Mary Ann Devine (Taylor) (deceased)

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About Mary Ann Devine (Taylor)

MRS. DEVINE, 1895-96 or earlier Of the Nurses' Home, 96 Main Street, according to the Bulawayo Directory and Handbook of Matabeleland, 1895-96, pp. 69 and 117. She is mentioned as nursing there by the Bulawayo Chronicle of 18/1/95, and the edition dated 22/2/96 says: "the Chartered Company have presented Mesdames Chapman and Devine with a stand in recognition of the services they have rendered to the people here. The two ladies intend to erect a substantial nurses' home on the stand, which is situated at the corner of 3rd Avenue and Main Street, rather above the English Church".

Mrs. Chapman and Mrs. Devine started their own hospital on the stand given them about May, 1895.

Mrs. Devine did splendid work in the Bulawayo laager during the rebellion. When it was over, Earl Grey paid expenses for her to take a trip to the Colony (Cape) as a mark of his appreciation of her valuable services at the "Laager and Exchange Hospitals". Information, Bulawayo Chronicle, 13/6/96.

The family were told that Mary Ann Devine joined Cecil John Rhodes' entourage as a Nurse and went to Rhodesia when her children were young, never to return. Nothing more was heard of her. Her children were brought up by an aunt in Caledon.

The South African Archives reveal that she divorced John Devine in 1887

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http://archiver.rootsweb.ancestry.com/th/read/SOUTH-AFRICA/2001-05/0988936808

MRS. CHAPMAN, 1894 Was in the Nurses' Home, 96 Main Street, according to the Bulawayo Directory and Handbook of Matabeleland, 1895-1896, pp. 69 and 117. The Bulawayo Chronicle of 18/1/95 mentions her as nursing there, while on 4/1/95 she was reported among the guests at the "Passing of the Year" dance, which took place in the Courthouse about 31/12/94. Mrs. Chapman and Mrs. Devine started their own hospital on the stand given them about May, 1895. Mrs. Chapman was in the Bulawayo laager during the rebellion. The supplement to the Matabeleland News of 25/9/95 gives Mrs. Chapman's address as "corner of 6th Avenue/Grey Street".

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Mary Ann Devine's Timeline

1879
April 27, 1879
- May 11, 1879
Caledon, Overberg DC, Western Cape, South Africa
1879
1880
May 8, 1880
Caledon, Overberg DC, Western Cape, South Africa
1881
November 21, 1881
Caledon, Overberg DC, Western Cape, South Africa
1883
May 8, 1883
Caledon, Overberg DC, Western Cape, South Africa
1886
December 1, 1886
Caledon, Overberg DC, Western Cape, South Africa
1887
1887

Cape Archives :
MHG 0 D353 DEVINE, JOHN. EGGENOTE MARY ANN (GEBORE TAYLOR). 1887

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