John Lakeman
Mary Pepperell
Hugh O'Donnell
Mary Lakeman

Mary O'Donnell


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Robert Green, Esq.

Mary O'Donnell

  • Born: 7 Aug 1810, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia 2
  • Married: 29 Dec 1829, St. John's, Parramatta, N.S.W., Australia 1
  • Died: 17 Sep 1886, Rock Farm, Kissing Point Rd., Parramatta, N.S.W., Australia 3 4
  • Buried: 19 Sep 1886, All Saints' Church, Parramatta, Sydney, N.S.W., Australia

  Research Notes:

eldest daughter, named in her father's will

co-executor and one of the trustees of her husband's Will


Mary was conceived on board the ship, Anne II, that brought the family to Australia. She was born after arrival in Sydney. She lived at home and worked as a housemaid at Government House, for Gov. R Darling, until her marriage to Robert Green in 1829.

Amongst our obituary notices will be found an announcement of the death of Mrs. Mary Green, of Parramatta. The deceased lady was the mother of Mrs. H. Knight, who for some years was a respected resident of Toowoomba. Writing of the funeral of the late Mrs. Green the Sydney Daily Telegraph says: -

Two of the largest funerals that have been witnessed in Parramatta for many years took place there on last Sunday week. That of the late Hon. James Barnes was described in a portion of a previous issue, and about an hour afterwards the relatives and friends of the late Mrs. Mary Green, of Rock Farm, near Parramatta, followed her remains to their last resting place. The deceased lady was the widow of the late Mr. Robert Green, and had been a resident of Parramatta for the last 50 years. She was a native of the colony, her father, the late Mr. Hugh O'Donnell, arriving in Sydney in 1810. The deceased leaves a family of eight daughters and a large number of grandchildren and great grandchildren, the majority of whom were present at the funeral. The cortege left Rock Farm at 3 o'clock, and proceeded to All Saints' Church of which Mrs. Green had been a member since its erection in 1850. After an impressive service had been held by the Rev. J.R. Bloomfield, the procession moved to All Saints' Cemetery, headed by the church choir. The coffin was covered with beautiful wreaths, and the bereaved family received many marks of sympathy from friends and neighbors who had known the deceased for a lengthy period. The burial service then took place, after which a funeral hymn was sung by the choristers. The number of friends who attended was very large, and including many leading residents of the district." 5

  Marriage Information:

Mary married Robert Green, Esq. on 29 Dec 1829 in St. John's, Parramatta, N.S.W., Australia 1. (Robert Green was born in 1795 in Birmingham, England, died on 26 Dec 1857 in Kissing Point Rd., Parramatta, New South Wales, Australia 6 7 and was buried on 30 Dec 1857 in All Saints' Church, Parramatta, Sydney, N.S.W., Australia.)


1 NSW Registry BDM (marriages), V18294747 3B/1829.

2 NSW Registry BDM (births), V181028 6/1810 (also V18102224 1A/1810, V18102236 1A/1810 and V1810132 5/1810 ).

3 NSW Registry BDM (deaths), 8304/1886.

4 Toowoomba Chronicle and Darling Downs General Advertiser, Tuesday, September 28, 1886.

5 Research conducted and shared by Morrie Kerle and Gaye Cook.

6 NSW Registry BDM (deaths), 4028/1857.

7 Empire (Sydney), Tuesday 29 December 1857.

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