Mary Ann Player (1840–)

Child of Female Factory prisoner ELIZABETH ROPE and, possibly also her husband THOMAS PLAYER. The father’s identity is in question as ELIZABETH was living with her partner EDWARD SULLIVAN at the time of her daughter’s birth. As the baby was so young, she seems to have gone to the Female Factory with her mother when her mother was sentenced to nine calendar months hard labour at the factory, as MARY ANN’s baptism was clearly recorded as a Factory baptism.


  • Born: 4 November 1840, Nepean River, New South Wales
  • Baptised: 28 March 1841, St. John’s Church, Parramatta


  • Parish Baptism Registers, Textual Records, St. John’s Anglican Church Parramatta, New South Wales, Australia.

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