Oil portrait of Mary Elizabeth Pye (1827-1910), artist unknown, painted c1845. Society of Australian Genealogists. 15/149.
Mary Elizabeth Pye, born on 21 April 1827 at Baulkham Hills and baptised six weeks later at St John’s, Parramatta. She was the first-born child of John Pye and his wife Eleanor Murray, both colonial born. John Pye, son of emancipated convict John Pye who was transported on the Brittania in 1791, was the publican of the Lamb and Lark on the old Windsor Road. He was also a landholder, owning a number of farms in the district of Castle Hill at the time of his death in December 1845.
Neera Sahni, Research Services Leader, Parramatta Heritage Centre, City of Parramatta, 2022