Porter family from the 19th Century

Some South Australian Families

William PORTER

(identified from Marriage Certificate of daughter's second marriage)

Birth: unknown
Death: unknown

Father: unknown
Mother: unknown

Family: unknown
Marriage: unknown
Children: (possibly others)

  1. Mary PORTER b between 1819 and 1822


Birth: between 1819 and 1822, place unknown
ARRIVAL (in South Australia): 30 Apr 1839 on the ship Fairfield (Captain Robert ABBOTT) Pt Adelaide(dep Liverpool via Cape)
Death: 21 Mar 1887 at Langhornes Bridge (Strathalbyn b 162 p 111)
Burial: as Mary BROWN - Strathalbyn SA - Fogden/Wylie Plot

Father: William PORTER
Mother: unknown

Family 1: John WYLIE
Marriage: possibly Scotland?

  1. Jane WYLIE 1842 - 1914
  2. Margaret Ann WYLIE b: 1848
  3. Sarah Ann WYLIE b: 1849 d: 20 Sep 1862
  4. John WYLIE b 12 Dec 1854 d: 12 Jul 1936
  5. William WYLIE b 16 September 1857, Lake Alexandrina (Str b 13 p246); d 24 November 1876
  6. Mary Elizabeth WYLIE b 16 March 1861, Lake Alexandrina (Wel b22 p270)
Family 2: William BROWN 40y (single, father William Richard BROWN)
Marriage: 6 March 1884, Primitive Methodist Manse, Parkside (Ade b 138 p714)
No Children

This second marriage of Mary PORTER explains why John Wylie's headstone (see WYLIE page) contains the curious addition "Also of MARY BROWN relict of the above ...." If Mary had not remarried it would have probably just read "Also of MARY relict of the above ...."

Some South Australian Families

Introduced 19 October 2004