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Name: Mary Shorten

Burial Number: 0095

Gender: Female

Born: 00/00/1827

Died: 30/07/1884

Buried: 01/08/1884


Mary Ann Gee was born in Chatham, Kent, she was baptised there on 25th February 1827. She was the daughter of Francis Gee, 28yrs, a soldier of 39th Bengal, Indian Army, and Eliza, 23yrs, nee Jordan. She had a sister, Elizabeth.

On 15th June 1847, aged 20yrs, Mary Ann married Lieutenant Aurelian James Money, of the East India Company, in Bengal, and their son, Edward, was born in 1848. Mary Ann was tragically widowed the following year when her husband was killed at the Battle of Chillianwala. Mary Ann returned to England with an army pension to live with her parents. Her father was now a Captain and a Military Knight, living in army quarters within the walls of Windsor Castle, and Mary Ann stayed there for 20 years.

She married again in 1873, her husband, Joseph Shorten, was from Ireland, they married in Cork and lived in Rosscarberry, Co. Cork, but after 10 years of marriage, in March 1883, Mary Ann was again widowed.

She moved to Worthing, Sussex, living at Chirriah, West Worthing, where she died on 30th July 1884, aged 57yrs. Probate was granted to her sister, Elizabeth Bird, effects £113 10s 7d. Value 2022 – £15K.

Researcher: Maggi Martin

The Grave

Photograph of headstone for Mary Shorten

Location in Cemetery

Area: WB Row: 1 Plot: 47

Exact Location (what3words): decent.proper.rise

Ashes or Urn: Unknown



No description of the headstone has been added.


In loving memory of Mary Ann widow of the late Joseph Shorten Esqr. Of Rosscarbery Ireland who died July 30th 1884 aged 57 years and former widow of the late Lieut. Aurelian Money 25th Bengal N.I. who was killed in action at Chilian Wala Punjab India 1849.

Further Information


Name: Mary Ann Shorten

Gender: Female

Born: 00/00/1827

Town: Chatham

County: Kent

Country: England


Maiden Name:Gee

Marriage Date: 15/06/1847

Spouse First Name: Aurelian

Spouse Second Name: James

Spouse Last Name: Money

Town of Marriage: Unknown

County of Marriage: Bengal

Country of Marriage: India

Marriage Date: //1873

Spouse First Name: James

Spouse Last Name: Shorten

Town of Marriage: Cork

County of Marriage: County Cork

Country of Marriage: Ireland

Information at Death

Date of Death: 30/07/1884

Cause of death: Unknown

Address line 1: Chirriah

Address line 3: West Worthing

Town: Worthing

County: Sussex

Country: England


No obituary has been entered.

Personal Effects

Money left to others: £113 10 s 7 d

Current value of effects: £15000

Census Information


Living at Knight’s Quarters, Windsor Castle, Berkshire. Francis Gee, 62yrs, Capt. Military Knight, wife, Eliza, 57yrs, daughter, Mary Ann Money, widow, 34yrs, grandchildren, Georgina Eliza Bird, 7yrs, Francis Aurelian Lewis Bird, 5yrs, plus 1 domestic servant.


Living at Knight’s Quarters, Windsor Castle, Berkshire. Francis Gee, 71yrs, late Capt. 39th Bengal, Military Knight, wife, Eliza, 67yrs, daughter, Mary Ann Money, widow, 44yrs, Indian army pension, plus 2 domestic servants.

Miscellaneous Information

Aurelian James Money, first husband of Mary Ann Shorten nee Gee, was born in Calcutta, West Bengal, India. The son of George Osbourne Money and Pulcherie De Bourbel, he became a Lieutenant of the 25th Bengal Native Infantry and was killed in action at Chilianwala, Punjab, India.