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Re: Who was Mary Ann Hexter?
Thanks for your interest. This is the source of some confusion in the Shapley family. I have a copy of the Marriage License and Certificate where she is 'Miss Mary A R Hexter'. On her Death Certificate she is 'Mary A Shapley' where the Informant was her daughter Gertrude (now Mrs Buchanan). The memorial stone on her grave has 'Mary A Shapley' but someone has entered some family details on the findagrave.com site under the name 'Mary Ann Reynolds Hexter'. (Some of the other details are incorrect). A Shapley family tree on Ancestry has 'Mary Ann Randall'. Clearly there was some knowledge in the Shapley family that the 'R' stood for something along these lines. I would not be surprised by Randall because Rendle appears as Rendall on the GRO birth certificate of one of Anne's daughters.