Mary Ann Harper: Died at Sea 16 October 1841

A for Aldridge: Mrs Mary Ann Harper died at sea on 16 October 1841

A for Aldridge, maiden name of Mary Ann Harper

Mary Ann Harper, nee Aldridge, my 3x great grandmother, married James Titcomb Harper probably around 1824.

In 1841 the family sailed for New Zealand on the Fifeshire, the first of four New Zealand Company ships to sail to Nelson. She had the misfortune of dying aboard ship on 16 October 1841 of an abdominal inflammation. This left James with two children, Sarah 13 and Lebulan 12, to settle in the new colony without her.

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