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Mary Cawthorne (c. 1768–1846)

Mary Cawthorne (c.1768-1848) was sentenced to 7 years transportation on 14 September 1796, at the Old Bailey, London. She arrived at Sydney in July 1798 aboard the Britannia and, by 1806, was living with William Field at Mulgrave Place, in the Hawkesbury as his housekeeper. She was recorded as Field's wife in the 1822 Muster.

Mary Cawthorne was buried (as Mary Field) on 13 September 1846 at Wilberforce; her age was given as 80.

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Life Summary [details]

Alternative Names
  • Crawthorne, Mary
  • Cawthorn, Mary
  • Cauther, Mary

c. 1768


14 September, 1846 (aged ~ 78)
Wilberforce, New South Wales, Australia

Passenger Ship
Convict Record

Crime: unknown
Sentence: 7 years