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Plymouth Street
Sheet No: 469

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3 comments have been posted about Mrs Brough

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Jeff Saunders

Posted: 09 Oct 2013

The Whanganui Chronicle no doubt recorded the information that it had to hand - however the facts are that the ship British Crown arrived at Lyttleton from Birkenhead, Liverpool on the 15th of August 1863 (not the 8th of August) under Captain Whitfield (not Hatfield.)

Jeff Saunders

Posted: 03 May 2013

Wanganui Chronicle , Monday 11 August 1913, Page 4:
"Fifty years' residence in New Zealand is a record which one may very well honour. Such is the attainment of Mrs. Mary Brough, of Wanganui, who on Saturday celebrated the golden jubilee of her arrival on New Zealand's shores. A good colonist she has been, too. On May 1st, 1863, in the good ship British Crown, of which Capt. Hadfield was master and, Mr. Murray first mate, she sailed from Birkenhead, and on the 8th August stepped ashore at Lyttelton. After eleven years' residence at Akaroa she came ,to Wanganui, so that for 39 years she has honoured our town with her citizenship. She had eight children-one son and seven daughters, three of whom are dead, while the remaining five daughters are married to residents of the district. There are 51 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Mrs. Brough, who is 67 years of age, is still hale and hearty, and we hope she will be spared for many years to celebrate the anniversary of the auspicious occasion."

Jeff Saunders

Posted: 24 Nov 2011

Formerly Mary Theresa Clune born County Clare, Ireland, 1846. Arrived in New Zealand alone aged about 14. Mary married Edward Tozer at Akaroa 1865, gave birth to five daughters and was then widowed in 1871 at Robinson's Bay. Remarried to Thomas Brough of Le Petit Carenage, Akaroa. The couple shifted to Whanganui where Thomas owned the Railway Hotel. He died soon after. Mary Theresa for more than a decade had problems with alcohol and as consequence, with the law. She was a feisty woman. RIP Great Great Grandmother.