Thanks Cando, Bob and Sue
I will e-mail the Goodwood Library and see what they say first I think, but thanks for the other transcription link.
How intruiging about the 'Symbol S' or supplementary info....I wonder what it is!! Hopefully something interesting that will help me out
Thanks for the link to the newspaper article mentioning a voter named R Griffey in 1865, it could well be him.
As for the Perrers family, what I had is below:
Mary Jane Griffey - baptism 1 May 1814 to William Griffey & Elizabeth Clark
Mary Jane Griffey & Jonathon Marshall Collins Perrers - marriage Dec Q 1843 Bideford (vol 10, p79)
1851 census - Silver Street, Bideford, Devonshire
Jonathon M C Perrers Head M 29yrs Painter & Glazier b. Holworthy, Devon
Mary Jane Perrers Wife M 29yrs Wife of Painter & Glazier b. Bideford, Devon
Mary Louisa Perrers Dau 5yrs b. Bideford, Devon
William T Perrers Son 2yrs b. Holsworthy, Devon
Amelia Perrers Dau 1yr b. Holsworthy, Devon
So this Mary Jane appears to be born c. 1822, and so does Jonathon Marshall Collins Perrers (who was baptised 19 July 1821 Holsworthy Devon)
I had not seen the second marriage...so assumed that the age was mistranscribed as the shipping record showed:http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/davidmcivor1859.shtml
David McIvor, 868 tons, Captain Robert Baillie, from Liverpool 27th August 1859, arrived at Port Adelaide, South Australia 28th November 1859
Jonathan Marshall Collins Perrers 38yrs Occ: Carpenter / Painter Residence: Bideford, Devon
Mary Jane Perrers (Griffey) 43yrs
Mary Louisa Perrers 13yrs
William Tardrew Perrers 10yrs
Amelia Reb__lea_ Perrers 9yrs
Rickman Perrers 7yrs
So that put his wife Mary Jane Perrers (nee Griffey) as born c. 1816, which was a much better match
and her death in SA:
Mary Jane Perrers
Died: 12 Nov 1899
Age: 85yrs (b abt 1814)
Registered: Adelaide, South Australia (Page 293, Vol 265)
Confirmed in the newspaper:
Newspaper article: The Advertiser, Saturday 18 November 1899
PERRERS--On the 13th November, at Brown street, Adelaide, Mary Jane, dearly-beloved wife of John Marshall C. Perrers, aged 85 years.
Which seemed to fit nicely.............
But perhaps she was his second wife and not the mother of his children, who are all born pre-1855? As per the second marriage..
Mary Jane Griffey & Marshall Perrers - Sept Q1856 Bideford (Vol 5b, p905)
What are the chances of someone marrying two women of the same name
I guess that the first Mary Jane Griffey may be a relative and perhaps the second came to assist with the children when his first wife died and they eventually married?? Though I haven't got any other Mary Jane's of the right age in the tree....curious!
Actually now that I think of it, there was a Mary Ann Griffey who is the right age listed with her parents in 1851 that I could not place....perhaps it is the second Mary Jane mistranscribed??
1841 census - Tower Street, Bideford Devon (HO 107 242 12)
William Griffey, age 50, plumber Y
Elizabeth Griffey age 50 Y
George Griffey age 30, painter Y
Mary Jane Griffey age 20, plain worker Y
James Griffey age 20, tin plate worker Y
William Griffey age 15, shoe maker apprentice Y
Thomas Griffey age 15, tailor apprentice Y
James Griffey age 50, mason Y
1851 census - HO107/1895/159 p 20 Tower Street, Bideford Devon
William GRIFFY Head M 67 M Plumber b Bideford Devon (deaf)
Elizabeth GRIFFY Wife M 68 F b Bideford Devon
Mary Ann GRIFFY Daur U 36 F Dau b Bideford Devon
James GRIFFY Lodg W 62 M Mason b Bideford Devon
Perhaps I will try to have Mary Jane Perrers death certificate transcribed as well...it may have a clue!