I am trying to locate information regarding my great-grandmother who died on 21/4/1939, aged about 61 years. She was buried as Mary Potter (having been married to James George Henry Potter in 1916). However she was buried at Karrakatta Cemetry with 3 of her children and Paul Albert Delakonny (father of the 3 deceased children) with whom she lived for about 12 years prior to her marriage to Potter. Before living with Delakonny, she was first married to Alfred John Rainforth. The marriage certificate dates her marriage to Rainforth as being on 10 June 1986 and records her name as Mary Annie Cellars, however she had several known aliases during her lifetime and it is unknown that if this was even her real name as records have indicated that it could have been Chellin or Cellin. Family stories say that she migrated (?) from Mauritius to South Australia when she was about 9 years old but no record can be found in the name of Cellars, Chellin or Cellin.
Other known aliases include:
Mary De la coney
May or Mary Potter
Family stories advise that she was also sometimes called Marie.
She had 2 children, a son and a daughter, with Rainforth. Family stories have it that Rainforth deserted her and died in SA about 1907, however I have not been able to verify this. She had 4 more children with Delakonny, 1 son and 3 daughters, however only 1 daughter survived past the age of 4. She then had 2 more children with Potter, both sons.
If anyone knows any more about my great grandmother, I would very much like to hear from them.