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Mary ANDERSON (1877-1944)

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Mary Jones (nee Anderson)

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Mary Jones (nee Anderson)

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Mary Jones (nee Anderson)

Mary ANDERSON1,2 (known as 'Polly'), daughter of Donald Edward ANDERSON (1855-1884) and Elspeth RICHARDSON (1857-1881), was born on 8 March 1877 at the BDM District in Newtown, NSW.3,4 Her relationship to Ellen is Paternal Grandmother.

in 1895 (approx.) Polly owned property in Redfern District, NSW. After her parents died, Mary was raised by an aunty and uncle whose identities are not known. When the uncle died he left substantial amounts of property to her. (Mary was sixteen when she discovered him dead in bed when she took his breakfast to him. The family story is that her hair went white with the shock and this is where the tendency of Jones descendants to go white prematurely came from). While the exact details are unknown, another uncle is believed to have embezzled her of all this land by getting her to sign documents transferring the titles to him and she was left penniless.5

On 5 December 1899 Polly was a worker at home performing home duties . This was her stated occupation at the time of her marriage.6

Polly married Samuel Thomas JONES on 5 December 1899 at the Independent Presbyterian Church at 471 Pitt St in Sydney, NSW. They were married according to the rites of this church. Both Samuel and Mary listed the same address when they were married. It is believed that they were living in a de facto relationship before marriage. Their eldest son Roy was born before they were married.2,7

on 5 December 1899 they lived at 8 Bullanaming St in Redfern, NSW. Both listed this address at the time of their marriage.7 On 5 June 1916 she resided at 44 Coomber Rd in Paddington, NSW.8 She was a shopkeeper at George St in Redfern. Mary is known to have had a shop although the type is unknown. This occurred sometime after her husband Samuel's death and was when she was involved with the man who probably was her daughter Evelyn's father.9

she died (aged 67) on 11 November 1944 in Randwick, NSW. The cause was consumption (she had TB). The direct cause was probably pneumonia.10,11 She was buried in November 1944 in Section 4A/3404 of the Presbyterian Section of Rookwood cemetery in Lidcombe, NSW.11

 

Mary had another two children with unknown father(s). These were Kathleen and then Evelyn. Kathleen was badly affected by arthritis and spent a considerable part of her life in a wheelchair. Evelyn married a man named Strachan (possibly Peter) who was a well known NSW union official. Evelyn and Peter(?) were living at Cronulla, NSW late in life. A death notice for Evelyn was published in the Sydney Morning Herald on 30 September 2006 advising Evelyn's death occurred on 27 September 2006 aged 95.12,13

 

Samuel Thomas JONES1 was the son of Samuel White JONES (1849?-1896) and Elizabeth Mary HILL (1849-1941). He and Mary ANDERSON had the following children:

 

Roy Heath JONES (1898-1979)

Leslie John JONES (1900-1950)

Donald Samuel W JONES (1903-1974)

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1{S0245}, Researcher : HOLDSTOCK (nee JONES), Lily Beryl (0189) re JONES, VARNADOE. Cit. Date: before 1 July 2009. Assessment: Secondary evidence.
Phone 4 March 2009
2{S0335}, Certificate - Birth : JONES, Leslie John (0185). Custom Id: NSW 25843 / 1900. Cit. Date: 11 July 2009. Assessment: Primary evidence.
Registration no : 25843 / 1900
3{S0064}, BDM (NSW) Online Indexs : Births (NSW Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages Births Index : http://www.bdm.nsw.gov.au/cgi-bin/Index/IndexingOrder.cgi/search?SessionID=&event=...). Cit. Date: before 1 July 2009. Assessment: Secondary evidence.
Registration no : 4641 / 1877
4{S0046}, Headstone : ANDERSON : Various family members (Rookwood Cemetery - Presbyterian Sect 4A / 3404). Cit. Date: before 1 July 2009. Assessment: Secondary evidence.
Birth date advised by Rookwood Cemetery office
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Donald and Elspeth Anderson's headstones (also contains other family members and the ashes of Mary Jones nee Anderson)

5{S0263}, Interview : STRACHAN, Evelyn (0000) (Step sister of JONES, Roy Heath (0019)). 22 Min 28 Secs into the Interview. Cit. Date: before 1 July 2009. Assessment: Secondary evidence.
Text From Source: "From her uncle ..... she inherited all the land up the back of Redfern and she was brought up to be a ........... and she was embezzled ....... and she was left penniless"
6{S0001}, Certificate - Marriage : JONES, Samuel Thomas (0040) and ANDERSON, Mary (0039). Custom Id: NSW 7455 / 1899. Cit. Date: before 1 July 2009. Assessment: Primary evidence.
7{S0001}, Certificate - Marriage : JONES, Samuel Thomas (0040) and ANDERSON, Mary (0039). Custom Id: NSW 7455 / 1899. Cit. Date: before 1 July 2009. Assessment: Primary evidence.
Registration no : 7455 / 1899
8{S0193}, War Records : Nominal Roll : World War I : JONES, Roy Heath (0019). Cit. Date: before 1 July 2009. Assessment: Secondary evidence.
Her son Roy gave this as her address when he was enlisting for WWI
9{S0245}, Researcher : HOLDSTOCK (nee JONES), Lily Beryl (0189) re JONES, VARNADOE. Cit. Date: before 1 July 2009. Assessment: Secondary evidence.
Personal knowlege
10{S0066}, BDM (NSW) Online Indexs : Deaths (NSW Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages Deaths Index : http://www.bdm.nsw.gov.au/cgi-bin/Index/IndexingOrder.cgi/search?SessionID=&event=...). Cit. Date: before 1 July 2009. Assessment: Secondary evidence.
Registration no : 27256 / 1944
11{S0046}, Headstone : ANDERSON : Various family members (Rookwood Cemetery - Presbyterian Sect 4A / 3404). Cit. Date: before 1 July 2009. Assessment: Secondary evidence.
Text From Source: "The actual cause was probably pneumonia"
Advised by the office at Rookwood Cemetery
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Donald and Elspeth Anderson's headstones (also contains other family members and the ashes of Mary Jones nee Anderson)

12{S0021}, Researcher : OWEN, John Edward (0001). Cit. Date: before 1 July 2009. Assessment: Secondary evidence.
13{S0521}, Ryerson Index : Death : STRACHAN, Evelyn, daughter of ANDERSON (nee JONES), Mary (0039). Cit. Date: 22 March 2012. Assessment: Secondary evidence.

Compiler of this family history is : John Owen

              

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Updated : 23 Mar 2014