THE 1788 - 1820 PIONEER ASSOCIATION INC.

THE PEOPLE IN THE LIFE AND TIMES OF LACHLAN AND ELIZABETH MACQUARIE

Mary Ann Morey
Born: c1782 in England.
Arrived: Sydney 18th July 1798.
Vessel: Brittania.
Married: William Abel on 21st December 1811 at St Mary's, Gretna Tasmania.
Died: Gretna, Tasmania.
Buried: 30th December 1856 at St Mary's Gretna, Tasmania.

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Prior to the Macquarie Era the following children were born to William and Mary Ann:-
William born 10th March 1800 at Norfolk Island.
Thomas born 14th November 1802 at Norfolk Island died 12th February 1803.
Thomas born 11th February 1805 at Norfolk Island.
George born pre 1808 at Norfolk Island.
Henry born 4th November 1808 at Hobart, Tasmania.

During the Macquarie Era the following children were born to William and Mary Ann:-
Sarah born 6th October 1814 at Hobart, Tasmania.
Rebecca born 11th December 1815 at Hobart, Tasmania.
Alexander born 21st December 1818 at Hobart, Tasmania.
James born 26th January 1820 at Hobart, Tasmania.

After the Macquarie Era the following children were born to Mary Ann and William:-
Emanual born 12th June 1822 at Hobart, Tasmania.
John Bartle Freeman born 5th December 1825.
Mary Ann born 30th December 1829.

At the age of 19, Mary Ann was sentenced on the 18th October 1797 at the Old Bailey to transportation for seven years. She had been charged with stealing wearing apparel off John
Thomas, an infant. Mary stated the child had been crying and she had taken his clothes off him intending to replace them in a more comfortable manner when she was seized by James Dyson, a
passerby.

She married William Abel at St Matthews, New Norfolk, Buckingham, Tasmania and they had twelve children.

Researched and submitted by Association Member, Fay O'Donnell. 

 Reference:
A Register of Pioneer Familes, Volume 1, page 1 to 9, published by the 1788 - 1820 Pioneer Association
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