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Mary Newbold (Singer) Sargent (1826 - 1906)

Mary Newbold Sargent formerly Singer
Born [location unknown]
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Wife of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Died at age 79 [location unknown]
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Mary Singer was the mother of painter John Singer Sargent.

She was born around 1826 in Massachusetts, the daughter of John and Mary Singer[1].

She married Fitz William Sargent 27 June 1850 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania at the Penn Square Presbyterian Church.

Her passport application from 3 April 1891 in Cairo, Egypt (where she was living “on account of her health”, and had been since October 1881) stated that she was born 24 April 1826 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where she also had a permanent residence in the USA at the time. Her son John S also applied for a passport then.

Mary’s will was in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. In it, Emily and John Singer Sargent (both of England at the time) were the executors. Mary’s will was dated 18 May 1900 - she died 21 January 1906 at 10 Carlyle Mansions, Cheyne Walk, (her daughter Emily’s home) per the will.


  1. "United States Census, 1850," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 12 April 2016), Mary Sargent in household of John Singer, Philadelphia, Lombard ward, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States; citing family 710, NARA microfilm publication M432 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • National Archives and Records Administration (NARA); Washington D.C.; Roll #: 5; Volume #: Volume 006: Africa to Egypt from U.S. Passport Applications, 1795-1925 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2007. Ancestry Record 1174 #1431410
  • Pennsylvania, Wills and Probate Records, 1683-1993 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2015. Ancestry Record USProbatePA #2201535
  • Presbyterian Historical Society; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Book Title: Records of Communicants, Baptisms, and Marriages; Accession Number: V MI46 P537r Ancestry Record PresbyterianSociety #1300903315

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