MARY BRIEN was an Irish convict woman transported for seven years per City of Edinburgh (1) (1828) for stealing money in a dwelling house.
In the colony she was incarcerated at the Parramatta Female Factory where her daughter MARY BRIEN (II) would die in 1832. MARY BRIEN (I) may have also been the mother of ANNE FOSSET, if “MARY FOSSET” was a misspelling or alternate spelling of her alias “MARY FORREST.” (Further research required to confirm).
- Alias: MARY FORREST
- Alias: MARY O’BRIEN
- Possible alternate: MARY FOSSET
- Born: c. 1810, County Cork, Ireland
- Tried and convicted for stealing money from a dwelling house: 1828, Cork, Ireland
- Sentenced to seven years transportation
- Sailed for the colony of New South Wales per City of Edinburgh (1): 23 June 1828 from Cork, Ireland
- Arrived in the colony of New South Wales per City of Edinburgh (I): 12 November 1828
- Gave birth to daughter MARY BRIEN (II): c. April 1831
- Daughter MARY BRIEN (II) died: c. 26 January 1831, Parramatta Female Factory
- Daughter MARY BRIEN (II) buried: 26 January 1831, St. John’s Parish, Parramatta
- Irish Convicts to New South Wales, 1788–1849, (2011), MARY BRIEN, accessed 22 September 2018.
- Parish Baptism Registers, Textual Records, St. John’s Anglican Church Parramatta, New South Wales, Australia.
- Parish Burial Registers, Textual Records, St. John’s Anglican Church Parramatta, New South Wales, Australia.
# Punishment: Seven Years Transportation
# Ship: City of Edinburgh (1) (1828)
# Parramatta Female Factory