Ann Woodward

Author: Christine Gambles
Date published: 09/06/2020
© Christine Gambles

Ann Woodward



Ann was born in Corsham Wiltshire she was baptised on the 12th January 1840 in Corsham and was the daughter of James and Rebecca/Rebekah Woodward (nee Hancock) who married in Corsham on the 16th October 1837. Rebecca was born c1813 in Melksham and James was born in Calne Wiltshire in 1816, he was a Labourer/Brewer’s Labourer.

James and Rebecca also had the following children (baptisms in Corsham records James as a Labourer and abode as Pickwick):

John 1838 baptised 7/1/1838 in Corsham

Mary 1841 baptised 24/1/1841 in Corsham

George 1842 baptised 29/5/1842 in Corsham

Stephen 1843 baptised 12/11/1843 in Corsham

Ruth 1845 baptised 4/5/1845 in Corsham

Francis 1847 baptised 11/4/1847 in Corsham

James 1850 in Newbury

William 1851 in Newbury

Hannah 1854 in Newbury

In 1841 James, Rebecca and their children John (3), Ann (1) and Mary (5 months) were living in Pickwick.

The family were recorded living in Pound Street Newbury (1851) and Enborne Road (1861 and 1871)

Ann was not living at home with the family in 1861 she was working as a Domestic Servant for a Samuel Bentall, a Draper at 51 Northbrook Street Newbury.

Ann died aged 22 in 1862 she was laid to rest in the Newtown Road Cemetery on the14th February.

Ann’s father died aged 64 on the 18th November 1879 he was laid to rest in the Newtown Road cemetery on the 22nd November.

After her father’s death her mother was lived in St Mary’s Hill Newbury (1880). In 1881 she was living in Greenham (Golding’s Yard), she died aged 74 in 1885 and was buried in the Newtown Road Cemetery on the 13th May.

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