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There is 1,945 vital record available on MyHeritage for Ann Priestley, including birth records, marriage records, and death records. Vital records are historical records that are typically recorded around the actual time of the event, which means they are likely accurate. Vital records include information like the event date and place, and the person's occupation and residence. Vital records also often include information about the person's relatives. For example, birth and marriage records include names of parents and divorce records list the names of children.
Ann Priestley's origins have yet to be researched. Her first sighting is on 13th November 1853 when she had a daughter named Elizabeth Ann Priestley baptised at Heckington in Lincolnshire. The baptism record does not name the baby's father, but a newspaper report from the following July does name him. He was Edward Turner, a farmer in Heckington. Edward was a widower, having lost his wife in 1850. Apparently, Ann had gone to his house to be paid an allowance for the maintenance of the baby, but Edward assaulted her. He was charged with assault, but the case was settled out of court. Ann and her daughter have yet to be researched after this incident.