Mid North Coast Pioneers - Newcastle to Lismore and beyond

Mary HORSEYAge: 8418381923

Name
Mary HORSEY
Given names
Mary
Surname
HORSEY
Married name
Mary SULLIVAN
Birth 6 September 1838
Text:

Robert Horsey was born on the 25th of October, 1860 at the Randwick Benevolent Asylum. His mother was Mary Horsey, aged 23, born in England. The birth certificate is marked "Illegitimate" across the sections where the father's name and marriage details would normally go. I have obtained a copy of the certificate from NSW BDM (Ref 1860/002108) and would be happy to send a copy to you if you would like one. As a matter of interest, there is also a listing in BDM for William Horsey with the next reference number, and then a death certificate for the same day. So it seems Mary had twins and only one survived. It seems Robert was left at the asylum as an orphan, or "abandoned child" as they were known. I also have a copy of Mary's shipping/immigration records showing that she arrived in Sydney in 1856 on board the Winifred. This document shows her father as Robert Horsey (after whom she named her son) and her mother as Elizabeth Owen. I could not stop myself from chasing up Mary's life after that, and she married Matthew Sullivan in 1863 and lived happily ever after! The marriage certificate lists her parents the same as on the shipping records. You may be aware that Robert's death certificate shows his father as Robert Horsey and his mother as Mary, with maiden name unknown, but this is incorrect as the surname Horsey is that of Mary.

Publication: August 2008
Christening 1 October 1838 (Age 25 days)
Publication: August 2008
Immigration 1 November 1856 (Age 18)
Text:

Robert Horsey was born on the 25th of October, 1860 at the Randwick Benevolent Asylum. His mother was Mary Horsey, aged 23, born in England. The birth certificate is marked "Illegitimate" across the sections where the father's name and marriage details would normally go. I have obtained a copy of the certificate from NSW BDM (Ref 1860/002108) and would be happy to send a copy to you if you would like one. As a matter of interest, there is also a listing in BDM for William Horsey with the next reference number, and then a death certificate for the same day. So it seems Mary had twins and only one survived. It seems Robert was left at the asylum as an orphan, or "abandoned child" as they were known. I also have a copy of Mary's shipping/immigration records showing that she arrived in Sydney in 1856 on board the Winifred. This document shows her father as Robert Horsey (after whom she named her son) and her mother as Elizabeth Owen. I could not stop myself from chasing up Mary's life after that, and she married Matthew Sullivan in 1863 and lived happily ever after! The marriage certificate lists her parents the same as on the shipping records. You may be aware that Robert's death certificate shows his father as Robert Horsey and his mother as Mary, with maiden name unknown, but this is incorrect as the surname Horsey is that of Mary.

Note: On board the "Winifred" paying 10/- for the journey. She stated she was Church of England and that she could read and write and that her health was good.
Note: At the time of her emigration, Mary stated that she had an uncle and aunt, Richard and Sarah Woolford [writing difficult to read] living in Clarence Street, Sydney.

Horsey, Mary - Immigration Record
Horsey, Mary - Immigration Record

Note: Scan of photo copy of document kindly supplied by Trish Cation.

Occupation
Housemaid
1 November 1856 (Age 18)
Birth of a son
#1
Robert HORSEY
25 October 1860 (Age 22)
Address: Benevolent Asylum
Citation details: 2108/1860 HORSEY ROBERT - MARY SYDNEY
Text:

Robert Horsey was born on the 25th of October, 1860 at the Randwick Benevolent Asylum. His mother was Mary Horsey, aged 23, born in England. The birth certificate is marked "Illegitimate" across the sections where the father's name and marriage details would normally go. I have obtained a copy of the certificate from NSW BDM (Ref 1860/002108) and would be happy to send a copy to you if you would like one. As a matter of interest, there is also a listing in BDM for William Horsey with the next reference number, and then a death certificate for the same day. So it seems Mary had twins and only one survived. It seems Robert was left at the asylum as an orphan, or "abandoned child" as they were known. I also have a copy of Mary's shipping/immigration records showing that she arrived in Sydney in 1856 on board the Winifred. This document shows her father as Robert Horsey (after whom she named her son) and her mother as Elizabeth Owen. I could not stop myself from chasing up Mary's life after that, and she married Matthew Sullivan in 1863 and lived happily ever after! The marriage certificate lists her parents the same as on the shipping records. You may be aware that Robert's death certificate shows his father as Robert Horsey and his mother as Mary, with maiden name unknown, but this is incorrect as the surname Horsey is that of Mary.

Note: More information on the Benevolent Asylum can be found in this PDF file. The file is 183KB.
Horsey Robert
Horsey Robert

Note: Scanned from a photo copy of certificate supplied by Trish Cation.


Birth of a son
#2
William H HORSEY
25 October 1860 (Age 22)
Text:

Robert Horsey was born on the 25th of October, 1860 at the Randwick Benevolent Asylum. His mother was Mary Horsey, aged 23, born in England. The birth certificate is marked "Illegitimate" across the sections where the father's name and marriage details would normally go. I have obtained a copy of the certificate from NSW BDM (Ref 1860/002108) and would be happy to send a copy to you if you would like one. As a matter of interest, there is also a listing in BDM for William Horsey with the next reference number, and then a death certificate for the same day. So it seems Mary had twins and only one survived. It seems Robert was left at the asylum as an orphan, or "abandoned child" as they were known. I also have a copy of Mary's shipping/immigration records showing that she arrived in Sydney in 1856 on board the Winifred. This document shows her father as Robert Horsey (after whom she named her son) and her mother as Elizabeth Owen. I could not stop myself from chasing up Mary's life after that, and she married Matthew Sullivan in 1863 and lived happily ever after! The marriage certificate lists her parents the same as on the shipping records. You may be aware that Robert's death certificate shows his father as Robert Horsey and his mother as Mary, with maiden name unknown, but this is incorrect as the surname Horsey is that of Mary.

Citation details: 2109/1860 HORSEY WILLIAM H -- MARY SYDNEY
Death of a sonWilliam H HORSEY
after 25 October 1860 (Age 22)
Text:

Robert Horsey was born on the 25th of October, 1860 at the Randwick Benevolent Asylum. His mother was Mary Horsey, aged 23, born in England. The birth certificate is marked "Illegitimate" across the sections where the father's name and marriage details would normally go. I have obtained a copy of the certificate from NSW BDM (Ref 1860/002108) and would be happy to send a copy to you if you would like one. As a matter of interest, there is also a listing in BDM for William Horsey with the next reference number, and then a death certificate for the same day. So it seems Mary had twins and only one survived. It seems Robert was left at the asylum as an orphan, or "abandoned child" as they were known. I also have a copy of Mary's shipping/immigration records showing that she arrived in Sydney in 1856 on board the Winifred. This document shows her father as Robert Horsey (after whom she named her son) and her mother as Elizabeth Owen. I could not stop myself from chasing up Mary's life after that, and she married Matthew Sullivan in 1863 and lived happily ever after! The marriage certificate lists her parents the same as on the shipping records. You may be aware that Robert's death certificate shows his father as Robert Horsey and his mother as Mary, with maiden name unknown, but this is incorrect as the surname Horsey is that of Mary.

Publication: New South Wales Government
Citation details: 1692/1860 HORSEY WILLIAM -- MARY SYDNEY
Religious marriageMatthew Bartholomew SULLIVANView this family
28 January 1863 (Age 24)
Address: Scots Church Presbyterian
Text:

Robert Horsey was born on the 25th of October, 1860 at the Randwick Benevolent Asylum. His mother was Mary Horsey, aged 23, born in England. The birth certificate is marked "Illegitimate" across the sections where the father's name and marriage details would normally go. I have obtained a copy of the certificate from NSW BDM (Ref 1860/002108) and would be happy to send a copy to you if you would like one. As a matter of interest, there is also a listing in BDM for William Horsey with the next reference number, and then a death certificate for the same day. So it seems Mary had twins and only one survived. It seems Robert was left at the asylum as an orphan, or "abandoned child" as they were known. I also have a copy of Mary's shipping/immigration records showing that she arrived in Sydney in 1856 on board the Winifred. This document shows her father as Robert Horsey (after whom she named her son) and her mother as Elizabeth Owen. I could not stop myself from chasing up Mary's life after that, and she married Matthew Sullivan in 1863 and lived happily ever after! The marriage certificate lists her parents the same as on the shipping records. You may be aware that Robert's death certificate shows his father as Robert Horsey and his mother as Mary, with maiden name unknown, but this is incorrect as the surname Horsey is that of Mary.

Citation details: 87/1863 SULLIVAN MATTHEW HORSEY MARY SYDNEY
Note: Married by John Dunmore Lang.
Sullivan, Robert and Horsey, Mary
Sullivan, Robert and Horsey, Mary

Note: Scanned image of photo copy of certificate provided by Trish Cation.

Occupation
Domestic servant
28 January 1863 (Age 24)
Residence 28 January 1863 (Age 24)
Address: Wynyard Square
Birth of a son
#3
James SULLIVAN
about 1864 (Age 25)
Citation details: 623/1864 SULLIVAN JAMES MATTHEW MARY SYDNEY
Birth of a son
#4
Matthew SULLIVAN
about 1867 (Age 28)
Citation details: 2375/1867 SULLIVAN MATTHEW MATTHEW MARY SYDNEY
Birth of a daughter
#5
Ellen SULLIVAN
about 1869 (Age 30)
Citation details: 2656/1869 SULLIVAN ELLEN MATTHEW MARY SYDNEY
Birth of a daughter
#6
Elizabeth A SULLIVAN
about 1872 (Age 33)
Citation details: 854/1872 SULLIVAN ELIZABETH A MATTHEW MARY SYDNEY
Birth of a daughter
#7
Emily SULLIVAN
about 1876 (Age 37)
Citation details: 2345/1876 SULLIVAN EMILY MATTHEW MARY SYDNEY
Birth of a son
#8
William SULLIVAN
about 1880 (Age 41)
Citation details: 499/1880 SULLIVAN WILLIAM MATTHEW B MARY SYDNEY
Marriage of a childRobert HORSEYEmily Jane JEFFRESSView this family
3 July 1883 (Age 44)
Citation details: 2546/1883 HORSEY ROBERT JEFFRIES EMILY J GLEBE
Citation details: 19 JUN 2008
Text:

Robert Horsey was born on the 25th of October, 1860 at the Randwick Benevolent Asylum. His mother was Mary Horsey, aged 23, born in England. The birth certificate is marked "Illegitimate" across the sections where the father's name and marriage details would normally go. I have obtained a copy of the certificate from NSW BDM (Ref 1860/002108) and would be happy to send a copy to you if you would like one. As a matter of interest, there is also a listing in BDM for William Horsey with the next reference number, and then a death certificate for the same day. So it seems Mary had twins and only one survived. It seems Robert was left at the asylum as an orphan, or "abandoned child" as they were known. I also have a copy of Mary's shipping/immigration records showing that she arrived in Sydney in 1856 on board the Winifred. This document shows her father as Robert Horsey (after whom she named her son) and her mother as Elizabeth Owen. I could not stop myself from chasing up Mary's life after that, and she married Matthew Sullivan in 1863 and lived happily ever after! The marriage certificate lists her parents the same as on the shipping records. You may be aware that Robert's death certificate shows his father as Robert Horsey and his mother as Mary, with maiden name unknown, but this is incorrect as the surname Horsey is that of Mary.

Publication: August 2008
Note: Note the spelling of Jeffress as Jeffries on the NSW Marriage Index entry.
Birth of a grandson
#1
Robert James HORSEY
about 1884 (Age 45)
Citation details: 8181/1884 HORSEY ROBERT J ROBERT EMILY J NEWTOWN
Publication: August 2008
Birth of a granddaughter
#2
Mary M HORSEY
about 1886 (Age 47)
Publication: August 2008
Marriage of a childMatthew SULLIVANEliza Jane IKINView this family
about 1887 (Age 48)
Citation details: 460/1887 SULLIVAN MATTHEW IKIN ELIZA JANE SYDNEY
Birth of a granddaughter
#3
Ada Evelyn HORSEY
about 1889 (Age 50)
Citation details: 11695/1889 HORSEY ADA E ROBERT EMILY J NEWTOWN
Death of a granddaughterAda Evelyn HORSEY
about 1889 (Age 50)
Publication: New South Wales Government
Citation details: 3046/1889 HORSEY ADA E ROBERT EMILY ASHFIELD
Birth of a grandson
#4
Percy HORSEY
about 1890 (Age 51)
Citation details: 28687/1890 HORSEY PERCY ROBERT EMILY J PETERSHAM
Publication: August 2008
Birth of a grandson
#5
Alfred J HORSEY
about 1892 (Age 53)
Birth of a granddaughter
#6
Ethel HORSEY
about 1894 (Age 55)
Citation details: 27580/1894 HORSEY ETHEL ROBERT EMILY J PETERSHAM
Death of a husbandMatthew Bartholomew SULLIVAN
about 1897 (Age 58)
Publication: New South Wales Government
Citation details: 3875/1897 SULLIVAN MATTHEW B MATTHEW UNKNOWN ASHFIELD
Birth of a granddaughter
#7
May Victoria HORSEY
about 1898 (Age 59)
Citation details: 15131/1898 HORSEY MAY V ROBERT EMILY J PETERSHAM
Death of a grandsonAlfred J HORSEY
about 1898 (Age 59)
Publication: New South Wales Government
Citation details: 15531/1898 HORSEY ALFRED J ROBERT EMILY J PETERSHAM
Marriage of a grandchildRobert James HORSEYMary Australia SEARLEView this family
about 1903 (Age 64)
Citation details: 5216/1903 HORSEY ROBERT J SEARLE MARY A SYDNEY
Marriage of a grandchildJames R ALLENMary M HORSEYView this family
about 1914 (Age 75)
Citation details: 211/1914 ALLEN JAMES R HORSEY MARY M SYDNEY
Marriage of a grandchildPercy HORSEYVera May BURNSView this family
about 1915 (Age 76)
Citation details: 4414/1915 HORSEY PERCY BURNS VERA M SYDNEY
Marriage of a grandchildFrederick Dudley William SINDELEthel HORSEYView this family
8 January 1916 (Age 77)
Citation details: 233/1916 SINDEL FREDERICK D W HORSEY ETHEL SYDNEY
Citation details: 15 Jun 2007
Text:

..."My grandmother was Emily Jane JEFFRESS, daughter of James JEFFRESS and Eliza HOLLEBONE. Emily married Robert HORSEY on 3/7/1883 and they had several children including my grandmoher, Ethel HORSEY. Ethel married Frederick SINDEL in 1916 and my father Frederick was born that year."

Publication: August 2008
Marriage of a grandchildNorman H HANSENMay Victoria HORSEYView this family
about 1917 (Age 78)
Citation details: 10194/1917 HANSEN NORMAN H HORSEY MAY V SYDNEY
Death of a granddaughterMary M HORSEY
about 1919 (Age 80)
Publication: New South Wales Government
Citation details: 14097/1919 ALLEN MARY M ROBERT EMILY J REDFERN
Death about 1923 (Age 84)
Publication: New South Wales Government
Citation details: 13634/1923 SULLIVAN MARY ROBERT MARY RYDE
Citation details: 31 July 2008
Text:

Thanks for adding this information to the database, it's great to have it all recorded. With regard to Mary's death, she died in 1923 and the NSW BDM registration reference is 13634/1923. I also had a look at Ethel Horsey and Frederick William Dudley Sindel's records on your website, and there are no details recorded re the Sindel side of the tree. Do you have any interest in this? I have done lots of research on the family (being a Sindel myself!) and would be happy to give you copies of my records. They have an interesting convict heritage, with several family members being transported from around 1790, and amongst other items of interest I have copies of the Old Bailey court records for my g-g-g=grandfather David Knowland.

Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage: 21 November 1831Somerset, England, United Kingdom
7 years
herself
… … + Mary HORSEY - View this family
herself
son
son
William H HORSEY
Birth: 25 October 1860 22Sydney, , New South Wales, Australia
Death: after 25 October 1860Sydney, , New South Wales, Australia
Family with Matthew Bartholomew SULLIVAN - View this family
husband
herself
Marriage: 28 January 1863Sydney, , New South Wales, Australia
23 months
son
James SULLIVAN
Birth: about 1864 26 25Sydney, , New South Wales, Australia
Death: about 1928Rockdale, , New South Wales, Australia
4 years
son
Matthew SULLIVAN
Birth: about 1867 29 28Sydney, , New South Wales, Australia
Death: about 1942Liverpool, , New South Wales, Australia
3 years
daughter
4 years
daughter
5 years
daughter
5 years
son
William SULLIVAN
Birth: about 1880 42 41Sydney, , New South Wales, Australia
Death: about 1953Bankstown, , New South Wales, Australia

BirthEmails - Trish Cation
Text:

Robert Horsey was born on the 25th of October, 1860 at the Randwick Benevolent Asylum. His mother was Mary Horsey, aged 23, born in England. The birth certificate is marked "Illegitimate" across the sections where the father's name and marriage details would normally go. I have obtained a copy of the certificate from NSW BDM (Ref 1860/002108) and would be happy to send a copy to you if you would like one. As a matter of interest, there is also a listing in BDM for William Horsey with the next reference number, and then a death certificate for the same day. So it seems Mary had twins and only one survived. It seems Robert was left at the asylum as an orphan, or "abandoned child" as they were known. I also have a copy of Mary's shipping/immigration records showing that she arrived in Sydney in 1856 on board the Winifred. This document shows her father as Robert Horsey (after whom she named her son) and her mother as Elizabeth Owen. I could not stop myself from chasing up Mary's life after that, and she married Matthew Sullivan in 1863 and lived happily ever after! The marriage certificate lists her parents the same as on the shipping records. You may be aware that Robert's death certificate shows his father as Robert Horsey and his mother as Mary, with maiden name unknown, but this is incorrect as the surname Horsey is that of Mary.

BirthLegacy File - Trish Cation
Publication: August 2008
ChristeningLegacy File - Trish Cation
Publication: August 2008
ImmigrationEmails - Trish Cation
Text:

Robert Horsey was born on the 25th of October, 1860 at the Randwick Benevolent Asylum. His mother was Mary Horsey, aged 23, born in England. The birth certificate is marked "Illegitimate" across the sections where the father's name and marriage details would normally go. I have obtained a copy of the certificate from NSW BDM (Ref 1860/002108) and would be happy to send a copy to you if you would like one. As a matter of interest, there is also a listing in BDM for William Horsey with the next reference number, and then a death certificate for the same day. So it seems Mary had twins and only one survived. It seems Robert was left at the asylum as an orphan, or "abandoned child" as they were known. I also have a copy of Mary's shipping/immigration records showing that she arrived in Sydney in 1856 on board the Winifred. This document shows her father as Robert Horsey (after whom she named her son) and her mother as Elizabeth Owen. I could not stop myself from chasing up Mary's life after that, and she married Matthew Sullivan in 1863 and lived happily ever after! The marriage certificate lists her parents the same as on the shipping records. You may be aware that Robert's death certificate shows his father as Robert Horsey and his mother as Mary, with maiden name unknown, but this is incorrect as the surname Horsey is that of Mary.

ImmigrationShipping Records - Winifred - 1856 - HORSEY
OccupationShipping Records - Winifred - 1856 - HORSEY
MarriageEmails - Trish Cation
Text:

Robert Horsey was born on the 25th of October, 1860 at the Randwick Benevolent Asylum. His mother was Mary Horsey, aged 23, born in England. The birth certificate is marked "Illegitimate" across the sections where the father's name and marriage details would normally go. I have obtained a copy of the certificate from NSW BDM (Ref 1860/002108) and would be happy to send a copy to you if you would like one. As a matter of interest, there is also a listing in BDM for William Horsey with the next reference number, and then a death certificate for the same day. So it seems Mary had twins and only one survived. It seems Robert was left at the asylum as an orphan, or "abandoned child" as they were known. I also have a copy of Mary's shipping/immigration records showing that she arrived in Sydney in 1856 on board the Winifred. This document shows her father as Robert Horsey (after whom she named her son) and her mother as Elizabeth Owen. I could not stop myself from chasing up Mary's life after that, and she married Matthew Sullivan in 1863 and lived happily ever after! The marriage certificate lists her parents the same as on the shipping records. You may be aware that Robert's death certificate shows his father as Robert Horsey and his mother as Mary, with maiden name unknown, but this is incorrect as the surname Horsey is that of Mary.

MarriageMarriages registered in New South Wales.
Citation details: 87/1863 SULLIVAN MATTHEW HORSEY MARY SYDNEY
MarriageMarriage Certificate - Sullivan, Robert and Horsey, Mary
OccupationMarriage Certificate - Sullivan, Robert and Horsey, Mary
ResidenceMarriage Certificate - Sullivan, Robert and Horsey, Mary
DeathDeaths Registered in New South Wales
Publication: New South Wales Government
Citation details: 13634/1923 SULLIVAN MARY ROBERT MARY RYDE
DeathEmails - Trish Cation
Citation details: 31 July 2008
Text:

Thanks for adding this information to the database, it's great to have it all recorded. With regard to Mary's death, she died in 1923 and the NSW BDM registration reference is 13634/1923. I also had a look at Ethel Horsey and Frederick William Dudley Sindel's records on your website, and there are no details recorded re the Sindel side of the tree. Do you have any interest in this? I have done lots of research on the family (being a Sindel myself!) and would be happy to give you copies of my records. They have an interesting convict heritage, with several family members being transported from around 1790, and amongst other items of interest I have copies of the Old Bailey court records for my g-g-g=grandfather David Knowland.

SourceEmails - Trish Cation
Text:

Robert Horsey was born on the 25th of October, 1860 at the Randwick Benevolent Asylum. His mother was Mary Horsey, aged 23, born in England. The birth certificate is marked "Illegitimate" across the sections where the father's name and marriage details would normally go. I have obtained a copy of the certificate from NSW BDM (Ref 1860/002108) and would be happy to send a copy to you if you would like one. As a matter of interest, there is also a listing in BDM for William Horsey with the next reference number, and then a death certificate for the same day. So it seems Mary had twins and only one survived. It seems Robert was left at the asylum as an orphan, or "abandoned child" as they were known. I also have a copy of Mary's shipping/immigration records showing that she arrived in Sydney in 1856 on board the Winifred. This document shows her father as Robert Horsey (after whom she named her son) and her mother as Elizabeth Owen. I could not stop myself from chasing up Mary's life after that, and she married Matthew Sullivan in 1863 and lived happily ever after! The marriage certificate lists her parents the same as on the shipping records. You may be aware that Robert's death certificate shows his father as Robert Horsey and his mother as Mary, with maiden name unknown, but this is incorrect as the surname Horsey is that of Mary.