Born in 1803,this young lady is credited with being the daughter of an unknown Miss Cross and the Duke of Kent(at the time). Did HRH say "mea culpa"?I bet not.
Maria married a gardener named Plumridge and they sailed steerage class to NZ.
One wonders if such a well connected girl would travel in this manner?Also,I can't find any reference to her claiming Queen Victoria as a half-sister.
Sorry to dash the hopes of blue-bloods now domiciled in NZ.;-)Trevor