Isabella McLaren (Mendez)
|Death:||Died in Patea, Taranaki, New Zealand|
|Managed by:||Ana Cotter|
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About Isabella Mendez
Isabella Mendez was reputedly of Spanish Catholic background. She brought her three sons to New Zealand, where their father - Charles Lett - lived, in 1854. He died a few months later. Two years later, she married John McLaren, a younger man (29 to her 36) and a working class seaman. He later became Wanganui pilot and harbourmaster. They did not have any children together.