Mary Ann Kennedy[1]

Female 1830 - 1918  (88 years)


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  • Name Mary Ann Kennedy 
    Christened 1830  St Mary's, Roman Catholic Church, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Born 11 May 1830  Penrith, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Gender Female 
    Died 05 Jun 1918  Lue, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Death Certificate Mary Ann Potts (n. Kennedy)
    Death Certificate Mary Ann Potts (n. Kennedy)
    Buried 07 Jun 1918  Roman Catholic Cemetary, Lue, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Mary is the younger twin sister of Elizabeth.
    • Mary Ann Kennedy was born on 11 May 1830 at Penrith. She was the younger of twins and at the age of 20 years married William Potts. They married on 2 October, 1850 at Richmond. Their Certificate of Marriage shows that his brother. Henry Potts and her sister Elizabeth Kennedy (her elder twin) were the witnesses. Another aspect on the certificate shows that they placed their mark (X) in the register, which indicates that neither of them could read or write at the time. A copy of the Marriage Certificate is attached.
      Mary Ann Kennedy has a very interesting background and of course to us, as they are also related to our family.
      Her grandfather was Donald Kennedy who came to New South Wales as a convict aboard "Royal Admiral". He was tried and sentenced at Inverness, Scotland (his place of birth).

      William Potts and Mary Ann Potts (nee Kennedy) had 13 children. William Potts was a shoemaker by trade and did this work all his life. They lived at Richmond, where four children were born until about 1855, when they moved to Bathurst, where they had a further 7 children. About 1873 they moved again, this time to Mudgee, where another child was born at "Havilah" Station. Another son , died when young. In this area, William Potts continued as a shoemaker around the Mudgee, New South Wales area.

      Mary Ann Potts (n. Kennedy) was a midwife. When she went to a home, to deliver a baby, sometimes she might have had to stay there for a week, if it was a difficult case. She would always throw some rabbit traps into her sulky so that she could catch a few rabbits and make a meal for the woman before she left. She always wore a large blue and white check bonnet.

      Mary Ann Potts (n. Kennedy) died on 7 June 1918, aged 88 years at Lue (near Mudgee) and is buried at the Roman Catholic Cemetery there.

      William and Mary Ann Potts brought our branch of the family over the mountains to the central western plains of New South Wales.
    Person ID I0115  Tucker Family Tree | Kennedy Family Tree
    Last Modified 11 May 2008 

    Father Donald Kennedy,   b. 1804, Nepean, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 02 Oct 1855  (Age 51 years) 
    Mother Cecilia Frazer,   b. 1812, Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Nov 1884, Cooyal Creek, Mudgee, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    Married 02 Jun 1829  St Mathews, Church of England, Windsor, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Marriage Certificate of Donald Kennedy & Cecilia Frazer
    Marriage Certificate of Donald Kennedy & Cecilia Frazer
    Family ID F2451  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family William Potts,   b. 09 Oct 1830, Richmond, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Mar 1905, Liverpool, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)  [6
    Married 02 Oct 1850  St Peters Church of England, Richmond, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Wedding Certificate of William Potts and Mary Ann Kennedy
    Wedding Certificate of William Potts and Mary Ann Kennedy
    Children 
    +1. John William Potts,   b. 01 Apr 1850, Richmond, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Mar 1931, Mudgee, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
    +2. Elizabeth Potts,   b. 25 Oct 1851, Richmond, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Rachel Potts,   b. 1853, Richmond, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. C. Potts
     5. M.A. Potts
     6. Eliza Potts,   b. 1860, Bathurst, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
    +7. Sloper Potts,   b. 1861, Bathurst, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Aug 1935, Mudgee, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
    +8. R. Potts
     9. Emma Jane Potts,   b. 13 Mar 1868, Wellington, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Aug 1943, Mudgee, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
     10. R. Potts
     11. James Henry Potts,   b. 1872, Bathurst, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
     12. Sophia Shirley Potts,   b. 1875, "Havilah", Mudgee, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 27 Apr 2016 
    Family ID F0035  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsChristened - 1830 - St Mary's, Roman Catholic Church, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 11 May 1830 - Penrith, New South Wales, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 02 Oct 1850 - St Peters Church of England, Richmond, New South Wales, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 05 Jun 1918 - Lue, New South Wales, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 07 Jun 1918 - Roman Catholic Cemetary, Lue, New South Wales, Australia Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S2] A history of the Potts Family, Geoffrey William Potts (Reliability: 2), Mar 1989.
      Compiled by Geoffrey William Potts

    2. [S4] NSW BDM, New South Wales Government (Reliability: 3), 1830.
      Surname Kennedy, Given Name Mary A, Index year 1830,
      Father Donald, Mother Celia, Denomination Roman Catholic, Parish Sydney, St Mary's, Volume Reference V18301996 125, Registration Year 1830, Registration number 0.

    3. [S4] NSW BDM, New South Wales Government (Reliability: 3), 1830.
      Births Registration Number V18301923, Last Name Kennedy, Given Name Mary A, Fathers Given Name Donald, Mothers Given Name Celia.
      Marys birth was registered three time the following entries are the other two registrations.
      Births Registration Number V18301996 125/1830, Last Name Kennedy, Given Names Mary A, Fathers Given Name Donald, Mothers Given Name Celia.
      Births Registration Number V18301934 127/1830, Last Name Kennedy, Given Names Mary A Mothers Given Names Celia.


    4. [S4] NSW BDM, New South Wales Government (Reliability: 3), 1918.
      Deaths, NSW 1889 - 1918
      Surname Potts, Given Name Mary A, Index Year 1918, Father Donald, Mother Seily, Place of Registration Rylstone, registration Year 1918, Registration Number 5816.

    5. [S4] NSW BDM, New South Wales Government (Reliability: 3), 1829.
      Surname Kennedy, Given Name Donald, sex Male, Index year 1829, Spouse Surname Frazer, Souse Given Name Cecilia, Spouse Sex Female, Denomination Church of England, Parish Windsor, St Matthew's, Volume Reference V18294554 3B, registration year 1829, Registration number 0.

    6. [S2] A history of the Potts Family, Geoffrey William Potts, 87 (Reliability: 2), 9 Oct 1830.


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