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.
The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.) Thursday, 14th August 1851.

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.

Some of the key events for this family were...

  • ~1829 : Henry MAPPISON born Peterborough, Northamptonshire, England.
  • ~1839 : Mary CURRAN born Enniscorthy, Co Wexford, Ireland.
  • 1851 : Henry MAPPISON employed by Mr KIRBY, Glenelg Crossing Place (Casterton), S-W Victoria.
  • 1851 : Mary, 1st wife of Henry MAPPISON, drowned, Glenelg Crossing Place (Casterton), S-W Victoria.
  • 1859 : Henry MAPPISON married Mary CURRAN at Sandford.
  • 1860 : John, son of Henry & Mary MAPPISON born at Sandford.
  • 1862 : Ann, daughter of Henry & Mary MAPPISON born at Sandford.
  • ~1864 : Emma, daughter of Henry & Mary MAPPISON born at .....
  • ~1866 : Mary Josephine, daughter of Henry & Mary MAPPISON born at Sandford.
  • 1866 : Edward Henry, son of Henry & Mary MAPPISON born at ......
  • ~1871 : William, son of Henry & Mary MAPPISON born at ....
  • ~1874 : Alice gertrude, daughter of Henry & Mary MAPPISON born at Casterton.
  • 1874 : Henry MAPPISON died at Sandford, buried in the Sandford Cemetery.
  • 1891 : Mary MAPPISON of Casterton signed the Women's Suffrage Petiition.
  • 1919 : Mary MAPPISON died at Casterton, buried in the Sandford Cemetery.

Henry MAPPISON & Mary CURRAN had the following family...

  1. John MAPPISON, b. 1860, Sandford, S-W Victoria, d. 1942, Broken Hill, NSW., m. 1898 to Jane Anne BELL 1874-1939 (~5 children).
  2. Ann MAPPISON, b. 1862, Sandford, S-W Victoria, d. 1941, Casterton, S-W Vic. (unmarried).
  3. Emma MAPPISON, b. 1860-74, Sandford, S-W Victoria, d. aft. 1919, m. ____ CARTWRIGHT .
  4. Mary Josephine MAPPISON, b. ~1866, Sandford, S-W Victoria, d. 1943, Werribee, Vic., m. 1891 to William Charles 1861-1915 (2 children).
  5. Edward Henry MAPPISON, b. 1866, Sandford, S-W Victoria, d. 1933, Casterton, S-W Vic.,(unmarried).
  6. William MAPPISON, b. ~1871, Sandford, S-W Victoria, d. 1946, Hamilton, S-W Vic., (unmarried).
  7. Alice Gertrude MAPPISON, b. ~1874, Sandford, S-W Victoria, d. 1956, Casterton, S-W Vic., m. to Lancelot Patrick McCARTHY 1874-1942 (1 child).

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