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Mary Ann HUNT

Mary Ann HUNT

Female 1826 - 1891  (65 years)    Has 179 ancestors and 22 descendants in this family tree.


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  • Name Mary Ann HUNT 
    Relationshipwith Teresa Ann GOATHAM
    Born 1826  Wormshill, Kent, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location 
    Baptised 1826  St. Giles’ Church, Wormshill, Kent, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location 
    • So far only seen index - shows a Mary A Hunt was baptised in Wormshill in 1826. In combination with the settlement certficate I think it provides a strong pointer to the baptism being this Mary Ann HUNT.
    Gender Female 
    Occupation Housekeeper 
    1851  Primrose Lane, Bredgar, Kent, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location 
    • Became housekeeper to her Uncle Basil and his children after he was widowed - with them at the time of the 1851 census.
      Surprisingly her young son, born earlier that year, was not present.
    Mental health From 1881  Kent County Lunatic Asylum, Chartham, Kent, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location 
    • She seems first to have been admitted at Barming Hospital in about 1871, wass discharged in 1875 and then readmitted (this time to Kent Lunatic Asylum at Chartham) in about 1881, being their at the time of the 1891 census, recorded thus:
      Cornwill Mary, M[arried], aged 65, birthplace: Kent, Bridge, Idiot

      Her designation as an idiot is interesting (the only one on the page, the other 24 being termed 'lunatic'). 'Idiot' seems to imply permanently deficient in reasoning ability, possibly so from birth. If she was afflicted from birth, clearly she was not severly disabled, since she married and had two children, and acted as housekeeper for her uncle for a time. It is interesting that she gave her father's name as Edward Hunt. This may well be of no significance, and simply be a case of giving a name to hide her illegitimacy, but she did have an uncle with the name - could she have been the result of incest, and could this have been the cause of her  mental deficiency?  
    Child Status Illegitimate 
    Died Jun Q 1891  Kent County Lunatic Asylum, Chartham, Kent, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location 
    • GRO ref: Cornwell, Mary aged 65 q2 1891 Bridge RD  2a 528
    Notes 
    • With her grandmother and step grandfather, Mary and John Milgate, in Frinsted in 1841.
      Housekeeper to her uncle in Bredgar, 1851.
      House servant to James Read and his nephew Jeremiah Cornwell (1861) in Bredgar; living in Oad St., Borden with her husband Jeremiah and their dau Mary (1871); living in Silver St., Bredgar in 1881 with Jeremiah and dau Mary.
      1891 - not found Jeremiah. Found a Mary Cornwell, marr, age 65, wife of ag lab in the Kent County Lunatic Asylum. Birthplace given as Bridge - mistake for Bredgar? Only person on page described as "Idiot" rather than "Lunatic".

      Thanks to Julian Miller for supplying the following notes:
      It seems likely that Jeremiah Cornwell was the father of Mary's son Frederick, but Jeremiah didn't marry her until Frederick was about 12. Mary Ann's baptismal record shows her as "spuria" or illegitimate. Research (Jan 2009) at the East Kent Archives shows that Mary spent many years in the lunatic asylum. She first seems to be admitted at Barming Hospital in c.1871, is discharged in 1875 and is readmitted (this time to Kent Lunatic Asylum) in c.1881.
      On her marriage, she gives her father's name as Edward.
    Person ID I582  All | The descendants (and other halves) of Richard Whitehead and Mary née Grigsby
    Last Modified 26 Mar 2019 

    Mother Mary HUNT,   b. 1803, Bredgar, Kent, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Children
    +1. Mary Ann HUNT,   b. 1826, Wormshill, Kent, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jun Q 1891, Kent County Lunatic Asylum, Chartham, Kent, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years)
     
    Family ID F429    |  Family Chart

    Family 1 [UNKNOWN],   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married? N 
    Children
    +1. Frederick HUNT,   b. 1851, Faversham, Kent, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location,   d. Sep Q 1924, Wandsworth Reg Dist, Surrey, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
     
    Last Modified 26 Mar 2019 
    Family ID F10988    |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Jeremiah CORNWELL,   b. Abt 1831, Newnham, Kent, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location,   d. Dec Q 1899, Kent County Lunatic Asylum, Chartham, Kent, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 68 years) 
    Married 26 Nov 1863  St. Mary’s Church, Chatham, Kent, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location 
    • GRO ref: q4 1863 Medway RD 2a 598
      PR entry:
      No. 440, Novr 26 Jeremiah Cornwell, age 31, Bachelor, Fruiterer, residence at time of Marriage: Chatham, father John Cornwell; occupation: Dealer
      Mary Hunt, age 32, Spinster, [no occupation given], residence at time of Marriage: Chatham, father Edward Hunt, occupation: Dealer
      Marriage after banns by George Slutford Bidwell Curate
      Jeremiah signed, Mary made her mark; witnesses Thos Walter, Mary Anne K(?)emp
      (from image on CityArk website)
    Children
    +1. Mary Ann CORNWELL,   b. Sep Q 1868, Bredgar, Kent, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location,   d. Sep Q 1927, Romsey Reg Dist, Hampshire, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 59 years)
     
    Last Modified 26 Mar 2019 
    Family ID F438    |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1826 - Wormshill, Kent, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location Link to Google Earth (if installed; see link below to install)
    Link to Google MapsBaptised - 1826 - St. Giles’ Church, Wormshill, Kent, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location Link to Google Earth (if installed; see link below to install)
    Link to Google MapsChild born - Frederick HUNT - 1851 - Faversham, Kent, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location Link to Google Earth (if installed; see link below to install)
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 26 Nov 1863 - St. Mary’s Church, Chatham, Kent, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location Link to Google Earth (if installed; see link below to install)
    Link to Google MapsChild born - Mary Ann CORNWELL - Sep Q 1868 - Bredgar, Kent, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location Link to Google Earth (if installed; see link below to install)
    Link to Google MapsMental health - From 1881 - Kent County Lunatic Asylum, Chartham, Kent, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location Link to Google Earth (if installed; see link below to install)
    Link to Google MapsDied - Jun Q 1891 - Kent County Lunatic Asylum, Chartham, Kent, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location Link to Google Earth (if installed; see link below to install)
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  • Documents
    Settlement certificate for Mary Hunt
    Settlement certificate for Mary Hunt
    Unmarried Mary Hunt seems to have been in service in Borden and gone, probably to relations, in Wormshill for the birth of her baby. As she was legally a resident of Borden those responsible for the care of the poor (pre-workhouses) assured those in Wormshill that if she needed assistance Borden would take responsibility.

    (the document is slightly larger than my scanner; I will try to add the base at some point - it has the signature T Bradley and the printer's name and address)