|Notes for Maria Watts|
|RCLPL has two versions:|
1. Thos Coster = Maria Churchill
2. Thos Coster = ? Watts, dau of ? Watts and ? Churchill
Have no idea which is right! (If either)
The 1841 census shows a Mrs Maria Coster in York Terrace, St Marylebone with Thomas and their daughter Eliza. Assuming this is correct, this makes it very probable that Eliza’s mother was Maria. Other evidence, from the miniature in Olivia’s posession - see Maria Churchill her mother - has it that she was born Maria Watts, taking the same forename as her mother and thereby confusing one or two people, me not least of them.
She was alive in 1855 at her daughter’s marriage but her subsequent life is not identifiable.
I have found a death certificate for a Maria Coster aged 93 on 2 Jan 1872 in Windsor. She was an Almswoman pensioner from George 3rd’s establishment. This was not Maria Coster as she was only 85 from the 1851 census.
And there is a Maria who died in Halifax aged 83 in qtr ended Mar 1868.
|Last Modified 7 Dec 2011||Created 9 Dec 2011 By Tim Powys-Lybbe|