Also known as: née Bligh, Mary Putland, Lady O'Connell
Born: 1 April 1783
Died: 1864Additional Information:
Daughter of Governor William Bligh. Wife of John Putland. Became Lady O’Connell after husband’s knighthood.
Image - Mary Putland
Description: Mary Putland (nee Bligh, later O'Connell) (1783-1864), daughter and "First Lady" to New South Wales Governor William Bligh Date: circa 1803 Source: Mary Putland (nee Bligh) - miniature portrait, ca. 1805 / by unknown artist, English school Author: Unknown author Licensing: This image is of Australian origin and is now in the public domain because its term of copyright has expired.
Wikimedia Commons: File:Mary Putland, circa 1803.jpg
Sheather, Michael. (2009, May). bligh spirit. WW, 74-78.
Terry, Martin. (2008, January). A Soldier’s Wife. National Library of Australia News, 7-9.
She is mentioned in son Sir Maurice O'Connell biography. Australian Dictionary of Biography. Gibbney, H. J. "O'Connell, Sir Maurice Charles (1812–1879)". accessed 7 January 2021.
She is mentioned in husband Sir Maurice Charles O'Connell biography. Australian Dictionary of Biography. "O'Connell, Sir Maurice Charles (1768–1848)". accessed 7 January 2021.