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|Burial Date:||02 Nov 1851|
|Remarks||wife of parchment maker John Blackwell|
|Index Death Date:||30 Oct 1851|
Daughter of Isaac and Anne Flintham, Mary Flintham was baptised in Gamston, Nottinghamshire on 28 March 1793. She left England in 1819 in the service of London merchant, John Raine. During the voyage (per Regalia) she met intending settler John Blackwell. Arriving in Hobart Town the two eloped while the Raine family continued to Sydney. John Raine placed an advertisement in the Hobart Town Gazette cautioning residents against ‘harbouring’ his errant servant.
Mary Blackwell bore ten children, all of them born at New Town, close to the Orphan School site.
Her sister Charlotte (No. 1710) emigrated to Van Diemen’s Land in 1840 with husband George Pennington (No. 1510).
Mary died at New Town of scarlet fever aged 58.