|Notes for Mary Ann Woods|
|She was only found initially in the 1881 census, which did not give her surname. But she and Charles had her brother staying with them, surnamed Woods. Later their marriage index record was found that confirmed she was Mary Ann Woods.|
There are loads of Mary Ann Woods births from 1856 to 1860. The following are born in Middlesex from 1857 to 1860:
Surname First name(s) District Vol Page
Births Mar 1857
Woods Mary Ann Knowles Chelsea 1a 154
Births Sep 1857 (96%)
Woods Mary Clerkenwell 1b 495
Births Mar 1858
Woods Mary Ann Mile End Old Town 1c 554
Woods Mary Sophia Uxbridge 3a 34
Births Jun 1858
Woods Mary Ann Kingston 2a 169
Births Dec 1858
Woods Mary Ann St Luke 1b 594
Births Dec 1860
WOODS Mary Ann Bethnal Gn 1c 311
WOODS Mary Mile End 1c 574
She could be any of the three born in 1958.
There was a Mary Annie Sktchley who d. Q1 of 1883 in Leicester district on FreeBMD, but I don’t think it is her.
In 1881 she had her brother staying with her; this may help to find their parents in 1871:
Name Relation Condition Sex Age Birth Year Occupation Disability Where Born
POWYS, Charles L Head Married M 29 1852 Clerk In Carpet Warehouse Bangalore, East Indies
POWYS, Mary Ann Wife Married F 22 1859 London, Middlesex
WOODS, Thomas Brother Single M 11 1870 Scholar London, Middlesex.
RG number: RG11 Piece: 196 Folio: 15 Page: 26
Registration District: Pancras Sub District: Gray's Inn Lane EnumerationDistrict:
Civil Parish: St Pancras Municipal Borough:
Address: 11, Frederick St, St Pancras
In 1894 a Mary Anne Powys died in Marylebone aged 82, but that is far too old.
I can’t find a Mary Ann who died between 1877 and 1889 and was between 20 and 30, though there was a Mary Ada who d. in 1877 aged 20 and might have been the right person apart from the appearance in the 1881 census with her brother.
Nor can I find a second marriage for Charles. Weird.
Though there was a Mary Ann Powys, widow, who was born in London in 1866 in Lambeth in 1911 but there was no entry of any death of such a lady on FreeBMD up to c. 1935.
I have been through the 1871 census for a possible Woods family that included Mary (Ann) aged 12 and Thomas aged 1 and where both these children were born around London. I found nothing.
|Last Modified 4 Jan 2010||Created 9 Dec 2011 By Tim Powys-Lybbe|