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Mary Cusley (1756–1834)

Mary Chadderton née Moreton was sentenced to seven years transportation for burglary. Her prison record gave her age as 29 and her place of birth as Coventry, Warwickshire.  She married William Adams in Sydney in 1791. Following his death, she married William Baker in 1814 and, after Baker's death, married Benjamin Cusley in 1824. The couple were living at Wilberforce in 1828.

* information from Michael Flood, The Second Fleet: Britain's Grim Convict Armada of 1790 (1993), p 653

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Life Summary [details]

Alternative Names
  • Barker, Mary
  • Chadderton, Mary
  • Adams, Mary
  • Moreton, Mary

Coventry, Warwickshire, England


3 November, 1834 (aged ~ 78)
Windsor, New South Wales, Australia

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Crime: forgery