b. 5 Mar 1810, d. 6 Jul 1886
was born on 5 Mar 1810 in Battle, East Sussex
, a daughter of Mary Trench/French - a widow. (Mary was "of this Parish" at the time of her wedding.) Mary French was also known as Trench according to a transcribed list of passengers on the "Queen Victoria."
Mary French married Charles Jones
, son of Stephen Jones
and Charlotte Winborn
, on 16 Nov 1833 in Crowhurst, East Sussex
, by Henry M. Rush (Curate.)
Mary and Charles lived in Battle, East Sussex
, according to their immigration details.
Mary Jones and Charles Jones
immigrated on 27 Jul 1841 to Sydney, New South Wales
, on board the "Queen Victoria", having left Plymouth on 2 April. It is recorded that the Queen Victoria brought "275 emigrants to this Colony, consisting principally of English laborers. She lost one adult and six infants during the voyage, the remainder have arrived in very good health. The Queen Victoria experienced very rough weather a few days since when off Jervis Bay, she got to leeward, and being very light gradually approached the land, and latterly was obliged to drop both anchors; shortly afterwards fortunately the wind got more round in her favour when it was found necessary to cut away the cable, and make the best of her way to Sydney. There is little doubt that if the wind had not chopped round she must have been wrecked, as she was only about a cable's length from the rocks. She spoke no vessel since leaving England, nor does she bring any later news than that we have already received.
Mary Jones died on 6 Jul 1886 in Emu Plains, New South Wales
, at the age of 76 a daughter of Benjamin and Mary.