THE 1788 – 1820 PIONEER ASSOCIATION INC.

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

Mary Harding

Born:? c.1776
Arrived Sydney:
Vessel:
Status:
Married: Henry Early, 1810, Sydney
Occupation:
Died: ?1831, Hunter District
Buried:
Father:
Mother:

Profile:
Before the Macquarie era Mary arrived in the Colony possibly as Mary ( ux Christopher Harding) who was tried at Nottingham Assizes on 16 July 1807, received a sentence of 7 years & arrived 25 June 1809 on the Experiment

During the Macquarie era Mary married Henry Early at St Phillip’s CE, Sydney – V1810 1053 3A
They had a son Henry 1812

?Left the colony & returned in 1817 - See notes re Henry Early

1822 Muster: Mary Early, CF, Lord Eldon, Wife of Henry Early, Windsor also an unnamed child of Henry Early

1823,24,25 Muster: Mary Early, CF, Lord Eldon 1817, Wife of Henry Early also Henry, son of Henry Early Wilberforce

1828 Census: Mary Easley, a52, CF, Protestant, Lord Eldon 1817, living at Pickering, Hunter River with Henry snr & Henry jnr

Mary Early died 1831, a54 – CE, Black Creek, Bulwarra; Clifden; Hinton; Morpeth; Maitland; Hunter

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)