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Saturday, December 31, 2011

WHERE WIDOWED ANN MAWBEY LIVED

Ann Mawbey (nee Williams), wife of George Mawbey I, became a widow at age 43 at the end of November 1862.
She and her young family subsequently lived at several different addresses in Newtown, then a poor part of Sydney that is now trendy and gentrified:
1864 - Egan Street, Newtown (Sands Directory) see Google Maps Egan Street, Newtown
1871 - O'Connell Street, Newtown (funeral notice son James August 1871) see Google Maps O'Connell Street, Newtown
1880 - Albermarle Street, Kingstown (funeral notice daughter Grace January 1880) see Google Maps Albermarle Street, Kingston (now Newtown)
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Each of these streets was a couple of blocks away from Camperdown Cemetery, where George Mawbey was buried.
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Kingston was one of three wards created by the Municipality of Newtown in December 1862.
The other two were O'Connell and Enmore.