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Mary ROSS

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NSW Marriage V18541160 41B/1854 KEMP CALEB - ROSS MARY - NI= CofE Clarence River District

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Marriages solemnized in the District of Clarence River in the Year 1854
No. 61
Caleb Kemp of the District of Clarence River, Bachelor
Mary Ross of the same District, Spinster
married in this Church, Grafton by Banns with consent of -
this twenty first day of December 1854 By me Arthur E. Selwyn Minister of the District of Clarence River
Parties signed: Caleb Kemp, Mary Ross Witnesses: Charles Avery, Charles Kemp of Sth Grafton

Death 8338/1882 KEMP MARY AGE 48 YEARS DIED SOUTH GRAFTON GRAFTON * 19 May

The Grafton Argus and Clarence River General Advertiser (NSW) - Mon 22 May 1882 p.2
An old resident of South Grafton, the wife of Mr. C. Kemp, died on Thursday last.

No parents.

Looking for her birth. May not be easy.
 

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I've found several trees for the Kemp family but nothing that helps re Mary Ross.

No baptism in NSW index that fits.

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Assisted to NSW - NRS5316/4_4790/Ontario_15 Dec 1852/
Mary ROSS 18 Ontario 1852 Sydney and/or Newcastle Reel 2136, [4/4790]; Reel 2463, [4/4926]
John ROSS 15
Donald ROSS 10
Anne ROSS 12
Flora ROSS 37
Margaret ROSS 2
Alexander ROSS 40 * I can't see him on the image

John or Mary died in quarantine.

Ross.JPG
 
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The family in 1851

Clachan, Kilmuir, Invernessshire
Alexander Ross 38 Labourer
Flora Ross whfe 36
Mary Ross dau 16
John Ross son 14
Ann Ross 10
Margaret Ross dau 0
Donald Ross son 3
Emily McDonald Mother in Law Widow 66
All born Kilmuir

I can't find anything else for this family. I reckon it was John who died in quarantine.
 

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Mary ROSS
1840–1882

BIRTH ABT 1840 • Liverpool, Lancashire, England
DEATH 19 MAY 1882 • South Grafton, Clarence Valley Council, New South Wales, Australia
John ROSS
1816–1884

BIRTH ABT 1816 • Ireland
DEATH JUL 1884 • Chorlton, Lancashire, United Kingdom


Catherine WOODS
1816–

BIRTH ABT 1816 • Ireland
DEATH Unknown
 

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21 Dec 1854
Grafton, NSW



Caleb KEMP
1829–1892
BIRTH 07 AUG 1829 • Ticehurst, Rother District, East Sussex, England
DEATH 5 MARCH 1892 • South Grafton, Clarence Valley Council, New South Wales, Australia


Charles KEMP
1803–1882

BIRTH 18 FEB 1803 • Hawkshurst, Kent, England
DEATH 20 SEP 1882 • Grafton, New South Wales, Australia



Susan Chantler
1807–1897

BIRTH 7 FEB 1807 • Ticehurst, Sussex England
DEATH 17 JUL 1897 • Grafton, New South Wales, Australia
 

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Caleb Ross Kemp
1855–1855

BIRTH 06 APR 1855 • Grafton, Clarence Valley Council, New South Wales, Australia
DEATH 1855 • Grafton, Clarence Valley Council, New South Wales, Australia
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NameCaleb KempGenderMaleBirth Date1829Birth PlaceTicehurst, Rother District, East Sussex, EnglandDeath Date5 Mar 1892Death PlaceSouth Grafton, Clarence Valley Council, New South Wales, AustraliaCemeterySouth Grafton General CemeteryBurial or Cremation PlaceSouth Grafton, Clarence Valley Council, New South Wales, AustraliaHas Bio?NFatherCharles KempMotherSusan KempSpouseMary KempChildrenMinnie Agnes Sampson; Mary Elizabeth Kemp; Maud May Logan; Caleb Ross Kemp; Caleb Amos Kemp; Mary Ross Cavanaugh
 

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I've found several trees for the Kemp family but nothing that helps re Mary Ross.

No baptism in NSW index that fits.

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Assisted to NSW - NRS5316/4_4790/Ontario_15 Dec 1852/
Mary ROSS 18 Ontario 1852 Sydney and/or Newcastle Reel 2136, [4/4790]; Reel 2463, [4/4926]
John ROSS 15
Donald ROSS 10
Anne ROSS 12
Flora ROSS 37
Margaret ROSS 2
Alexander ROSS 40 * I can't see him on the image

John or Mary died in quarantine.

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Margaret Ross married Neil McQueen, in Margaret's obit it states her father died at sea on the way here.
"and her father was one of those buried at sea— a result of the terrific fever which raged on that voyage,"

https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/127760911
 

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The Sydney Mail and New South Wales Advertiser (NSW : 1871 - 1912)
Sat 27 May 1882
Several eases of low fever are reported, and I believe they all partake of the typhoid character. One of these, Mrs. Caleb Kemp, residing at South Grafton, has terminated fatally. A number of children also are suffering from affections of the throat, which in some coses are said to approach very closely to that scourge diptheria....

https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/162032145
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I don''t feel the passenger list is your Mary Ross, all the other deaths for that family have parents names, the ones who died before and after Mary so why she hasn't got her parents names on her death reg when the parents were obviously known.

I also don't think the birth for Mary Ross 1840 that Elllie posted is the right one neither. Mary would have only been around 14 when she married if she had been born around 1840, i know sometimes that happened but i don't think so this time.
Unless her marriage cert. to Kemp has her parents noted i don't think it will be easy to confirm or eliminate info on her.
 

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Thanks Ellie.

Thanks gibbo.

... died at sea ... that explains why I didn't find Alexander on the image.

That tree has the right death for Mary so you would think they have the death reg and see it has her age as 48, so why then give her year of birth as about 1840?

I didn't see an arrival for another Mary with an age that fitted.

Several births in Lancs for a Mary Ross abt 1840.
 

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Thee are several baptisms in England in 1834 for a Mary Ross.

The marriage has ... married in this Church, Grafton ...

Anglicans have been worshiping in Grafton since 1842 from a wooden church to a now almost complete Cathedral building the Clarence Valley has a rich Anglican heritage.

The first stage of Grafton Cathedral was completed during the episcopacy of Bishop Turner. The new Cathedral was opened and dedicated on 25 July 1884.

I can't find a SAG film of the Parish registers. Anyway, the original entry may or may not contain any additional details.
 
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That tree has the right death for Mary so you would think they have the death reg and see it has her age as 48, so why then give her year of birth as about 1840?
IF she was a minor someone would have to have given permission for her to marry?
Nothing on the marriage details you posted of her been a minor so i gather she was of full age??
 

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No family notices mention the Ross family and none of her family on marriage cert. or death index. Appears she was all alone. I did check Irish orphans on the off chance but doesnt appear to be any Mary Ross's.
 

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