024.

© Copyright People Australia, 2012

Life Summary [details]

Alternative Names
  • Brien, Mary
  • Briant, Mary



11 June, 1850 (aged ~ 68)
Parramatta, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Cultural Heritage

Includes subject's nationality; their parents' nationality; the countries in which they spent a significant part of their childhood, and their self-identity.

Passenger Ship
Convict Record

Crime: theft
Sentence: 7 years