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Mary Maria (Small) Palmer (1841 - 1900)

Mary Maria Palmer formerly Small
Born in Englandmap
Ancestors ancestors
Wife of — married 15 Nov 1858 in Spring Grove, Nelson, New Zealandmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Hope, Nelson, New Zealandmap
Profile last modified | Created 24 Aug 2015 | Last significant change: 29 Oct 2020
14:34: Warren Meads edited the Biography for Mary Maria (Small) Palmer (1841-1900). (Filled out Death registration) [Thank Warren for this]
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Born 8 JAN 1841. Boxford, Berkshire, England. [1]

Census: 1841 Boxford, Berkshire, England. [2]

Immigration: 'Steadfast', Thomas Spencer, Commander, John Gundry, Surgeon-Superintendent. Sailed 27 February from London, arrived Lyttelton 8 June, 1851. List of Persons whom the Canterbury Association, have authorized to embark for Canterbury.

Small James 44 Agriculturist
Small Martha 42
Small George James 15 Farm Laborer
Small Martha 12
Small Mary 9
Small Robert 7
Small Frederick 5
Small Sarah 3
Small Louisa inf

Small family from Nelson arrived in Lyttelton in 1851. I don't know how they got to Nelson but we presume that it was unlikely that they travelled overland. Reference: The Lyttelton Times June 28 1851.

Marriage Mary married William Palmer in 1858. Spring Grove, Nelson, New Zealand. [3]

Died 28 OCT 1900. Hope, Nelson, New Zealand. [4][5][6][7]

Buried 31 OCT 1900. Brightwater, Nelson, New Zealand. [8]


  1. Source: #S4942 mar 6 217 Newbury Cannon Page mar 6 217 Newbury Cannon Newbury
  2. Source: #S4945 Page Very hard to read. Educated guesses!! Cunham? Cottage?. James? Small, 35, relieving? officer, yes; Martha, 33, yes?; George, 5, yes; Martha, 2, yes; Mary, 4 mths, yes; plus 1 servant
  3. NZBDM Marriages 1858/1947 Mary Small William Palmer
  4. Source: #S4947 Have copy Page Have copy Hope; Mary Maria Palmer; 59; Morbus Cordis & general anasarcan, 5 years, W B Pearlen, M R C J Ford, 11 Oct 1900; James Small, farmer, Martha Small; bur 31 Oct 1900, St Pauls Brightwater; W G Baker, C of E; b England 54 years; Brightwater, 19, William Palmer; M 41, 39, 35, 19, F 33, 31, 29, 27, 25, 23; William Palmer, son, Hope,
  5. NZBDM Deaths 1900/3628 Palmer Mary Maria 59Y
  6. Source: #S4934 Colonist, Volume XLIV, Issue 9943, 30 October 1900, Page 2 Page Colonist, Volume XLIV, Issue 9943, 30 October 1900, Page 2 DEATH. PALMER.— On October 28th, 1900, at Hope, after a long and painful illness, Mary Maria, dearly beloved wife of William Palmer, aged 59 years. Her end was peace.
  7. Source: #S259161 Nelson Evening Mail, Volume XXXIV, Issue 257, 30 October 1900, Page 2 Page Nelson Evening Mail, Volume XXXIV, Issue 257, 30 October 1900, Page 2 DEATH. Palmer.— On October 28th, at her residence, Hope, Mary Maria, dearly beloved wife of William Palmer, senr., after a long and painful illness, aged 59 years. Her end was peace.
  8. Source: #S4944 Page St Pauls. Plot 26 Mary Marion beloved wife of William Palmer died 28 Oct 1900 a 59 yrs. Wm G Baker took service
  • Source: S259161 Papers Past TID 0 Footnote Papers Past ShortFootnote Bibliography
  • Source: S4934 Newspaper TID 0 Footnote Newspaper ShortFootnote Newspaper Bibliography Newspaper.
  • Source: S4942 bdm index TID 0 Footnote bdm index ShortFootnote bdm index Bibliography bdm index
  • Source: S4944 cemetry records TID 0 Footnote cemetry records ShortFootnote cemetry records Bibliography cemetry records.
  • Source: S4945 census TID 0 Footnote census ShortFootnote census Bibliography census
  • Source: S4947 death certificate TID 0 Footnote death certificate ShortFootnote death certificate Bibliography death certificate.

Saint Pauls Churchyard Brightwater, Tasman District, Tasman, New Zealand

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Categories: Steadfast, sailed 27 Feb 1851