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Mary Anne SHEPHERD  ‎(I4753)‎
Given Names: Mary Anne
Surname: SHEPHERD
Married Name: Mary Anne CAFFYN
   
Note: In the John & Harriet Shepherd bible, Mary's middle name is spelled Ann without the final e. It is clear that she chose that spelling herself.


Gender: FemaleFemale
      

Birth: 10 December 1847 36 32 Steep, Hampshire, England
Death: 21 September 1869 ‎(Age 21)‎ Ashurst, Kent, England
Personal Facts and Details
Birth 10 December 1847 36 32 Steep, Hampshire, England


Note: Time: 02:30
Marriage William Samuel Will CAFFYN - 9 March 1868 ‎(Age 20)‎ Union Chapel, Morphett Vale, South Australia, Australia

Biographical Notes


Hide Details Source: South Australian Register

Citation Details:  1 Dec 1869


Hide Details Note: Mary Anne, with an "e" as she signed her name on the marriage certificate, married William Samuel Caffyn, 28, miller, residing at Maclaren Vale, son of Thomas Caffyn on 9th March 1868. Mary herself was 20 years of age and of Maclaren Vale. Both signed. The witnesses were George W. H. Butcher, Brewer, Aldinga and Harriette Shepherd of Maclaren Vale.

Sometime after their wedding in 1868 Mary and Will sailed to England. Perhaps they had decided to resettle there, or simply to visit relatives. Mary wrote the following charming letter to her sister Emilie:

"Ashurst ‎[Kent, England]‎
The seeds in the smallest paper are forgetmenots those are all I can get, do not know the name of the other sort.

Dear Emilie,
I was glad to receive a letter from you it will not be the last I shall have to tell ‎[young brother]‎ Henry he must write & tell me how he is getting on, tell him if Mr C is offended I do not care as it is not very likely I am going to travel at present, I wrote to Mrs C but she has not condescended to answer my note How are ...and you getting on do you think about him the same as you used, don't be in a hurry to get married you sure will soon get old if you do, you take ma's advice, for I am sure she will not advise you to get married very young, be sure when you write again tell me if you have a beau surely there must be something to compensate for the loss of the cats you drowned I suppose you have Topsy home now, do you often go for a ride? I daresay you would like to see Willfred if you have not done so already, I should like to see him if I were at McVale we could take a walk up there. Tell Esther I am very cross because she named him Wm. about the name, he was praising it, & I said did not like it & then the first news in your letter was that Esther had named her baby that horrid name Have you made any friends yet at McVale? how do you get on with your music now have given music up for the present as the piano is in the parlour, they seldom have a fire there, & the room is so damp it makes me cough so, if I go there for a few minutes can scarcely sing at all. Susan Powell in her letter told me she scarcely ever saw any of you now. the S School seems to increase now all the people are turning Baptists you asked me how I like my new home & relatives, should like them very well if we lived separate With love from W & self
I am
Your affectionate sister
M Caffyn"

Sadly, Mary died from tuberculosis of the lungs on 21 September 1869 at Ashurst Mill, district of Tunbridge Wells, county of Kent. She was 21 years old. The death informant was Thomas Caffyn "In attendance Ashurst Mill." He was William's brother.

In the Register newspaper:
CAFFYN: on 21st Sept. at Tunbridge Wells, Kent,
England, of consumption, Mary Anne, wife of William
Caffyn and daughter of Mr. John Shepherd of McLaren Vale
aged 21.

In her parents' death album:

In Loving Memory
of
Mary Anne
Beloved wife of
William Caffyn
& beloved daughter
of
John & Harriette Shepherd
of Aldinga S. Aust
Who died at
Ashurst Mill
Kent England
on Sept 21st 1869

Mary Anne died of phthisis, or consumption.

Under a photograph of Mary's husband, William Caffyn, it says, "Supposed to have died either in Fiji or Queensland a few years after his wife." He actually died in Kent, England, ten years after Mary Anne's death.

Death 21 September 1869 ‎(Age 21)‎ Ashurst, Kent, England

Cause of death: Phthisis ‎(11 months)‎

Note: In the family bible we see that "Mary Ann Caffyn-daughter to John & Harriett Shepherd died September 21st 1869 Ashurst Mill, Kent England ‎(near Tunbridge Wells)‎.
Burial Kent, England

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Parents Family  (F355)
John SHEPHERD
1811 - 1891
Harriett PAYNE
1815 - 1912
Elizabeth SHEPHERD
1835 - 1860
Esther SHEPHERD
1836 - 1924
John SHEPHERD
1838 - 1923
William SHEPHERD
1841 - 1924
Edward SHEPHERD
1843 - 1848
Harriette SHEPHERD
1845 - 1912
Mary Anne SHEPHERD
1847 - 1869
Henry SHEPHERD
1850 - 1930
Emilie SHEPHERD
1853 - 1909
Maria SHEPHERD
1855 - 1856
Charles Robert SHEPHERD
1858 - 1924
James Frederick SHEPHERD
1861 - 1906

Immediate Family  (F1673)
William Samuel Will CAFFYN
1840 - 1907


Notes
Birth Time: 02:30
Biographical Notes Mary Anne, with an "e" as she signed her name on the marriage certificate, married William Samuel Caffyn, 28, miller, residing at Maclaren Vale, son of Thomas Caffyn on 9th March 1868. Mary herself was 20 years of age and of Maclaren Vale. Both signed. The witnesses were George W. H. Butcher, Brewer, Aldinga and Harriette Shepherd of Maclaren Vale.

Sometime after their wedding in 1868 Mary and Will sailed to England. Perhaps they had decided to resettle there, or simply to visit relatives. Mary wrote the following charming letter to her sister Emilie:

"Ashurst ‎[Kent, England]‎
The seeds in the smallest paper are forgetmenots those are all I can get, do not know the name of the other sort.

Dear Emilie,
I was glad to receive a letter from you it will not be the last I shall have to tell ‎[young brother]‎ Henry he must write & tell me how he is getting on, tell him if Mr C is offended I do not care as it is not very likely I am going to travel at present, I wrote to Mrs C but she has not condescended to answer my note How are ...and you getting on do you think about him the same as you used, don't be in a hurry to get married you sure will soon get old if you do, you take ma's advice, for I am sure she will not advise you to get married very young, be sure when you write again tell me if you have a beau surely there must be something to compensate for the loss of the cats you drowned I suppose you have Topsy home now, do you often go for a ride? I daresay you would like to see Willfred if you have not done so already, I should like to see him if I were at McVale we could take a walk up there. Tell Esther I am very cross because she named him Wm. about the name, he was praising it, & I said did not like it & then the first news in your letter was that Esther had named her baby that horrid name Have you made any friends yet at McVale? how do you get on with your music now have given music up for the present as the piano is in the parlour, they seldom have a fire there, & the room is so damp it makes me cough so, if I go there for a few minutes can scarcely sing at all. Susan Powell in her letter told me she scarcely ever saw any of you now. the S School seems to increase now all the people are turning Baptists you asked me how I like my new home & relatives, should like them very well if we lived separate With love from W & self
I am
Your affectionate sister
M Caffyn"

Sadly, Mary died from tuberculosis of the lungs on 21 September 1869 at Ashurst Mill, district of Tunbridge Wells, county of Kent. She was 21 years old. The death informant was Thomas Caffyn "In attendance Ashurst Mill." He was William's brother.

In the Register newspaper:
CAFFYN: on 21st Sept. at Tunbridge Wells, Kent,
England, of consumption, Mary Anne, wife of William
Caffyn and daughter of Mr. John Shepherd of McLaren Vale
aged 21.

In her parents' death album:

In Loving Memory
of
Mary Anne
Beloved wife of
William Caffyn
& beloved daughter
of
John & Harriette Shepherd
of Aldinga S. Aust
Who died at
Ashurst Mill
Kent England
on Sept 21st 1869

Mary Anne died of phthisis, or consumption.

Under a photograph of Mary's husband, William Caffyn, it says, "Supposed to have died either in Fiji or Queensland a few years after his wife." He actually died in Kent, England, ten years after Mary Anne's death.
Death In the family bible we see that "Mary Ann Caffyn-daughter to John & Harriett Shepherd died September 21st 1869 Ashurst Mill, Kent England ‎(near Tunbridge Wells)‎.

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Source
Martha Brown Shepherd & Judy Shepherd Peters

Source
Shepherd Family Death Album
Publication: A Victorian death album with death notices and photographs, which was begun by John and Harriett Shepherd, then passed to their son Henry.
Biographical Notes South Australian Register
Citation Details:  1 Dec 1869

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Family with Parents
Father
John SHEPHERD ‎(I1381)‎
Birth 9 April 1811 31 27 Langstone, Hampshire, England
Death 1 November 1891 ‎(Age 80)‎ Coglin Street, Hindmarsh, South Australia, Australia
4 years
Mother
 
Harriett PAYNE ‎(I1389)‎
Birth 3 March 1815 Southsea, Hampshire, England
Death 4 January 1912 ‎(Age 96)‎ Coglin Street, Hindmarsh, South Australia, Australia

Marriage: 30 March 1834 -- Saint Marys Parish Church, Portsea, Hampshire, England
11 months
#1
Sister
Elizabeth SHEPHERD ‎(I4747)‎
Birth 27 February 1835 23 19 Hampshire, England
Death 23 January 1860 ‎(Age 24)‎ Amersham, Buckinghamshire, England
20 months
#2
Sister
Esther SHEPHERD ‎(I4748)‎
Birth 7 November 1836 25 21 Steep, Hampshire, England
Death 21 October 1924 ‎(Age 87)‎ 25 Hill Street, Parkside, South Australia, Australia
2 years
#3
Brother
John SHEPHERD ‎(I4749)‎
Birth 16 December 1838 27 23 Steep, Hampshire, England
Death 17 December 1923 ‎(Age 85)‎ 10 Queen Street, Norwood, South Australia, Australia
2 years
#4
Brother
William SHEPHERD ‎(I4750)‎
Birth 13 January 1841 29 25 Steep, Hampshire, England
Death 21 August 1924 ‎(Age 83)‎ Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia
3 years
#5
Brother
Edward SHEPHERD ‎(I4751)‎
Birth 15 July 1843 32 28 Steep, Hampshire, England
Death 7 February 1848 ‎(Age 4)‎ Steep, Hampshire, England
2 years
#6
Sister
Harriette SHEPHERD ‎(I4752)‎
Birth 17 October 1845 34 30 Steep, Hampshire, England
Death 8 January 1912 ‎(Age 66)‎ Coglin Street, Brompton, South Australia, Australia
2 years
#7
Mary Anne SHEPHERD ‎(I4753)‎
Birth 10 December 1847 36 32 Steep, Hampshire, England
Death 21 September 1869 ‎(Age 21)‎ Ashurst, Kent, England
3 years
#8
Brother
Henry SHEPHERD ‎(I20)‎
Birth 25 December 1850 39 35 North Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
Death 15 April 1930 ‎(Age 79)‎ Torrensville, South Australia, Australia
2 years
#9
Sister
Emilie SHEPHERD ‎(I4754)‎
Birth 9 May 1853 42 38 Hindmarsh, South Australia, Australia
Death 22 August 1909 ‎(Age 56)‎ Saint Bedes Anglican Church, Semaphore, South Australia, Australia
2 years
#10
Sister
Maria SHEPHERD ‎(I4755)‎
Birth 5 July 1855 44 40 Hindmarsh, South Australia, Australia
Death 8 February 1856 ‎(Age 7 months)‎ Hindmarsh, South Australia, Australia
3 years
#11
Brother
Charles Robert SHEPHERD ‎(I4756)‎
Birth 17 July 1858 47 43 Aldinga, South Australia, Australia
Death 2 June 1924 ‎(Age 65)‎ Penola Road, Mount Gambier, South Australia, Australia
3 years
#12
Brother
James Frederick SHEPHERD ‎(I4757)‎
Birth 3 October 1861 50 46 Aldinga, South Australia, Australia
Death after January 1906 ‎(Age 44)‎ Hindmarsh, South Australia, Australia
Family with William Samuel Will CAFFYN
Husband
William Samuel Will CAFFYN ‎(I4810)‎
Birth 26 May 1840 44 32 Withyham, Sussex, England
Death 1907 ‎(Age 66)‎ Queensland, Australia
8 years

 
Mary Anne SHEPHERD ‎(I4753)‎
Birth 10 December 1847 36 32 Steep, Hampshire, England
Death 21 September 1869 ‎(Age 21)‎ Ashurst, Kent, England

Marriage: 9 March 1868 -- Union Chapel, Morphett Vale, South Australia, Australia