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Mary Ann Shanks

F, #6655, b. circa 1833
  • Birth*: Mary Ann Shanks was born circa 1833 at Scotland.1
  • (Bride) Marriage*: She married Andrew Orkney, son of David Orkney and Elizabeth Lawson, on 2 June 1854 at Montrose, Forfarshire, Scotland.2
  • Married Name: As of 2 June 1854, her married name was Orkney.
  • (Informant) Birth: Mary Ann Shanks registered the birth of Robert Shanks Orkney on 24 May 1855 at Commerce Street, Montrose, Forfarshire, Scotland; Orkney, Robert Shanks, male, 1855 May twenty-fourth 2am, Commerce Street, Montrose, father Andrew Orkney seaman / ... ... service... years, 1853 June 2 Montrose, mother Mary Ann Orkney ms Shanks, her 1st child, age [2]3 years, born Montrose, signed Mary Ann Orkney mother present, registered 1855 June 14 at Montrose, James Hay registrar.3,4

Census Events

Head of Household2 April 1871She was listed as head of household in the 1871 census at Toxteh Park, West Derby, Liverpool, Lancashire, England. Mary Ann Orkney, wife, 89 (suggest 39), Montrose Angus; Kate Burness, 18, serv, Montrose; Elizth Thomas, visitor, 35, Montrose; also in the household was Robert Shanks Orkney and Henry Orkney.5
Member of Household3 April 1881They was listed as a member of the household of Andrew Orkney in the 1881 census at 166 Upper Warwick Street, Toxteth Park, Liverpool, Lancashire, England; Andrew Orkney, head, 62, master mariner, Scotland; Mary A Orkney, wife, 49 Scotland; Mary A Wetherfield, serv, 21; Robert Orkney, g.son, 2, Liverpool.6
Head of Household5 April 1891She was listed as head of household in the 1891 census at Toxteth Park, Liverpool, Lancashire, England. Mary A Orkney, widow, head, 60, Aberdeen, Scotland; Mary Taylor, serv, 13, Crosby Lancs; Robert Orkney, g.son, 13, Liverpool.7
Head of Household31 March 1901She was listed as head of household in the 1901 census at Crosby, West Derby, Lancashire, England. Mary A Orkney, widow, head, 67, living on own means, Scotland; Mary Simspon, visitor, 17, Scotland.1
Last Edited: 14 Apr 2015


Andrew Orkney b. c 1827, d. 1 Apr 1887


Robert Shanks Orkney+ b. 24 May 1855
Andrew Orkney b. 20 May 1858
Henry Orkney b. c Jan 1863, d. c Aug 1900
Henrietta Orkney b. c Jan 1863
Frederick William Orkney b. c Feb 1865, d. c Aug 1869
Frank Orkney b. c 1871


  1. [S9] Website Ancestry.co.uk (www.ancestry.co.uk) Ancestry RG13, 3444, 153, 41 [Aug 2009].
  2. [S1] International Genealogical Index (IGI) (Salt Lake City, Utah, USA: International Genealogical Index), M113124 [Aug 2009].
  3. [S14] General Record Office for Scotland, online www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, General Record Office for Scotland (Edinburgh, Scotland), GROS 312/010 0183; 1855 births in the burgh of Montrose in the county of Forfar, # 183 image held [Dec 2009] and from CPT [Carol Turnham [May 2009].
  4. [S1] International Genealogical Index (IGI), [Aug 2009].
  5. [S9] Website Ancestry.co.uk (www.ancestry.co.uk) Ancestry RG10, 3805, 17, 47, GSU roll 841907 [Aug 2009].
  6. [S9] Website Ancestry.co.uk (www.ancestry.co.uk) Ancestry RG11, 3639, 93, 24, GRS roll 1341871 [Aug 2009].
  7. [S9] Website Ancestry.co.uk (www.ancestry.co.uk) Ancestry RG12, 2935, 114, 43, GSU roll 6098045 [Aug 2009].