Amy Ann Rolfe

Author: Deirdre Duff
Date published: 21/01/2021

Amy Ann Rolfe

Born in 1826 in Newbury, she was the first child of John Rolfe and his wife Hannah (née Cox).

After her father died in 1843 she and her sister Louisa helped  their mother run the grocery business in Cheap Street, next door to the Catherine Wheel.  Amy Ann also worked as a seamstress.  By 1871, aged 45 years, she is unmarried, an annuitant, living at 2 Southampton Terrace. To date there is no record of her whereabouts in the 1881 census, but by 1891 she had moved to Roseberry Place, Greenham, living on her own means. There are two lodgers:  Florence Kennell (aged 25 born in Sedbury, Suffolk) and Mary Wright, a widow and retired farmer, aged 70 years,  born in Derby, Yorkshire.

In 1895 she was elected to a vacancy at Raymond’s Almshouses (No.6), where she died, aged 82 years, in January 1907.  She was buried on 30 January.


No Mrs. P. Code

Sources:  1851/61/71/91 and 1901 census; BBI; Death Index 1Q 1907.



Sources:as above

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