Mary Barker was born 1818 in Moneymore, County Londonderry, Ireland and died April 1866 in Willoughby, New South Wales, Australia of unspecified causes. She married James Reid (1816-1876) 2 June 1839 in Lyssan, County Tyrone, Ireland.

James Reid, 22, and his pregnant wife embarked upon the Lord Western in which sailed on 24 June 1840 from London via Portsmouth for the Colony of New South Wales. Mary was in an advanced state of her pregnancy. Their first child was born, a daughter who they named Sarah Ann, on 11 August 1840 as their ship was rounding the Cape of Good Hope. They arrived in Port Jackson (Sydney) on 3 October 1840.


Offspring of James Reid and Mary Barker (1818-1866)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Sarah Anne Reid (1840-1919)
John Reid (1842-1911)
Henry Reid (1844-1910) 14 July 1844 Lane Cove, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia 31 January 1910 Willoughby, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Mary Catherine Laughton (1855-1935)

Stillborn Male 1 Reid (1847-1847)
Stillborn Male 2 Reid (1847-1847)
Jane Reid (1848-c1879) 1848 Lane Cove, New South Wales, Australia 30 July 1879 St Leonards, New South Wales, Australia James Laughton (1845-1927)

Eliza Reid (1849-1920)
Margaret Reid (1851-1956)
Mary Elizabeth Reid (1853-1938)
James Reid (1854-)
Robert George Reid (1856-)
Louisa Harriet Reid (1861-)

Changes of surname by daughters:

  • Sarah Anne Reid married Jacob Holland in 1864
  • Jane Reid married James Laughton in 1870
  • Eliza Reid married Edwin Leslie Wilson in 1869
  • Mary Elizabeth Reid married George Hawksley in 1873


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