Ann Sumner b. 1775

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Ann Sumner

 1.  Ann Sumner, born 1775 in Eastwick, Herts; died 03 Jun 1852 in Newington, Southwark, London.  She was the daughter of 2. Joseph Sumner and 3. Margaret. 

She married

(1) John Rockwell 1802 in St Georges, Hannover Square, London.  She married

(2) William Bonson 26 Jul 1813 in St Leonards, Shoreditch, London.  He was born Abt. 1773, and died 03 Jan 1823 in Hoxton, London. 

 

Born in Eastwick in Hertfordshire, she was christened on  21 Aug 1775, in Eastwick, Herts

She was first married on 8th May 1802 to John Rockwell a customs and exciseman at the fashionable church of St Gorges, Hannover Square, in London. Both were able to sign the register. She was approximately 27 years old. They had at least one child, John Henry who was 7 when his mother remarried.

She remarried in 1813 to William Bonson, at about the age of 38. He was about 40. They had three children in the next 6 years and then in 1823 at the age of 48 she was widowed with children of 7, 5 and 4.

By the time of the 1841 census the children appear to have left home;

1841 census, 21 Union Crescent, Union Street

  • Ann Bonson, aged 67 a Milk Dealer not born in this county
  • John Rockwell, aged about 35 a Porter, not born in this county
  • Charles Petit, aged about 36, an Egg merchant born in this county
  • Edward Hughes aged about 25 a Vellum Binder born in this county

Ten years later she had moved in with her son and his family;

1851 Census - 1 Margaret Place, Bland Street, Newington - taken the night of 30th March 1851

  • Abraham Bonson, head, married, age 32 an upholsterer born at Shoreditch in Middlesex
  • Emma Bonson, wife, age 35 born in Derbyshire
  • Abraham Bonson, son aged 10, born at Shoreditch in Middlesex
  • Emma J Bonson, daughter aged 8, born at Lambeth in Surrey
  • John Bonson, son aged 4, born at Lambeth in Surrey
  • Ann Bonson, mother, widow aged 74 late a dairy woman, born Eastwick in Herts

 

She died in 1852 aged 76 at Lower Bland Street, Southwark, London. Her death is recorded in the family bible, probably by Abraham;

"Mother died June 3rd 1852"

Places Lived

Eastwick

"Eastwick, a small village and parish in the same hundred as Stanstead (Braughin), is three miles from that place on the road to Sawbridgeworth. The neat church here, dedicated to St. Botolph, contains a monument to the memory of a knight templar, which has been frequently noticed by antiquaries. In 1831 the population of the parish was 169 - being a decrease, in ten years, of 43."

 

A History of Hoxton & Shoreditch

 

Ancestors of Ann Sumner

Her Father

Joseph Sumner, born 1745 in Eastwick, Hants (Christening: 07 Jun 1745).  He was the son of Abraham Sumpner and Lydia.  He married Margaret.

 

Children of Joseph Sumner and Margaret are:

  •   i. Joseph Sumner, born 1768 in Eastwick, Hants; Christening: 09 Oct 1768, Eastwick, Hants
  •   ii. William Sumner, born 1773 in Eastwick, Hants; Christening: 11 Jun 1773, Eastwick, Hants
  • 1 iii. Ann Sumner, born 1775 in Eastwick, Herts; died 03 Jun 1852 in Newington, Southwark, London; married (1) John Rockwell 1802 in St Georges, Hannover Square, London; married (2) William Bonson 26 Jul 1813 in St Leonards, Shoreditch, London.
  •   iv. Charles Sumner, born 1777 in Eastwick, Hants; Christening: 26 Oct 1777, Eastwick, Hants

 

Her Grandparents

 Abraham Sumpner, born 1710 (Christening: 30 Jul 1710) in Eastwick, Herts.  He was the son of Abraham Sumpner and Alice.  He married Lydia.

 

Children of Abraham Sumpner and Lydia are:

  •   i. Elizabeth Sumpner, born 1737 in Eastwick, Hants; Christening: 20 Oct 1737, Eastwick, Hants
  •   ii. Simon Sumpner, born 1739 in Eastwick, Hants; Christening: 13 Oct 1739, Eastwick, Hants
  •   iii. Charles Sumpner, born 1743 in Eastwick, Hants; Christening: 15 Apr 1743, Eastwick, Hants
  •   iv. Joseph Sumner, born 1745 in Eastwick, Hants;  Christening: 24 Jun 1747, Eastwick, Hants; married Margaret.
  •   v. Abraham Sumner, born 1747 in Eastwick, Hants;
  •   vi. Benjamin Sumner, born 1749 in Eastwick, Hants; Christening: 08 Feb 1749, Eastwick, Hants
  •   vii. Keziah Sumner, born 1749 in Eastwick, Hants; Christening: 08 Feb 1749, Eastwick, Hants

 

Her Great Grandparents

Abraham Sumpner  He was the son of Abraham Sumner.  He married Alice.

 Children of Abraham Sumpner and Alice are:

  •   i. John Sumpner, born 1707 in Eastwick, Hants; Christening: 21 Mar 1707, Eastwick, Hants
  •   ii. Abraham Sumpner, born 1710 in Eastwick, Herts; died in  ; married Lydia.
  •   iii. Mary Sumpner, born 1714 in Eastwick, Hants; Christening: 24 Oct 1714, Eastwick, Hants
  •   iv. Edward Sumpner, born 1719 in Eastwick, Hants; Christening: 16 Aug 1719, Eastwick, Hants
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