LIFE GOES ON: AN INTRODUCTION

MY GRANDPARENTS - I - MY GREAT-GRANDPARENTS - I - MY GREAT-GREAT-GRANDPARENTS - I - MY GREAT-GREAT-GREAT-GRANDPARENTS

THE SIXTEEN FAMILIES

KNOTT - I - BOWLES - I - WATERS - I - HARRALL - I - PAGE - I - WISEMAN - I - CROSS - I - CARTER

CORNWELL - I - HUCKLE - I - MORTLOCK - I - MANSFIELD - I - REYNOLDS - I - CARTER - I - ANABLE - I - STEARN

CHRONOLOGY - I - DRAMATIS PERSONAE - I - WHERE PEOPLE CAME FROM - I - CALENDAR

MAP OF ELY - I - MAP OF MEDWAY
MAP OF CAMBRIDGE AND DISTRICT

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Mary Ann Carter
born Shudy Camps, Cambridgeshire, 13 August 1841
Died Dry Drayton, Cambridgeshire, February 1939

on the Reynolds family tree
part of the
Carter family story

married to Robert Reynolds

mother of Thomas Reynolds

daughter of
John Carter
and
Rebecca Lucas




Granny Reynolds, aged 94 years


Mary Ann Carter (1841-1939). My Mother's Mother's Father's Mother. My Great-Great-Grandmother.

Mary Ann was born in Shudy Camps, but moved with her family to Duxford where she married Robert Reynolds, the son of a neighbour. She was born when the teenaged Queen Victoria was new to the throne, and died a few months before the outbreak of the Second World War. Four of her children died before her, two more were dead within a year of her dying.

 
1841: Mary Ann was born in Shudy Camps, Cambridgeshire on the 13th August. her parents were John and Rebecca Carter.


font Shudy Camps
1842: Mary Ann was baptised on 23rd January in Shudy Camps parish church.


 
 
1851 census:

Mary Ann was nine years old at the time of the 1851 census. She is shown in the return as Mary. The census gives the family's address as Church End, Shudy Camps, Cambridgeshire.

Her father John was thirty-one years old. He was working as an agricultural labourer. Her mother Rebecca was 30 years old.

Mary Ann was the oldest of seven children at home at the time of the 1851 census. The others were George aged 8, James aged 7, Jane aged 6, Harriet aged 5, Charles aged 4 and Henry aged 1.

Mary Ann was born at Shudy Camps, Cambridgeshire, as were all the family. The transcript for their entry is here.

 
 
1861 census:

Mary Ann was nineteen years old at the time of the 1861 census. She is shown in the return as Ann. She was working as a nursemaid in the household of George Jonas, a farmer of 400 acres, at St Peter's Street, Duxford, Cambridgeshire.

As well as the Jonases and their children, the household contained a governess, a cook and a housemaid, all girls from local villages.

Mary Ann was born at Shudy Camps, Cambridgeshire. The transcript for the entry is here.


Duxford St John Duxford St John
1864: On 24th September, Mary Ann married Robert Reynolds at St John's church, Duxford.


 
 
1871 census:

Mary Ann was twenty nine years old at the time of the 1861 census. She was married. The census gives her address as Ickleton, Cambridgeshire.

Her husband Robert was 30. He was an agricultural labourer..

Mary Ann had four children at home at the time of the 1871 census. Alfred was 6, John was 4, Emily was 3 and Ann was 11 months.

Mary was born at Shudy Camps, Cambridgeshire. Her husband was born at Sandford in Essex, the parish known today as Great Sampford. Alfred was born at Duxford in Cambridgeshire, while the other children were born at Ickleton. The transcript for their entry is here.

 
 
1881 census:

Mary Ann was thirty nine years old at the time of the 1881 census. The family address is given as Cottage, Duxford, Cambridgeshire.

Her husband Robert was 40. He was an agricultural labourer.

Mary Ann had eight children at the time of the 1881 census. Alfred, an agricultural labourer, was 16, John, an agricultural labourer, was 14, Emily was 13, Annie was 10, Eliza was 8, Edmund was 6, and Ellen was 4 and Thomas was 2.

Mary was born at Shudy Camps, Cambridgeshire. Her husband was born at Old Sandford in Essex, the parish known today as Great Sampford. Of the children, Alfred, Ellen and Thomas were born in Duxford. Eliza and Edmund were born in Great Chesterford in Essex, and John, Emily and Annie were born at Ickleton in Cambridgeshire. The transcript for their entry is here.

Two cottages away are James and Abigail Reynolds, the parents of Robert Reynolds. James Reynolds was 72 years old at the time of the 1882 census. He is shown as an agricultural labourer. His wife Abigail was 67 years old. James was born at Old Sanford in Essex, and Abigail was born at Radwinter in Essex. The transcript for their entry is here.

 
 
1891 census:

Mary Ann was forty nine years old at the time of the 1891 census. The family were living at Duxford Heath, Duxford, Cambridgeshire.

Her husband Robert was 50. He was an agricultural labourer.

Mary had four children living at home at the time of the 1891 census. Edmund, a shepherd boy, was 15, Ellen S was 14, Thomas F was 12 and Robert G was 9. Also living with them was their nephew Ernest W Carter, aged 5, born in Thriplow, Cambridgeshire.

Mary was born at Shudy Camps, Cambridgeshire. Her husband was born at Old Sandford (Great Sampford) in Essex.. The children were born in Duxford except for Edmund, who was born at Great Chesterford in Essex. The transcript for their entry is here.

 
 
1901 census:

Mary Annt was fifty-eight years old at the time of the 1901 census. The family were living at High Street, Dry Drayton, Cambridgeshire.

Her husband Robert was fifty-nine. He is shown as a stockman on a farm.

They had two children living at home on the night of the 1901 census. Thomas, aged 22 and Robert, aged 19, who were both agricultural labourers. Also living with them was their grandson Ernest Joseph Elzey, aged 3, born in North Bow in London.

The Reynolds household had three lodgers on the night of the census. They were George and Albert Sheet, apparently father and son, and William Jackson. All three were agricultural labourers.

Mary was born at Shudy Camps, Cambridgeshire. Her husband was born at Old Sandford (Great Sampford) in Essex.. The transcript for their entry is here.

 
 
 
1911 census:

Mary Ann was sixty nine years old at the time of the 1901 census. She was living at High Street, Dry Drayton, Cambridgeshire.

Her husband Robert was 70. He is shown as a stockman on a farm. They had been married for 47 years.

They had no children living at home on the night of the 1901 census.

Mary was born at Shudy Camps, Cambridgeshire. Her husband was born at Old Sandford (Great Sampford) in Essex. The transcript for their entry is here.

 
   
       

1916:
Mary Ann's husband Robert died at the age of 75, and was buried in Dry Drayton churchyard on 31st May.


1939: Mary Ann died at the age of 97, and was buried in Dry Drayton churchyard on 8th February. Her address was given as Linton Cottages, Westwick..

 

LIFE GOES ON: AN INTRODUCTION

MY GRANDPARENTS - I - MY GREAT-GRANDPARENTS - I - MY GREAT-GREAT-GRANDPARENTS - I - MY GREAT-GREAT-GREAT-GRANDPARENTS

THE SIXTEEN FAMILIES

KNOTT - I - BOWLES - I - WATERS - I - HARRALL - I - PAGE - I - WISEMAN - I - CROSS - I - CARTER

CORNWELL - I - HUCKLE - I - MORTLOCK - I - MANSFIELD - I - REYNOLDS - I - CARTER - I - ANABLE - I - STEARN

CHRONOLOGY - I - DRAMATIS PERSONAE - I - WHERE PEOPLE CAME FROM - I - CALENDAR

MAP OF ELY - I - MAP OF MEDWAY
MAP OF CAMBRIDGE AND DISTRICT

THE WORKHOUSE

WORLD WAR I - I - WORLD WAR II

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