William Bartle marries Mary Thomas

William Bartle, convict, born Leeds Yorkshire 1810, marries Mary Ann Thomas who is a servant. (v. 3199/1862). On marriage, she is 38years old and he is 58 years old. They have daughter, Mary Bartle born 1868/1946 in Eastern Creek. Mary Ann had two former defacto husbands and 2 boys and 2 girls. These children were removed by the Benevolent society and then sent to the Randwick Home for destitute Children. Mary Ann and William Bartle had other children. Matilda, 1866, Martha, 1870 and William, 1871. Freeman’s Reach is closely associated with Sackville Aboriginal Reserve.