I am trying to find out further information about my 2nd Great Grandmother 'Mary Ann HUMPHRIES'.
It was stated on her children's death certificates that she married Frederick George Clemence BENNETT on 29 May 1900 at 'Black Forest' in Deloraine, Tasmania.
The Tasmanian BDM have stated they can find no record of this marriage.
She also told my grandparents that she was born in Black Forest and lived in the area as an orphan - although I have checked at www.orphanschool.org.au
and can not find her.
I believe her date of birth is 30 Sep 1867. This date checks out with her age on her four children's birth certificates.
I have found a Sarah Ann Ester Humphrey who was born in the area on 30 Sep 1866...not sure if this is a crazy coincidence. There is also a Mary Ann Humphreys born in the area in 1864.
Can anybody give advice on finding possible orphan records that may shed some light on this?
Thank you in advance.