Person:Annie May (4)

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
m. 1895
  1. Florence May Yearling1895 - 1988
  2. William John Yearling1897 - 1987
  3. George Henry Yearling1899 - 1962
  4. Harold Gilbert Yearling1902 - 1967
  5. Ivy Wilhelmina Yearling1906 - 1989
  6. Irene May Yearling1909 - 1994
  7. Thomas Yearling1912 - 1914
Facts and Events
Name Annie May
Gender Female
Birth[1] 1872 Plymouth, Devon, England
Census[2] 3 Apr 1881 Plymouth, Devon, England10 John Street
Census[3] 5 Apr 1891 Plymouth, Devon, EnglandElliott House, Lansdowne Place
Marriage 1895 Plymouth, Devon, Englandto Thomas Gilbert Yearling
Census[4] 31 Mar 1901 Plymouth, Devon, England25 Cambridge Street
Census[5] 2 Apr 1911 Plymouth, Devon, England25 Hampton Street
Death[6] 1953 Plymouth, Devon, England

Annie May was born in 1872 at Plymouth in Devon, daughter of Ann May, formerly Hutchings, and her husband William May, a publican and grocer. The 1881 census finds Annie living with her parents and siblings at 10 John Street in Plymouth with her parents and siblings, and also her maternal grandfather, Edmund Hutchings.

By 1891 Annie had left home and was working as a kitchen maid in the household of a retired coachmaker in Plymouth.

In 1895, aged 22, Annie married Thomas Gilbert Yearling, who was eighteen. They had eleven children together between 1895 and 1915, although four died young. The 1901 and 1911 censuses both find the family living in Plymouth. Thomas worked variously as a plasterer, riveter and crew member on ships belonging to the Great Western Railway.

Annie's mother Ann died in 1910, and her father William died just under three years later in 1913. Annie's son George served in the Royal Navy during the First World War.

In the early 1920s Annie's children started to marry, and she became a grandmother in 1922, aged 50.

Thomas died in 1929, aged 53. Annie outlived him by about 24 years, and died in Plymouth in 1953 (and so saw the destruction of much of the city in the Second World War). She was 81 years old.

  1. Births index, in General Register Office. England and Wales Civil Registration. (London: General Register Office), Primary quality.

    b. Annie MAY, June Quarter 1872, Plymouth Registration District, Vol. 5b, page 252

  2. 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

  3. General Register Office. The National Archives (TNA): Public Record Office (PRO) RG 12 General Register Office: 1891 Census Schedules, Class RG12; Piece 1735; Folio 136; Page 19, 5 Apr 1891, Primary quality.

    Address: Elliott House, Lansdowne Place, Plymouth (St Andrew), Devon
    Thomas Barton, boarder, single, male, 28 [1862/3], Representative W of E (Peck Bros & Co) Tea Mer. Eastcheap E.C., worker, b. Chester, Cheshire
    John B. Johnson, head, married, male, 72 [1818/9], Retired Coach Maker, b. Plymouth, Devon
    Grace Johnson, wife, married, female, 68 [1822/3], b. North Petherwin, Devon
    Elizabeth Grundon, boarder, single, female, 86 [1804/5], Living on her own means, b. Plymouth, Devon
    Loveday G. Landelands, lodger, widower, male, 60 [1830/1], b. Bodmin, Cornwall
    Mary A. Skinner, servant, single, female, 18, [1872/3], Housemaid, b. Plymouth, Devon
    Annie May, servant, single, female, 18 [1872/3], Kitchen maid, b. Plymouth, Devon
    Ivy Worlington, nurse, single, female, 24 [1866/7], Hospital nurse, b. Southampton, Hampshire

  4. General Register Office. The National Archives (TNA): Public Record Office (PRO) RG 13 General Register Office: 1901 Census Schedules, Class RG13; Piece 2012; Folio 70; Page 34, 31 Mar 1901, Primary quality.

    Address: 25 Cambridge Street, Plymouth, Devon
    2 rooms occupied
    Thomas G. Yearling, head, married, male, 24 [1876/7], Plasterer, worker, b. Ireland
    Annie Yearling, wife, married, female, 27 [1873/4], b. Plymouth, Devon
    Florence M. Yearling, daughter, female, 5 [1895/6], b. Plymouth, Devon
    William J. Yearling, son, male, 3 [1897/8], b. Plymouth, Devon
    George H. Yearling, son, male, 1 [1899/1900], b. Plymouth, Devon

  5. General Register Office. The National Archives (TNA): Public Record Office (PRO) RG 14 General Register Office: 1911 Census Schedules, Class RG14; Piece 12941; Schedule 322, 2 Apr 1911, Primary quality.

    Address: 24 Hampton Street, Plymouth, Devon
    3 rooms occupied
    Thomas Yearling, head, male, 34 [1876/7], married 16 years, 9 children born alive, 6 children still living, Labourer (Rivetter) - Government Dockyard, worker, b. Co. Kerry
    Annie Yearling, wife, female, 37 [1873/4], married, b. Plymouth
    Florence M. Yearling, daughter, female, 15 [1895/6], single, b. Plymouth
    William J.T. Yearling, son, male, 13 [1897/8], single, b. Plymouth
    George H. Yearling, son, male, 11 [1899/1900], single, b. Plymouth
    Harold G. Yearling, son, male, 9 [1901/2], single, b. Plymouth
    Ivy W. Yearling, daughter, female, 4 [1906/7], single, b. Plymouth
    Irene M. Yearling, daughter, female, 1 [1909/10], single, b. Plymouth

  6. Deaths index, in General Register Office. England and Wales Civil Registration. (London: General Register Office), Primary quality.

    d. Annie YEARLING, December Quarter 1953, Plymouth Registration District, Volume 7a, page 553, aged 81 [1871/2]