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Baynton was born in 1857 at Scone, Hunter River district, New South Wales, the daughter of Irish bounty immigrants,[1] John Lawrence and Elizabeth Ewart, although she claimed to be born in 1862 to Penelope Ewart and Captain Robert Kilpatrick, of the Bengal Light Cavalry.[2] This fiction gave her "entrée to polite circles as a governess" and, in 1880, she married Alexander Frater, the son of her employers.[2] They soon moved to the Coonamble district, and had two sons and a daughter. However, Alexander Frater ran off with her niece,[3] Sarah Glover, in 1887, and Barbara moved to Sydney and commenced divorce proceedings. A decree absolute was granted 4 March 1890.

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