Mary Leonard1

#11491, (circa 1816-7 June 1861)
FatherJames Leonard2 (c 1783-23 Nov 1857)
MotherMary Wayte3 (c 1794-5 Oct 1885)
Mary Leonard c.1844
     (For a brief history and context on the Darby family - which this person is an extended member of - see this page)

NOTE: The information on this page is my research to date and is subject to change as I become better informed. I very much welcome any corrections or additional info you might have - my email address is at the bottom of this page - Tim Hill.
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Mary was born circa 1816 at Rugeley, Staffordshire.4,5 She was the daughter of James Leonard and Mary Wayte.2,3 Mary Leonard was baptized on Monday, 1 April 1816 at Rugeley, Staffordshire.4 She presumably lived with her parents at Rugeley, Staffordshire, in October 1827.6 She presumably lived with her parents at Rugeley, Staffordshire, in June 1832.6

She was recorded as living with her parents, 3 young children, and her younger siblings Emma, Martha and Ruth in the 1841 census at 1 Boundary Street, Hulme, Manchester. She was recorded as being approximately 20 years old (rounded down to the nearest 5 years).7



A small water-colour portrait was painted of Mary in 1844, probably a keep-sake for her family just before her immigration to Australia.

Mary emmigrated from London on 25 July 1845 on the Templar. Also on board were two of her young cousins, Harriet (10) and Ellen (6) who were perhaps in her care.8,9 Mary arrived at Port Adelaide, South Australia, on 24 November 1845.8



By the end of 1845, the population of the South Australian colony was a little over 21,000.10

A visiting English artist drew a landscape of Morphett Vale 1845.
Morphett Vale c1845, artist Alex C. Kelly
(source: State Library of South Australia, A. C. Kelly Collection, image B5765
http://trove.nla.gov.au/version/18335320)


She married John Darby, son of George Darby and Elizabeth Aylott, at the schoolroom on Thursday, 23 November 1848 at Morphett Vale, South Australia. A week later the same place, John's brother Thomas married Jessie Nicholson.2,11

Mary and John Darby became the parents of George Leonard Darby circa 1850 at Morphett Vale, South Australia. George was perhaps named after his father's father. It also seems like his birth was not registered.12 Mary and John Darby became the parents of James John Darby on Sunday, 18 May 1851 at Morphett Vale, South Australia.13,1,14

Her husband John died 26 January 1853 at the aproximate age of 34, leaving her a widow. She was 3 months pregnant.15 Mary took in horses to graze on the property; her and a Mr. R. E. Tapley were the contact people. This probably referred to Richard Edward Tapley, a member of the extended family.16 Mary and John Darby became the parents of Mary Elizabeth Darby on Saturday, 23 July 1853 at Adelaide. Her father had died before she was born.17,18 She witnessed her daughter Mary Elizabeth Darby's death on 23 June 1855 at Morphett Vale, South Australia. Mary was a month short of her second birthday.19

Mary emmigrated with her two young sons from Port Adelaide, South Australia, on 16 March 1857 on the the 'George Canning'. They departed 4 years after the death of her husband.20,21,22 Mary arrived at London before 22 August 1857.20,22



She was recorded as head of household in the 1861 census at Hatherlow Road, Hatherlow, Stockport, Cheshire. Her age was recorded as being 42, but she was almost certainly at least 2 years older than this. Also in the household was her mother, a servant and a gardener.23 Her occupation was recorded as being 'a landed proprietor' in the census.23

Mary died on 7 June 1861 at Hatherlow, Stockport, Cheshire, of pulmonary phthisis.. She was recorded as being aged 44.24

Children of Mary Leonard and John Darby

Children
Last Edited3 May 2015

Timeline

DateEventPlace
Family
Family
c 1816BirthRugeley, Staffordshire4,5
2,3
1816BaptismRugeley, Staffordshire4
1845Emmigratn-newLondon8,9
1845Immigratn-newPort Adelaide, South Australia8
1848Marriagethe schoolroom, in Morphett Vale, South Australia2,11
1857Emmigratn-newPort Adelaide, South Australia20,21,22
b 1857Immigratn-newLondon20,22
1861Census (Eng) 1861Hatherlow Road, Hatherlow, Stockport, Cheshire23
1861Occupation23
1861DeathHatherlow, Stockport, Cheshire24
ChartsAylott Family - descendants
Darby Family - descendants
Leonard Family - descendants
Wayte Family - descendants
Mike Hill - ancestors
Descendents of Richard Darby

Citations

  1. [S453] Website Family History South Australia (http://www.familyhistorysa.info/) http://www.familyhistorysa.info/colonists.html birth of James Darby 18/5/1851.
  2. [S239] The Adelaide Times, 27 Nov. 1848 p.2.
  3. [S412] National Census for England, 1871 (online image) Registration district: Stockport, Sub-registration district:      Marple, Piece: 3650, Folio:125,
    Page Number: 10.
  4. [S410] International Genealogical Index (IGI) Rugley, Stafford, England: Indexing project (batch) number: C01021-2, system origin: England-ODM, source film number: 435832.
  5. [S397] National Census for England, 1841 (online image) Registration district: Chorlton, Sub-registration district: Hulme, Piece: 583, Book: 17, Folio: 11, Page Number: 14.
  6. [S659] Parish Registers- Armitage Independent, Piece 3291: Armitage (Independent), 1821-1837.
  7. [S397] National Census for England, 1841 (online image) Registration district: Chorlton, Sub-registration district: Hulme, Piece: 583, Book: 17, Folio: 11, Page Number: 14 (http://search.ancestry.com.au/Browse/view.aspx).
  8. [S532] Website Bound for South Australia (http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/fh/passengerlists/…) http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/fh/passengerlists/1845Templar.htm
  9. [S244] The South Australian Register, 1845 'The South Australian Register. ADELAIDE: Saturday, November 18, 1845.', South Australian Register (Adelaide, SA : 1839 - 1900), 26 November, p. 3, viewed 23 April, 2013, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article27451403.
  10. [S882] Website Pioneers Association of South Australia Inc (http://www.pioneerssa.org.au/) Early SA History - http://www.pioneerssa.org.au/early_sa_history.html
  11. [S7] South Australia, Marriage Certificate, Registry of Births, Deaths & Marriages Vol. 40 p.367.
  12. [S6] South Australia, Death Certificate, Registry of Births, Deaths & Marriages District of Adelaide No.592.
  13. [S393] National Census for England, 1881 (online image) Township of Little Bolton, Municipal Borough of Bolton, West Ward, p.43.
  14. [S5] South Australia, Birth Certificate, Registry of Births, Deaths & Marriages 1851 Vol. 3 P.222.
  15. [S541] The Hertford Mercury and Reformer, 'Deaths' 09 Jul 1853.
  16. [S244] The South Australian Register, 1853 'Advertising.', South Australian Register (Adelaide, SA : 1839 - 1900), 20 June, p. 1, viewed 11 February, 2012, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article38461957.
  17. [S5] South Australia, Birth Certificate, Registry of Births, Deaths & Marriages 1853 Vol. 4 p.182.
  18. [S453] Website Family History South Australia (http://www.familyhistorysa.info/) http://www.familyhistorysa.info/colonists.html birth of Mary Darby 23 Jul 1853.
  19. [S6] South Australia, Death Certificate, Registry of Births, Deaths & Marriages Vol 3 p.150.
  20. [S244] The South Australian Register, 1857 'SHIPPING INTELLIGENCE.', South Australian Register (Adelaide, SA : 1839 - 1900), 17 March, p. 2, viewed 27 February, 2012, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article49765969.
  21. [S322] The Advertiser (Adelaide, South Australia), 1926 'OBITUARY.', The Advertiser (Adelaide, SA : 1889 - 1931), 7 July, p. 17, viewed 7 February, 2012, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article46527253
  22. [S322] The Advertiser (Adelaide, South Australia), 1941 'OBITUARY.', The Advertiser (Adelaide, SA : 1931 - 1954), 16 May, p. 8, viewed 10 February, 2012, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article45004780
  23. [S398] National Census for England, 1861 (online image) Class: RG 9; Piece: 2559; Folio: 45; Page: 4; GSU roll: 542990 (http://search.ancestry.com.au/Browse/View.aspx).
  24. [S400] General Register Office, England - Death Certificates, Certified copy of an entry in a Register of Deaths June 1861 Vol.8a p.13.