Mary Ann Clarke1

F, #84, b. 15 May 1845, d. 3 February 1885
FatherWilliam Clarke2 b. 1816, d. 27 Jan 1877
MotherMary Jane Toner2 b. 12 Dec 1817, d. 11 Oct 1900
Relationship2nd great-grandmother of Timothy George Sheens
ChartsAncestors of Timothy George Sheens
Last Edited11 Jun 2012
Birth*15 May 1845 Liverpool, NSW3 
Baptism21 November 1847 St Lukes, Liverpool, NSW;
daughter of William & Mary Clarke, Liverpool, Labourer
Minister Francis Cameron, Church of England3 
Death of Father27 January 1877 Demondrille, NSW;
Name: William Clark
Date of Death: 27 Jan 1877
Place: Demondrille, District of Murrumburrah NSW
Occupation: Farmer
Sex: Male
Age: 55
Conjugal Status:
Place of Birth: London
Time in Aust Colonies: 40 years in NSW

Father: Not Stated
Occupation: Not Stated
Mother: Not Stated

Place of Marriage: Dapto
Age at Marriage: 18
Name of Spouse: Mary Wilson
Children of Marriage: 1 male, 5 females, all living
Informant: Edwin Clark, son of deceased, Demondrille

Cause of Death: Inflammation of the membranes of the brain
Length of Illness: 12 days
Medical Attendant: Dr Archdall
Date Last Seen: 25th January

Date of Burial: 29th January
Place of Burial: Murrumburrah
Minister & Religion:
Undertaker: Thomas M Knox
Witnesses: Edwin Clark, William Gordon

Registered: 6 Feb 1877 - Murrumburrah;Principal=William Clarke4 
Married Name27 January 1878 Shea1 
Marriage*27 January 1878 Church of St Mary, Murrumburrah, NSW;
Michael Shea, bachelor, Farmer, Back Creek
Mary Anne Clarke, spinster, living with parents, Demondrille Creek
Witnesses John Shea & Alice Clarke
Minister John Dunne, Roman Catholic;Groom=Michael Shea5 
Birth of Daughter19 November 1878 Evergreen Forest, near Murrumburrah, NSW;
Name: Bridget Ann Shea
Sex of Child: Female
Date of Birth: 19 Nov 1878
Place: Evergreen Forest, near Murrumburrah NSW
Father: Michael Shea
Occupation: Farmer
Birthplace: Lake George
Age: 36
Date of Marriage: 27 Jan 1878
Place of Marriage: Murrumburrah
Mother: Mary Ann Clarke
Birthplace: Liverpool NSW
Age: 27
Previous Issue:
Informant: Michea Shea (see not), father, Murrumburrah
Present at Birth: Dr McDougall, Mrs Shea

Notes: Informant is clearly recorded as "Michea Shea" in this register;Principal=Bridget Anne Shea6 
Birth of Daughter1880 Murrumburrah, NSW;Principal=Mary Jane Shea7 
Birth of Son1881 Murrumburrah, NSW;Principal=George William Shea8 
Death of Son1881 Murrumburrah, NSW;Principal=George William Shea9 
Birth of Daughter1883 NSW;Principal=Alice Shea10 
Birth of Daughter1885 Murrumburrah, NSW;Principal=Winifred Shea11 
Death*3 February 1885 Demondrill, NSW;
Name: Mary Ann Shea
Date of death: 3 Feb 1885
Place: Demondrill, District of Murrumburrah NSW
Occupation: Housekeeper
Sex: Female
Age: 39
Place of Birth: Liverpool NSW
Father: William Clark
Occupation: Farmer
Mother: Mary Jane Touch
Place of Marriage: Murrumburrah
Name of Spouse: Michael Shea
Children of Marriage: 4 females all living, 1 male deceased
Cause of Death: Childbirth
Length of Illness: 5 days
Medical Attendant: Dr Allen
Date last seen: 1 Feb 1885
Date of Burial: 5 Feb 1885
Place of Burial: Murrumburrah
Undertaker: John Stewart
Witnesses: John Shea, Patrick Kennedy2 
Headstone* Murrumburrah Cemetery, Murrumburrah, NSW;
In Memory
Mary Ann Shea
died 3rd February 1885
aged 39 years

infant son of the above
John Thomas

We have loved her in life let us honour
her in death
requiescant in pace12 


Michael Shea b. 7 Jun 1842, d. 28 Jun 1926


  1. [S12] NSW Marriage Index, 5337/1878 Michael Shea & Mary Ann Clarke.
  2. [S107] NSW Death Transcript (Marilyn Rowan), 15304/1885 Mary Ann Shea.
  3. [S56] Microfilm Baptism, Early Church of England, 1788-1855 "V18461046 32A/1846 Mary Anne Clarke."
  4. [S107] NSW Death Transcript (Marilyn Rowan), 9863/1877 William Clark.
  5. [S109] NSW Marriage Transcript (Marilyn Rowan), 5337/1878 Michael Shea & Mary Ann Clarke.
  6. [S110] NSW Birth Transcript (Marilyn Rowan), 26803/1879 Bridget A Shea.
  7. [S13] NSW Birth Index, 28179/1880 Mary Jane Shea.
  8. [S13] NSW Birth Index, 28949/1881 George William Shea.
  9. [S13] NSW Birth Index, 11452/1881 George W Shea.
  10. [S107] NSW Death Transcript (Marilyn Rowan), 12535/1926 Michael Shea.
  11. [S13] NSW Birth Index, 34958/1885 Winifred Shea.
  12. [S151] Monumental inscription Harden-Murrumburra Cemetery (Cemetery Road Murrumburrah).
  13. [S13] NSW Birth Index, 26803/1879 Bridget A Shea.