Fremantle Stuff > people > Mary Ann Pengelly
Mary Ann Pengelly nee Hailbeau, b. 1791, arrived on the Gilmore with her husband John Richard Pengelly and their young children Elizabeth Ann and John Richard. Mrs Pengelly most likely assisted with the welfare of the girls on Clarence Beach [at the settlement south of Woodman Point established by Thomas Peel]. From 1838 to 1846 she ran her own 16-pupil school in Fremantle and was later appointed Mistress of the government school in Fremantle for Girls and Infants (1854-1863). Mary Ann Pengelly died in 1863, less than two months after her husband. Oldman, 2004.
Oldman, Diane 2004, 'Was Clarence Beach one of the first 'schools' in the colony?', Family History Society of Rockingham and Districts Newsletter, vol. 9, no. 4, June: 7.
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