Mark HOLMES of Spilsby
(Abt 1762-1839)
Susannah MOTLEY
William HOLMES of Spilsby
(Abt 1791-1860)
Margaret of Yorkshire
Mary Ann Holmes 
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  • Born: 25 Oct 1829, Spilsby, Lincolnshire, England 2
  • Christened: 7 Jan 1830, Spilsby, Lincolnshire, England 3
  • Married: 1 Dec 1853, Parish of St. Lawrence, Sydney, N.S.W., Australia 1
  • Died: 23 Dec 1899, Nicholson St., Mudgee, N.S.W., Australia 4

  General Notes:

Compiler's great, great grandmother

  Research Notes:

1841 England Census:

Age given: 10 years
Birthplace given: Lincolnshire, England
Dwelling Place: Halton Lane, Spilsby, Lincolnshire

At home with her parents.


"Will of Mary Casimir, late of Mudgee, Widow.

THIS IS THE WILL OF ME MARY CASIMIR OF MUDGEE Widow. I give devise and bequeath the whole of my Real and Personal Estate and Effects whatsoever and wheresoever situate unto and to the use of my daughter Martha Tennant of Mudgee Widow absolutely for her separate use and I appoint the said Martha Tennant sole Executrix of this my Will. Witness my hand this twenty second day of July A.D. 1896. MARY CASIMIR.
SIGNED by the said Testatrix Mary Casimir as and for her last Will and Testament in the presence of us present at the same time who at her request in her presence and in the presence of each other have hereunto subsribed our names as Witnesses. James Caplin, Edwin Burwood.
13th December, 1901. By Act of Court, Probate of the last Will of the said deceased was granted to Martha Tennant of Mudgee, Widow, the sole Executrix named in the said Will. Testator died at Mudgee 23rd December 1899. ESTATE sworn at £207 net. C. D. Meares, Proctor." 5

   Marriage Information:

Mary married Louis CASIMIR alias SAILLENFAITS, son of Étienne Augustin SAILLENFAITS and Marie Barbe SAINSAULIEU, on 1 Dec 1853 in Parish of St. Lawrence, Sydney, N.S.W., Australia 1. (Louis CASIMIR alias SAILLENFAITS was born on 28 Apr 1814 in Notre Dame de Bliquetuit, Seine-Maritime, Haute-Normandie, France 6 and died on 18 Oct 1873 in Nicholson St., Mudgee, New South Wales, Australia 7.)

   Marriage Notes:

Marriage conducted in the presence of G.W. Hughes of Castlereagh St., Sydney, and Emily Pursey of College St., Sydney.

Louis Casimir was recorded as having been a batchelor, but only in the sense that Mary Holmes was his first wife in Australia; otherwise, he was not, given his first marriage in England to Mary SHEPHERD.


1 NSW Registry BDM (marriages), No. 730. vol: 39C (copy of certificate in possession of compiler).

2 Casimir Family Bible.

3 Spilsby Parish Registers, baptisms, p. 56.

4 NSW Registry BDM (deaths), Entry 14142 113.

5 New South Wales Will Books, 1800-1952, no. 24504.

6 Notre Dame de Bliquetuit Parish Register. Copy of entry issued by Cercle Généalogique Rouen Seine Maritime (CGRSM).

7 NSW Registry BDM (deaths), copy of certificate issued to Betty Ling 22 Sep 1972. Registered by George Leary, for the District of Mudgee.

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