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Faith Matthews (1801–1851)

Faith Cooper arrived in Sydney in 1810 with her parents Robert and Ellen Cooper aboard the Anne. Robert was a soldier in the 1/73 regiment. Faith married John Hearn in 1821. Following his death she married John Matthews in 1823.

In 1827 she placed the two children from her first marriage in the orphan school.

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  • Cooper, Faith
  • Hearn, Faith



9 March, 1851 (aged ~ 50)
Prospect, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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