Reibey, Mary (1777-1855)

Also known as
Burrow, James (1777-1855)
Burrow, JamesHaydock, MaryRabey, MaryRaby, MaryReiby, Mary (1777-1855)
Haydock, Mary (1777-1855)
Haydock, Molly (1777-1855)
Rabey, Mary (1777-1855)
Raby, Mary (1777-1855)
Raiby, Mary (1777-1855)
Reiby, Mary (1777-1855)
Field of activity
Convict; Businesswoman; Trader
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Biographies

Mary Reibey (1777-1855), née Haydock, businesswoman and trader, was born on 12 May 1777 in Bury, Lancashire, England. She was convicted of horse stealing at Stafford on 21 July 1790 and sentenced to be...

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Mary Reibey was orphaned as a girl and arrested in 1791 after disguising herself as a male, James Burrow, and attempting to sell a stolen horse. As James Burrow she was sentenced to seven years transportation and arrived in the colony on 7 October 1792. Through marriage to her husband Thomas Raby, with whom she had seven children, Mary grew wealthy. She continued to accumulate property after his death, though the family fortune was strained by the misadventures of two of her sons-in-law.

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Resources for Mary Reibey

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Australian Women's Register

  1. Reibey, Mary
    Published: National Foundation for Australian Women
    Series: IspartOf The Australian Women's Register
  2. Dear Cousin: The Reibey Letters: Twenty-two letters of Mary Reibey, her children and their descendants, 1792-1901
    Irvine, Nance
    [Sydney]
    Published: Hale & Iremonger
  3. Mary Reibey - Molly Incognita: A Biography of Mary Reibey
    Irvine, Nance
    [Sydney]
    Published: Library of Australian History
  4. 200 Australian Women: A Redress Anthology
    Radi, Heather
    [Broadway, NSW]
    Published: Women's Redress Press
  5. Reibey, Mary (1777-1855)
    Walsh, G. P.
    [2006]
    Published: National Centre of Biography, Australian National University
    Series: IspartOf Australian Dictionary of Biography

Resources by Mary Reibey (8)

  1. Papers of the Reibey estate
    Reibey, Mary, 1777-1855
    [ Unpublished : 1811-1909 ]
    At State Library of NSW
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 122,631.609)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 122,631.609)

  2. Mary Reibey papers of the Reibey estate, 1811-1909
    Reibey, Mary, 1777-1855
    [ Unpublished : 1811-1909 ]
    At State Library of NSW
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 88,362)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 88,362)

  3. Collection of maps taken from the Mary Reibey papers of the Reibey Estate
    Reibey, Mary, 1777-1855
    [ Map : 1871-1880 ]
    At State Library of NSW
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 83,427.789)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 83,427.789)

  4. Dear cousin : the Reibey letters : twenty-two letters of Mary Reibey, her children and their descendants, 1792-1901 / edited and with a commentary by Nance Irvine
    Reibey, Mary, 1777-1855
    [ Book, Audio book : 1992-1997 ]
    At 63 libraries
    Dear cousin : the Reibey letters : twenty-two letters of Mary Reibey, her children and their descendants, 1792-1901 / edited and with a commentary by Nance Irvine
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 81,140.141)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 81,140.141)

  5. Mary Reibey - land grant, 1812-1884
    Reibey, Mary, 1777-1855
    [ Unpublished : 1812-1884 ]
    View online
    At State Library of NSW
    Mary Reibey - land grant, 1812-1884
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 64,131.891)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 64,131.891)

  6. Mary Reibey journal, 1820-1821
    Reibey, Mary, 1777-1855
    [ Unpublished : 1820-1821 ]
    View online
    At State Library of NSW
    Mary Reibey journal, 1820-1821
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 64,054.602)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 64,054.602)

  7. Mary Reibey - Papers concerning her properties in the Hawkesbury River district, ca. 1820-1853
    Reibey, Mary, 1777-1855
    [ Unpublished : 1853 ]
    At State Library of NSW
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 63,370.211)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 63,370.211)

  8. Receipted account of the funeral expenses of Mrs. Haydock for Mr. Hope to John Forster, 28 May 1787; with note relating to Mrs. Haydock's daughter, Mary, who became Mary Reibey
    Reibey, Mary, 1777-1855
    [ Unpublished : 1787 ]
    At State Library of NSW
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 62,114.746)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 62,114.746)

Resources about Mary Reibey (40)

  1. [Biographical cuttings on Mary Reibey, businesswoman, containing one or more cuttings from newspapers or journals]
    [ Published : 1900-1990 ]
    At National Library
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 132,405.438)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 132,405.438)

  2. Papers of the Reibey estate
    Reibey, Mary, 1777-1855
    [ Unpublished : 1811-1909 ]
    At State Library of NSW
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 122,228.609)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 122,228.609)

  3. [Mary Reibey], 1855 / portrait by O.R. Campbell
    Campbell, Oswald Rose, 1820-1887
    [ Art work : 1855 ]
    At State Library of NSW
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 99,430.516)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 99,430.516)

  4. Keystone of house built for Mary Reibey
    [ Object : 1812 ]
    View online
    At State Library of NSW
    Keystone of house built for Mary Reibey
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 96,726.969)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 96,726.969)

  5. Miss Mary Reibey, portrait miniature
    [ Photograph : 1934 ]
    View online
    At State Library of NSW
    Miss Mary Reibey, portrait miniature
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 93,538.477)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 93,538.477)

  6. Mary Reibey papers of the Reibey estate, 1811-1909
    Reibey, Mary, 1777-1855
    [ Unpublished : 1811-1909 ]
    At State Library of NSW
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 87,384.117)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 87,384.117)

  7. [Mary Reibey, watercolour on ivory miniature, ca. 1835]
    [ Art work : 1835 ]
    View online
    At State Library of NSW
    [Mary Reibey, watercolour on ivory miniature, ca. 1835]
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 84,143.359)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 84,143.359)

  8. Collection of maps taken from the Mary Reibey papers of the Reibey Estate
    Reibey, Mary, 1777-1855
    [ Map : 1871-1880 ]
    At State Library of NSW
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 83,142.984)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 83,142.984)

  9. [Portrait of Mary Reibey]
    Dolan, Lyell
    [ Art work : 1994 ]
    At State Library of NSW
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 81,493.594)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 81,493.594)

  10. Dear cousin : the Reibey letters : twenty-two letters of Mary Reibey, her children and their descendants, 1792-1901 / edited and with a commentary by Nance Irvine
    Reibey, Mary, 1777-1855
    [ Book, Audio book : 1992-1997 ]
    At 63 libraries
    Dear cousin : the Reibey letters : twenty-two letters of Mary Reibey, her children and their descendants, 1792-1901 / edited and with a commentary by Nance Irvine
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 80,267.484)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 80,267.484)

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  1. Entally House
    ... Haydock Reibey, the eldest son of Mary & Thomas Reibey of Sydney. Shipping interests brought Thomas Reibey ...
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 12.18)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 12.18)

  2. Joubert, Didier Numa (1816-1881)
    Artist; ; Photographer; Mayor; 75; Property Developer; 30; Merchant; G
    ... Reibey, Mary ...
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  1. MRS. REIBY'S CERTIFICATIONS.
    Evening News (Sydney, NSW : 1869 - 1931) Saturday 30 October 1897 p 3 Article
    ... ., Bury, Lancashire. Born May 12, baptised May 29, 1777. "Mary Haydock, tried at Stoffen, 24th August ... place as 'Stoffen' in England. Perhaps Stafford was meant. 'Thomas Reiby and Mary Haydock, married ... 109 words
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 16,796.902)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 16,796.902)

  2. Correspondence. Margaret Catchpole—or Mary Reibey?
    Windsor and Richmond Gazette (NSW : 1888 - 1961) Saturday 31 October 1896 p 6 Article
    ... Correspondence. Margaret Catchpole-or Mary Reibey ? To THE EDITOR. Dear Sir,-In your issue of the ... from 1812," I noticed that Mary Reibey was granted 200 acres of land on August 25, 1812, at Airds ... 1214 words
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 12,226.926)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 12,226.926)

  3. Mary Reibey—Woman Merchant
    The Land (Sydney, NSW : 1911 - 1954) Friday 18 September 1953 p 26 Article
    ... described as Sydney's first woman merchant. MARY REIBEY was born on May 12, 1777, near Blackpool, that ... there she lived the last years of her life. She died in 1855, eighteen days after she had celebrated her ... 1134 words
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 11,174.113)

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  1. Government Gazette Notices
    New South Wales Government Gazette (Sydney, NSW : 1832 - 1900) Wednesday 4 April 1832 [Issue No.5] p 45

    Government Gazette Notices

    ... Mrs. Mary Reibey, near Wilberforce, in the County of Cook, were feloniously and maliciously SET ON ... 179 words
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 7,027.658)

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  2. SALE OF LAND.
    New South Wales Government Gazette (Sydney, NSW : 1832 - 1900) Wednesday 2 December 1835 [Issue No.198] p 864

    Government Gazette Notices

    ... . Applied for by Mrs. Mary Reibey. Price 5s. per acre. 41. CUMBERLAND, 30, Thirty acres, parish of ... , on the Shoalhaven River, at Mrs. Reibey's station at the third falls between Mrs. Reibey's grant and ... 1390 words
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 4,026.162)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 4,026.162)

  3. AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY. National Memorials Ordinance 1928-1959.
    Commonwealth of Australia Gazette (National : 1901 - 1973) Thursday 17 September 1964 [Issue No.77] p 3717

    Government Gazette Notices Illustrated

    ... ' ' ' William Bispham Propsting, C.M.G. (1861-1937) Mary Reibey (nee Haydock) (1777-1855) Thomas Reibey (1821 ... ) Member Legislative Council Tasmania 1855-56. Member House of Assembly 1856-84. Member Legislative Council ... 3753 words
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 70.179)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 70.179)

  1. [Collection of manuscript and printed maps and plans from the Norton Smith and Co. archives, 1839-1937]
    Norton Smith & Co
    [ Map : 1825-1937 ]
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    At State Library of NSW
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  2. Plan of the property of D. N. Joubert Esq., Clarke's Point, Hunter's Hill / Arthur Mortkill Surveyor
    Mortkill, Arthur, 1826-1876
    [ Map : 1858 ]
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    At State Library of NSW
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  3. Joubert Estate Section B Hunters Hill : auction sale on the ground Sat. 28th October 1922 / H.W. Horning & Co. Ltd
    H.W. Horning & Co
    [ Map : 1922 ]
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    At State Library of NSW
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  1. People in Australia's past : their stories, their achievements / Susan Boyer
    Boyer, Susan, 1953-
    [ Book, Audio book, Sound : 2011-2012 ]
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    At 47 libraries
    People in Australia's past : their stories, their achievements / Susan Boyer
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  2. The women were there : nineteen women who enlivened Australia's history / Nance Donkin
    Donkin, Nance
    [ Book, Audio book : 1988-1993 ]
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    The women were there : nineteen women who enlivened Australia's history / Nance Donkin
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  1. Mary Reibey (1777-1855)
    Steven, Margaret
    [ Article : 2004-2015 ]
    At ANU Inst Rep
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  2. Reibey, Mary
    Gondwana To Gold: A Chronological History of Australia
    [ Article : 1996 ]
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  3. Girl on a horse: Mary Reibey
    Donkin, Nance
    Donkin, Nance. The Women Were There: Nineteen Women Who Enlivened Australia's History
    [ Article : 1988 ]
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  4. Mary Reibey: Australia's first lady of commerce
    MacKay, Sandy
    Australian Women's Weekly
    [ Article : 1986 ]
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  2. HIST274: Historical Body of Evidence
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    Who was the woman on the $20 note?How has the achievements of Mary Reibey been portrayed over the following decades?This archival collection has been tailored to suit my research o...

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  3. Maurice FLEMING
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    Created by hjwh, 87 items.

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  1. Half-caste Islanders in Bass Straits / report of the Ven. Archdeacon Reibey
    Reibey, Thomas, 1821-1912
    [ Book : 1863 ]
    At AIATSIS Collections
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  2. Shoalhaven: a period of change 1797-1986
    Lamond, Ross (editor)
    [ Book : 1986 ]
    At RAHS Library
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  3. A history of Tasmania from its discovery in 1642 to the present time / by James Fenton
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  4. Strength of spirit : pioneering women of achievement from First Fleet to Federation / Susanna de Vries
    De Vries, Susanna, 1935-
    [ Book, Government publication : 1995 ]
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