Mary Orford c1765-1846

The End of the mtDNA Line?

Mary Orford married Daniel Shepherd at Isleworth on 19th August 1792. They had 8 children, Jane 1794, Henry 1797, James 1799, Elizabeth 1801 (my line), Rebecca 1803, Daniel 1805, Ann 1810, and William 1812. The children were baptised at St Mary Ealing. Daniel was a labourer.

It has not been possible to identify the parents of Mary Orford, and so as yet not possible to get any further back with this mtDNA line. According to the 1841 census, Mary and Daniel Shepherd were both aged 75, as ages were rounded up or down to the closest five years, this would make her birth 1766 (1761-1771). They were living in the Alms Houses, High Street Old Brentford.

Mary died 31st March 1846 at Old Brentford, and was buried 5th April at St Mary’s Church Ealing, aged 81, from ‘decay of nature’.