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Mary Elizabeth Wright (c. 1791–?)

Mary Elizabeth Wright (c.1791), a servant, was sentenced to 7 years transportation on 29 March 1813 at Surrey, England. She arrived at Sydney aboard the Wanstead in January 1814. She married Nathaniel Fowler on 25 August 1814 at St John's Church, Parramatta.

Wright had separated from Fowler by 1822 and was living with William Davis at Windsor; they were still together in 1825.

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  • Fowler, Mary Elizabeth

c. 1791

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Crime: unknown
Sentence: 7 years