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Showing posts with label Turner. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Turner. Show all posts

Wednesday 27 September 2023

John Mason and Mary Ann Turner

St Mary, Broxted - East end
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John Mason, 4th son and 5th child of Samuel Mason and Amelia Baker, married Mary Ann Turner (b. 1839), daughter of Henry Turner and Elizabeth Batty, on 27 Sep 1856 at the parish church of St Mary, Broxted.

John and Mary Ann Mason had thirteen children over 29 years:
  1. Emily Mason b. 1856 D Quarter in DUNMOW UNION Volume 04A Page 310, bap. 14 Dec 1856 at St Mary, Broxted
  2. George Mason b. 1859 M Quarter in DUNMOW UNION Volume 04A Page 382, bap. 19 Jun 1859 at St Mary, Broxted
  3. Unnamed female Mason b. 1861 S Quarter in DUNMOW UNION Volume 04A Page 347
  4. Alice Mason b. 1863 J Quarter in DUNMOW UNION Volume 04A Page 383, bap. 9 Aug 1863 at St Mary, Broxted
  5. Harriet Mason b. 1866 M Quarter in DUNMOW UNION Volume 04A Page 395, bap. 11 Mar 1866 at St Mary, Broxted
  6. Eliza Mason b. 1868 J Quarter in DUNMOW UNION Volume 04A Page 383, bap. 12 Jul 1868 at St Mary, Broxted
  7. Ellen Mason b. 1871 S Quarter in DUNMOW UNION Volume 04A Page 381, bap. 10 Sep 1871 at St Mary, Broxted
  8. Mary Susan Mason b. 1874 M Quarter in DUNMOW UNION Volume 04A Page 417, bap. 12 Apr 1874 at St Mary, Broxted
  9. Ada Mason b. 1876 J Quarter in DUNMOW UNION Volume 04A Page 465, bap. 9 Jul 1876 at St Mary, Broxted
  10. Edith May Mason b. 1879 J Quarter in DUNMOW UNION Volume 04A Page 488, bap. 13 Jul 1879 at St Mary, Broxted. Died, aged 1, in 1881 J Quarter in DUNMOW UNION Volume 04A  Page 269
  11. Charles Alfred Mason b. 1880 S Quarter in DUNMOW UNION Volume 04A Page 487, died in 1880 S Quarter in DUNMOW Vol 04A Page 295
  12. Francis Mason b. 1882 M Quarter in DUNMOW UNION Volume 04A Page 546, bap. 12 Mar 1882 at St Mary, Broxted
  13. Alice Sophia Mason b. 1885 S Quarter in DUNMOW UNION Volume 04A Page 568, bap. Sophy Mason on 13 Sep 1885 at St Mary, Broxted
The mother's maiden name on all of the birth registrations is TURNER.

In 1871, at 3 Browns End, Broxted, Dunmow, Essex were John Mason (40) Ag Lab with Mary Mason (32), George Mason (12), Alice Mason (7), Harriet Mason (5) and Eliza Mason (3). Emily Mason (14) from Broxted, was working as a Servant to George Leech at the Village Back Street Shop, Little Easton.

In 1881 at (Cottage), Browns End Road, Broxted, Dunmow were John Mason (51) Ag Lab, Mary A Mason (41), George Mason (22), Eliza Mason (12), Ellen Mason (9), Mary S Mason (7), Ada Mason (4) & Edith M Mason (1).

In 1891, still at Browns End, Broxted, were John Mason (62) Agricultural Labourer, Mary Ann Mason (51), Ada Mason (15) Domestic servant out of place, Frank Mason (9) and Sophia Mason (5).

Mary Ann Mason died, aged 62, in 1901 M Quarter in Dunmow.

In 1901, John Mason (72) Widowed Ordinary Agricultural Labourer was still living in a Cottage Browns End, Broxted, Dunmow with son Frank Mason (19) Ag Lab and daughter Sophia Mason (16) 'At home with father'.

John Mason died, aged 80, in 1908 D Quarter in Dunmow.

Tuesday 22 August 2023

Daniel Hockley and Sarah Turner

St Mary the Virgin, Great Dunmow, Essex - East end
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Daniel Hockley (bap. 21 Jan 1760 at St Mary's, Great Dunmow), son of Robert and Mary Hockley, married Sarah Turner on 7 Jun 1786, at St Mary the Virgin, Great Dunmow. Witnesses were James Button and Isabella Bird. We know that Sarah was "of the parish" at the time of the marriage, but don't know when or where she may have been born nor who her parents were.

Daniel and Sarah had one daughter, Sally Hockley bap. 23 Dec 1787, who later married Thomas Staines and, in turn, two of their daughters, Sarah Staines and Ann Staines, later married Henry Wilton, elder brother of Richard Wilton. So, one way or another, I'm related to this Daniel Hockley. 

This Daniel and Sarah Hockley are also reputed to have been the parents of this Daniel Hockley, but I'm just not buying it. There are no records I can find to substantiate this, and therefore seems (unless anyone can provide evidence to the contrary), merely an assumption based on his name. And it will probably be unpopular to say this, but this Hockley line are firmly of the "middling sort": merchants, artisans and tradesmen, living in the centre of Great Dunmow. The later Daniel Hockley was a Labourer, who arrived in the rural outskirts of Dunmow from Broxted. They're from two very different classes.

There is a burial of a Daniel Hockley, aged 56, on 21 May 1817.

And a death of Sarah Hockley, age estimated as 80, who died in 1838 S Quarter in DUNMOW UNION Volume 12 Page 53 and was buried on 14 Jul 1838 at St Mary the Virgin, Little Dunmow, which may relate.

Monday 14 August 2023

Solomon Thompson and Ann Burr

Old Bethnal Green Road
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Solomon Thompson (48) widower, builder, son of Solomon Thompson Jnr and Maria Willis, married Ann Burr (39), widow, on 14 Aug 1871, at the St Jude's Church (on Old Bethnal Green Road), Bethnal Green. Both gave their address as 8 Hare Street, Bethnal Green. On this marriage, Ann lists her father as William Turner, Paper Maker, which I have yet to confirm. Likewise, I've been unable to find a marriage of an Ann Turner to anyone named Burr.

There was an Albert Edward Thompson born in 1872 M Quarter in BETHNAL GREEN Volume 01C  Page 334, with his mother's maiden name as Turner, but I've found no record that would confirm this as a child of this couple.

In 1851, Solomon Thompson (28) Carpenter, from Northamptonshire, alone, but listed as married, had been a Lodger in Mile End Old Town, Stepney.

In 1861, Solomon Thompson (37) Joiner, from Northamptonshire along with wife Jane (28) with her birthplace listed as Clifton, Cumberland, were living in Seabright Street, Bethnal Green

There are no clues whatsoever to Jane's maiden name, nor can I find a record of their marriage either. There was a death of a Jane Thompson of the approximately correct age in 1868, but no means to confirm that this is the relevant one. Neither can I find if there were any children of this marriage.

It appears that Solomon Thompson died, aged 49, in 1872 S Quarter in SAINT GEORGE IN THE EAST Volume 01C Page 310.

Sadly, too many people named Ann Thompson to follow her forward.