Mary probably came from Tipperary in Ireland. Born about 1812, she signed up as an assisted immigrant in 1834. By this time in the history of the Australian colonies, there was a desperate shortage of women so they introduced schemes to bring out some sober industrious, hard working women ... for servants in settlers families and for wives to the lower ranks of life. She was 22 year old laundress when she arrived in Hobart Town from London on Sarah in 1835 and went to work for Mrs Johnson.
Eight months later, she married George PATTERSON, a baker in Hobart Town. They had two children, George, born in 1836 and Victoria Mary Ann, born in 1839.
Shortly after their daughter was born, he was charged with gross misconduct and neglect of duty and sentenced to dismissal from the police and six months hard labour. He was sent to Spring Hill and was accidentally killed near Avoca in November 1839.
In 1841 Mary married William LUCAS, a farm servant, aged 30, at Swansea. She signed with a cross. The following year, her daughter was baptised by the visiting Catholic priest at Brighton.
Mary died of consumption in Hobart in 1850.
Her husband, a butcher, remarried the following year and moved to Victoria a couple of years later.
Her daughter married in Melbourne in 1855.