Saturday, March 3, 2012

Ann HAYHOW my gt gt grandmother

Ann HAYHOW was a twin, baptised in West Dereham, Norfolk on 19 Aug 1811 to Thomas and Maria nee TYERS. Her twin sister Sophia was never seen again in any record after their baptism. 

Ann grew up in West Dereham, and had two illegitimate daughters (Sarah and Sophia) before marrying Edward BRUCE on 3 Nov 1839. They went on to have six more children, and only Sarah(HAYHOW) failed to take Edward's surname. 

Sarah's husband Edward had enrolled into the 54th Regiment of Foot in 1813, served at Waterloo (appears on the Waterloo Medal Roll under Captain Campbell's Company) and was a soldier for 25 years. 

Edward died in 1859 and is buried in Wereham, Norfolk. Ann is found in 1861 working as a servant in Wereham, in 1871 in Wereham as head of household with her daughter Sophia's family, in 1881 as servant at Castle Rising Mill House, in 1891 in Wereham with daughter Sophia and HER two illegitimate sons Walter and Jesse, and lastly in 1901 back in West Dereham with Sophia and son Walter. 

Ann lived until April 1904, dying at the grand age of 93 (although the records say 96) and is buried in West Dereham churchyard.


SheilaMatilda said...

Sad you can find no record of her twin.

fengirl said...

It's very sad. No burial record and no marriage (within Norfolk anyway).