See also

Anne GRUBB (c. 1803-1872)

Name: Anne GRUBB1
Father: Joseph GRUBB (c. 1768-1843)
Mother: Mary LINES (c. 1771-1863)
Leonard Raynor's: great grandmother

Individual Events and Attributes

Birth c. 1803 Laysters, Herefordshire2
Baptism 9 Jan 1803 Laysters, Herefordshire3
Residence 21 May 1830 Avenham Road, Preston, Lancashire4
Residence 3 Apr 1831 Avenham Road, Preston, Lancashire4
Residence 15 Mar 1833 Great Avenham Street, Preston, Lancashire4
Residence 25 Sep 1835 Great Avenham Street, Preston, Lancashire4
Residence 8 Feb 1837 Great Avenham Street, Preston, Lancashire4
Census 6 Jun 1841 Great Avenham Street, Preston, Lancashire5
pawned 8 Mar 1849 pianoforte for 5 shillings; Thomas Talbot's Pawnbrokers, 51 Friargate, Preston, Lancashire6,7
The pawning of the pianoforte came about after a disagreement with her son-in-law William Blackhurst (eldest daughter Mary Ann's husband) over ownership. Anne claimed her husband Thomas had bought it and so it was hers, William claimed otherwise. As William and Mary Ann were in the process of moving out of the property they shared with Anne, it appears Anne decided pawning it and so getting it out of the house for a while would keep it safe for her. Unfortunately this was not to be, while it was at the pawnbrokers, the pianoforte was forcibly removed by county court bailiffs in regard to a shortfall in William's rent payments for his house.
News Report 9 Mar 1850 The Preston Chronicle and Lancashire Advertiser6
Following the loss of the pianoforte, Anne took out a court case against the pawnbroker, Thomas Talbot for failing to return the pianoforte to her. The case was dismissed as the Bench decided that Mr Talbot was only bound to exercise ordinary diligence in the care of pledged articles, and that he was not liable for goods removed by force from his premises.
Census 30 Mar 1851 7 Fishergate Hill, Preston, Lancashire2
Occupation 30 Mar 1851 draper2
Census 7 Apr 1861 Plough Yard, Lea Ashton Ingol & Cottam, Preston, Lancashire8
Occupation 7 Apr 1861 housekeeper8
Census 2 Apr 1871 Woodplumpton Lodge, Woodplumpton, Lancashire9
Ann was living with daughter Mary Ann and her family.
Death 20 Jun 1872 Woodplumpton Lodge, Woodplumpton, Lancashire4,10,11,12,13
Cause: chronic bronchitis (2 years), cardiac hypertrophy and exhaustion
Burial 24 Jun 1872 St John, Preston, Lancashire4
News Report 18 Feb 1904 The Lancashire Daily Post14
The obituary of Anne's son in law, William Blackhurst, husband of eldest daughter, Mary Ann included the briefest mention of Anne and only in as far as it was needed to reference her far more famous brother:

"The mother of Mrs. Blackhurst was a Miss Grubb, sister of the famous Edward Grubb, who as Joseph Livesey's disciple, proved one of the most fearless and eloquent protagonists of teetotalism in the days when the movement was founded."



All Souls Church (Artist unknown)

Spouse Thomas Alexander SINFIELD (c. 1791-1844)
Children Mary Ann SINFIELD (c. 1829-1908)
Emma SINFIELD (c. 1830- )
Harriet SINFIELD (c. 1832-1835)
Louisa SINFIELD (1834-1921)
Sarah Maria SINFIELD (1834-1837)
Harriet SINFIELD (c. 1836- )
Sarah Maria SINFIELD (1838- )
Martha SINFIELD (1839- )
Thomas Edward Alexander SINFIELD (1842-1914)
Clara SINFIELD (c. 1843- )
Marriage Licence 19 Mar 182715
Marriage 25 Mar 1827 All Souls, Langham Place, Marylebone, London1


1IGI: England Marriages, 1538–1973.
2Census 1851 Preston, Lancashire HO107-2265-20-601 SINFIELD, Anne.
3IGI: England Births and Christenings 1538 to 1975.
4Lancashire OnLine Parish Clerks Project.
5Census 1841 Preston, Lancashire HO107-498-11-31 SINFIELD, Thomas.
6The Preston Chronicle and Lancashire Advertiser - 9 March 1850 Page 5.
71854 History, Topography, and Directory of Mid-Lancashire, with an essay on geology by Mannex & Co.
8Census 1861 Lea Ashton Ingol & Cottam, Preston, Lancashire RG9-3143-115-5 SINFIELD, Ann.
9Census 1871 Woodplumpton, Lancashire RG10-4218-68-12 BLACKHURST, William.
10Lancashire Death Index (from July 1837).
11England & Wales Death Index (from July 1837).
12Death Certificate - SINFIELD, Ann (20-Jun-1872).
13The Preston Chronicle and Lancashire Advertiser - 29 June 1872 Page 5.
14The Lancashire Daily Post - 18 February 1904 Page 5.
15Faculty Office Marriage Licences.