James Lane
(Bef 1820-)
Mary Burton
(Bef 1825-)
Mary Lane
(Cal 1845-1919)


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William Hale

Mary Lane

  • Born: Cal 1845, Ireland 2
  • Marriage: William Hale on 2 Oct 1877 in "In the house of Robert Taylor", Vincent Street, Auckland, New Zealand 1
  • Died: 2 Oct 1919, Dargaville, New Zealand 3
  • Buried: 3 Oct 1919, Dargaville, New Zealand

  General Notes:

Her 1877 marriage certificate gives her age as 25 and William's as 36. Neither of these ages agree with the ages given for both on William's death certificate nor does William's age on that certificate agree with other sources. Considering that there is only one NZ death record for a Mary Lane with no middle name and the age on that record agrees with Mary's age on William's death certificate it seems that is most likely correct (especially as William having a living wife may have been a reason to blur the details on the marriage certificate).



She immigrated about 1873 to New Zealnd. 4

She worked as a Dressmaker in Oct 1877. 5


Mary married William Hale, son of Joel Hale and Elizabeth Mitchell, on 2 Oct 1877 in "In the house of Robert Taylor", Vincent Street, Auckland, New Zealand.1 (William Hale was born in 1836 in Guernsey,6 7 died on 2 Oct 1913 in Auckland Hospital from Avondale, New Zealand 8 and was buried on 4 Oct 1913 in Waikumete.)

  Marriage Notes:

At the time of this marriage William's first wife Agnes was still alive and well in Melbourne.


1 Registry of BDM (NZ), 1877/2320Mary Lane William Hale.

2 Registry of BDM (NZ), Death Cert 1919 age 74.

3 Registry of BDM (NZ), Death (the first seems to be most likely - best age match for husband and children and no additional names). 1919/9217Hale Mary 74Y
1924/354 Hale Mary Sophia Sherwood 61Y
1929/2258Hale Mary Anne Raburn 66Y
1929/2670Hale Mary Jane Burn 69Y
1933/3346Hale Mary Ann 83Y
1947/31198Hale Alice Mary 84Y.

4 Registry of BDM (NZ), Death Cert (46 years in NZ).

5 Registry of BDM (NZ), Marriage.

6 Letter - Rosemary Hale 2003 Email including a two page family history.
Emails - 2007, b 1836 Guernsey.

7 Registry of Births Deaths & Marriages (Victoria) - Certificate, http://online.justice.vic.gov.au/bdm/home, Marriage. 26 yrs b. Guernsey.

8 Registry of BDM (NZ), 1913/4792Hale William 77Y
(age fits and no other close).