Burial register ID: 10368
First name: MARY
Middle names:
Gender: Female
Age: 78 Years
Cause of death: Unknown
Burial type:
Date of death: 11-Dec-1906
Date of burial: 13-Dec-1906

Block: 44
Plot: 3

In loving memory of


Died Mar. 20th 1877.

Aged 4 years.

Also his sister


Died Aug. 16th 1902.

Aged 24 years.

Also their father


Died July 20th 1905.

Aged 61 years.


Beloved grandmother, and mother-in-law

Of the above

Died Dec. 11th 1906. Aged 77 years.

Also COLL youngest son of the above

And dearly beloved husband of


Died 1st March 1911. Aged 28 years.

Also ALLAN, born 10. May 1876. Died 24. Feb. 1915.

JAMES, born 10. Aug. 1880. Died 30. Sept 1923.

EVA, born 11. May 1887. Died 14 March 1924.

Also MARGARET dearly beloved wife and mother

Of above, died 26. Jan. 1928. Aged 78 years.

Bio contributor: Pauline and Don McLeay

Mary, the daughter of Andrew and Margaret Glen, was born at Linlithgow, West Lothian, Scotland in 1829. She married Allan Henderson, a bricklayer, at Bo’ness, West Lothian, on 5th December 1848. By 1855 the couple had four children: Margaret, John, Andrew and Mary. On 16 January 1855 the vessel Ocean Chief (1220 tons) sailed from Liverpool bound for Tasmania with the Henderson family, including the newborn Mary, aboard. They travelled as assisted emigrants under Bounty Ticket No. 158. They landed in Hobart on 25 March 1855. It is not known for certain how long the Hendersons remained in Tasmania, but it is believed they sailed from Launceston for Dunedin in late 1863. Three more children, Ronald, Flora Allan and Janet, were born while the family were in Tasmania. In Dunedin Mary’s last two children, Catherine and Ann, were born, and she lost her youngest son Ronald to scarlet fever at the age of seven years.

Mary’s husband Allan’s trade was bricklaying, but he may also have built houses in Tasmania, and may have worked as a carpenter on the Crown Hotel in Balclutha in 1863. He was a heavy drinker and was apparently sent away to Australia by the two eldest sons, John and Andrew. He died at Williamstown, Melbourne in 1890 at the age of 64.

Mary lived to see her surviving sons established, and all her daughters married at Dunedin between 1869 and 1884. She died at her home in Grange Street, aged 77, on 11 December 1906 and was buried with members of her daughter Margaret’s family in the Northern Cemetery.

Others buried here: Mary’s daughter Margaret Turner, her son-in-law Coll Turner, and her grandchildren Alexander Turner, Flora McKenzie Turner, Coll Turner, Eva Turner and Mary Elizabeth Chalmers.

Mary Henderson
Source: Pauline & Don McLeay

There are 8 Interments in this grave:

Surname First names Age Date of death Date of burial
CHALMERS MARY ELIZABETH 10 Months 03-Mar-1880 05-Mar-1880
HENDERSON MARY 78 Years 11-Dec-1906 13-Dec-1906
TURNER ALEXANDER 4 Years 20-Mar-1877 22-Mar-1877
TURNER COLL 61 Years 21-Jul-1905 23-Jul-1905
TURNER COLL 28 Years 01-Mar-1911 03-Mar-1911
TURNER EVA MAY 36 Years 14-Mar-1924 17-Mar-1924
TURNER FLORA MCKENZIE 24 Years 17-Aug-1902 19-Aug-1902
TURNER MARGARET 78 Years 26-Jan-1928 27-Jan-1928