Mary Anne FORREST (1840-1891)

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Mary Anne FORREST was born in 1840 in Cape Town, South Africa[1][2]. She was the first child of John FORREST and Ann MCLACHLAN.

Mary married on 26th Apr 1867, Major General Augustus Philips B.S.C. CHESSHYRE, son of Rev John Peter Henry CHESSHYRE, Rector of Little Easton, Essex at The Church of St Peter and St Paul, Bath, Somerset[3].

Mary died intestate without issue on 21st Nov 1891 in Bath, Somerset[4][5], shortly followed by her husband, who died on 14th Dec 1891[6].


  1. Public Record Office, England Census, PRO Ref. RG11/2440/27/13 (age transposed with Husband’s)
  2. Public Record Office, England Census, PRO Ref. RG12/1937/145/19
  3. General Register Office, Marriages, Bath, GRO Ref. 1867/Q2/5C/1035
  4. General Register Office, Deaths, Bath, GRO Ref. 1891/Q4/5C/473
  5. Letters of Administration of Mary Anne Chesshyre (15th February 1892)
  6. General Register Office, Deaths, Bedminster, GRO Ref. 1891/Q4/5C/458