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Mary KNIGHT (1815-1853)


Grady headstone in the Braidwood cemetery

Mary KNIGHT was born in 1815 in Sussex , England.1 She was a Dairymaid .2 She married Martin GRADY on 8 February 1835 at St Luke's Church of England in Liverpool, NSW . Martin Grady and Mary Knight were married by banns with the consent of the governor on the 8 Feb 1835 at St Luke's C of E Liverpool NSW in the parish of Cabamatta. Chaplain Robert Cartwright. In the presence of Daniel Canvin & Elizabeth Canvin of South Creek NSW. Martin signed with an X and Mary signed her name.

Permission to Marry 1835

Groom: Martin Grady

Age: 36

Ship: Mangles (2)

Sent: Life

Status: TOL

Bride: Mary Knight

Age: 20

Ship: Fanny 11

Sent: 7

Status: Bond

Received permission: 1835

Applied to Rev. Cartwright

District: Liverpool.3 She died on 11 August 1853 in Braidwood, NSW (aged 38).4 She was buried on 14 August 1853 in RC Sect Grave No 953 in Braidwood.5


Martin GRADY2 was the son of John GRADY ( - ) and Catherine FITZGERALD ( - ). He and Mary KNIGHT had the following children:


Catherine GRADY (1836-1919)

James GRADY (1838-1856)

Martin GRADY (1839-1858)

Henry GRADY (1841-1917)

Michael GRADY (1843-1926)

John GRADY (1845-1883)

Ellen GRADY (1847-1924)

Johannah GRADY (1849-1931)

Mary Elizabeth GRADY (1851-1909)


1Researcher: GRADY, Mark. Cit. Date: 2009. Assessment: Secondary evidence.
2Colonial Secretary of NSW, Convict Indents.
3{S0100}, Marriage Certificate. Assessment: Primary evidence.
Marriage Ref V18351211 19 On File
4{S0015} NSW Regsistry of BDM, NSW: Death Certificate.
5Cemetery Records.


Updated : 13 April 2013
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