Person:Mary Harry (4)

Watchers
m. 17 Nov 1850
  1. Mary Ann Harry1851 - 1852
  2. Mary Ann Harry1853 - 1895
  3. Amelia Jane Harry1855 - 1909
  4. Louisa Kate Harry1857 - 1933
  5. William Richard Harry1859 - 1916
  6. John Edwin Harry1863 - 1935
  7. Ellen Sarah Harry1866 - 1944
  8. Lilian Harry1868 - 1869
  9. Elizabeth Mary Harry1870 - 1878
m. 1873
  1. Lillian Allen1872 -
  2. John Alfred Allen1874 -
  3. Amelia Mary Elizabeth Allen1879 -
Facts and Events
Name Mary Ann Harry
Gender Female
Birth[1] 1853 Portsmouth, Hampshire, England
Census[2] 7 Apr 1861 Plymouth, Devon, England12 Claremont Street
Census[3] 2 Apr 1871 Plymouth, Devon, England25 Claremont Street
Marriage 1873 Plymouth, Devon, Englandto John Burridge Allen
Census[4] 3 Apr 1881 Plymouth, Devon, England10 John Street
Death[5] 1895 Plymouth, Devon, England

Mary Ann Allen was born in 1853 at Portsmouth in Hampshire, daughter of Jane Harry, formerly Drake, and her husband William Richard Harry, a shipwright. Mary was the couple's second child, but her older sister (who had also been called Mary Ann) had died as a baby. The family at this time was moving around several south coast ports with shipyards: Portsmouth, Dartmouth and Plymouth, as well as Mary's mother's native parish of Bere Ferrers in Devon. By the late 1850s they had settled at Plymouth.

The 1861 census finds Mary living with her parents and siblings at 12 Claremont Street in Plymouth. Ten years later they were in the same street, and Mary was working as a domestic servant. Her father at this time was unemployed, so Mary and her sister Louisa were the only employed people in the household.

In 1872 Mary had a daughter named Lilian. The following year she married a sailor named John Burridge Allen. They had another two children after their marriage: John Alfred in 1874 and Amelia Mary Elizabeth in 1879. All three children were baptised on the same day in 1879, and Lilian was baptised as Lilian Allen and John was named as her father too.

The 1881 census finds Mary and the three children living at 10 John Street in Plymouth. Mary's husband John was away from home - not unusual for a sailor. Mary's father died in 1884 in Plymouth. Mary and her family have not been found in the 1891 census. Mary's mother died in 1894.

Mary appears to have died in 1895, aged 42. John survived her by three years and died in 1898.

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

    b. Mary Ann HARRY, June Quarter 1853, Portsea Island Registration District, Vol. 2b, page 336

  2. General Register Office. The National Archives (TNA): Public Record Office (PRO) RG 9 General Register Office: 1861 Census Schedules, Class RG9; Piece 1440; Folio 125; Page 16, 7 Apr 1861, Primary quality.

    Address: 12 Claremont St, Plymouth, Devon
    William Harry, head, married, male, 34 [1826/7], Shipwright, b. Saltash, Cornwall
    Jane Harry, wife, married, female, 39 [1821/2], b. Beerferris, Devon
    Maryann Harry, daughter, female, 8 [1852/3], Scholar, b. Dartmouth, Devon
    Amelia Jane Harry, daughter, female, 6 [1854/5], Scholar, b. Beerferris, Devon
    Louisa Kate Harry, daughter, female, 3 [1857/8], Scholar, b. Dartmouth, Devon
    W[illia]m R[ichar]d Harry, son, male, 1 [1859/60], b. Plymouth, Devon

  3. General Register Office. The National Archives (TNA): Public Record Office (PRO) RG 10 General Register Office: 1871 Census Schedules, Class RG10; Piece 2118; Folio 109; Page 5, 2 Apr 1871, Primary quality.

    Address: 25 Claremont Street, Plymouth (St Andrew), Devon
    William R. Harry, head, married, male, 44 [1826/7], Shipwright (out of employ), b. Saltash, Cornwall
    Jane Harry, wife, married, female, 37 [1823/4], b. Parish of Beer Ferris, Devon
    Mary A. Harry, daughter, unmarried, female, 17 [1853/4], Domestic Serv[an]t, b. Portsmouth, Hampshire
    Louisa K. Harry, daughter, female, 13 [1857/8], Domestic Serv[an]t, b. Dartmouth, Devon
    William R. Harry, son, male, 11 [1859/60], Scholar, b. Plymouth, Devon
    John E. Harry, son, male, 7 [1863/4], Scholar, b. Plymouth, Devon
    Ellen S. Harry, daughter, female, 4 [1864/5], Scholar, b. Plymouth, Devon
    Elisabeth M. Harry, daughter, female, 1 [1869/70], b. Plymouth, Devon

  4. 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 (Charles), Devon
    Mary A. Allen, wife, married, female, 27 [1853/4], Sailor's Wife, b. Portsmouth, Hampshire
    Lilian Allen, daughter, female, 9 [1871/2], Scholar, b. Plymouth, Devon
    John B. Allen, son, male, 6 [1874/5], Scholar, b. Plymouth, Devon
    Amelia M. Allen, daughter, female, 2 [1878/9], b. Plymouth, Devon

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

    d. Mary Ann ALLEN, December Quarter 1895, Plymouth Registration District, Volume 5b, page 168, aged 42 [1852/3]

    An alternative (albeit the age is a couple of years out) might be this one:
    d. Mary Ann ALLEN, December Quarter 1898, Plymouth Registration District, Volume 5b, page 168, aged 43 [1854/5]