Mary Ann Smith

(1830—1907)



 BORN 26 November 1830 in NSW.
 Data 

NSW Birth Record V1830158
45A/1830

SMITH MARY A
JAMES & ANNE M
 
 DIED 23 April 1907 in Sydney, NSW.
 Data 

NSW Death Record 5672/1907

HAMILTON MARY A
JAMES & ANN M
@ MOSMAN
 
 BURIED 24 April 1907 in Gore Hill Cemetery, NSW.
 
 FATHER James Smith (1795-1851)
 MOTHER Ann Maria Bowman (c1800-1880)
 
 MARRIED 1 John Bootle (1814-1855) in 1850 in NSW.
 Data 

NSW Marriage Record V1850794
36B/1850

BOOKE JOHN & SMITH MARY A
@ St Bartholomew's C of E, Prospect
 
 CHILDREN   Mary Ann Bootle (1851-)
John Walter Leslie Bootle (1853-1919)
 
 MARRIED 2 Robert Haslam (1835-1873) on 23 July 1864 in Presbyterian Church, Parramatta, NSW.
 Data 

NSW Marriage Record 2804/1864

HASLAM ROBERT & BOOTLE MARIANNE
@ PARRAMATTA
 
 
 MARRIED 3 Alexander Greenlaw Hamilton (1825-1902) in 1875 in Sydney, NSW.
 Data 

NSW Marriage Record 1057/1875

HAMILTON ALEXANDER GREENLAW & HASLAM MARY ANNE
@ SYDNEY
 


Mary Ann Smith married John Bootle the innkeeper at the Bell & Crown in 1850 and 12 months later she had a daughter, Mary Ann Bootle. The baby was baptised at St Bartholmew's, Prospect, the church where her parents had married. Soon after the young couple had a domestic dispute and Mary Ann fled home to her parents with the baby. The circumstances were bad enough for her father to come to the inn to collect her belongings with a horse whip to punish his son-in-law. In the struggle that followed John hit James over the head with an iron bar killing him. James's funeral was conducted from the the Bell & Crown to St Bartholmew's churchyard for burial, 29 October 1851. John Bootle was charged with murder but convicted of manslaughter and served 2 years in prison. After his release, his wife returned to him and they had a son John Walter Leslie Bootle in 1853. Two years later John Bootle died and is also buried in St Bartholmew's churchyard.

Mary Ann subsequently married Robert Haslam, and then Alexander Greenlaw Hamilton who was an Irishman who managed the quarantine station at Athol Bight.
— Margaret Hardwick


Extract from the Police Gazette of 12 April 1865.


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