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Mary Ann (Elliot) Laybourne (1828 - 1907)

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Mary Ann Laybourne formerly Elliot
Born [location unknown]
Daughter of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Wife of — married in Pensher Church Durham Englandmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Gordon Road, Mount Eden, Auckland, New Zealandmap
Profile last modified | Created 10 Jun 2014
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Categories: Portland, sailed 25 May 1864.


This biography was auto-generated by a GEDCOM import.[1] It's a rough draft and needs to be edited.


Event: held at Methodist Schoolroom
Type: Golden Wedding
Date: 22 May 1901
Place: Mount Eden Auckland NZ
Event: The Outlook
Type: Obituary
Date: 14 Sep 1907
Note: mary Ann Laybourn who entered rest just a year and 10 days after her husband, the late Adam Laybourn, was the daughter of Robert Elliott, ironfounder of Pensher, County Durham, England and a connection of Ebenzere Elliott, the corn law rhymster.
Mr and Mrs laybourne were married at Pensher Church on May 22 1851, and had the joy of being spared to celebrate their golden wedding, the breakfast and ceremony connected therewith being held in the Methodist schoolroom Mount Eden Auckland on May 22 1901. On that occasion the venerable couple were surrounded by every one of their sons and daughters then living, their sons and daughters-in-law, and numerous grandchildren.
Mrs Laybourn, her husband and ten children landed in Auckland on 1 September 1864, from the ship Portland, Captain Peters, and experiences the difficulties and hardships of pioneer life in the early sixties. a somewhat delicate constitution in her early womanhood, and the claims of a large family afterwards, prevented her from taking a very active part in Christian work outside her own home. Nevertheless she was a veritable mother in Israel training her family in the nurturing and admonition of the Lord, many of whom she had the satisfaction of seeing become workers in the school and church she so much loved. For many years the Sunday services were held in her house at Komokoriki, Kaipara, and there the children from surrounding homes were gathered for Sunday school. One of her sons, Mr Adam Laybourn, is home missionary at Rahotu, in the Cape Egmont circuit, and others of her children and many of her grandchildren are active workers in the Sunday school and church.


  1. Elliot-986 was created by Steven Pettigrew through the import of Pettigrew.ged on May 27, 2014. This comment and citation can be deleted after the biography has been edited and primary sources are included.

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