Mary Anne Parry NIXON 
- Born: 19 Jan 1839, Ash Kent
- Marriage (1): Rev Dr Frederick William QUILTER DD  on 2 Jul 1859 in St David Cathedral Hobart Tasmania
- Died: Abt 1920, Guernsey aged about 81
Mary is described by her mother in a letter from Hobart: "As for Mary she is by far the happiest child I ever beheld, and often jumps and laughs from simple lightness of heart, and her little eyes sparkle with happiness".
The governess Mary (now a Mrs Wedge) writes of Mary aged 5 "Dear little Mary is the same bright joyous child as ever full of spirits and very interesting. She has not yet lost her pretty imperfect way of speaking, which I think is so taking". . . . . "Neither can I say much as to Mary's improvement in reading and spelling. . . . . she has forgotten her letters, and I taught them to her on the voyage. I really begin to despair of teaching her anything, except from memory, and this she answered very well . . . . . she can now repeat numbers of little hymns and nursery rhymes. She takes much to her needle, and works quite nicely. . . . . . I think one great drawback to Mary's improvement in reading is a total deficiency in ear . . . . . she seems to have no idea of the sounds of vowels
Mary is said to have lived with her youngest son Walter on Guernsey, some time after her husbands death.
1. Census: England, 2 Apr 1871, Old Vicarage Leyton ESS. Mary is recorded as a wife aged 31 born Ash KEN
2. Census: England, 3 Apr 1881, 55 London Rd Worcester WOR. Mary is recorded as a wife aged 42 born Ash KEN
Mary married Rev Dr Frederick William QUILTER DD  [MRIN: 376], son of Rev George QUILTER  and Arabella Maria JULIUS , on 2 Jul 1859 in St David Cathedral Hobart Tasmania. (Rev Dr Frederick William QUILTER DD  was born on 10 Jun 1832 in Canwick Lincolnshire, christened on 27 Jul 1832 in Canwick Lincolnshire, died on 6 Feb 1911 in Waddington and was buried in Canwick Lincolnshire.). The cause of his death was accidental explosion.