Mary Ann Devine

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Mary Ann Devine (Taylor)

Birthplace: Swellendam, South Africa
Death: Southern Rhodesia
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Henry Taylor and Eunice Jane Taylor
Wife of John Devine, Jnr
Mother of May Dick; Victor Bartlett Devine; Ethel Orpen and Grace Morkel
Sister of Henry Charles Taylor, Jnr.; Jane Elizabeth Chapman; Phoebe Eliza Taylor; Elizabeth Taylor; Eunice Eliza Van Copenhagen and 1 other

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About Mary Ann Devine

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 reared by an aunt in Caledon.


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Mary Ann Devine's Timeline

September 18, 1857
South Africa
November 18, 1857
Swellendam, South Africa
May 8, 1880
Age 22
Caledon, Overberg DC, Western Cape, South Africa
November 21, 1881
Age 24
Caledon, Overberg DC, Western Cape, South Africa
May 8, 1883
Age 25
Caledon, Overberg DC, Western Cape, South Africa
December 1, 1886
Age 29
Caledon, Overberg DC, Western Cape, South Africa
Southern Rhodesia