I have found a photo of an ex convict Mary Nye. The story with the photo is that she was happily married to a farm worker and as he was walking home he found a hen's egg. He took it home but a neighbour reported him to the magistrate. Nye was sentenced to 7 years transportation for having and egg in his possession which he was unable to satisfactorily account. Mary in her wisdom seemed not to get by without Nye so she committed a trifling offence so she could join him. She stole a coat! After much searching I have found her being transported under the name of Mary Wilson on the Elizabeth and Henry 20th June 1848. She was aged 33 had 4 children and was described as a widow. Convict records say she had a daughter, Jane who died at the 'LOV'? 20 Jan 1849 Her fathers name was Timothy, her mother Mary. Children were John, Thomas, Ellen and Mary (St Giles, I'm guessing this is where they were left) Her siblings were Rosanne, Margaret, Cornelius and John. She was Roman Catholic and records say her real name was Fleming. She married Charles Nye 10 Oct 1854 he was a constable 37 and her age was given as 34. Christ Church Longford. Charles was transported in 1831 and already had permission to marry two others, Eliza Turner in 1842 and Mary Adams in 1843.. Mary Nye died in 1891 aged 83 born Ireland and she was a house servant. Now to my problem.......who was she really?. Did she really have a husband who was transported and if so who was he? What was his name? Wilson? Fleming? I know it wasn't Nye as the photo states. I would love some answers if only to satisfy my curiosity about the photo. Thank you my fellow detectives.