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Mary Agusta ORLEY [1878-1885]

Mary Agusta
Birthplace (country): 


On the 18th inst., at Kowloon, MARY AGUSTA ORLEY, aged seven years, the beloved Daughter of George and Elizabeth Orley."

Source: The China Mail, page 2, 18th July 1885


Born 22 5 October 1878  and baptised 22 November 1878 St John's. Buried 18 July 1885 St John's aged 7

She was the child of George John James Orley and Elizabeth Ann Chun who married 23 March 1872 in Hong Kong at St John's. There are  several listings of their children. George served first as a police inspector and later as inspector of markets. 16 March 1872 George Orley joined the United Grand Lodge in Hong Kong. On 28 June 1886 George Orley and wife and children left Hong Kong and returned to Hampshire UK [Carl Smith Card].

1891 Census Portsea Hampshire George Orley 43 retired police inspector, Elizabeth Orley 36, Helen Orley 18, George T Orley 17, Emma E Orley 14, John B Orley 10, Minnie A Orley 8

1901 Census UK Census Portsea George Orley age 53 retired police inspector, Elizabeth Orley 47 and Minnie A Orley age 19 were living in Portsea Hampshire. Minnie Ada Orley married William Ernest Loxton 1904 Portsmouth. She died in 1955 in Portsmouth.

Recorded baptisms

Elizabeth Amelia Orley born 24 July 1876 and baptised 1 September 1876 at St.John's

Mary Augusta Orley [see above]

John Blackmore Orley born 29 April 1881 and baptised 22 May 1881 St. John's

Minnie Ada Orley born 4 April 1883 and baptised 3 May 1883 St John's

UK Records George John James Orley birth registered 1848 Portsea Hampshire and death registered 1906 Portsmouth Hampshire. Death 4 March 1906 [Carl Smith Card]

Diocesan Home and Orphanage 

There are several Orley children listed there between 1879 and 1886 possibly the same family. No parents shown. They are 1879 Thomas  George Orley, 1879 Helen Orley, 1882 Emma Orley, 1884 Polly Orley, 1886 Helen Orley, 1886 Emma Orley, 1886 John Orley.