Mary Grace Kessey1

(1891 - 1941)

Personal details


     Her married name was Martin.2 She was usually called Grace. Mary was born in 1891.1 She was the daughter of James Kessey and Mary Jane Press.1

Family surname

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     She died on 14 October 1941 in North Bourke Bridge, Bourke, AustraliaG. The official cause of death was drowning.3 She was buried on 16 October 1941 in Bourke Cemetery, Bourke, AustraliaG.3

Family life


     She married Garnet Martin, son of Walter Henry Martin, on 12 November 1913.2

Children of Mary Grace Kessey and Garnet Martin

  • Jack Martin
  • Alice Sydney Martin
  • Garnet Sydney Martin
  • James Ivan Martin
  • Thomas Oswald Martin

Life event details

Witnessed events

Remaining events

  • She was known throughout her life as "Grace".



  1. [S226] Birth Certificate for Halvar Roy Kessey, 17192/1905, NSW Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages, 6 May 1905.
  2. [S150] Research Report, Kessey family facts, Ernest Edward Gardiner, circa 1991, Fleming Family History Archive held by Jim Fleming, A18830408.
  3. [S327] Gravestone for Mary Grace Martin, unknown location, recorded by Jim Fleming, Bourke Cemetery.
  4. [S149] Marriage Certificate for James Kessey and Mary Jane Press, Number 4634, Volume 1890, NSW Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages, 22 April 1890.


James Kessey's descendants
Thomas Casey's descendants
Daniel Press's descendants
William Baker's descendants