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John Gransden
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(Abt 1760-1812)
Robert Wood Gransden
Mary Anne Stone

Mary Ann Gransden


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1. William Gallaway Russell

2. John Adams

Mary Ann Gransden

  • Born: Portsea, St John, Hampshire, England 292
  • Christened: 11 May 1815, Portsea, St Marys, Hampshire, England 292,293
  • Marriage (1): William Gallaway Russell on 6 Mar 1847 in Bathurst, New South Wales, Australia 291
  • Marriage (2): John Adams on 31 Mar 1834 in St James Church Sydney, New South Wales, Australia 294

bullet  General Notes:

1815 May 11, Mary Ann daughter of Robert and Mary Ann Gransden of St James St. Painter.

First name(s)Mary Ann
Last nameGransden
Birth year-
Baptism year1815
Baptism date11 May 1815
Baptism placePortsea, St John
DedicationSt John
ResidenceSt James ST
Father's first name(s)Robert
Mother's first name(s)Mary Ann
Register typeBaptisms
Register year range1813-1820
Archive referenceCHU 5/A/1/3
ArchivePortsmouth History Centre
Record setHampshire, Portsmouth Baptisms
CategoryLife Events (BDMs)
SubcategoryParish Baptisms
Collections fromEngland, United Kingdom

Details of the Layton, Left London 15th August 1833, arrived Australia 17th Dec 1833.
Vessel details Name Layton
Type ship
Master Wade
Weight 513 Cargo/other merchandise

Mary Gransden arrived age 18, County Hampshire
- source ao:1264.

Mary Ann Gransden- Employed by; Caleb Salter, Address of Caleb Salter- Argyle Street. Wage Seven Pounds.
-source ao:1286 Assisted (Bounty) Immigrants 1828-37.
Index to Bounty Immigrants 1828-37. 416872


Mary Ann Gransden, arrived per Layton 27 Dec 1833 Sydney [NSW AUS] as [Passenger]; [Employed by] Caleb Salter, [resides] Argyle St [Sydney] [NSW AUS]; Wages [Biog Item No. 100227573]
List of women engaged from lumber yard; SRNSW ref: Vol. 4/4825; Entry No. 27573

1828 Census
Caleb Salter came free to Australia on the Henry Wellesley in 1828. He was a protestant and at the time of the census was a servant to Mr Lambert. (ref S0043)
Mr Edward Lambert was 50 yo at the time of the 1828 census, he was free by servitude. Arrived on the Earl Vincent in 1820 and served a seven year sentance. Edward Lamberts profession was as a Sawyer and he was employed by William Mealey in Princes Street Sydney. (L0106)
Edward Lambert employed two other people including Caleb Salter. Mary Salter- wife of Caleb Salter and Benjamin Perry.
William Mealey arrived in Australia in 1818 on the Isabella, by the time of the 1828 census he was 26 years old and free by servitude. He was a Protestant, and his occupation was as a sawyer, in Princes Street Sydney. As well as employing Edward Lambert he also emplyed Eliza James, probably as a servant.

On 6 Jul 1830 Caleb Salter was granted the liscence for the Kings Head, a Public House on the corner of Argyle Street and Harrington Street. He paid 25 pounds for the house. It is likely that this is the house that Mary Ann Gransden worked in for him, as a servant.
(Butt of Publicans Licence- Kings Head- 1830)
The place is described as two storey with seven rooms, built from stone with a shingle roof. accessed 17th July 2008

In 1830 Ryan disposed of the Argyle / Harrington St properties. The site of Reynolds Cottage was subdivided and sold to William Reynolds, a convict blacksmith also arriving in 1817. The corner block, including the house was sold to Fredrick Unwin. Unwin leased the house on the site to Caleb Salter who received a licence to operate the 'King's Head' in 1830. He held the licence to operate the hotel in what appears to be the same building built by Rampling until at least 1837. By 1834 Salter had acquired the freehold of the property and plans indicate it had been extended to the east, attaining a ground plan similar to the current structure, later plans indicate the extension to be a single storey. accessed 17th July 2008

(1) Arrived Australia aboard the vessel "Layton" of 313 tons, lading of merchandize and Free Emigrants, departed London 15 August 1833. Arrived Port Jackson 17 December 1833.

(2) N.S.W. BDM Index Marriage #V1834.1276.18.
Marriage solemnised in the Parish of Saint James in the County of Cumberland in the year 1834.
John Adams of the Parish of Saint Laurence, Bachelor and Mary Ann Gransden of the Parish of Saint James, Spinster were married by Banns this thirty first day of March 1834 by me Richard Hill, Chaplain. Witnesses were James Court of Market Street and Mary Fluskey of Clarence Street.

1835- at the time of the birth of her daughter Emma Adams Mary and John were living at Clarence St- Sydney.
1837- at the time of her daughter Sarah's christening and probably birth Mary was living at O'Connell Plains near Bathurst.

(3) N.S.W. BDM Index Marriage #V1847.429.32c.
Mary Ann's usual residence at time of marriage to William Russell was Campbells Creek.


Mary married William Gallaway Russell on 6 Mar 1847 in Bathurst, New South Wales, Australia.291 (William Gallaway Russell was born in 1812 in Surrey, England and died on 16 Jul 1883 in Liverpool Benevolent Asylum, New South Wales, Australia.). The cause of his death was Senile Debility/Chronic Dysentry.

bullet  Marriage Notes:

Married by Banns
Witnesses of marriage were Jno L Darney of Bathurst, Eliza James of Bathurst and William Parrott of Bathurst.
Minister- Thomas Sharp
Religion- Church of England

WHEREAS an advertisement inserted by my husband insinuates that I am not the lawful wife of Mr. Thomas Brown, Baker, George street, by cautioning 'the public not to pay any monies whatsoever owing to him, to his supposed wife, Bridget Brown, otherwise known as Bridget Broderick,' and being aware that such, a vile and unnatural aspersion is calculated to injure my character in the estimation of the public, I hereby publish the following extract from, the Register of Marriages, kept at the Episcopalian Church, Bathurst, which has been furnished to me, on application, by tho Rev. Thomas Sharpe
No. 35. Thomas Brown, of the parish of Campbell's River, and Bridget Broderick, of the parish of Campbell's River were married, in this Place of Worship, by Banns, with consent of friends this fifth, day-of May in the year
By me. THOMAS. SHARPE, M. A. This Marriage was so- 'Thomas Brown
solemnized between us. Bridget Brodrick.' In the presence of John Campbell, of Kelso Ellen Horan, of Bathurst John L Darney, of Bathurst I certify, that the above is a true extract from the Register of Marriages, in the parish, of Bathurst.
Incumbent of All Saints, Bathurst.
1852 'Advertising', Bathurst Free Press and Mining Journal (NSW : 1851 - 1904), 31 March, p. 3. , viewed 24 Apr 2016,

THE friends of the late Mr. John L. Darney are respectfully informed that his funeral will move from his late residence in William street to All Saints' Church on Sunday next, at 3 o'clock, and from thence proceed to the Church of England Cemetery.
N.B. '97 No circulars will be issued.
Harvard/Australian citation
1860 'Advertising', Bathurst Free Press and Mining Journal (NSW : 1851 - 1904), 26 May, p. 3. , viewed 24 Apr 2016,

John L Darney and Mrs Darney were teachers in the Church of England School in Kelso.
Barker, T. A History of Bathurst: Vol 1 The Early Settlement to 1862. Crawford House Press, Bathurst, NSW, Australia. 1992. p144-145


Mary next married John Adams on 31 Mar 1834 in St James Church Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.294 (John Adams was born about 1810.)

bullet  Marriage Notes:

Married by Banns at St James Church in Sydney.
John Adams is noted as bachelor of St Lawrence parish and Mary Ann Gransden as spinster of St James Parish.
Witnesses were James Court (possibly married to Mary Ann Smith of the Layton) of Market st Sydney and Mary Fluskey Nee Bowe - married 1830 of Clarence St Sydney.
Minister was Richard Hill and religion was Church of England.

Name:John Adams
Spouse Name:Mary A Gransden
Marriage Date:1834
Marriage Place:New South Wales
Registration Place:Sydney, New South Wales
Registration Year:1834
Volume Number:V Australia, Marriage Index, 1788-1950 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2010.

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