Half Jewish maid-servant who came to Australia on the 19th Feb 1833 on the ship the "Prince Regent". Mary came out as a servant to an Indian Officer and Royal Navy Surgeon, Dr William Bell Carlisle. Dr Carlisle took up land in the Scone area of NSW. She tendered with great care her employers Prickly Pear (Opuntia inerermis) on the journey to Australia which began the spread of prickly pear in Australia. While the Prickily Pear had been brought out by Phillip with the First Fleet It was this variety which became the least liked but best known. Unluckily for Queenslanders, Scone was on the pioneers route to Queensland and as this variety flourished in the area Dr Carlisle became very generous in passing on cuttings to the travelers passing through so that they could use it for fencing on their properties. Her own family took cuttings with them as they moved along the route to Bundarra where they settled for several years passing on cuttings of the plant to friends and neighbors in the area. Her home at the time of her death was was a small house made of slabs with a shingle roof. She was burnt to death when her home caught alight.
Father: James GILDER
Mother: Elizabeth (UNKNOWN)
Marriage 1 Charles Lowe SUTTON b: 20 MAY 1810 in Minchinhampton, Gloucestershire, Uk
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