Mary Thomas

Darug child, Mary Thomas is born in the Black Town road camp at Freemans Reach (different from Blacktown on Richmond Road); a 1832 birth certificate names a father as Henry Styles and mother as Mary Thomas. However her marriage cert some 30 years later asserts that her parents are Maria Byrnes and Henry Thomas.  Henry Stiles is an assistant curate at St Matthew's Church of England Windsor. He becomes the Master of the Parramatta Orphan School. The Darug Byrnes family live at Bells Road, Richmond . A John Thomas (Aboriginal) is born in 1837 and is from the Cowpastures tribe in Camden area.

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