Background. Alternatives name: Burrow, James (alias) Haydock , Molly (maiden name) Raby , Mary (alternative spelling) Raiby , Mary (alternative spelling) Birth: 12 May 1777 Location: Bury, Lancashire, England Died: 30 may 1855 Location: Newtown, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Alternatives name: Burrow, James (alias)
Haydock, Molly (maiden name)
Raby, Mary (alternative spelling)
Raiby, Mary (alternative spelling)
Birth: 12 May 1777
Location: Bury, Lancashire, England
Died: 30 may 1855
Location: Newtown, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Cultural heritage: English
Occupation: business woman and convict
Relationship: Reibey, Thomas (7 September 1794 – 5 April 1811)
Arrived Sydney: 1792
Children: 7 , some are boys and some are girls
What sort of family did she come from? What job did she have?
Mary Reibey, baptized Molly Haydock, was born on 12 May 1777 in Bury, Lancashire, England as it says on the second slide. Following the death of her parents, Mary at a very young age and was raised by her reared grandmother and sent into service. She ran away and was arrested. She arrived in Sydney, Australia, on the royal admiral in October 1792. Mary Reibeywas a businesswoman with interests in shipping and property. She meets a young fellow, Thomas Reibey, who she married at the age of 17 on 7 September 1794, a young Irishman in the service of the east India Co., whom she met in the transport and who had returned to Sydney in the Britannia that year and a junior officer. Thomas was granted land on the Hawkesbury River, where he and Mary lived and farmed following their marriage. By 1807, Thomas has bought a schooner for trading with the pacific islands. He felt ill after all his hard work a voyage to India in 1809; his heath never actually recovered, who died in 1811, Mary was left with seven children and control of a large business which included rural properties, bass strait sealing operations and overseas trading. Through enterprise and hard work she became one of the most successful businesswomen in the colony. In the eyes of her age group Mary Reibey gradually rose to respectability and affluence in the new emancipist society. She was a favorite of Governor Lachlan Macquari and opened a new warehouse in George Street in 1812 and in 1817 extended her shipping operations with the purchase of further vessels. By 1828, when she gradually retired from active involvement in business, she had acquired wide property holdings in the city. In 1820 she returned to England with her daughters. Returning to Sydney she began buying property, starting several building projects in the centre of town. Mary was quickly able to retire and live on her savings. In 1825, in recognition of her interest in church, education and charity, Mary was appointed one of the governors of the Free Grammar School. She settled in Newtown in her later years, where she lived until her death in 30 of May 1855. Five of her seven children had predeceased her.
I'm still thinking… but for now ill give you one…
Who was the only person in the whole history world that was convicted in crimes against property ? As you will find to this Answer on slide 7