Mary Ann Henchman

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Mary Ann Henchman (Currie)

Also Known As: "Philipps"
Birthplace: Jersey
Death: Died in Fort Beaufort, Eastern Cape, South Africa
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Walter Currie, Lt, Snr, SV/PROG and Ann Currie, SM/PROG
Wife of Frederick Thomas Philipps and Thomas A. Henchman, Rev. Canon
Mother of Unknown Philipps; Charlotte Harriet Ann Philipps; Edward Thomas Philipps; Walter Philipps; Mary Elizabeth Henchman and 1 other
Sister of Sir Walter Currie; Joseph Currie, b3; William Cole Currie; Helen Maria Hudson, b5; Ann Ogilvie and 2 others

Managed by: Peter Dennis..Gone fishing!
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About Mary Ann Henchman

1820 British Settler

Mary Ann Currie 4, together with her parents and one sibling, were members of Thomas Willson's Party of 307 Settlers on the La Belle Alliance.

Party originated from London.

Departed London, 12 February 1820. Arrived Table Bay, Cape Town on 2 May 1820. Final Port - Algoa Bay, Port Elizabeth May 1820.

Area Allocated to the Party : Beaufort Vale on the Bush River

Children :

  • Mary Ann Currie 4
  • Walter Currie 1


In the Graham's Town Journal of 28th October 1858, the following report:

"Died, - at Fort Beaufort , Oct. 7th, Mary Anne, wife of the Revd. Thomas Henchman, Colonial Chaplain, Fort Beaufort."


"South Africa, Church of the Province of South Africa, Parish Registers, 1801-2004," images, FamilySearch (,44975802,49887301,49891401 : accessed 14 Jul 2014), South Africa > Cape of Good Hope > Grahamstown, Bathurst, St John the Evangelist > Baptisms, marriages, burials 1829-1849 > image 42 of 108; citing William Cullen Library, Wits University, Johannesburg.

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Mary Ann Henchman's Timeline

May 24, 1815
July 29, 1837
Age 22
Eastern Cape, South Africa
June 25, 1838
Age 23
South Africa
July 13, 1840
Age 25
September 6, 1842
Age 27
South Africa
March 13, 1845
Age 29
Bathurst, Eastern Cape, South Africa
Age 39
October 7, 1858
Age 43
Fort Beaufort, Eastern Cape, South Africa