THE 1788 – 1820 PIONEER ASSOCIATION INC.

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

Mary Duggan

Born: c.1783
Arrived Sydney: 11 Feb 1796
Vessel: Marquis Cornwallis
Status: CF
Married: 1.William Sherwin (no mge found) – 2.William Wells, 1826, Sydney
Occupation:
Died:
Buried:
Father: ?Michael Duggan###
Mother:

Profile:
Before the Macquarie era Mary arrived on the Marquis Cornwallis aged c.13. There was a soldier in the 102nd regiment named Michael Duggan who was also on board, possibly her father###
She was the mother of:
Mary c.1801
William S 1804
Sarah 1807
Elizabeth 1809

During the Macquarie era her children were:
John 1811
Eliza 1813
George 1816
Thomas S 1817
Eleanor S 1820

After the Macquarie era she was the mother of Lucy 1822

1822 Muster: Duggan, Mary, CF, Cornwallis, Parramatta with 7 unnamed children aged from14 down to 1 – (probably Elizabeth, John, Eliza, George, Thomas, Ellen & Lucy)

Not found in the 1823,24,25 Muster
On 17 October 1825 Mary was the widow of the storekeeper at Windsor, of George St, Parramatta when she sent a Memorial. On 12 & 14 November 1825 she was on lists of persons who had received orders for grants of land ###

On 17 October 1825 Mary Sherwin, widow of the Storekeeper at Windsor; of George St, Parramatta, sent a Memorial to the Col Sec. In November 1825 she was on a list of persons who had received orders for & on a list of lands granted by Sir Thomas Brisbane###

Mary Sherwin married William Wells at St Phillip’s CE, Sydney – V1826 3932 3B & V1826 118 10

1828 Census: Mary Wells, 45, CF, Protestant, Marquis Cornwallis 1799, Wife of William Wells, living at Parramatta with William & her children, Sarah 18, Elizabeth 14, Eliza 12, George 10, Thomas & Ellen 8 & Lucy 5

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)
###Index to the Papers of the Colonial Secretary 1788- 1825 – Archives Authority of NSW 1989