THE 1788 – 1820 PIONEER ASSOCIATION INC.

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

Mary Becket

Born: c.1803
Arrived Sydney:
Vessel:
Status: BC
Married: Thomas Best, 1818, Parramatta
Occupation:
Died: ?1876, Yass
Buried:
Father:?John Becket
Mother: Maria

Profile:
Before the Macquarie era Mary was born in the Colony – no baptism identified

During the Macquarie era Mary married Thomas Best at St John’s CE, Parramatta – V1818 2137 3A & V1818 821 147B
Their children were:
Hester/Esther 1818
Mary A 1820

After the Macquarie era:
Not found in the 1822 Muster

1823,24,25 Muster: Best, Mary, BC, Wife of Thomas Best, Parramatta

1828 Census: Mary Best, 25, BC, Protestant, Wife, Best’s Farm, Dural, Castle Hill, living with Thomas, Esther 10, Mary Ann 8, Thomas 7 & George 5

?Mary Best, daughter of John & Maria died 1876, regd Yass – 1876 11046
Researched & submitted by Association member F O’Donnell

References:
NSW Pioneer Birth, Death & Marriage Indexes
General Muster and Land and Stock Muster of NSW. 1822 – ABGR - 1988
General Muster List of New South Wales – 1823, 1824, 1825 – ABGR - 1999
Census of New South Wales 1828 – Sainty & Johnson, eds – 2008(cd)