Mid North Coast Pioneers - Newcastle to Lismore and beyond

Mary ALFORDAge: 6818041872

Name
Mary ALFORD
Given names
Mary
Surname
ALFORD
Married name
Mary VERGE
Birth about 1804 33 25
Citation details: 1828 New South Wales, Australia Census (Australian Copy)
Text:

NAME: Mary Alford ESTIMATED BIRTH YEAR: abt 1804 [1804] ARRIVAL SHIP: Siffen Bemey [Born Colony] ARRIVAL YEAR: 1817 DISTRICT: Botany Bay RESIDENCE AGE: 24 RESIDENCE: New South Wales, Australia RESIDENCE DATE: 1828

Note: The age at death on the headstone of Mary would calculate that she was born about 1810. Yet the 1828 census includes the information that she was 24 years of age. The would support a birth year of about 1804.
Marriage of parentsJohn ALFORDJane CAMMView this family
Type: Religious marriage
about 1805 (Age 12 months)
Address: St. Phillip's Church of Engtland
Citation details: 629/1805 V1805629 3A ELFORD JOHN CAMM JANE CA
Birth of a sisterSarah ALFORD
between 1807 and 1809 (Age 3)
McLean - Sarah - Death Certificate
McLean - Sarah - Death Certificate

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Note: The death certificate for Sarah includes the information that she was 90 years of age at the time of her death in 1899. THe same certificate includes the information that she was 16 years of age at the time of her marriage in 1823.
Birth of a brotherJohn ALFORD
calculated 1816 (Age 12)

Alford - Susannah - Birth Certificate
Alford - Susannah - Birth Certificate

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Note: On the birth certificate for their daughter Susannah, Hannah includes the information that John was 45 years of age at the time of the birth in 1861.
Marriage of a siblingJohn McLEANSarah ALFORDView this family
Type: Religious marriage
about 1823 (Age 19)
Address: St. Luke's Church of England
Citation details: 3155/1823 V18233155 3B MC LANE JOHN HOLFORD SARAH CF
McLean - Sarah - Death Certificate
McLean - Sarah - Death Certificate

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Convicted
Of keeping a house of ill-fame.
August 31, 1824 (Age 20)
Citation details: New South Wales, Australia, Colonial Secretary's Papers, 1788-1856
Text:

NAME: Mary Alford EVENT DATE: 31 Aug 1824 EVENT DESCRIPTION: Sentenced to the Factory for three months for keeping a house of ill-fame. On return of fines and punishments in the Police Office PAGE: 88

Note: Sentenced to 3 months at the Female Factory.
Birth of a daughter
#1
Mary Ann CLEGG
about 1828 (Age 24)
Citation details: 293/1828 V1828293 12 CLEGG MARY A JOHN MARY
Census
1828 New South Wales, Australia Census (TNA Copy)
1828 (Age 24)
Citation details: 1828 New South Wales, Australia Census (TNA Copy)
Note: This census raises a question over the birth date of daughter Mary Ann.
Birth of a son
#2
John C CLEGG
about 1829 (Age 25)
Citation details: 339/1829 V1829339 16 CLEGG JOHN C JOHN MARY (OLFORD)
Birth of a daughter
#3
Sarah CLEGG
about 1832 (Age 28)
Citation details: 337/1832 V1832337 16 CLEGG SARAH JOHN MARY (OLFORD)
Death of a husbandJohn CLEGG
between January 13, 1834 and January 15, 1834 (Age 30)
Citation details: 1880/1834 V18341880 18 CLEGG JOHN AGE 40
Publication: Newspaper; NSW; 1831 - 1842
Citation details: Thursday 16 January 1834, page 1
Clegg - John - Report of death
Clegg - John - Report of death

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Publication: Newspaper; NSW; 1803 - 1842
Citation details: Thursday 16 January 1834 page 2
Clegg - John - Death Notice
Clegg - John - Death Notice

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Birth of a son
#4
Sydney VERGE
about 1836 (Age 32)
Citation details: 287/1836 V1836287 23A VERGE SYDNEY JOHN MARY
Birth of a son
#5
German VERGE
July 13, 1838 (Age 34)
Citation details: 288/1838 V1838288 23A VERGE GERMAN JOHN MARY
Citation details: Saturday 24 January 1920, page 4.
Verge - German - Obituary
Verge - German - Obituary

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Birth of a daughter
#6
Eden VERGE
about 1844 (Age 40)
Citation details: 44/1844 V184444 30A VERGE EDEN JOHN MARY
Death of a motherJane CAMM
about 1845 (Age 41)
Citation details: 141/1845 V1845141 30B ELFORD JANE AGE 62
Birth of a son
#7
Austral VERGE
about 1847 (Age 43)
Citation details: 430/1847 V1847430 32A VERGE AUSTRAL JOHN MARY
Birth of a daughter
#8
Auburn VERGE
about 1849 (Age 45)
Citation details: 364/1849 V1849364 34A VERGE AUBURN JOHN MARY
Marriage of a childWilliam ROWEMary Ann CLEGGView this family
Type: Religious marriage
about 1853 (Age 49)
Address: St. Thomas'
Religion: Church of England
Citation details: 271/1853 V1853271 39C ROWE WILLIAM CLEGG MARY A CK
Text:

There is also this reference:

289/1853 V1853289 44B ROWE WILLIAM CLEGG MARY A CK

Birth of a grandson
#1
Austral M ROWE
1854 (Age 50)
Citation details: ROWE AUSTRAL M 834/1855 V1855834 44 WILLIAM MARY
MarriageJohn VERGEView this family
March 8, 1858 (Age 54)
Address: "Austral Eden"
Citation details: 2149/1858 VERGE JOHN ALFORD MARY MACLEAY RIVER
Publication: Web Site
Death of a fatherJohn ALFORD
August 4, 1858 (Age 54)
Address: 103 Princes Street
Cause: Debility
Alford - John - 1858 - Death Certificate
Alford - John - 1858 - Death Certificate

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Citation details: 983/1858 ALFORD JOHN JOHN JANE SYDNEY
Death of a husbandJohn VERGE
July 9, 1861 (Age 57)
Address: "Austral Eden"
Citation details: 3304/1861 VERGE JOHN NICHOLAS DIED MCLEAY RIVER MACLEAY RIVER
Text:

There is also this reference:

839/1861 V1861839 44B VERGE JOHN AGE 79

Verge - John and Mary
Verge - John and Mary

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Publication: Web Site
Burial of a husbandJohn VERGE
July 13, 1861 (Age 57)
Address: St. Thomas' Church in family vault
Publication: Daily newspaper centred in Sydney
Citation details: MOnday 22 July 1861, page 2.
Verge - John - Report of funeral
Verge - John - Report of funeral

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Verge - John and Mary
Verge - John and Mary

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Verge - John and Mary
Verge - John and Mary

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Marriage of a childLlewellyn Bissett RUDDEREden VERGEView this family
about 1865 (Age 61)
Citation details: 2383/1865 RUDDER LLEWELLYN BESSIE VERGE EDEN MACLEAY RIVER
Birth of a grandson
#2
Sydney Llewellyn RUDDER
about 1867 (Age 63)
Citation details: 15023/1867 RUDDER SYDNEY L LLEWELLYN B EDEN PORT MACQUARIE
Marriage of a childJohn S M DIXONAuburn VERGEView this family
about 1867 (Age 63)
Citation details: 2288/1867 DIXON JOHN S M VERGE AUBURN MACLEAY RIVER
Birth of a granddaughter
#3
Eden A RUDDER
about 1868 (Age 64)
Citation details: 15315/1868 RUDDER EDEN A LLEWELLYN B EDEN PORT MACQUARIE
Birth of a granddaughter
#4
Marian M A RUDDER
about 1869 (Age 65)
Citation details: 16990/1869 RUDDER MARIAN M A LLEWELLYN B EDEN PORT MACQUARIE
Birth of a granddaughter
#5
Melanie Macquarie RUDDER
about 1872 (Age 68)
Citation details: 16326/1872 RUDDER MELANIE MACQUARIE LLEWELLYN BISSET EDEN PORT MACQUARIE
Death July 25, 1872 (Age 68)
Citation details: 4696/1872 VERGE MARY JOHN DIED MCLEAY RIVER MACLEAY RIVER
Verge - John and Mary
Verge - John and Mary

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Burial
Cemetery: Port Macquarie Historic Cemetery (AKA Kooloonbung Creek)
Verge - John and Mary
Verge - John and Mary

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Verge - John and Mary
Verge - John and Mary

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Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage: about 1805Sydney, , New South Wales, Australia
herself
6 years
younger sister
Sarah ALFORD
Birth: between 1807 and 1809 36 28Canterbury, , New South Wales, Australia
Death: June 4, 1899Surry Hills, , New South Wales, Australia
10 years
younger brother
Family with John VERGE - View this family
husband
herself
Marriage: March 8, 1858Macleay River, , New South Wales, Australia
-21 years
son
Sydney VERGE
Birth: about 1836 54 32New South Wales, Australia
Death: about 1930Chatswood, , New South Wales, Australia
3 years
son
German VERGE
Birth: July 13, 1838 56 34Sydney, , New South Wales, Australia
Death: January 17, 1920Kempsey, , New South Wales, Australia
7 years
daughter
4 years
son
Austral VERGE
Birth: about 1847 65 43New South Wales, Australia
Death: about 1939Sydney, , New South Wales, Australia
3 years
daughter
Auburn VERGE
Birth: about 1849 67 45New South Wales, Australia
Death: about 1882Canterbury, , New South Wales, Australia
Family with John CLEGG - View this family
husband
herself
daughter
2 years
son
4 years
daughter
John VERGE + Catherine BOWLES - View this family
husband
husband’s wife
Marriage: December 5, 1804Christchurch, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom
John CLEGG + Lucy MORGAN - View this family
husband
husband’s wife
Marriage: about 1818Parramatta, , New South Wales, Australia
2 years
step-son
3 years
step-daughter
Ann CLEGG
Birth: about 1821New South Wales, Australia
Death: about 1857Sydney, , New South Wales, Australia
4 years
step-daughter
Elizabeth CLEGG
Birth: about 1824 35 23New South Wales, Australia
Death: about 1868Yass, , New South Wales, Australia
John CLEGG + Phoebe ANDERSON - View this family
husband
husband’s wife
Marriage: after February 1825Liverpool, , New South Wales, Australia
23 months
step-son
George W CLEGG
Birth: about 1826 37New South Wales, Australia
Death: about 1874Richmond River, , New South Wales, Australia

BirthWeb Site - ancestry.com.au
Citation details: 1828 New South Wales, Australia Census (Australian Copy)
Text:

NAME: Mary Alford ESTIMATED BIRTH YEAR: abt 1804 [1804] ARRIVAL SHIP: Siffen Bemey [Born Colony] ARRIVAL YEAR: 1817 DISTRICT: Botany Bay RESIDENCE AGE: 24 RESIDENCE: New South Wales, Australia RESIDENCE DATE: 1828

ConvictedWeb Site - ancestry.com.au
Citation details: New South Wales, Australia, Colonial Secretary's Papers, 1788-1856
Text:

NAME: Mary Alford EVENT DATE: 31 Aug 1824 EVENT DESCRIPTION: Sentenced to the Factory for three months for keeping a house of ill-fame. On return of fines and punishments in the Police Office PAGE: 88

CensusWeb Site - ancestry.com.au
Citation details: 1828 New South Wales, Australia Census (TNA Copy)
MarriageV - Marriages Registered in New South Wales
Citation details: 2149/1858 VERGE JOHN ALFORD MARY MACLEAY RIVER
MarriageAustralian Dictionary of Biography - Online Edition
Publication: Web Site
DeathV - Deaths Registered in New South Wales
Citation details: 4696/1872 VERGE MARY JOHN DIED MCLEAY RIVER MACLEAY RIVER
DeathHeadstone - Verge - John and Mary
Verge - John and Mary
Verge - John and Mary

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BurialAustralian Cemeteries Index