Mary Ann A ALLEN (c. 1820-1894)

Name: Mary Ann A ALLEN
Leonard Raynor's: great great-uncle's wife

Individual Events and Attributes

Birth c. 1820 Boston, Massachusetts, USA1
Census 30 Mar 1851 Collings Green, Martley, Worcestershire2
Census 7 Apr 1861 Moorgate Grove, Whiston, Rotherham, Yorkshire3
Also with Edward and Mary were Ann Kettle, 23 year old domestic servant and boarders John Smith, 14 years old and Albert and Arthur Birtwistle, both 11 and all 3 listed as scholars from Great Harwood, Lancashire
Census 2 Apr 1871 Franklin Cottage, Moorgate Grove, Rotherham, Yorkshire1
Census 3 Apr 1881 Forest Lane Head, Harrogate, Yorkshire4
Edward was listed as an "annuitant". This generally refers to someone living off an annual income which could be a pension or from capital investments.
Census 5 Apr 1891 8 York Terrace, Pannal, Harrogate, Yorkshire5
Mary Ann was "living on her own means" and had a companion, Clara Pickering, age 27.
Death 17 Oct 1894 Harrogate, Yorkshire6,7
While the gravestone says Mary Ann died in 1892, there is no record of her death in the Death Index at that time. The matched death entry does not appear until Q4 1894 which refers to her exactly as Mary Ann A. Grubb, aged 72 and was registered in Knaresborough Registration District which covered Harrogate.
Burial 1894 Harlow Hill Cemetery, Harrogate, Yorkshire6

Marriage

Spouse Edward GRUBB (c. 1811-1891)

Sources

1Census 1871 Rotherham, Yorkshire RG10-4703-15-23 GRUBB, Edward.
2Census 1851 Martley, Worcestershire HO107-2041-101-4 GRUBB, Mary.
3Census 1861 Moorgate Grove, Whiston, Rotherham, Yorkshire RG09-3504-30-20, GRUBB, Edward.
4Census 1881 Knaresborough, Yorkshire RG11-4325-47-5 GRUBB, Edward.
5Census 1891 Pannal, Knaresborough, Yorkshire RG12-3519-85-2 GRUBB, Mary Ann.
6Gravestone Harlow Hill Cemetery GRUBB, Edward & Mary Ann.
7England & Wales Death Index (from July 1837).