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Maria Plested

Maria Plested

Female 1816 - 1907  (90 years)

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  • Name Maria Plested 
    Born 21 Sep 1816  London Bishop's Gate Within, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Newspaper Sep 1901  The Register Find all individuals with events at this location 

    • Mrs I'Anson has lived during the reigns of five British Sovereigns: George III, George IV, William IV, Queen Victoria and Edward VII.
      At the time of her arrival with her husband and a baby son on 20th July, 1839, in the 'City of Adelaide,' the Governor (Gawler) of the Colony was living in a thatched cottage on North Terrace; the greater part of the site of the city was dense scrub.
      Mrs I'Anson says: 'Provisions were very scarce, and I well remember our first Sunday's dinner, which was a sheep's head and pluck, for which we paid 2/6, and thought ourselves lucky to get that. We had to wait while the sheep was killed and dressed.
      I remember attending Colonel Light's funeral, and saw him interred under the present monument in Light Square.
      We lived in Currie Street for about two and a half years. The city then consisted of but few houses, principally pise walls with thatched roof. I then went to reside at Dry Creek, my husband farming on a small scale. We lived there for about nine years, and during that time experienced many vicissitudes.
      On one occasion having walked into town, a distance of five miles, I was, on my return journey, caught in a thunder storm at walkerville, and being dark, lost my way, and was wandering about for six hours; fell into a ditch just as a neighbour found me.
      I well remember on another occasion riding in a bullock dray from Adelaide, this being the only conveyance on the roads in those days. Attached to the dray were four young bullocks. They bolted and capsized the dray, throwing me and my baby out. I received a severe cut on my head, which no doubt would have proved serious but for the thick velvet bonnet I wore. The baby escaped unhurt.
      I have often seen a man with a German wagon loaded with wood coming down from the hills with his wife at one end of the yoke and a bullock at the other. I have also seen a similar team with a forked stick ploughing rows for peas.
      Another item of note was a man carting milk through Adelaide with a bullock drawing a cart.
      We removed from Dry Creek to One Tree Hill, where we had many hardships to endure, having to pay as much as ?10 for a bag of flour, and bad at that, with a family of ten and a sick husband to provide for; this being the time of the diggings in Victoria. '
    Name Maria I'Anson 
    Occupation Mrs I'Anson was a skilled mid-wife, her services being readily given in a large area where doctors were not available. It was her proud boast that she never lost a mother or a baby 
    Died 21 Mar 1907  Prospect Hill Farm, Steelton, SA, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Tot Hill Churchyard, SA, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I31241  Mote/McInnes
    Last Modified 8 Mar 2001 

    Family Leonard I'Anson,   b. 21 Sep 1810, London Bishop's Gate Within, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 07 Feb 1875, Prospect Hill Farm, Steelton, SA, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years) 
    Married 14 Sep 1837  St Luke's Church, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Leonard I'Anson,   b. 01 Sep 1838, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Aug 1923, Semaphore, SA, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
     2. Eliza Maria I'Anson,   b. 29 Aug 1840, Currie Street, Adelaide, SA, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 03 May 1926, Tarlee, SA, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
     3. George John I'Anson,   b. 07 Oct 1842, Dry Creek, SA, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1913, Payneham, SA, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
     4. Matilda I'Anson,   b. 01 Aug 1844, Dry Creek, SA, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 May 1934, Prospect Hill Farm homestead, Steelton, SA, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years)
     5. Edwin I'Anson,   b. 20 Jun 1846, Dry Creek, SA, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1925, Adelaide, SA, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
     6. William Henry I'Anson,   b. 19 Jul 1848, Dry Creek, SA, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1912, East Adelaide, SA, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years)
     7. Henry North I'Anson,   b. 24 May 1850, One Tree Hill, SA, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1862, Steelton, SA, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 11 years)
     8. Frederick James I'Anson,   b. 19 Aug 1852, One Tree Hill, SA, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Apr 1898, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 45 years)
     9. Thomas Plested I'Anson,   b. 22 May 1855, One Tree Hill, SA, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jan 1947, Broadview, SA, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years)
     10. Emily Ann I'Anson,   b. 24 Aug 1857, SA, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1919, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years)
    Last Modified 17 Mar 2018 
    Family ID F7932  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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