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Mary Saunders (1768–1852)

Mary Bouchier, a banquet cook, was found guilty of stealing some silver spoons and other items from an employer. She was sentenced to life transportation and arrived in Sydney in 1796 aboard the Indispensible. She married Thomas Saunders on 19 December 1796 at St John's, Parramatta. 

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Alternative Names
  • Sanders, Mary
  • Boucher, Mary
  • Bouchier, Mary



9 August, 1852 (aged ~ 84)
Parramatta, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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Convict Record

Crime: theft
Sentence: life