Mary Elkins

Date published: 01/06/2017
© Reading Mercury 30 May 1857,

Mary Elkins

She was born c. 1792 in Devizes, Wiltshire. The 1851 census records she is living in West Street, aged 60 years, with her husband Samuel Elkins, a Cordwainer, and their daughter Mary, aged 23 - a Governess, and son Alfred, aged 20 - a Lawyer’s Clerk. They had 3 other children – Caroline, born 1825 who died aged 4 months; Samuel, born 1828; and John, born 1831 who died aged  only  6 days old.  

She died aged 65 years on 22 May 1857 in London and she was buried in Newbury on 1 June 1857. Her son Alfred was living in London at the time and he married Mary Ann Allen on 23 December 1857 at St. Pancras Church, London.

Sources: BMD 2Q 1857 Death; Reading Mercury dated 30 May 1857; 1851 Census

Mrs. P. Code S17,   page 8.


Obituaries and Newspaper Announcements:

Article Source: Reading Mercury

Date: 30 May 1857

On the 22nd inst., in London, Mary, the beloved wife of Mr. Samuel Elkins, late of Newbury, deeply lamented.


Mrs. P. Code S17, page 8

Sources:Reading Mercury 30 May 1857, BMD and Mrs Pattison

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