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LYONS Mary Anne (Marian)

Female Abt 1824 - 1876  (~ 52 years)


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  • Name LYONS Mary Anne (Marian) 
    Born Abt 1824  Dublin, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 27 Sep 1876  Bona Vista Cottage, Brisbane, QLD Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Bona Vista Cottage, Grey Street, Brisbane
    Person ID I199  Wood/O'Neill
    Last Modified 20 Oct 2013 

    Father LYONS Bernard 
    Mother Margaret 
    Family ID F443  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 PHILLIPS William Thomas,   b. 6 Dec 1813, Almeida, Portugal Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Oct 1864, Mudgee, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 50 years) 
    Married 17 Oct 1843  St Joseph's Church, East Maitland, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • The birth dates for the children are not reliable as they often were not recorded or are estimated from baptismal records, with the baptisms likely to have occurred well after the birth.
    Children 
     1. PHILLIPS Mabel Wilhelmina,   b. 1844, Paterson, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Aug 1917, Dunedin, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)  [Birth]
     2. PHILLIPS James William,   b. 5 May 1846, Paterson, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Oct 1920, Bundaberg, QLD, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)  [Birth]
     3. PHILLIPS Catherine (Kate) Isobel,   b. Abt May 1848, Bona Vista, Paterson, NSW Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Jul 1894, 3 Campbell St, St Leonards, NSW Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 46 years)  [Birth]
     4. PHILLIPS Francis Alfred,   b. Abt 1849, Paterson, New South Wales Find all individuals with events at this location  [Birth]
     5. PHILLIPS Lydia Frances Helen,   b. 8 Jan 1853, Paterson, New South Wales Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Jul 1925, Kedron Street, Wooloowin, Brisbane Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)  [Birth]
     6. PHILLIPS Mary,   b. 1853, Sydney, NSW Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1854  (Age 1 years)  [Birth]
     7. PHILLIPS Mary Anne,   b. 11 May 1854, Raymond Terrace, NSW Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 20 Oct 2013 
    Family ID F146  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 PAULOVICH Robert Hector,   b. Abt 1820, Turkey Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Jan 1874, Acton House, South Brisbane, QLD, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 54 years) 
    CLAW 1852  Sydney, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. PAULOVICH Mary Alice,   b. 1854, Sydney, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Jul 1857, Gore St, Collingwood, VIC Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 3 years)
     2. PAULOVICH Ephrath (Effie) Mary,   b. 15 Jul 1856, Sydney, NSW Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Oct 1923, Brisbane, QLD Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)
     3. PAULOVICH Alice,   b. 1 Jul 1858, 131 Westgarth St, Collingwood, VIC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Mar 1859, 131 Westgarth St, Collingwood, VIC Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     4. PAULOVICH Robert Hector,   b. Abt 1859,   d. 16 Apr 1919, Chinchilla, QLD Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 60 years)
     5. PAULOVICH Mary Agnes
     6. PAULOVICH Alfred Brian,   b. 3 Apr 1864, Queensland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Aug 1865, Stanley Street, South Brisbane, QLD Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 1 years)
    Family ID F451  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Buried in the same grave at the South Brisbane Cemetery at Dutton Park is Jane Phillips whose ashes were interred on the 17 June 1877.

      Mary Ann's father was a surveyor. It is thought that Mary Ann probably came to Australia around 1840-43 to join an older sister, Margaret, who had arrived in 1838.

      By 1843, she had married William Thomas Phillips, a son of the pioneering Phillips family of Paterson, New South Wales. William and Mary Ann married in the Catholic Church in Maitland. She and William had seven children before she formed a liaison with Robert Hector Paulovich in the early 1850s and by whom she had a further 5 (perhaps 6) children. Mary Anne and Robert came to Brisbane about 1863, following periods of time in Sydney and Melbourne, and promptly established businesses. Mary Anne took the lease on Riverview House in Russell Street and by 1870 was advertising it for rent to gentlemen boarders and families.

      Archibald Meston, when writing about Brisbane in 1870, noted that:
      On the bank of the river, at the foot of Russell Street, was a big stone house, kept by a Mrs. Phillips, who was Mrs. Paulovitch [sic], but was usually called by the name of her first husband. She had two handsome daughters, Kate and Lydia Phillips. In after years Lydia married Gore Jones, the present day barrister, whose father was the famous Gore Jones, a barrister of Brisbane's early days. He will remember a little episode in which he and I were engaged when staying together in that year 1870. The butcher next morning asked Mrs. Phillips if two of her boarders had gone insane! It was supposed that he referred to Jones and myself!

      In 1873, Mary Anne moved from Riverview House and took a lease on Acton House (now known as the Ship Inn Hotel). She ran the premises as a boarding house until March of 1876. She then moved to Hews Cottage in Grey Street which she renamed Bona Vista Cottage after the Phillips' family property in Paterson. Mary Anne died at the cottage on the 27 September 1876. Buried in the same grave as Mary Anne is a Jane Phillips.

      It is unclear if Mary Anne and Robert ever married. Alice's birth certificate states that they were married in 1852 in Sydney but this is not possible as William was still alive.

      In 1854 and 1855 Mary Ann Phillips is listed at Raymond Terrace as a spirit merchant.

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      Possible births
      Name: MARIANAM LYONS
      Father: BRIANO LYONS
      Mother: MARG MEGLIE
      Further details in the record
      Sponsor 1: JN MEGLIE
      Sponsor 2: CATH MEGLIE
      About the record
      Book Number: 2
      Page: 315
      Entry Number:9506
      Record_Identifier: DU-RC-BA-383820
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      Area - DUBLIN (RC) , Parish/Church/Congregation - ST. MICHAN
      Baptism of MARY LYONS of N/R on 17 November 1817
      Name: MARY LYONS
      Father BERNO LYONS
      Mother MARY NAYLOR
      Further details in the record
      Sponsor 1 JN NAYLOR
      Sponsor 2 CATH NAYLOR
      About the record
      Book Number 2
      Page 288
      Entry Number 8866
      Record_Identifier DU-RC-BA-383170
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      Possible arrival
      Name: Mary Lyones [Mary Lyons] 
      Estimated birth year: abt 1821
      Age: 20
      Gender: Female
      Voyage Arrival Date: 16 Sep 1841
      Vessel Name: Gilbert Henderson
      Origin Location: Castle Conner, Limerick

      In the QLD Govt Gazette for 1865 p438 there is an unclaimed letter for Mary Ann Phillips.