Family Tree of the Adlers, Edwardses, Hogans, Lipscombes and Olivers

John Smith (1813 - ), and Mary Ann Snowden (1820 - 1873)

Married: 4 Jul 1837, St Stephen's Church, Castlereagh, NSW, Australia

  John SMITH
Born: c1813

Andrew Snowden
Born: 3 Nov 1771, Southwark, London, England
Christened: 1 Dec 1771, St George the Martyr, Southwark, London, England
Died: 1 Nov 1883, Parramatta, NSW, Australia
Buried: 2 Nov 1883, St John's Cemetery, Parramatta, NSW, Australia

Sarah Darke
Born: c.1777, Gloucs, England
Christened: 22 Mar 1778, Gloucester St Michael, Gloucester, England
Died: 13 Jul 1828, Parramatta, NSW, Australia
Buried: 14 Jul 1828, St John's Cemetery, Parramatta, NSW, Australia

Born: 20 Feb 1820, Parramatta, NSW, Australia
Christened: 25 May 1822, Parramatta, NSW, Australia
Died: 11 Dec 1873, Junction St (off Margaret St Sth), Sydney, NSW, Australia
Buried: Dec 1873, Windsor, NSW, Australia


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J. Smith
Source: Vicki Smith.

M.A. Snowden
Source: Beryl Rooke, Vicki Smith. 

Story: Mary Ann Snowden (1820 - 1873)

From Vicki Smith, added to this site 16 Sep 2004

Mary lived with John Dean and his wife Sarah between 1826-31 - stated at the trial of John Dean in 1831.

Mary Ann Snowden was born 20 Feb 1820, the fifth child of Andrew Snowden and Sarah Darke. She was baptised 25 May 1822.

When she was aged 18 she married John Smith on 4 Jul at St Stephens, Castlereagh. He was aged 25.

Mary Ann and John had two children - Mary Ann b 1838 and Susannah b 1840. Their father John Smith is designated a publican at the time of their baptisms. It is most likely that John Smith died in 1840. According to the Parramatta & District Historical Society - Inns of Parramatta.

The 'Kings Arms' Western Rd District of Parramatta, John Smith with licence, LH 153 dd 16 Jun 1840, and Mary Ann Smith licence LH419 dd 30 Jun 1842 There is a record of a John Smith who died in 1840 at Pitt Town who was Church of England. Further investigation is needed in this matter.

On 1 3Jul 1842 Mary Ann married William Lane from Dublin. Between 1842 and 1862 they produced eight children with Amelia dying in infancy aged only 3 years. Another daughter Alice Snowden Lane lived only 9 years, while son Sydney Horatio Lane was accidentally run over by a cart at his home when he was only eight.

Mary and her family were living at 11 Junction St, Surry Hills when she died on 14 Dec 1873 of heart disease. Mary's son-in-law, Isaac Aaron, was informant on her death certificate. Isaac was a squatter on the Clarence River, NSW. He married Mary and William's oldest daughter Elizabeth Sarah Lane on 11 Jun 1864 in Windsor. The Parish Register at the time contained the written notation that Elizabeth was 'aged 19'. Information from Bronwyn Russell.

From the SAG. In the "Windsor Richmond & Hawkesbury Advertiser" on Saturday 20 Dec 1873 p2 -
"Town Talk - Death from Disease of Heart shortly after 9 o'clock on Sunday evening last, Mary Lane, wife of William Lane, of 11 Junction St, Surry Hills, died suddenly in Albion St. The body was afterwards removed to her husband's residence. Deceased had been under the treatment of Dr Renwell for heart disease and recently was professionally attended by Dr Day for the same complaint. The last name gentleman signed the death Certificate. A funeral train left at 8am for Windsor where she was buried, aged 52."

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