Mrs. Mary Burling, relict of the late Mr. Alfred Burling, one of the old pioneer settlers of the Wairarapa, died at the residence of her son, Mr. J. Burling, Upper Hutt, on Tuesday evening, says our Carterton correspondent. She had reached the age of 69 years.
Deceased was well known and highly respected in the district for her kindly disposition and sterling qualities. She leaves a family of nine. The daughters are :— Mesdames Holes (Belvedere), Burkitt (Whareama), Bovey (Tenui) [sic], Southey (Castlepoint), Duffy (Carterton), H. Rayner, jun. (Carterton), and the sons are Messrs. Alex. (Taneru)[sic], Fred. W. (Carterton), and John Burling (Upper Hutt). The interment is to take place at Masterton this afternoon.Evening Post, 13 March 1914, Women in Print
Mary Burling was born in about 1845 in County Armagh, Ireland, to William and Mary Gaffney. On 5 November 1862 she married Alfred Burling, son of Wairarapa pioneers Henry and Mary Burling.
Evening Post, 13 March 1914, Women in Print
Mary Gaffney: geneology