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Mary Reddy was born circa 1834 in Ireland and died 26 March 1921 in Port Lincoln, South Australia, Australia of unspecified causes. She married Thomas Spalding (c1819-1858) 1 December 1860 in St Thomas, Port Lincoln, South Australia, Australia.

She arrived in South Australia on 7 June 1849 on the Inconstant as a poor orphan girl.


Offspring of Thomas Spalding and Mary Reddy (c1834-1921)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Thomas Henry Spalding (1852-1937)
Elizabeth Spalding (1855-1891)
William Charles Spalding (1857-1941)


Mrs. Mary Cable, of Port Lincoln, died in her 86th year. She was born in Ballaulochir, County Mullingah, Ireland, and in 1849 sailed in the ship Unehanter [sic] direct to Port Lincoln. Three years later she was married to Mr. Thomas Spalding by Archdeacon Hale. The ceremony took place in the Courthouse, there being no church building at that time. Five years later she was left a widow with three children. In 1890 she was married to Mr. Cable by the Rev. Mr. Hammond in St. Thomas' Church. Mr. Cable had been a sailor, but gave up that occupation and went to Lake Hamilton in the employ of Mr. Price Maurice. In 1872 Mr. and Mrs. Cable went farming at Mount Dutton, where in 1881 Mrs. Cable was again left a widow. She carried on the farm until February, 1913, when she retired to Port Lincoln. Throughout her long life she enjoyed exceedingly good health, and it was only in the last few weeks that sickness overcame her. She left two sons, three grandchildren, and a number of great-grandchildren.

Chronicle, 16 April 1921, page 30

Footnotes (including sources)

‡ General
  • her father is listed as "John Reddy" on her marriage to William Cable
¶ Death
  • CABLE —On tbe 26th March, at her home, Port Lincoln, Mary Cable, relict of the late William Cable, and much loved mother of T. H. Spalding, aged 86 years. A patient sufferer.
Chronicle, 16 April 1921, page 29