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Martha ("Dolly") Kessey

b. 1855

Family Surname

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Martha ("Dolly") Kessey was born in 1855.1


FatherThomas Cassey (b. 23 March 1794, d. 22 July 1882)
MotherJudith Grady (b. 1815, d. 1 February 1883)

Family life

Samuel Ward and Martha ("Dolly") Kessey were married in 1878 in Bathurst.2 Alexander Porterfield and she were married in 1926 in Sydney.2

Children with Samuel Ward (b. 1855, d. 1885)

DaughterEthel Florence V Ward (b. 1879)
DaughterEva May Ward (b. 1881)
DaughterEdith Lilian Ward (b. 1882)

Children with Alexander Porterfield (b. 1850)

DaughterIsabella Porterfield (b. 1888)
DaughterMary Porterfield (b. 1891)
SonWalter George Porterfield (b. 1893)


  1. [S403] "Kessey family facts", circa 1991, Gardiner (303 Birdwood Terrace, Toowong Qld 4006), to James Fleming (Sydney); Fleming Family History Archive, Sydney.
  2. [S611] NSW Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages, Index to NSW Marriages, (Registry of BDM), 1377/1892.
Last Edited26 October 2018