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Martha Jones (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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Life Summary [details]

Alternative Names
  • Eaton, Martha
  • Beddingfield, Martha

c. 1762


1 September, 1817 (aged ~ 55)
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Cause of Death


Passenger Ship
Key Events
Convict Record

Crime: unknown
Sentence: 7 years