Person:Ann Hutchings (2)

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Ann Hutchings
m. 8 Jan 1833
  1. Mary Hutchings1833 - 1897
  2. Ann Hutchings1834 - 1910
  3. William Hutchings1838 -
  4. Alfred Hutchings1841 - 1910
  5. George Henry Hutchings1844 - 1901
  6. Herbert Hutchings1847 - 1927
  7. John Hutchings1850 -
  • HWilliam May1835 - 1913
  • WAnn Hutchings1834 - 1910
m. 28 Feb 1860
  1. William May1861 - 1911
  2. Kate May1863 - 1877
  3. Frank May1864 - 1886
  4. Amos May1866 - 1866
  5. Maude May1867 - 1941
  6. Elizabeth Mary May1870 - 1931
  7. Annie May1872 - 1953
  8. Hannah Mayabt 1874 - 1931
Facts and Events
Name Ann Hutchings
Gender Female
Christening[1] 1 Aug 1834 Wayford, Somerset, Englandof Woolminstone in the parish of Crewkerne
Alt Christening[2] 10 Aug 1834 Crewkerne, Somerset, England
Census[3] 6 Jun 1841 Crewkerne, Somerset, EnglandWoolminstone
Census[4] 30 Mar 1851 Winsham, Somerset, EnglandWhatley
Marriage 28 Feb 1860 Crewkerne, Somerset, Englandto William May
Census[5] 7 Apr 1861 Devonport, Devon, EnglandThe Jolly Bacchus, 30 Pembroke Street
Census[6] 2 Apr 1871 Plymouth, Devon, England29 James Street
Census[7] 3 Apr 1881 Plymouth, Devon, England10 John Street
Census[8] 5 Apr 1891 Plymouth, Devon, England10 John Street
Census[9] 31 Mar 1901 Plymouth, Devon, England19 John Street
Death[10] 4 Dec 1910 Devonport, Devon, England2 Wake Street

Childhood

Ann Hutchings was baptised on 1st August 1834 at Wayford in Somerset. She was the daughter of Mary Ann Hutchings, formerly Forsey, and her husband Edmund Wilkins Hutchings, an agricultural labourer. Ann's baptism at Wayford was a private baptism and notes that the family did not live in Wayford parish, but in the hamlet of Woolminstone in the parish of Crewkerne. Nine days later Ann was baptised in her home parish of Crewkerne. Although Woolminstone is in the parish of Crewkerne it is about over two miles away from the parish church there, whereas Wayford is only just over a mile away. When Ann was born her paternal grandparents were both living in Woolminstone too, although her grandmother died in 1836 when Ann was nearly two.

Ann appears to have been the second of seven children. In the 1841 census she was living with her parents, siblings and paternal grandfather at Woolminstone. In the mid 1840s the family left Woolminstone and moved four miles to the west to Whatley in the parish of Winsham, where her brother Herbert was born in 1847. Winsham was also the parish in which Ann's mother Mary had been born. Back in Crewkerne parish Ann's grandfather William Hutchings died in 1849. The 1851 census finds the family living at Whatley, with Ann's father Edmund now described as a farmer.

Adulthood

Ann's next sighting is in 1856, aged 22, when she was a witness to her older sister Mary's marriage some 140 miles away from Winsham and Crewkerne, at St Pancras in the suburbs of London.

By 1860 Ann was living back in Crewkerne. She was married on 28th February 1860, aged 25, to William May. He was originally from Bradninch in mid Devon, some thirty miles or so west of Crewkerne, but at the time of their marriage he was also living in Crewkerne. Soon after their marriage Ann and William left Crewkerne and moved to the Plymouth area, initially settling in Devonport.

Ann's first son, William, was born on 19th January 1861 at 30 Pembroke Street in Devonport. William had previously worked as an agricultural labourer, but now became a publican, running 30 Pembroke Street as the Jolly Bacchus public house. The 1861 census finds Ann, William, their baby son and a couple of sailors lodging with them at the Jolly Bacchus. Two years later they had a daughter named Kate. Her baptism shows the family still living at the Jolly Bacchus.

Between 1863 and 1864 the family moved from Devonport into Plymouth itself, to another public house: the Portland Inn at 29 James Street, just north of the town centre. (A photograph of the Portland Inn taken in about 1956 is available here: Plymouth Reconstruction.) Here they had a son, Frank in 1864. They stayed at the Portland Inn for at least nine years, with William still being listed as the publican in trade directories in 1873. They had several more children whilst living there: Amos in 1866, who sadly died as a baby, then Maude in 1867 and Elizabeth in 1870. The 1871 census finds Ann and William at the Portland with four of their children. Their daughter Kate was away from home on census night, staying with Ann's parents, who by this time were living at Broadwindsor in Dorset.

Ann's mother Mary died in 1872 at Broadwindsor. Ann's widowed father came to live in Plymouth with Ann and her family. Ann had another two daughters in the early 1870s: Annie and Hannah. In 1877 Ann's eldest daughter Kate died aged 14.

The 1881 census finds Ann, William, their children and Ann's father living at 10 John Street, just around the corner from the Portland Inn. Their son Frank was described as an imbecile in the 1881 census, indicating that he was unable to look after himself. He died as a young man of 22 in 1886.

Ann's eldest son William was married in 1884, and Ann became a grandmother aged about 50 later that year when his first child was born, but sadly the baby died young. William and his wife went on to have a daughter the following year, who would live to adulthood.

As well as looking after Ann's father, the family also took in Ann's widower father-in-law, William May senior, who died at 10 John Street in 1890. The 1891 census finds Ann and William, their youngest daughter Hannah and Ann's father Edmund at 10 John Street. Ann's father died later that year.

The 1901 census finds Ann and William and their youngest daughter Hannah living at what was by then called 19 John Street, but appears to have been the same house as 10 John Street from the previous censuses, but the street had been renumbered. Their son William and his family were living next door at 21 John Street.

Some time between 1901 and 1910 William and Ann moved back to Devonport, living at 2 Wake Street, where Ann died on 4th December 1910. She was 76 years old. She had had nine children, but outlived four of them. (William's response to the 1911 census indicates that there must have been another child who died young whose identity has yet to be established.) She had also seen at least 25 grandchildren born in her lifetime, although some of these had died young too. She did not quite life long enough to see her first great grandchild: he was born less than a month after her death.

After Ann's death William went to live with their daughter Elizabeth and her family. He died at their home about two and a half years later.

References
  1. Wayford Baptisms, in United Kingdom. FreeREG - British Parish Register Transcripts and Indexes, Primary quality.

    Baptism date: 1 Aug 1834
    Name: Ann
    Parents: Edward & Mary Ann HUTCHINGS
    Abode: Woolminstone in the parish of Crewkerne
    Father's occupation: Labourer
    Notes: privately

  2. Crewkerne (St Bartholomew) Baptisms, in United Kingdom. FreeREG - British Parish Register Transcripts and Indexes, Primary quality.

    Baptism date: 10 Aug 1834
    Name: Anne
    Parents: Edmund & Mary Anne HUTCHINGS
    Abode: Crewkerne
    Father's occupation: Labourer

  3. General Register Office. The National Archives (TNA): Public Record Office (PRO) HO 107/1-1465 Census Returns: 1841 Census Schedules, Class HO107; Piece 940; Book 1; Folio 20; Page 9, 6 Jun 1841, Primary quality.

    Address: Woolminstone, Crewkerne, Somerset
    William Hutchings, male, 60 [1776-81], Ag Lab, born in county
    Edmund Hutchings, male, 30 [1806-11], Ag Lab, born in county
    Mary Ann Hutchings, female, 25 [1811-16], born in county
    Ann Hutchings, female, 7 [1833/4], born in county
    William Hutchings, male, 3 [1837/8], born in county

  4. General Register Office. The National Archives (TNA): Public Record Office (PRO) HO 107/1466-2531 Census Returns: 1851 Census Schedules, Class HO107; Piece 1928; Folio 208; Page 7, 30 Mar 1851, Primary quality.

    Address: Whatley, Winsham, Somerset
    Edwin Hutchings, head, married, male, 40 [1810/11], Farmer, b. Crewkerne, Somerset
    Mary Ann Hutchings, wife, married, female, 39 [1811/12], Farmer Wife, b. Winsham, Somerset
    Marey [sic] Hutchings, daughter, unmarried, female, 18 [1832/3], Farmer Daur, b. Crewkerne, Somerset
    Ann Hutchings, daughter, unmarried, female, 16 [1834/5], Farmer Daur, b. Crewkerne, Somerset
    William Hutchings, son, unmarried, male, 13 [1837/8], Farmer Son, b. Crewkerne, Somerset
    Alfred Hutchings, son, unmarried, male, 9 [1841/2], Farmer Son, b. Crewkerne, Somerset
    G.H. Hutchings, son, unmarried, male, 6 [1844/5], Farmer Son, b. Crewkerne, Somerset
    Herbert Hutchings, son, unmarried, male, 3 [1847/8], Farmer Son, b. Winsham, Somerset
    J. Hutchings, son, unmarried, male, 8 months [1850], Farmer Son, b. Winsham, Somerset

  5. General Register Office. The National Archives (TNA): Public Record Office (PRO) RG 9 General Register Office: 1861 Census Schedules, Class RG9; Piece 1450; Folio 11; Page 16, 7 Apr 1861, Primary quality.

    Address: The Jolly Bacchus, 30 Pembroke Street, Devonport, Stoke Damerel, Devon
    William May, head, married, male, 25 [1835/6], Victualler, b. Collumpton, Devon
    Ann May, wife, married, female, 26 [1834/5], b. Crewkerne, Somerset
    William May, son, male, 2 months [1861], b. Devonport, Devon
    John Deacon, lodger, unmarried, male, 39 [1821/2], Seaman R.N., b. Greenock, Scotland
    Samuel Walker, lodger, unmarried, male, 37 [1832/3], Seaman R.N., b. Stokenham, Devon

  6. General Register Office. The National Archives (TNA): Public Record Office (PRO) RG 10 General Register Office: 1871 Census Schedules, Class RG10; Piece 2116; Folio 56; Page 2, 2 Apr 1871, Primary quality.

    Address: 29 James Street, Plymouth, Devon
    William May, head, married, male, 34 [1836/7], Beer House Keeper, b. Collumpton, Devon
    Ann May, wife, married, female, 35 [1835/6], b. Crewkerne, Somerset
    William May, son, male, 10 [1860/1], Scholar, b. Stoke Damerel, Devon
    Frank May, son, male, 6 [1864/5], Scholar, b. Plymouth, Devon
    Maud May, daughter, female, 3 [1867/8], Scholar, b. Plymouth, Devon
    Elizabeth M. May, daughter, female, 1 [1869/70], b. Plymouth, Devon

  7. General Register Office. Public Record Office (PRO) RG 11 General Register Office: 1881 Census Schedules. (The National Archives), Class RG11; Piece 2194; Folio 7; Page 19, 3 Apr 1881, Primary quality.

    Address: 10 John Street, Plymouth, Devon
    William May, head, married, male, 45 [1835/6], Publican & Hauler, b. Tiverton, Devon
    Ann May, wife, married, female, 45 [1835/6], Publican's Wife, b. Crewkerne, Somerset
    William May, son, unmarried, male, 20 [1860/1], Compositer Printer (unemployed), b. Devonport, Devon
    Frank May, son, male, 16 [1864/5], b. Plymouth, Devon, Imbecile
    Maud May, daughter, female, 13 [1867/8], Scholar, b. Plymouth, Devon
    Elizabeth M. May, daughter, female, 11 [1869/70], Scholar, b. Plymouth, Devon
    Annie May, daughter, female, 8 [1872/3], Scholar, b. Plymouth, Devon
    Hannah May, daughter, female, 6 [1874/5], Scholar, b. Plymouth, Devon
    Edmund Hutchings, father, widower, 70 [1810/1], Gardener, b. Crewkerne, Somerset

  8. General Register Office. The National Archives (TNA): Public Record Office (PRO) RG 12 General Register Office: 1891 Census Schedules, Class RG12; Piece 1726; Folio 14; Page 21, 5 Apr 1891, Primary quality.

    Address: 10 John Street, Plymouth (Charles), Devon
    4 rooms occupied
    William May, head, married, male, 55 [1835/6], Shop Keeper & General Laborer, employed, b. Cullompton, Devon
    Ann May, wife, married, female, 56 [1834/5], b. Crewkerne, Somerset
    Hannah May, daughter, single, female, 17 [1873/4], b. Plymouth, Devon
    Edmund Hutchings, boarder, widower, male, 80 [1810/11], Gardener, worker, b. Crewkerne, Somerset

  9. General Register Office. The National Archives (TNA): Public Record Office (PRO) RG 13 General Register Office: 1901 Census Schedules, Class RG13; Piece 2103; Folio 11; Page 13, 31 Mar 1901, Primary quality.

    Address: 19 John Street (General dealer shop), Plymouth, Devon
    3 rooms occupied
    William May, head, married, male, 64 [1836/7], Beer retailer & grocer, own account, b. Bradnick [sic], Devon
    Ann May, wife, married, female, 65 [1835/6], b. Crewkerne, Somerset
    Anna May, daughter, single, female, 25 [1875/6], b. Plymouth, Devon
    Elsie May, daughter, female, 3 [1897/8], b. Plymouth, Devon

  10. Death certificate, in General Register Office. England and Wales Civil Registration. (London: General Register Office), Primary quality.
    Registration District Devonport
    1910 Death in the Sub-district of Stoke in the County of Devonport
    No.When and where diedName and surnameSexAgeOccupationCause of deathSignature, description and residence of informantWhen registeredSignature of registrar
    1Fourth December 1910
    2 Wake Street U.D.
    Ann Mayfemale76 yearsWife of William May
    Hauler (Master)
    Senile Decay certified by Eustace B. Thomson M.D.W.H. Turner
    Son-in-law
    Present at the Death
    14 Third Avenue, Camels Head, Devonport
    Fifth December 1910E.M. Brenton
    Deputy Registrar