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Mary Ann (Church) Bannister (1813 - 1881)

Mary Ann Bannister formerly Church
Born in Mondesley, Norwich, Norfolk, Englandmap
Daughter of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Wife of — married 18 Nov 1833 in Norwich, Norfolk, Englandmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Vanessa, Windham Township, Ontario,
Profile last modified | Created 23 Jan 2014
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Mary Church was born on December 7, 1813 in Mondesley, Norwich, Norfolk, England. Mary is the daughter of William Church and Elizabeth Unknown.

Mary weds to William Bannister on November 18, 1833 at Norwich, Norfolk, England. William Bannister was born on May 1, 1808 in Kenton, Suffolk England. William is the son of Thomas Bannister and Mary English.

Mary died in August of 1881 at the age of 67 in Vanessa, Windham Township, Ontario. William died on November 3, 1891 at Windham, Norfolk. Ontario, Canada.


  1. Mary Ann Bannister 1836–Deceased • MYMM-PPV ​
  2. Samuel Bannister 1836–1914 • MJPC-RWL ​
  3. John Bannister 1838–1924 • LKSY-TSF ​
  4. Hepsibah Bannister 1839–1863 • LFSC-JXG ​
  5. William Bannister 1841–1926 • L7LT-WC8 ​
  6. Charlotte Bannister 1842–Deceased • LXQZ-3ML ​
  7. Elizabeth (Betsy) Bannister 1844–1896 • LFSC-J8R ​
  8. Susannah Bannister 1846–Deceased • LFSC-JCF ​
  9. James Bannister 1847–Deceased • LZ6Z-FP2 ​
  10. Hannah Bannister 1850–Deceased • LR6P-9ZK ​
  11. Martha Ann Bannister 1852–1938 • L7BN-DY4 ​
  12. Robert Henry Bannister 1853–Deceased • LFSC-JQC ​
  13. Maria Jane Bannister 1855–Deceased • LFSC-JC9 ​
  14. Sarah Victoria Bannister 1857–Deceased • LFSC-JWB ​
  15. Naomi Agusta Bannister 1859–1873 • LDQ1-SRW

Notes by Thomas Pepin Halderman

After settling in Winona ("The Fifties") for 21 years, they, with their family, moved west to Windham Township in 1857 and settled on a farm of 166 acres at Vanessa (then known as Bethany). The farm was well wooded with fine pine trees. There they built the home which after a few years was destroyed by fire, and was a rebuilt larger and better.

Mary was a Cloth Maker, spinner and weaver of flannel for children's clothes and men's shirts."Spinner and weaver of fancy flannel for children's dresses and the men's shirts and full cloth for the mean's wear and blankets for the house. She was also great knitter of fancy mittens and lace.


Marriage: 18 Nov 1833 William Bannister 1808–1891 • LZX4-7FP ​and Mary Church 1813–1881 • LZX4-76Y ​


Burial: Scotland Cemetery - Scotland, Brant County Municipality, Ontario, Canada.

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They also reported, specifically: Mary Bannister was buried in Row 10, with stone 8. I was unable to locate the stone. It is possible it is buried and not able to be seen. Many stones in Scotland Cemetery seem to be missing ."


  • Christening - "England, Norfolk Bishop's Transcripts, 1685-1941," database with images, FamilySearch: 27 December 2014, Mary Ann Church, 07 Dec 1813; citing Christening, Mondesley, Norwich, Norfolk, England, Record Office, Central Library, Norwich; FHL microfilm 1,470,925.

Childrens Marriages

  • Marriage - "Ontario, Marriages, 1800-1910," database, FamilySearch : accessed 22 July 2015, Samuel Bannister and Amanda Parney, 25 Dec 1867; citing Brant,Ontario; FHL microfilm 1,030,055.
  • Marriage - "Ontario Marriages, 1800-1910," database, FamilySearch. William Bannister in entry for Oren Sowers and Charlotte Bannister, 28 Dec 1864; citing Brant,Ontario; FHL microfilm 1,030,055.
  • Marriage - "Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927," database with images, FamilySearch. Robert Clement Longhurst and Martha Ann Bannister, 15 Dec 1869; citing registration , Windham, Norfolk, Ontario, Canada, Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 1,862,475.
  • Marriage - "Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927," database with images, FamilySearch, Robert J Addison and Victoria Bannister, 29 Nov 1876; citing registration , Brantford, Brant, Ontario, Canada, Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 1,862,897.
  • Marriage - "Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927," database with images, FamilySearch, James Bannister and Margaret Welsh, 01 Jan 1879; citing registration , Scotland, Brant, Ontario, Canada, Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 1,863,654.
  • Marriage - "Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927," Database with images, FamilySearch : accessed 18 June 2015), Robert Henry Bannister and Mary Schunk, 12 Mar 1879; citing registration , Scotland, Brant, Ontario, Canada, Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm .
  • Marriage - "Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927," database with images, FamilySearch : accessed 4 August 2015), John Welsh and Mary Jane Banister, 24 Dec 1879; citing registration , Burford, Brant, Ontario, Canada, Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm .
  • Census - "1881 Canada Census, Library and Archives Canada. Item Number: 4090702 Surname: BANNISTER Given Name(s): William Age: 72 Province: Ontario District Name: Norfolk North Sub-District Name: Windham. Image No.: e008195197 JPG (Image No.: e008195197).
  • Census - "1871 Canada Census," Library and Archives Canada. Census Year: 1871. Surname: Bannister. Given Name(s): Mary. Age: 57. Province: Ontario. District Name: Norfolk North. Sub-District Name: Windam. View digitized page of Census of Canada, 1871.
  • Census "1861 Canada Census,". Library and Archives Canada.. Item Number: 2733515 Surname: Bannister Given Name(s): Mary Age: 48 Province: Canada West (Ontario) District Name: Norfolk Sub-District Name: Windham. Digitized page of Census of 1861 (Canada East, Canada West, Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia).

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Sources from Thomas Pepin Halderman

  • 3. MyHeritage website: Ancestors of David Thomas Halderman created and managed by Thomas P. Halderman

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