Mary Ann Jackson was born 1862 in Newtown, New South Wales, Australia to William Jackson (bef1862) and Mary Anne Batty (bef1862) and died 26 January 1930 Lismore, New South Wales, Australia of unspecified causes. She married Thomas Collins Vidler (1860-1949) 5 September 1883 in Forest Lodge, New South Wales, Australia.


Offspring of Thomas Collins Vidler and Mary Ann Jackson (1862-1930)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Edith Mary Vidler (1884-1964)
Mary Ann Vidler (1885-1963)
Ethel Maude Vidler (1886-1996)
Herbert Edward Vidler (1888-1969)
Harold Vidler (1890-1910)
Frederick Thomas Vidler (1892-1952)
Walter A J Vidler (1893-1904)
Leonard Vidler (1895-1975)
Emily Jane Vidler (1897-1962)
Basil Raymond Vidler (1897-1964)
Oliver Lyle Vidler (1901-1972)
Olive Lynda Vidler (1902-1975)
Elva Clare Vidler (1904-1905)



The death of Mary Ann Vidler, wife of Mr. Thomas Vidler, of Orion-street, Lismore, came as a shock to many of her friends. Though she had been in ill-health for many years, death was not expected so soon. She passed peacefully away (after a short illness) on January 24 at the District Hospital, and was buried in the Methodist portion of the cemetery. Pastor S. Tompkins (Baptist) assisted the Rev. A. F. Crapp at the graveside. A short service was held in the Methodist Church prior to the funeral. Five sons and five daughters are left to mourn the loss of a devoted mother. The sons are Herbert, Frederick, Leonard, Basil and Lyle, all of Sydney.

Daughters are Mrs. C. Marshall (Gundagai), Mrs. A. Arthur (Gunning), Mrs. W. Irvine (Yungaburra, Qld.), Mrs. S. Pressick and Mrs B. Bannister (Lismore).

Northern Star, 30 January 1930, page 4


  • Some researchers have confused her with Mary Ann Tonkin (c1873-1923).
  • One source gives her mother's surname as "Walpole": an anonymous contributor writes:
Mary Anne Walpole and William Jackson did not have a daughter named Mary, many get this confused with a second William Jackson and a Mary Anne Batty, Mary Anne Walpole's death cert shows all her children to all her marriages Mary Anne who had children with William Jackson in the Newtown area is not Mary Anne Walpole

Footnotes (including sources)

‡ General
₪ Wedding
  • VIDLER—JACKSON.—September 5, at the residence of the bride's father, by the Rev. W.Sparling, Thomas Collins, second son of Samuel Vidler, of Illawarra, to Mary Ann, second daughter, of William Jackson, of Forest Lodge.
Australian Town and Country Journal, 6 October 1883, page 39
Evening News, 29 September 1883, page 4