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Jones, Martha (c. 1762–1817)

On Monday morning last, after a lingering consumption, Mrs. Martha Jones, wife of Edward Jones, baker. They both arrived in the first fleet, and were the first couple married in this Colony; which ceremony was performed on the 23d of March, 1788, under a marquee;—The deceased was always much esteemed as an honest and industrious woman.

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'Jones, Martha (c. 1762–1817)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 26 November 2020.

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Life Summary [details]

Alternative Names
  • Eaton, Martha
  • Beddingfield, Martha

c. 1762


1 September 1817
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Cause of Death


Passenger Ship
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