Mary Smith

(1790—1861)



 BORN 31 December 1790 at Edinburgh, Scotland.
 BAPTISED 1 January 1791 at St Cuthbert's, Edinburgh, Scotland.
 DIED 8 September 1861 at Baulkham Hills, NSW.
 Data 

NSW Death Record 4280/1861

ELDER MARY
JOHN & MARY
@ PARRAMATTA
 
 BURIED St John's Cemetery, Parramatta, NSW.
 
 FATHER John Smith (1762-1846)
 MOTHER Mary Harley (1766-1835)
 
 MARRIED James Elder (1772-1836) on 19 July 1808 "with the Governor's permission" at St. John's, Parramatta
 Data 

NSW Marriage Record V1808415 147A/1808

ELDER JAMES
SMITH & MARY
@ St John's CofE, Parramatta
 
 CHILDREN   Edmund Elder (1809-)
Mary Elder (1810-1841)
James Elder jnr (1812-1851)
John Elder (1813-1879)
Robert Elder (1816-1836)
Thomas Elder (1817-1884)
Jane Elder (1819-1885)
Ann Elder (1821-1902)
William Elder (1822-)
Wilhelmina Wemyss Elder (1823-1895)
Eliza Dunlop Elder (1826-1875)
Frances Elder (1829-1913)


James Elder’s wife Mary was in a state of depression while they lived in Otaheite. The ship's captain who took them to Otaheite had fallen madly in love with James's bride and when his love was rejected committed suicide. Edmund, the child born in Otaheite, is not recognised as a child of James and Mary by a lot of the family — though he is on the Hibernia shipping list when they return from Otaheite in the Hibernia on 16th February 1810. Edmund is also listed as Edmund Elder working as a carpenter and living with John Jones in Sydney. I believe he is Edmund Smith who dies in 1847 unmarried, but that needs researching.
— Margaret Hardwick


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