Person:Ann Priestley (1)

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Name Ann Priestley
Gender Female

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.

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  1.   Lincoln, Rutland and Stamford Mercury, 7 Jul 1854
    Ann Priestley, of Heckington, charged Edw. Turner, farmer, with assaulting her. It appeared that complainant had had a child by defendant, and went to his house for payment of the allowance towards its maintenance, when the assault complained of took place. Settled out of court.