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Mary Anne “Granny” SMITHAge: 94 years18311925

Name
Mary Anne “Granny” SMITH
Given names
Mary Anne
Surname
SMITH
Married name
Mary Anne WILKINSON
Nickname
Granny
Birth calculated 1831 29 32
Note: The death certificate for Mary includes the information that she was 99 years of age at the time of her death in 1925. This would have her born about 1826.
Birth of a sisterElizabeth SMITH
between 1832 and 1833 (Age 12 months)
Publication: Sydney; 1871 - 1912
Citation details: Saturday 5 May 1888, page 976
De Meur - Theodore Arthur - Bigamy
De Meur - Theodore Arthur - Bigamy

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Publication: Sydney Newspaper
Citation details: Saturday 26 November 1859, page 4
Number of childrenJames WILKINSONView this family
???

Note: There is unsupported information that they had a Thomas Richard born in 1850 and a Mary Ann born in 1852. I am unable to find any relevant birth registrations in NSW regarding these children.
Christening of a sisterElizabeth SMITH
October 21, 1833 (Age 2 years)
Religion: Church of England
Citation details: England, Births and Christenings, 1858-1975
Smith - Elizabeth - Christening
Smith - Elizabeth - Christening

Note: ramplife originally shared this on Ancestry on 15 Jan 2013.

Birth of a sisterJane SMITH
calculated 1838 (Age 7 years)
Note: Her son, William, states as informant in her death certificate, that she was born in Whitechapel, London.
Residence 1841 (Age 10 years)
Publication: Ancestory.com
Death of a maternal grandfatherGeorge POWDRELL
before 1844 (Age 13 years)

Death of a maternal grandmotherHannah
before 1844 (Age 13 years)

Immigration June 28, 1844 (Age 13 years)
Note: Richard, Charlotte and their children George, Stephen, Mary Anne, Elizabeth and Jane arrived on board the "Briton" as government assisted migrants.
Birth of a daughter
#1
Christiana WILKINSON
about 1846 (Age 15 years)
Citation details: WILKINSON CHRISTIANA 2595/1846 V18462595 35 JAMES MARY A
Marriage of a siblingJohn DARKElizabeth SMITHView this family
Type: Religious marriage
June 21, 1847 (Age 16 years)
Religion: Presbyterian
Citation details: 153/1847 V1847153 78 DARK JOHN SMITH ELIZABETH PC
Publication: Sydney; 1871 - 1912
Citation details: Saturday 5 May 1888, page 976
De Meur - Theodore Arthur - Bigamy
De Meur - Theodore Arthur - Bigamy

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Note: In the bigamy trial of Theodore Arthur De Meur, Elizabeth stated that she was about 15 years of age at the time of this marriage. Parents names are not cited in the marriage record cited, but it states that she was a native of Lincolnshire. However, the records cited for her next marriage and her death adds support to the view that this is the right Elizabeth Smith.
Residence before November 1848 (Age 17 years)
Religious marriageJames WILKINSONView this family
November 22, 1848 (Age 17 years)
Address: The Bush Inn
Religion: Presbyterian
Citation details: 588/1848 V1848588 78 WILKINSON JAMES SMITH MARY A JR
Note: It would seem that James and Mary had arranged to be married by the Church of England minister and just before the marriage ceremony was to proceed, the minister found out that James was not a free person and refused to carry out the ceremony.
The Bush Inn - Paterson - In the early 1960's
The Bush Inn - Paterson - In the early 1960's

Note: From "The Settlement of the Paterson District" by A.C. Archer, Paterson Historical Society (1986) P…

EventOlivia Lucas LEY
November 22, 1848 (Age 17 years)
Marriage of a siblingGeorge SMITHHannah JOHNSTONEView this family
Type: Religious marriage
March 27, 1849 (Age 18 years)
Religion: Presbyterian
Citation details: 540/1849 V1849540 79 SMITH GEORGE JOHNSON HANNAH PC
Note: The precise date of marriage is unsupported.
Birth of a son
#2
Samuel WILKINSON
about 1855 (Age 24 years)
Citation details: WILKINSON SAMUEL 4364/1855 V18554364 42B JAMES MARY A
Marriage of a siblingStephen SMITHElizabeth MAYBURYView this family
September 24, 1855 (Age 24 years)
Citation details: V18551110 43B/1855 SMITH STEPHEN MOWBRAY ELIZABETH MA
Text:

There is also this reference:

V18551781 159/1855 SMITH STEPHEN MOULBERY ELIZABETH MA

Citation details: 15 November 2010
Text:

In part:

"The next child was Elizabeth she was born on Saturday the 25th of May 1839 she likewise was to be baptised by reverend Wilton, Elizabeth of the parish of Clarence Town was to marry Stephen Smith of the parish of Dungog on 24th September 1855 in the parish of Dungog, NSW."

Birth of a daughter
#3
Sarah WILKINSON
about 1857 (Age 26 years)
Citation details: WILKINSON SARAH 10506/1857 JAMES MARY A PORT STEPHENS
Marriage of a siblingJohn STALKERJane SMITHView this family
between 1854 and January 1, 1859 (Age 23 years)
Note: The death certificate for Jane shows them marrying in Maitland, whilst the death certificate for John shows them marrying in Sydney. The birth certificate of son James Richard clearly shows a marriage date of 1 January 1859 in Maitland. I am unable to find a relevant marriage registration in NSW.
Death of a motherCharlotte POWDRELL
after 1857 (Age 26 years)

Note: Charlotte was the informant when her grand-daughter's death was registered in 1857.
Note: This death registration is definitely not relevant:
Birth of a daughter
#4
Emma WILKINSON
about 1859 (Age 28 years)
Citation details: WILKINSON EMMA 11723/1859 JAMES MARY A PORT STEPHENS
Marriage of a siblingTheodore Arthur DE MEURElizabeth SMITHView this family
Type: Religious marriage
November 24, 1859 (Age 28 years) Husband: 22 years Wife: 25 years
Address: At the Scots Church manse of Dr. Lang.
Religion: Presbyterian
Citation details: 838/1859 DEMEUR THEODORE ARTHUR DARK ELIZABETH SYDNEY
Publication: Newspaper; Sydney, NSW;
Citation details: Thursday 3 May 1888, page 3
Publication: Sydney; 1871 - 1912
Citation details: Saturday 5 May 1888, page 976
De Meur - Theodore Arthur - Bigamy
De Meur - Theodore Arthur - Bigamy

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Publication: Sydney Newspaper
Citation details: Saturday 26 November 1859, page 4
Birth of a daughter
#5
Priscilla WILKINSON
about 1861 (Age 30 years)
Citation details: WILKINSON PRISCILLA 12017/1861 JAMES MARY A PORT STEPHENS
Birth of a daughter
#6
Margaret Jane WILKINSON
about 1863 (Age 32 years)
Citation details: WILKINSON MARGARET J 12688/1863 JAMES MARY A PORT STEPHENS
Birth of a daughter
#7
Alice A WILKINSON
about 1866 (Age 35 years)
Citation details: WILKINSON ALICE A 13911/1866 JAMES MARY A PORT STEPHENS
Birth of a son
#8
James WILKINSON
about 1868 (Age 37 years)
Citation details: WILKINSON JAMES 15458/1868 JAMES MARY A PORT STEPHENS
Birth of a son
#9
John WILKINSON
about 1871 (Age 40 years)
Citation details: WILKINSON JOHN 16474/1871 JAMES MARY A PORT STEPHENS
Marriage of a childWalter Steven WALTERSChristiana WILKINSONView this family
about 1871 (Age 40 years)
Citation details: 3344/1871 WALTERS WALTER STEVEN WILKINSON CHRISTINA PORT STEPHENS
Death of a husbandJames WILKINSON
August 13, 1878 (Age 47 years)
Address: At his residence.
Citation details: WILKINSON JAMES 9128/1878 JAMES DIED PORT STEPHENS PORT STEPHENS
Quality of data: primary evidence
Publication: Newspaper - Sydney - 1869 - 1931
Citation details: Saturday 29 August 1885, page 4
Wilkinson - James - Memorium
Wilkinson - James - Memorium

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Marriage of a childStephen WOODSPriscilla WILKINSONView this family
Type: Religious marriage
August 2, 1879 (Age 48 years)
Address: St. Matthews, Manly Beach
Religion: Church of England
Citation details: 2159/1879 WOODS STEPN WILKINSON CATHERINE P MANLY
Quality of data: primary evidence
Marriage of a childJames TRAYNOREmma WILKINSONView this family
about 1882 (Age 51 years)
Citation details: 2479/1882 TRAYNOR JAMES WILKINSON EMMA NEWTOWN
Birth of a granddaughter
#1
Anne Amelia TRAYNOR
about 1883 (Age 52 years)
Citation details: TRAYNOR ANNE AMELIA 6088/1883 JAMES EMMA GLEBE
Note: Unable to obtain exact date using NSW BDM search. There is unsupported information that she was born on 5 Dec 1882, but this is not reflected in the NSW Birth search.
Birth of a grandson
#2
William James TRAYNOR
about 1884 (Age 53 years)
Citation details: TRAYNOR WILLIAM JAMES 19587/1884 JAMES EMMA STROUD
Death of a daughterPriscilla WILKINSON
about 1884 (Age 53 years)
Citation details: WOODS CATHERINE P 9232/1884 JAMES MARY A STROUD
Birth of a granddaughter
#3
Ruth P TRAYNOR
about 1886 (Age 55 years)
Citation details: TRAYNOR RUTH P 21024/1886 JAMES EMMA STROUD
Death of a granddaughterRuth P TRAYNOR
about 1886 (Age 55 years)
Citation details: TRAYNOR RUTH P 9730/1886 JAMES EMMA STROUD
Birth of a grandchild
#4
Unnamed TRAYNOR
about 1887 (Age 56 years)
Citation details: TRAYNOR UNNAMED 21544/1887 JAMES EMMA STROUD
Marriage of a childEdward TAYLORMargaret Jane WILKINSONView this family
about 1887 (Age 56 years)
Citation details: 4646/1887 TAYLOR EDWARD WILKINSON MARGARET G DUNGOG
Death of a grandchildUnnamed TRAYNOR
about 1887 (Age 56 years)
Citation details: TRAYNOR UNNAMED 8616/1887 JAMES EMMA STROUD
Birth of a granddaughter
#5
Kate TRAYNOR
about 1888 (Age 57 years)
Citation details: TRAYNOR KATE 26682/1888 JAMES EMMA KEMPSEY
Marriage of a childSamuel WILKINSONAda Francis BROWNView this family
about 1889 (Age 58 years)
Citation details: 4660/1889 WILKINSON SAMUEL BROWN ADA F STROUD
Birth of a grandson
#6
James Otto TRAYNOR
about 1890 (Age 59 years)
Citation details: TRAYNOR JAMES O 33031/1890 JAMES EMMA STROUD
Birth of a grandson
#7
Samuel WILKINSON
about 1891 (Age 60 years)
Citation details: WILKINSON SAMUEL 33382/1891 SAMUEL ADA F STROUD
Birth of a granddaughter
#8
Alice O TAYLOR
about 1891 (Age 60 years)
Citation details: TAYLOR ALICE O 33339/1891 EDWARD MARGARET J STROUD
Birth of a grandson
#9
Loyal S H TRAYNOR
about 1892 (Age 61 years)
Citation details: TRAYNOR LOYAL S H 33892/1892 JAMES EMMA STROUD
Birth of a granddaughter
#10
Silyah WILKINSON
about 1893 (Age 62 years)
Citation details: WILKINSON SILYAH 34158/1893 SAMUEL ADA F STROUD
Birth of a granddaughter
#11
Lottie E TRAYNOR
about 1894 (Age 63 years)
Citation details: TRAYNOR LOTTIE E 32420/1894 JAMES EMMA STROUD
Birth of a grandson
#12
Stephen J T “Steve” WILKINSON
about 1895 (Age 64 years)
Citation details: WILKINSON STEPHEN J T 36908/1895 SAMUEL ADA F STROUD
Birth of a granddaughter
#13
Emma F M TRAYNOR
about 1896 (Age 65 years)
Citation details: TRAYNOR EMMA F M 25878/1896 JAMES EMMA STROUD
Birth of a granddaughter
#14
Sarah Gladys WILKINSON
about 1897 (Age 66 years)
Citation details: WILKINSON SARAH G 35611/1897 SAMUEL ADA F STROUD
Birth of a grandson
#15
Stephen TRAYNOR
about 1897 (Age 66 years)
Citation details: TRAYNOR STEPHEN 35645/1897 JAMES EMMA STROUD
Marriage of a childJames WILKINSONMary Ann REDMANView this family
about 1897 (Age 66 years)
Citation details: 8410/1897 WILKINSON JAMES REDMAN MARY A RAYMOND TERRACE
Death of a granddaughterEmma F M TRAYNOR
about 1897 (Age 66 years)
Citation details: TRAYNOR EMMA F M 2827/1897 JAMES EMMA STROUD
Birth of a granddaughter
#16
Mary WILKINSON
about 1898 (Age 67 years)
Citation details: WILKINSON MARY 7446/1898 JAMES MARY A STROUD
Death of a grandsonStephen TRAYNOR
about 1898 (Age 67 years)
Citation details: TRAYNOR STEPHEN 3374/1898 JAMES EMMA STROUD
Birth of a granddaughter
#17
Winnie I TRAYNOR
about 1899 (Age 68 years)
Citation details: TRAYNOR WINNIE I 25360/1899 JAMES EMMA STROUD
Birth of a granddaughter
#18
Elsie WILKINSON
about 1899 (Age 68 years)
Citation details: WILKINSON ELSIE 7312/1899 JAMES MARY A STROUD
Birth of a granddaughter
#19
Irene Jean TAYLOR
calculated 1900 (Age 69 years)

Note: I am unable to find a relevant birth registration in NSW.
Birth of a granddaughter
#20
Beatrice M WILKINSON
about 1900 (Age 69 years)
Citation details: WILKINSON BEATRICE M 7538/1900 JAMES MARY A STROUD
Birth of a grandson
#21
Sydney W “Sid” WILKINSON
about 1902 (Age 71 years)
Citation details: WILKINSON SYDNEY W 36206/1902 SAMUEL ADA F STROUD
Birth of a granddaughter
#22
Blanch Sarah Elizabeth WILKINSON
about 1902 (Age 71 years)
Citation details: WILKINSON BLANCH S E 30786/1902 JAMES MARY A CLARENCE TOWN
Marriage of a grandchildHarold Peter KRUCKOWAnne Amelia TRAYNORView this family
about 1902 (Age 71 years)
Citation details: 5093/1902 KRUCKOW HAROLD P TRAYNOR ANNIE A STROUD
Death of a brotherGeorge SMITH
January 25, 1903 (Age 72 years) Age: 98 years
Address: North Hill
Cause: Cancer of the face.
Citation details: SMITH GEORGE 1499/1903 RICHARD FORBES
Quality of data: primary evidence
Birth of a grandson
#23
Herbert J WILKINSON
about 1905 (Age 74 years)
Citation details: WILKINSON HERBERT J 17769/1905 JAMES MARY A STROUD
Death of a sisterJane SMITH
September 7, 1905 (Age 74 years)
Informant: William Henry STALKERson
Cause: Senile decay and hemiplegia
Citation details: STALKER JANE 8234/1905 CHARLOTTE BRAIDWOOD
Quality of data: primary evidence
Burial of a sisterJane SMITH
September 9, 1905 (Age 74 years)
Address: Row D Plot 5
Religion: Church of England
Stalker - Jane and Alexander
Stalker - Jane and Alexander

Note: Image kindly made available by the volunteers at Australian Cemeteries Index.

Birth of a granddaughter
#24
Ellen R TRAYNOR
about 1906 (Age 75 years)
Citation details: TRAYNOR ELLEN R 28968/1906 JAMES EMMA STROUD
Marriage of a grandchildGeorge Egerton GAMBRILLKate TRAYNORView this family
October 3, 1906 (Age 75 years)
Citation details: 11174/1906 GAMERILL GEORGE E TRAYNOR KATE STROUD
Quality of data: primary evidence
Birth of a granddaughter
#25
Vera Jane WILKINSON
about 1907 (Age 76 years)
Citation details: WILKINSON VERA J 29413/1907 JAMES MARY A STROUD
Birth of a grandson
#26
Stanley John “Jack” WILKINSON
about 1910 (Age 79 years)
Citation details: WILKINSON STANLEY J 20231/1910 SAMUEL ADA F STROUD
Birth of a granddaughter
#27
Catherine D WILKINSON
about 1910 (Age 79 years)
Citation details: WILKINSON CATHERINE D 20271/1910 JAMES MARY A STROUD
Death of a granddaughterWinnie I TRAYNOR
about 1912 (Age 81 years)
Citation details: TRAYNOR WINIFRED I 7898/1912 JAMES EMMA STROUD
Birth of a grandson
#28
John T WILKINSON
February 6, 1913 (Age 82 years)
Citation details: WILKINSON JOHN T 11318/1913 JAMES MARY A STROUD
Quality of data: primary evidence
Birth of a granddaughter
#29
Edith Grace WILKINSON
February 6, 1913 (Age 82 years)
Citation details: WILKINSON EDITH G 11319/1913 JAMES MARY A STROUD
Quality of data: primary evidence
Marriage of a grandchildWilliam J BURRAGESilyah WILKINSONView this family
about 1913 (Age 82 years)
Citation details: 11973/1913 BURRAGE WILLIAM J WILKINSON SILLYAH STROUD
Birth of a granddaughter
#30
Amy E WILKINSON
about 1916 (Age 85 years)
Citation details: WILKINSON AMY E 17602/1916 JAMES MARY A PORT MACQUARIE
Death of a sisterElizabeth SMITH
January 24, 1916 (Age 85 years) Age: 89 years
Address: "Gabaca" Queensbury Road
Cause: Cardiac failure and old age
Citation details: DE MEUR ELIZABETH 2706/1916 RICHARD MARY HURSTVILLE
Quality of data: primary evidence
Burial of a sisterElizabeth SMITH
January 25, 1916 (Age 85 years)
Address: Mth HHH 0017
Religion: Methodist
Death of a brotherStephen SMITH
June 24, 1916 (Age 85 years)
Address: All Nations Hotel
Citation details: 7666/1916 SMITH STEPHEN 88 YRS NEWCASTLE NEWCASTLE
Smith - Stephen
Smith - Stephen

Note: Image kindly made available by the volunteers at Australian Cemeteries Index.

Citation details: 13 December 2014
Text:

In part:

"Stephen's death Cert states he was born in Norfolk England about 1828 and died at the All Nations Hotel in Newcastle 24/6/1916 in which his son Stephen, the informant was the publican from 1912 to 1919."

Marriage of a grandchildErnest Joseph BROMLEYSarah Gladys WILKINSONView this family
about 1922 (Age 91 years)
Citation details: 3851/1922 BROMLEY ERNEST J WILKINSON SARAH G GLOUCESTER
Marriage of a grandchildAlbert E IRWINIrene Jean TAYLORView this family
about 1922 (Age 91 years)
Citation details: 12712/1922 IRWIN ALBERT E TAYLOR IRENE J DUNGOG
Death of a daughterMargaret Jane WILKINSON
February 10, 1924 (Age 93 years) Age: 58 years
Citation details: TAYLOR MARGARET 4858/1924 JAMES MARY A DUNGOG
Quality of data: primary evidence
Residence before February 1925 (Age 94 years)
Address: "The Repose", Shaftsbury Road
Death February 24, 1925 (Age 94 years) Age: 99 years
Address: State Hospital Newington
Cause of death: Senile decay
Citation details: WILKINSON MARY A 647/1925 (-SMITH) 99YRS STATE HOSPITAL AUBURN
Quality of data: primary evidence
Publication: Newspaper; NSW; 1905 - 1954
Citation details: Friday 13 March 1925, page 2
Wilkinson - Granny - Obituary
Wilkinson - Granny - Obituary

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Note: The informant of her death registration was W. Magarvey, Manager, Newington State Hospital.
Burial February 26, 1925 (2 days after death)
Religion: Church of England
Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage: May 19, 1823Croft, Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom
-5 months
elder brother
4 years
elder brother
4 years
elder brother
4 years
herself
3 years
younger sister
7 years
younger sister
Family with James WILKINSON - View this family
husband
herself
Marriage: November 22, 1848Paterson, New South Wales, Australia
-23 months
daughter
Christiana WILKINSON
Birth: about 1846 29 15New South Wales, Australia
Death: about 1940West Maitland, New South Wales, Australia
10 years
son
3 years
daughter
3 years
daughter
3 years
daughter
Priscilla WILKINSON
Birth: about 1861 44 30Port Stephens, New South Wales, Australia
Death: about 1884Stroud, New South Wales, Australia
3 years
daughter
4 years
daughter
3 years
son
4 years
son

BirthImmigration - "Briton" - Smith - Richard, Charlotte and Family
BirthDeath Certificate - Wilkinson - Mary Ann
ResidenceEngland Census - 1841
Publication: Ancestory.com
ImmigrationImmigration - "Briton" - Smith - Richard, Charlotte and Family
ResidenceMarriage Certificate - Wilkinson - Smith - James and Mary Ann
MarriageW - Marriages Registered in New South Wales
Citation details: 588/1848 V1848588 78 WILKINSON JAMES SMITH MARY A JR
MarriageMarriage Certificate - Wilkinson - Smith - James and Mary Ann
MarriageMarriage Entry - Wilkinson - Smith - James and Mary Ann
ResidenceDeath Certificate - Wilkinson - Mary Ann
DeathW - Deaths Registered in New South Wales
Citation details: WILKINSON MARY A 647/1925 (-SMITH) 99YRS STATE HOSPITAL AUBURN
Quality of data: primary evidence
DeathDeath Certificate - Wilkinson - Mary Ann
DeathNewspaper - The Gloucester Advocate
Publication: Newspaper; NSW; 1905 - 1954
Citation details: Friday 13 March 1925, page 2
Wilkinson - Granny - Obituary
Wilkinson - Granny - Obituary

Note: Downloaded from Trove.

BurialDeath Certificate - Wilkinson - Mary Ann