Henry MAPPISON ~1829-1874 & Mary ___ ? -1851
Mary CURRAN ~1839-1919
England; Ireland; Glenelg Crossing Place (Casterton) & Sandford, S-W Victoria, Australia
Henry MAPPISON b. ~1829, Peterborough, Northamptonshire, England, d. 1874, Sandford on the Wannon, S-W Victoria, Australia, m. in 18__ at ___ to Mary ___, b. 18__, ____, d. 1851, Glenelg Crossing Place (Casterton), S-W Victoria.
The first mention of Henry MAPPISON in the area of the Glenelg Crossing Place, later Casterton on the Glenelg in S-W Victoria, Australia was in a newspaper report on the death of his wife in 1851, and that he was employed by Mr. KIRBY (this would probably be Mr. James KIRBY 1828-1904, who was the local Inn-keeper and Store-owner.
GLENELG.-We have intelligence from the Glenelg, by letter dated 26th ultimo, that a man named Mappisson, in the employment of Mr. Kirby, was attempting to bring his wife across a lagoon, from an island joined by the Glenelg, when the boat upset ; the woman was drowned ; and the man narrowly escaped a like fate, and is yet in a very precarious state. Mr. Henty held an inquest upon the body, yesterday, and Mrs. Mappisson's remains were interred immediately afterwards. The husband was not then aware of his wife's untimely fate.-Portland Guardian, August 8.
In June 1859, Henry MAPPISON a 29 year old freeholder of Sandford, widower, whose wife died in 1851 was married at Sandford to 19 year old Mary CURRAN of Casterton. Mary CURRAN was born ~1839 Enniscorthy, Co Wexford, Ireland, daughter of Patrick CURRAN and Johanna MEATON. Henry and Mary had seven children (many not recorded in the births index) at Sandford before Henry died at Sandford in 1874 and was buried in the local Sandford cemetery.
In 1891 Mary MAPPISON of Casterton signed the Women's Suffrage Petiition.
In 1919 Mary MAPPISON died at Casterton and was also buried in the Sandford Cemetery.
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