Personally I tend towards the younger Mary, yes, you might
expect the register to mention she was a minor but, as we all know, Parish
Clerks weren't always conscientious and of course the question - why did
they marry in Rayne? Then consider the fact that her mother Sarah Vales had
died in 1772 when Mary was only 6, Mary's elder sister Sarah b1750
presumably then filled the Maternal role until she married in 1780 leaving Mary
as the only female in the family, her father was 59 by 1783 and in fact died
16 months after the Marriage.
What is needed is information on the Death/Burial of Mary OLLEY, preferably with an age on the headstone?
Within the same family groups, the John Smee who married
Elizabeth Betts had a son John who was baptised 21 Oct 1764, either the
Father or the son was buried at St Andrew Shalford on the 10th Mar 1778. Can
anyone find an age for this burial?
for more about John And Elizabeth's family see my Isaac Smee page -