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Mary Wilbow (1773–1847)

Mary Martin was sentenced to seven years transportation for the theft of some shawls from a shop. She arrived in Sydney in 1790 aboard the Neptune as part of the Second Fleet. She married Thomas Smith on 4 March 1792. By 1802 she was living with James Wilbow; they were married on 29 March 1807.

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Alternative Names
  • Martin, Mary
  • Smith, Mary

10 June, 1773


17 September, 1847 (aged 74)
Pitt Town, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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Convict Record

Crime: theft
Sentence: 7 years