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Maria Walters (c. 1819–1880)

Maria Walters (c.1819-1880) nee Brennan.

Birth: c.1819 at Sligo, Ireland, daughter of Mathew Brennan, apothecary, and Catherine Bradley. Marriage: (1) 22 December 1841 at Christ Church, Hexham, Newcastle, New South Wales, to James Crofts. They had three sons and two daughters. (2) 1 September 1855 at Newcastle to John Walters. They had one daughter and one son. Death: 11 November 1880 at Newcastle, NSW. Religion: Catholic.

  • arrived in Sydney aboard the Brothers as a bounty immigrant in March 1841. Her father's occupation was given as apothecary and her mother was listed as dead. She gave her occupation as needlewoman, her age as 22, said she could read and write and gave her religion as Roman Catholic.
  • Cause of death: Cirrhosis of Liver. 2 months.

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Life Summary [details]

Alternative Names
  • Crofts, Maria
  • Brennan, Maria

c. 1819
Sligo, Ireland


November, 1880 (aged ~ 61)
Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia

Cause of Death

cirrhosis of the liver

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