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Mary Broughton (1805–1899)

Mrs. M. Broughton, is mentioned in to- day's ARGUS. Mary Broughton, nee Ward, half-sister of Henry O'Brien, of 'Douro,' and Cornelius O'Brien, of 'Bendinine,' born in Ireland, arrived in New South Wales in 1815, residing several years with her uncle, 'Merchant' Brown, at 'Abbotsbury,' near Parramatta. Married W. H. Broughton (son of the first Government storekeeper at Parramatta). Her husband was one of the pioneer settlers of the Burrowa Plains districts. Her half-brother, Henry O'Brien, was the first Australian squatter to start the sheep-boiling-down industry. She leaves three sons — the eldest, Mr. W. Broughton, of Moorebank House, Liverpool— and four daughters, the eldest the wife of Mr. John Shaw, journalist, of Parramatta, and numerous grand and great grand children.

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'Broughton, Mary (1805–1899)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 24 July 2024.

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  • Ward, Mary



1899 (aged ~ 94)

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