Austin & Bridget MARINER from County Innis to South Australia.
I discovered this newspaper clipping dated 1913 shortly after my grandmother died. It refers to my maternal great great grandmother Bridget Mariner.
'Mrs. A. Mariner died last week at the residence of her daughter - Mrs. J. Conlon of Clarendon (South Australia) aged 77 years.
She was born in County Ennis, Ireland in 1836 & was married to Mr. Austin Mariner in 1856. Two years later they sailed for South Australia in the barque Bee - arriving in Adelaide October 1858.
They settled at Happy Valley near the site of the present reservoir, but shortly afterwards moved to Clarendon where they lived for 45 years.
Her daughters are Mrs. Clark - Woodchester S.A., Mrs. Stubbins - London U.K., Mrs. Phillips - North Adelaide, Mrs. Excell - Henley Beach S.A., Mrs. Stone - Glenelg S.A. & Mrs. Conlon. The sons are Mr. John Mariner - Glen Osmond S.A. & Mr. James Mariner - Netley Station S.A.
There are 30 grandchildren & 6 great grandchildren.'
Bridget (nee O'Loughlin) died 8/9/1913 aged 77 years & Austin died 22/2/1914 aged 86 years. Both are buried in St. Marys Cemetery, Morphett Vale, South Australia.
P.S. I have tried to trace the children mentioned above & have found a variety of spellings of Mariner ie., Marrinan, Morrinan, Marnin & Merrinan. The daughters were Margaret 1859 - Mrs. Clark, Maria 1865, Anne 1868, Ellen 1870 - Mrs. Excell, Kitty 1872 & Rosina 1876 - Mrs. Conlon. I also found a daughter Bridget 1862 (who may have not survived) & son Austin 1866 who died as an infant. All children were born at Happy Valley or Clarendon.