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Mary Pears (b. Bef. 28 Mar 1770, d. 20 Nov 1825)Mary Pears (daughter of Charles Pares) was born Bef. 28 Mar 1770 in Kegworth, Leicestershire, England3, and died 20 Nov 1825 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
Notes for Mary Pears:
Mary married a Mr. Goddard pre 1798 and they had three children.
Mr. Goddard passed away pre 1798 and Mary then married William Plowright, in Nottingham City, Nottinghamshire, England.In the marriage banns for St. Mary's, Nottingham, she is shown as a widow.
William & Mary had four children, Edward, Elizabeth, William & Henry, between 1798 & 1805, with the eldest Son, Edward passing away and being buried on 10 Dec 1798.
In 1808 Mary was detained in the Town Jail and charged upon the oaths of William Swift and others with feloniously stealing in the Parish of St. Mary in the town of Nottingham, a quanity of silk handkerchieves, a piece of sarsonet and three calico shawls, the property of the said William Swift.Committed on 16 Mar 1808 by E. Swan, Deputy Mayor and William Howitt, Alderman.She was tried and convicted at the Nottingham Town Assizes on the 4th Aug, 1808, and sentenced to 7 years transportation to Botany Bay.She was transported on the Convict Ship the "Indispensible", which arrived at Sydney on the 19th Aug, 1809.The Ships Master was Mr. Henry Best.
On the 25th Feb, 1811, working as a servant for Mr. David Bevan, she lodged a petition for a Ticket of Leave, which was granted in 1812.Later she received an absolute pardon No. 176.*
Her daughter Eleanor (Ellen) was born on the 7th Jan, 1813, in Sydney Town.Ellen's Father was James Ball.(not married)
A General Muster for NSW was held in 1814, where Mary is listed as residing in Sydney, arrived Indespensible, Free, Off Rations, one child off rations, single.
On the 6th Apr, 1817, she was named on List of Persons Licensed as a Publican for 1816, at Sydney.**
By the 19th Apr, 1817, Mary was the publican of "The Speed the Plough Inn", Sydney.
By 1824, Mary had the Nottingham New Inn, at 32 Pitt Street, Sydney.
In 1821 Mary married Thomas Arkell in Sydney, NSW.***
Mary died at Sydney Sandhill, in 1825, and was buried at the Old Devonshire St, Cemetery, and later moved to the Necropolis, Rookwood Cemetery, Sydney.
Extract of the Will of Mary Plowright-Arkell.
In the name of God Amen.I, MARY ARKELL of Sydney, Dealer, Wife of Mr. Thomas Arkell formerly Mary Plowright, Widow, (Whereas by Indenture of Settlement made previous to my marriage with the said Thomas Arkell and by another Indenture made since the said marriage both duly executed under the hand and seal of the said Thomas Arkell for settling all the real and personal estates I had at the time of the said marriage of that might be acquired by me during such Coverture to my sole and separate use notwithstanding such Coverture with full power and authority for me by Deed or Will to give, devise, or appoint the same notwithstanding such Coverture) so make this my last Will and Testament.
First I recommend my Soul to God who gave it inhope through the mediation of the Blessed Saviour Jesus Christ to have pardon for all my Sins and I commit my Body to the Earth and with respect to my worldly estate which it has pleased God to give me I give and dispose of the same as hereafter mentioned upon the Trusts hereinafter expressed and concerning the same I give, devise and bequeath to my Executors hereinafter mentioned and to the survivor of them their or his heirs executors administrators or assigns all my real and personal estate whatsoever wheresoever and of what nature or kind soever to be by my said Executors taken received or held in trust for the uses intents and purposes hereinafter expressed.
Concerning the same (that is to say) with respect to my stock in trade, household goods and moveable property as soon as conveniently may be after my decease to sell and dispose of the same to the best advantage by Public or Private Sale for the most money that can or may be gotten for the same and after payment of all my just debts, funeral and other expenses to place the residue of such money out on good security at interest and to pay and apply the same and the interest thereof in like manner and according to the mode in which my other Estates hereinafter directed to be paid and applied for the benefit of my children hereinafter mentioned or such of them as may become entitled by coming to this Colony or sending authorities within the time hereinafter expressed.
And my Will is that with respect to my freehold premises in Pitt Street Sydney now known by the Nottingham New Inn and numbered 39 in the said Street.My will is that by said Executors and the survivor of them and or his heirs hold the same in trust for my daughter Eleanor Plowright now living with me in Sydney with power to let and act the same and to receive the rents, issues and profits thereof and to apply the same or so much thereof as may be necessary for the education support and maintenance of my said daughter Eleanor Plowright until she shall attain the age of Twentyone years or day of Marriage which shall first happen and after such event (if married) to assign the same to Trustees to be appointed for that purpose upon Trust to permit and suffer my said daughter Eleanor Plowright notwithstanding her converture to receive the rents issues and profits thereof to her sale and separate uses and not to be subject to the control debts or any engagement of her husband in any wise howsoever...............
...............And I do hereby appoint my good friends Mr. James Chisholm of George Street Sydney, Merchant, and Mr. Thomas Cooper of George Street Sydney, blacksmith, Executors of this my Will and Guardians of my infant daughter Eleanor Plowright hereby revoking all former and other Wills by me heretofore and I do declare this to be my last Will and Testament.
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand andseal and delivered the same as and for my last Will and Testament this thirty first day of December in the year of our Lord one thousand and eight hundred and twentyfour.
*Fiche 3169, 4/1848 PP.35-36.
**(Reel 6038: SZ759 Rg. 193) Qld State Lib.
***NSW Pioneer Index No. V18211037 1478.
More About Mary Pears:
Baptism: Bef. 28 Mar 1770, Kegworth, Leicestershire, England.4, 5
Burial: Aft. 20 Nov 1825, Old Devonshire S, moved to, Necropolis, Sydney.