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  • ID: I165
  • Name: Mary Somner
  • Given Name: Mary
  • Surname: Somner
  • Sex: F
  • Birth: 19 Mar 1827 in East Lothian, Scotland 1
  • Death: 20 Nov 1913 in Winton Hill, Bailey's Bay, Bermuda
  • Burial: 21 Nov 1913 Bermuda 2
  • _UID: 9867D320EE7F44909269F34815EAE336819F
  • Change Date: 28 Nov 2012 at 14:43
  • Note:
    Renee's journal dates her 10 years older, written March 7, 1910, "...She is the spryest party and no mistake, 83 next Wed. and lively as a cricket..."

    From Hallet's 19th Century Wills of Bermuda, provided by Judy Corday:

    She was educated in Scotland, the family later moved to New York. She married Frances Green Desard in 1844 and they lived in NY for one year and then went to Bermuda. She was an accomplished musician and played hte first harmonium in Holy Trinity Church. Her husband died when she was 34.

    The executors to her will were Dr. E. C. Wilkerson, Arthur Robert Wilkerson, witnesses Frank Outerbridge & Ernest Guest




    Father: William Somner b: in East Lothian, Scotland

    Marriage 1 Frances Green Despard b: 4 Oct 1810 in Larch Hill, Montrath
    • Married: 1 Oct 1844 in Brooklyn N.Y.
    • Change Date: 28 Nov 2012
    Children
    1. Has No Children Francis William Despard b: 15 Dec 1846 in Bermuda c: 2 Apr 1847 in Hamilton Parish
    2. Has No Children Margaret Heroit Despard b: Aug 1849 in Bermuda
    3. Has No Children Richard Brooke Despard b: 2 Nov 1850 in Bermuda c: 5 Oct 1851 in Hamilton Parish
    4. Has Children Frances Henrietta (Fanny) Despard b: 12 or 18 Sep 1853 in Bermuda c: 11 Dec 1853 in Hamilton Parish, Methodist
    5. Has No Children Margaret Christina (Mary?) Despard b: 19 Nov 1856 in Bermuda c: 29 Mar 1857
    6. Has No Children Mary Isabella Despard b: 16 Jan 1859 in Bermuda c: 13 Feb 1859 in Hamilton Parish
    7. Has No Children Harriet Isabella Despard b: Abt 1847-1848 in Bermuda c: 16 Jul 1848 in Smith Parish

    Sources:
    1. Abbrev: Bermuda Wills - Hallett
      Title: 19th Century Wills of Bermuda, 1835-1913
      Author: Hallett
    2. Abbrev: Bermuda Church Registers-Hallet
      Title: 19th Century Church Registers of Bermuda
      Author: Hallet
      Page: thanks to Judy Corday, Renee Despard's journal also mentions in Jan, 1914, that Aunt Mary'd died.
      Quality: 3
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