Mary Tranter

Author: Christine Gambles
Date published: 02/11/2021

Mary Tranter



Mary baptised on the 30th May 1824 in Enborne Berkshire the daughter of William and Hannah Tucker (nee Atkins) who were married on the 25th December 1800 in Coleshill Berkshire.

Her father William was born c1796 in Aldbourne Wiltshire and was an Agricultural Labourer, he died aged 72 in 1864 and was buried on the 20th January at St Michael and All Angels Enborne

Her mother Hannah was born c1796 in Littleton Wiltshire, she died aged 63 in 1859 and was buried on the 26th December at St Michael and All Angels Enborne

Known siblings of Mary were:

William c1827, George c1829, Elizabeth c1832-1850 and John c1836-1864

In 1841 Mary was recorded as a Female Servant, living in the Lamb and Flag Yard, Newbury.

She married in 1884

Marriage details:

Place: St Nicolas Newbury

Date: 7th April 1844

Groom: William Tranter, full age, bachelor, occupation: Corn Porter abode: Newbury

Bride: Mary Tucker, full age, spinster, abode: Newbury

Fathers: Benjamin Tranter, occupation: Corn Porter and William Tucker, occupation: Woodman

Bride and Groom both signed their name

Witnesses: Charles Swain and Martha Ann Tranter


William and Mary had the following children:

Hannah Ann 1847

William c1850

Martha Elizabeth 1852

Charlotte 1856

Mary Jane 1861 (died aged 0 in 1861 laid to rest in the Newtown Road Cemetery on the 5th April)

In 1851 William (31) was working as a Grocer’s Porter living in Kimber’s Yard Newbury with Mary (26), their children, Hannah (3) and William (1), his mother Martha (63) a Pauper Greengrocer and his niece Mary Swain (6).

The 1861 census records William (42), as a Labourer, Mary (36), Hannah (13), William (11) and Charlotte (4), living in Robeson’s Yard Newbury.

Mary died aged 40 on the 29th September 1864 she was laid to rest in the Newtown Road Cemetery on the 4th October

William remarried in 1869 his 2nd wife was a widow, Ann Maria Giles (aka Maria).

The 1871 census records William (57), as a Bricklayers Labourer, Maria (50), as a Midwife and Charlotte (14) living in the City Newbury.

William died aged 58 in 1877 as a result of a terrible accident he was laid to rest in the Newtown Road Cemetery on the 18th September



Probate:  TRANTER Mary         Effects; under £100                18th November 1864 Letters of Administration of the Personal estate and effects of Mary Tranter (Wife of William Tranter) late of Newbury in the County of Berks deceased who died 29th September 1864 at Newbury aforesaid were granted at the Principal Registry to the said William Tranter of Newbury aforesaid Labourer he having been first sworn






Sources:as above and Probate search

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