… or more precisely :
Mary Hodder otherwise Anderson formerly Burke née McDonnell alias Macdonald.
On this page:—
- Part III : 1854–1869
- Marriage to Charles Hodder
- Who was Charles Hodder?
- Who was Mary’s father, John Macdonald [sic] ?
- Return of daughter Margaret’s family
- Illness and death of Mary’s son, James
- Death of Charles Hodder
- 1861 Census & life with her daughter, Margaret (Burke) Huggins
- Death of Mary Burke [sic]
- Part I : 1794–1839 — opens in new page
- Birth c.1794
- Birth of daughter, Margaret Jane
- Life at Gillingham, Kent
- Births of James and Maria Anna
- Death of John Burke
- Part II : 1839–1853 — opens in new page
- Inmates of the workhouse
- 1841 Census/ Marriage to John Anderson
- The Brook in Gillingham
- Who was John Anderson?
- Attestation of son, James, to the 39th Foot
- The Brook in Gillingham
- 1851 Census
- Death of John Anderson
- See also
Part III : 1854–1869
This period in Mary McDonnell’s life spans fifteen years, from her third marriage, through the deaths of her son and third husband within months of each other, to her own demise at Winchester in Hampshire.
Marriage to Charles Hodder:
On 4th August 1854, Mary Anderson [sic] married Charles Hodder, a Chelsea pensioner, in St Mary’s church in Chatham. 1 It would have been very easy to overlook this record but for the facts that Mary Anderson was of the expected age (born c.1794) and her father’s name was given as John Macdonald, which surname is a spelling variant of McDonnell. This information, taken together with the 1841, 1851, and 1861 census enumerations, makes it highly probable that the woman who married Charles Hodder was our Mary McDonnell (as subsequent records, taken together, would prove). However, Mary would use the Burke surname when it served a particular purpose, as we shall see.
Mystery Burke witness to the marriage:
Who was this Mystery Bourke (or Bouke?) who signed as one of the witnesses to Mary’s and Charles’s marriage?
The signature of the first witness is difficult to read. On first glance, the signature looks like Garfa or Garfn Bouke, or Sarah Bourke? or another name? George, perhaps? — Please feel free to submit your guesstimate.
The second witness, Ellen Slattery, who was recorded in the 1851 census as born in Ireland c.1825, the wife of Thomas Slattery, Chelsea pensioner. The couple lived in Smiths Court, Gillingham. 2
Who was Charles Hodder?
Charles Hodder was born in Croydon, Surrey c.1805, 3 , 4 the son of Richard Hodder, a cabinet maker. 5 , 6 In 1820, when he was but fifteen years of age, Charles married Catherine Page of Croydon, daughter of James Page and Elizabeth, his wife. 7 , 8 A child of this union, Henry James Page Hodder, was born in Croydon later in the year. 9
A little more than two years after the marriage, Charles Hodder attested to the 3rd (Buffs) Regiment of Foot in London. His military, as well as his marital, careers appear to have been chequered by periodic misconduct in the first instance, and by a bigamous marriage in the second. On the 14th December 1840, he married Eliza Gordon at Kurnaul in West Bengal. 10 , 11 Eliza died at Meerut in December, 1842, aged twenty-six years. 12
Charles Hodder was pensioned out at Allahabad on 21st September 1844, having been discharged unfit for further service in consequence of debility and [a] worn out constitution. 16 He stayed on in West Bengal as a resident where he married Elizabeth Korral née Donavan at Fort William in 1845. 17
No trace has been found of Elizabeth Hodder formerly Donavan née Korral (born c.1801). Similarly, Charles Hodder’s movements could not be ascertained during the nine-year period, 1845–1854.
Who was John Macdonald?
The name, John Macdonald, was written into the 1854 marriage record as the father of Mary McDonnell. His occupation was recorded as smith. 18 Research into possible connections with other Macdonald or McDonnell smiths in county Mayo will be presented on another page. (pending)
Return of Daughter Margaret’s family:
After twenty-one years’ service in the British Army, Mary’s son-in-law, John Joseph Huggins (1816–1876), a Colour Sergeant with the 54th Regiment, was pensioned out at the Tower of London. John and Margaret (Mary’s daughter) had been posted to the island of Saint Helena for most of the 1840s, and had recently returned from a posting at Fort Henry in Canada West. 19
Illness and death of son, James:
On the 19th July 1859, Mary’s son, James Burke—then thirty years old, and suffering from phthisis (tuberculosis)—was discharged from the 39th regiment, at Québec. The discharge papers recorded his intention to reside at Chichester in Sussex. 20
James Burke died in the High Street, Chichester, on the 2nd January, 1860. The civil registration confirmed that James was a Chelsea (army) pensioner, and that the cause of death was phthisis pulmonalis. The informant to the registrar was Charles Hodder, present at the death, High Street, Chichester. 21
Death of husband, Charles Hodder:
A scant four months later, Charles Hodder died at Chichester on 11th April. The cause of death, confirmed by inquest, was concussion of the brain, caused by a fall on the ground, whilst intoxicated after an interval of seven hours. 22
An inquest was held, the proceedings of which were reported in the 21st April 1860 edition of The Hampshire Telegraph: 23
Inquest.—On the 12th inst. an inquest was held before J. Powell, Esq., City Coroner, at Harmsworth’s Brewery, on the Old Broyle [in Chichester], to investigate the circumstances attending the death of Charles Hodder, a Chelsea pensioner, 66 [sic] years of age. It appeared by the evidence that on the preceding day the deceased was seen staggering in Chapel-street very much intoxicated, and that he fell several times, in one of which his head had come in contact with the wall of a house, whereby a severe wound had been inflicted. He was conveyed to his home, but as he did not rally, Mr. F. St. Quintin Bond, the House Surgeon of the Infirmary, was sent for, but did not arrive in time to see him alive. That gentleman made a post mortem examination, and stated that the skull was not fractured, but the brain was much congested, and there was no doubt death had been caused by concussion of the brain, accelerated, in all probability, by excessive drinking. A verdict to that effect was returned.
The 19th April 1860 edition of The Brighton Gazette reported the inquest in greater detail: 24
Inquest.—Death through Drink.—An inquest was held at Harmsworth’s Brewery, Somer’s Town, on Thursday afternoon, on the body of Charles Hodder, 66 [sic] years of age, a Chelsea pensioner, who met his death in the following manner:—George Wright Parker, a butcher, saw deceased about half-past three o’clock on Wednesday, in Chapel Street, drunk and staggering about; his wife was with him; he fell down twice, and witness and another picked him up and took him home. Saw that he had a wound on the back of his head, caused by his falling against the wall of a house; it was bleeding a little. They remained with him about three quarters of an hour after they had got him home. Mary Burke, living in the same house with deceased and his wife, saw deceased brought in by the young men. After he had been home about half an hour, he laid down before the fire for a time, and witness went to bed about half-past ten. Had not been long gone when deceased’s wife called her down. When she went down she found deceased lying on the bed and quiet. Deceased had been lately given to drinking. Mr. F. St. Quinton Bond, House Surgeon of the Infirmary, deposed that deceased was a patient under him. Saw him at the Infirmary on Wednesday morning. In the evening was sent for about eleven o’clock and found that he was just dead. There was a large scalp wound, which laid the bone bare, and there had been considerable effusion of blood. He made a post mortem examination of the body. The skull was not fractured, but the brain was very much congested. Witness attributed the cause of death to concussion of the brain, and had no doubt that the drink deceased had, accelerated death. The wound on the head was such as might be caused by a cut from a stone. Verdict accordingly.
Why did Mary McDonnell call herself burke and not Hodder?
In the Brighton Gazette extract above, Mary Burke was recorded as having made two startling remarks: first, that she lived in the same house with deceased and his wife; and second, that she was upstairs when Charles’ wife called her down.
If Mary was still in receipt of a widow’s pension from her marriage to John Burke, which she could ill afford to lose, this might explain the verbal sleight of hand. To provide some context, having a widow’s pension presumes that John Burke had either obtained approval to marry from his regiment, or that Mary was taken on the strength of her husband John Burke’s regiment at a later date. 25 Confirmation of an approval of that (first) marriage was not recorded in John Burke’s service record, and it is worth mentioning that only about 4% to 6% of such marriages were approved. 26 However, she might have been taken on the strength when the depôt company of the 39th regiment was sent from Ireland to Chatham in about 1825-28. The depôt at Chatham consisted of two captains, two lieutenants, one ensign, five serjeants, six corporals, four drummers, and thirteen privates. 27 Mary’s husband was a private, and the regimental tailor. In this situation, Mary would have received only half rations but would have been in a position to earn income by charring, washing, and mending for the officers, and dressmaking for their wives. 28 Of course, a widow lost her pension if she remarried. — Thus, if we assume that Mary then qualified for a widow’s pension, it follows that she would have done whatever was necessary to protect that income, no matter how meagre.
Would this exigency have driven Mary to hiding from public broadcast, via the journals of the day, the fact of her marriage to Charles Hodder? and contriving references to living in the same house with Charles Hodder and his wife, and later being called downstairs by that wife? In fact, the first contrivance would have been true.
… and what of Mr. F. St. Quinton Bond, House Surgeon of the Infirmary, who would have seen Mary in the house the night that Charles Hodder died, and again next day during the inquest? Did he hear Mary’s witness testimony? Was he sympathetic to her precarious financial state and thus, overlooked the invention?
Given Mary Burke’s testimony at the inquest, it is interesting that she elected to use the surname, Hodder, when answering questions posed by the 1861 census enumerator:
By 1861, Mary (McDonnell) Hodder was living in her daughter Margaret’s household in Waltham Abbey: 29
- John Huggins, head, married, age 44; Pensioner & Drill Instructor; born in Tyrone, Ireland
- Margrat Huggins, wife, age 38; born in Kerry, Ireland
- Elizabeth Huggins, daughter, age 11, scholar; born at St Helena, Africa
- Amalia Huggins, daughter, age 7, scholar; born at Kingston, Canada
- Sarah S. Huggins, daughter, age 5, Pensioner’s daughter; born at Barnet, Middlesex
- William H. Huggins, son, age 2; born at Barnet, Middlesex
- Mary Hodder, mother in law, widow, age 67 [born c.1794], a Pensioner Widow; born in Mayo, Ireland
- census place: 7 Factory Road, Waltham Holy Cross civil parish, Waltham Abbey, Essex
Perhaps Mary’s daughter, Margaret, or Margaret’s husband provided the household data to the census enumerator. — Here, I would add that a study of the Huggins family’s genealogical records shows that John Huggins and his wife, Margaret, were scrupulous in their habits in giving consistent information to census enumerators, and in registering their family’s vital events. Because of this, I believe that John and Margaret were reporting the surname which reflected Mary’s most recent marital attachment.
In about 1862, John Huggins obtained a position as Sergeant of the Hampshire Militia, stationed at Winchester. The family upped sticks again, and removed to that ancient city sometime between August 1861 when daughter, Kate, was born at Waltham Abbey 30 and March 1865, when son, Samuel John, was born at Winchester. 31
Death of Mary Burke:
On this date, Mary Burke [alias Hodder] died of paralysis (stroke?) in the Workhouse Infirmary at Winchester. She was about seventy-five years old. The death was registered with the surname, Burke, and her rank recorded as widow of John Burke, soldier. 32
What might explain this Reversion to the surname, Burke?
The answer might relate to the rules of admission to a workhouse, whether to lodging indoors, for outdoor relief, or by admission to the infirmary. The laws for making workhouse costs chargeable back to an inmate’s parish having expired in 1834, it seems most likely that Mary —or her family, or the workhouse master in her behalf— had to apply to the British Army to divert her widow’s pension to the infirmary. As the widow of a soldier who died at Chatham, it isn’t too difficult to imagine the difficulty involved in submitting an application as Mary Hodder, who (we speculate) had been in receipt of John Burke‘s pension.
Interestingly, the following note was penned into John Burke’s army service record on the 6th July 1868:
Capt’n Nicholson in behalf of Widow for Marriage Cert’n
Ans’d 6/7/68 off LB3
- It seems unlikely that Captain Nicholson was writing in behalf of Mary Hodder, but rather for Mary Burke.
- Consistent with the poor law guardians’ desire to keep the poor rates (taxes) as low as possible, it seems likely that this certification had been requested by the workhouse master in Winchester.
See also :
- Blog article: The lot of the soldier’s wife was unenviable (2015-11-12)
- Blog article: Mary McDonnell in, “The lot of the soldier’s wife (revisited) (2021-01-25)
- Church of England. Parish of St Mary, Chatham. Solemnization of a Marriage. Extract: Marriage solemnized at the Parish Church in the Parish of Chatham in the County of Kent. 1854 August 4. Charles Hodder, age 49 [born c.1805], widower, occupation: pensioner; residence: [The] Brook, Chatham; father: Richard Hodder, cabinet maker. Mary Anderson (signed with her mark), age 60 [born c.1794], widow; residence: ditto.; father: John Macdonald, smith. Married in the parish church according to the rites and ceremonies of the Established Church after Banns by the Rev. Robert F. Wheeler, Curate; witnesses: (i) Gurfa? [Sarah? or George? The writing is nearly illegible] Bourke or Burke or Bowke; and (ii) Ellen Slattery (signed with her mark). Original record held by Medway Archives and Local Studies Centre, archival ref. P85/1/61, no. 121. Digital image online at Medway Archives (extract by Alison Kilpatrick, 21st Jan. ). ↩︎
- England 1851 Census. Household of Thomas Slattery, age 44, with wife, Ellen (26), in Gillingham, Kent. Original record: Census Returns of England and Wales, 1851. Kew, Surrey, England: The National Archives of the UK (TNA): Public Record Office (PRO), 1851. Archival ref. HO 107, piece 1611, folio 541, pg. 30; Medway registration district, Gillingham sub-registration district, enumeration district no. 2b. Digital images online at Ancestry.ca (extract by Alison Kilpatrick, 2021-01-22). ↩︎
- British Army Service Records, 1760–1913. Charles Hodder (c.1805–1860) of Croydon, Surrey; Private, 3rd (Buffs) Regiment. Original record held by The National Archives (Kew, Surrey); archival ref. WO 97/252/83. Digital images online at FindMyPast.co.uk (transcript by Alison Kilpatrick, 23rd Jan. 2014). ↩︎
- England 1841 Census. Household of Richard Hodder, age 65, cabinet maker, in Croydon, Surrey. Original record: Census Returns of England and Wales, 1841, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey. Archival ref. HO107, piece 1078, book 6, folio 24, page 40; Croydon registration and sub-registration district, hundred: Wallington (1st division). Digital image online at Ancestry.ca (extract by Alison Kilpatrick, 2014-01-25). ↩︎
- Church of England, parish of St Mary (Chatham, Kent), marriage of Charles Hodder and Mary Anderson, op. cit ↩︎
- England 1841 Census. Household of Richard Hodder, age 65, cabinet maker, in Croydon, Surrey. Original record: Census Returns of England and Wales, 1841, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey. Archival ref. HO107, piece 1078, book 6, folio 24, page 40; Croydon registration and sub-registration district, hundred: Wallington (1st division). Digital image online at Ancestry.ca (accessed 2014-01-25). ↩︎
- Church of England. Parish of St Mary, Lambeth (Surrey). Register of Marriages. Extract: Charles Hodder of the parish, a minor, and Catherine Page of the parish, spinster (signed with her mark); married by banns with consent of parents on 17th February 1820 by the Rev. Arthur Gibson, Curate; witnesses: James Longman Gawler [?], Jo’n Seager [?]. Register held at the London Metropolitan Archives; archival ref. P85/MRY1, item 400, pg. 105, no. 314. Digital image online at Ancestry.ca (extract by Alison Kilpatrick, 2014-01-23). ↩︎
- Church of England. Parish of St John, Croydon, Surrey. Solemnization of a Baptism. Extract: Catherine Page, female, born 23 January 1803, daughter of James and Elizabeth Page; baptised 29 January 1806 at Saint John the Baptist in Croydon, Surrey. Sources: (i) Microfilm copy of original record held by the Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah (FHL film no. 994332); index online, “England: Select Births and Christenings, 1538-1975,” at Ancestry.ca (accessed 1st Jan. 2018). (ii) Surrey History Centre; Woking, Surrey, England; “Surrey Church of England Parish Registers;” Reference: 2888/1/11. ↩︎
- Church of England. Parish of St John, Croydon, Surrey. Solemnization of a Baptism. Extract: Henry James Page Hodder, son of Charles Hodder, baker, and Catherine, his wife; baptised 1st October 1820 by the Rev. Edmund Harden, Curate. Original record: Anglican Parish Registers, Surrey History Centre, Woking, Surrey; archival ref. 2888/1/12, pg. 275, no. 2197. Digital image online at Ancestry.ca (accessed 2014-01-23). ↩︎
- India Office, British Library. Family History Search. Index entry: Eliza Gordon, and Charles Hodder, Private, H.M. 3d (Buffs) Regiment; marrried at Kurnaul, 14th December 1840. Archival ref. N/1/61 f.24. Index entry online at India Office: Family History Search, indiafamily.bl.uk/ (accessed 2015-03-17). ↩︎
- This was the bigamous marriage. However, the 1837 Mutiny Act* encouraged this kind of behaviour by exempting soldiers from responsibility for supporting their wives and children. *Legally entitled, Anno Regni Gulielmi IV. Britanniarum Regis, Septimo. An Act for punishing Mutiny and Desertion, and for the better Payment of the Army and their Quarters; abbreviated, 7 Will. 4 & 1 Vict., Cap. VII. ↩︎
- Presidency of Bengal (East Indies). Burials at Meerut. Extract: Eliza Hodder, aged 26 years, wife of Sergt. [sic] [I. or J.?] Hodder, H.M. 3d Buffs; buried 11th December 1842 by C. Garbett. Original record held by the British India Office, The British Library, archival ref. N-1-63, pg. 571. Digital image online at Findmypast.co.uk (accessed 2015-03-17). ↩︎
- General Register Office, England and Wales. Index of Civil Registrations of Deaths. Index entry: Catherine Hodder, 2nd quarter ending 30th June 1841, Croydon RD (Surrey), vol. 4, pg. 68. Digital image online at ancestry.ca (accessed 2021-01-23) ↩︎
- Church of England. Parish of St John the Baptist, Croydon, Surrey. Solemnization of a Burial. Extract: Catherine Hodder, resident of the Union Workhouse, Croydon, Surrey; buried 23rd June 1841, aged 38 years, by Arthur G. Baxter, Curate. Original record: Anglican Parish Registers, Surrey History Centre, Woking, Surrey; archival ref. 2888/1/55. Digital image online at Ancestry.ca (accessed 2014-01-23). ↩︎
- Church of England. Parish of St John, Croydon, Surrey. Solemnization of a Burial. Extract: Henry James Page Hodder, aged 14 years, buried on 5th March 1835 by the Rev. C.T. Robinson, Curate. Original record: Anglican Parish Registers, Surrey History Centre, Woking, Surrey; archival ref. 2888/1/54, pg. 203, no. 1617. Digital image online at Ancestry.ca (accessed 23rd Jan. 2014). ↩︎
- British Army service record, Charles Hodder (1805–1860), op. cit. ↩︎
- India, Marriages, 1792–1948. Charles Hodder, son of Richard, age 43, and Elizabeth Korral formerly Donovan, daughter of John Korral, age 44, married 28th January 1845 at Fort William, Bengal. Microfilm copy of original record held by the Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah (FHL film no. 498983); index online at FamilySearch.org; indexing project batch no. M75005-1 (accessed 2014-01-23. ↩︎
- Church of England, Parish of St Mary, Chatham, marriage of Charles Hodder and Mary Anderson (1854), op. cit. ↩︎
- British Army Service Records, 1760–1913. John Joseph Huggins (1816–1876), born in or near Caledon, county Tyrone, attested 30th June 1834, service no. 2841, pensioned out 8th October 1855. Original record: National Archives, London, England; archival ref. WO97/1555/2841. Copies obtained by research commissioned from Dr. Christopher Watts, military historian (2003). ↩︎
- British Army Service Records, 1760–1915. Record for James Burke, no. 2397, Private, 39th Regiment of Foot; born June 1829 [sic], Gillingham, Kent; attested ar Rochester, Kent on 10th February 1834; discharged at Québec on 7th May 1859. Digital images online at Findmypast.co.uk (extract by Alison Kilpatrick, 2013-06-16). ↩︎
- General Register Office, England & Wales. Certified Copy of an Entry of Death. Extract: James Burke, male, 27 years [sic], Chelsea Pensioner, died 2 January 1860, High Street, Chichester, Hampshire, occupation: Chelsea Pensioner; cause of death: Phthisis pulmonalis (certified). Informant: Charles Hodder, present at the death, High Street, Chichester. Copy purchased by Alison Kilpatrick, application no. 4960664-3, certificate no. DYD 525475 (2014-01-25) ↩︎
- General Register Office, England & Wales. Certified Copy of an Entry of Death. Extract: Charles Hodder, male, sixty-six years, Chelsea Pensioner, died 11 April 1860, High Street, Chichester, Hampshire, cause of death: Concussion of the brain, caused by a fall on the ground, whilst intoxicated after an interval of seven hours, information received from James Powell, Coroner for the City of Chichester; inquest held 13th April 1860. Copy purchased by Alison Kilpatrick, application no. 4999334-13, certificate no. DYD 534390 (2014-01-25). ↩︎
- The Hampshire Telegraph, 21 April 1860. “Inquest.” Citing the death of Charles Hodder, a Chelsea pensioner, aged 66 years, in Chichester, Sussex. Digital image online at The British Newspaper Archive britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk, per The British Library Board (accessed 23rd March 2015). ↩︎
- The Brighton Gazette, 19 April 1860. “Inquest.” Citing the death of Charles Hodder, aged 66 years, a Chelsea pensioner who died at Chichester, Sussex; includes witness testimony given by Mary Burke. Digital image online at The British Newspaper Archive britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk, per The British Library Board (accessed 2015-03-23). ↩︎
- Taken on the strength is a British and British Commonwealth term, meaning that a person has been added to a military unit. ↩︎
- Lomas, Janis. “‘Delicate Duties:’ Issues of class and respectability in government policy towards the wives and widows of British soldiers in the era of the Great War.” In, Women’s History Review. Vol. 9, No. 1 (2000), pp. 123–24. ↩︎
- Cannon, Richard. Historical Record of the Thirty-Ninth or the Dorsetshire Regiment of Foot. London: Parker, Furnivall & Parker, 1853 (pp. 65–67). ↩︎
- White, Mr. “Service in the British Army.” Published on 16th March 2018 to Forces War Records online, forces-war-records.co.uk (accessed 24th January 2021). ↩︎
- England 1861 Census. Extract: John Huggins, age 44), with wife Margrat [Margaret], Margaret’s mother, Mary Hodder (61), and John and Margaret’s children at home: Elizabeth (11), Amalia (7), Sarah S. (5), and William H. (2); Waltham Holy Cross civil parish, Waltham Abbey, Essex. Original record: The National Archives (UK), PR; archival refs. RG9/801, ED 1, folio 27, pg 48, household schedule no. 296, GSU no. 542703, enumerated 7th April 1861; registration district: Edmonton, sub-registration district: Waltham Abbey. Data obtained from 1861 Census of England CD (purchased by Alison Kilpatrick from Archive CD Books UK in 2004). ↩︎
- General Register Office, England & Wales. Certified Copy of an Entry of Birth given at the General Register Office. Extract: Catherine Letitia Huggins, born 3 Aug. 1861, Waltham Abbey, Edmonton, London, England; father: John Huggins, pensioner, Colour Sergeant, 54th Regiment; mother: Margaret Huggins formerly Burke; informant: John Huggins, father, Highbridge Street, Waltham Abbey, registered 17 Aug. 1861, Edmonton Registration District; purchased by Alison Kilpatrick arborealis.ca (application no. PAS-490453/4, BXCA-199948), 2004-01-24. ↩︎
- General Register Office, England & Wales. Certified Copy of an Entry of Birth given at the General Register Office. Extract: Samuel John Huggins, born 23 March 1864, at North View, St. Faith, Winchester, Hampshire; registration district: Winchester, county of Southampton; father: John Huggins, Sergt., Hampshire Militia; mother: Margaret Huggins formerly Burke; informant: M. Huggins, mother, North View, St. Faith, Winchester, registered 2nd May 1864. Copy purchased by Alison Kilpatrick, 13th June 2003; archival ref. registration no. CM 628854, file no. 374. ↩︎
- General Register Office, England & Wales. Certified Copy of an Entry of Death. Extract: Mary Burke, female, age 77 years [born c.1792], widow of John Burke, Soldier; died 14 May 1869, Hospital, Winchester Union Workhouse, Hampshire; cause of death: paralysis (certified); informant: Mr. Jewell, Union Workhouse, Winchester, present at the death. Copy purchased by Alison Kilpatrick, 2014-01-02; archival ref. application no. 5356201-1, certificate no. DYD 622740. ↩︎
Source citation for this page: — Kilpatrick, Alison. “Biographical sketch for Mary Burke née McDonnell (1794–1860) of county Mayo – Part I.” Published online to Arborealis, arborealis.ca/family-history/irish/mcdonnell/bio-mary-3/, 24th January 2021, edited 14rh Oct. 2023; accessed [insert date of access]. All rights reserved.
Updated 16th Oct. 2023.