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Saturday, February 6, 2010

THIS IS THE ENTRY MADE BY
GEORGE MAWBEY and ANN WILLIAMS
IN THE MARRIAGE REGISTER
AT ST PHILIP'S CHURCH OF ENGLAND
CHURCH HILL, SYDNEY

AT THEIR WEDDING ON
24 JULY 1838
This photograph is copyright.
(C) Pamela Mawbey 2010
The handwritten record says: GEORGE MAWBEY of this parish (St Philip's Sydney), publican and a bachelor and ANN WILLIAMS of this parish, a spinster, were married in this church by bans with consent of father this 24th day of July in the year 1838. By me, WILLIAM COWPER, chaplain, in the presence of W WITHERS [to me it looks like a different name, like Wedress] of Sydney and Sarah KEEN (mark) of Sydney.
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I took this photo of the marriage record at St Phillips Church, Sydney using a pedestal lamp I carried from home in the train in order to get enough light.
The photos of paintings of the older St Phillips and of Rev William Cowper were taken at the same time.
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One of the witnesses, Sarah Keen, died 18 years later in 1856.
An inquest was conducted on 11 November 1856, but no cause of death was recorded.
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There are two deaths of a Sarah Keen recorded in NSW BDMs for 1856:
Born in St George to Francis and Sarah Keen.
Born in Maitland to William and Ann Keen.