married to Elijah Carter
Mother of Sarah Ann Carter
Ann Convine (1834-84).
My Father's Mother's Mother's Mother's Mother. My
1834: Ann was born at Prickwillow on the outskirts of Ely, Cambridgeshire. She was baptised on 17th August in the Lady Chapel of Ely Cathedral.
1855: on 12th May, the Cambridge Independent Press reported that on May 7th one Elijah Carter of Prickwillow had been charged with willful damage to a doorlock, the property of one William Convine of Prickwillow. William Convine was the father of Ann Convine. Carter was confined during Sunday and as a consequence discharged upon payment of court costs and the cost of the damage, which were paid.
1856: on the 15th March, Elijah married Ann Convine in the Lady Chapel of Ely Cathedral. Ann had an illegitimate daughter. She was probably born about a year before they married. A second girl was born and baptised a year after the marriage, along with Ann's first daughter. Curiously, the first child was baptised under Ann's maiden name and without the mention of a father. We must assume that this girl was not Elijah's. The other daughter was recorded under the surname Carter.
1857: On 8th March, Ann and Elijah's daughter Eliza Susan was baptised along with Ann's illegitimate daughter Sophie in the Lady Chapel of Ely Cathedral. The family's address was given as Black Wing Drove.
1858: On 19th June the Cambridge Independent Press reported that Elijah Carter of Prickwillow had been charged with assault on Henry Bolton, butcher, also of Prickwillow. However, he failed to appear in court, and a warrant was issued for his arrest. The same newspaper reported on 26th June that Elijah had receive a Fine of 2s 6d with Costs 7s 4d, or 10 days imprisonment. On the 30th October, a further report in the Cambridge Independent Press noted that Elijah had been convicted of assault on Mary Rust of Prickwillow. Fine 5s Costs 12s or 12 days imprisonment. There would be a number of other such reports through the 1860s and into the 1870s.
1860: the birth of Ann and Elijah's daughter Sarah Ann, my great-great-grandmother, was recorded in the fourth quarter of the year. There is no baptism record in the Ely Holy Trinity parish registers.
1861: on 8th March, Ann and Elijah's son James was baptised in the Lady Chapel of Ely Cathedral. He died, and was buried on 20th March, when his age was given as 'one week', though one month must have been intended.
1861 census: The 1861 census returns for Ely are lost. Ann would have been 27 years old at the time of the 1861 census.
1862: in February, Ann gave birth to a daughter. She was not baptised, and apparently not named, because her burial on 17th March was recorded as 'unnamed child, not baptised, aged 3 weeks'. The family address was Prickwillow.
1863: In March, Ann and Elijah's son James was born. He was given the same name as his brother who died as a baby in 1861. On 19th March he was baptised in the Lady Chapel of Ely Cathedral. However, he also died, and was buried on 25th April, when his age was given as one month.
1864: In March, Ann and Elijah had a son who they again called James, their third attempt at the name. He was baptised on 10th April in the Lady Chapel of Ely Cathedral.
1866: On 13th October, the Cambridge Independent Press reported that Samuel Edwards, a grocer of Prickwillow, was found guilty of assault on Ann, wife of Elijah Carter at Prickwillow.
1884: In March, Ann died in Broad Street, Ely. She was buried on the 10th March in grave Cb231 at Ely Cemetery, where her age was recorded as 48 years old.
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
WORLD WAR I - I - WORLD WAR II
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