Mary Philp Tom


 BORN 1830
 BAPTISED 31 March 1830 at Blisland (Wesleyan circuit)
 DIED 1855 drowned at sea
 FATHER John Tom (1787-1839)
 MOTHER Nancy Philp (1800-1871)

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In 1855, Mary in company with her brother William Tom, set out to emigrate to Canada on the ship John. As the result of a faulty compass the ship was wrecked on the Manacles Rocks, off the Cornish coast, and Mary was drowned. William survived to return to England where he married his first cousin Charlotte Tom. Their eldest child was named Mary Philp Tom, possibly in memory of the drowned sister.

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