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Where is Mary McDonald of Cornwall
« on: Saturday 09 January 21 06:59 GMT (UK) »
Hello, would someone be able to help me please?

My William McDonald b 9 July 1789 St Ives Cornwall married Mary Rowe in Falmouth 15 July 1810. They had a son William Henry b 23 June 1812 Falmouth.

William, Capt/Master of the "Good Intent" then sailed to Antwerp. Onboard was an Agnes Smith b. about 1813 Liverpool Lancashire. She was pregnant. William took her under his wing and gave both her and the baby girl b 1831 his surname.

He left his wife and child in Falmouth and sailed to Australia where he settled with Agnes Smith (McDonald) and her daughter (Agnes Eliza Smith McDonald) until his death in 1846.

He did return once to Cornwall around 1836 - 1839.

After he died, his legal wife Mary McDonald age 61 petitioned Trinity House for assistance in 21 January 1848 - it was granted 22 Feb 1848.

I found Mary McDonald age 51 living in Mylor, Falmouth 1841 census (name spelled McDonall) with her ?mother Mary Rowe age 75 and an Eliza Rowe age 36.

After 1848, I can't find anything on Mary McDonald. The census and THP put her year of birth between 1787 and 1791. I don't know who her father was.

I would really like some help to find her and possibly a date of death for her and Mary Rowe snr. I don't know what happened to her son William Henry either.

Thank you so much for having a read of this.

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Re: Where is Mary McDonald of Cornwall
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 09 January 21 07:38 GMT (UK) »
This might be worth checking. 

Death
ROWE, MARY    age   89 
1849  Dec Quarter in FALMOUTH UNION  Volume 09  Page 55
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Re: Where is Mary McDonald of Cornwall
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 09 January 21 07:42 GMT (UK) »
I actually bought that DC and it said she was born in Ireland but on the 1841 census it says she was born in Cornwall.


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Re: Where is Mary McDonald of Cornwall
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 09 January 21 07:48 GMT (UK) »
Death certificates do not generally give a place of birth that early in registration, where was that information entered.  The 1841 is not reliable with place / county of birth.

What other information did the death certificate give
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Re: Where is Mary McDonald of Cornwall
« Reply #4 on: Saturday 09 January 21 08:25 GMT (UK) »
I know I kept it, I just have no idea where I put it as it was some time ago.

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Re: Where is Mary McDonald of Cornwall
« Reply #5 on: Saturday 09 January 21 08:37 GMT (UK) »
I apologize sincerely as it was a Peggy McDonald DC I had bought - she was in the Union Workhouse Madron.

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Re: Where is Mary McDonald of Cornwall
« Reply #6 on: Saturday 09 January 21 08:40 GMT (UK) »
No need to apologise  :).   I can't see a burial for that death and it could be any Mary Rowe in Falmouth reg district, more investigation needed I think  :)
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Re: Where is Mary McDonald of Cornwall
« Reply #7 on: Saturday 09 January 21 08:40 GMT (UK) »
Agnes Smith b about 1813 Liverpool
https://www.lan-opc.org.uk/Search/indexp.html
only one I can find is 1817- is that too late ?

Baptism: 22 Apr 1817 St Peter, Liverpool, Lancashire, England
Agnes James Smith - D of James Smith & Bertha
    Abode: Park Lane
    Occupation: Cooper

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Wrong one obviously - just seen yours had Eliza as middle name
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Re: Where is Mary McDonald of Cornwall
« Reply #8 on: Saturday 09 January 21 09:37 GMT (UK) »
I don't know what happened to her son William Henry either.

COPC has a burial for William Harvey (sic) McDonald 28.7.1812 Mylor, son of William and Mary. The bp is 25.6.1812 Mylor, born 23.6.1812, and so he'd have been just a few weeks old at death  :'(