Mary Ann Buxton

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Mary Ann Buxton (c.1795 – 18 October 1888) was a New Zealand teacher and Businessperson. She was born in Stoke Newington, Middlesex, England.[1]

She founded and managed the perhaps most successful and well known combined school for small children and girl's pension in Thorndon, New Zealand between 1841 and 1878. She was additionally a successful landowner and greatly expanded the lands she inherited from her late spouse in 1847.