Person:Susan Warner (6)

Watchers
m. 19 Feb 1834
  1. Susan WarnerAbt 1835 - 1871
  2. Sarah Warner1838 - 1866
  3. Thomas Warner1842 - 1842
  4. Sophia Warner1842 - 1844
  1. William Abraham Nicholls1857 - 1891
  2. Jesse Nicholls1859 - 1935
  3. Frederick Nicholls1861 - 1892
  4. Mary Ann Nicholls1863 - 1935
  5. Alfred Nicholls1866 - 1910
  6. Sarah Nicholls1868 - 1940
  7. Arthur Daniel Nicholls1871 - 1947
Facts and Events
Name Susan Warner
Gender Female
Birth[2][3][4] Abt 1835 Harpenden, Hertfordshire, England
Census[1] 6 Jun 1841 Harpenden, Hertfordshire, EnglandCold Harbour
Census[2] 30 Mar 1851 Harpenden, Hertfordshire, EnglandUpper Top Street
Census[3] 7 Apr 1861 Wheathampstead, Hertfordshire, EnglandNomansland
Census[4] 2 Apr 1871 Wheathampstead, Hertfordshire, EnglandNomansland
Death[5] 17 Jun 1871 Wheathampstead, Hertfordshire, EnglandNomansland
Burial[6] 20 Jun 1871 Wheathampstead, Hertfordshire, England

Susan Warner was born around 1835 at Harpenden in Hertfordshire, daughter of a plaiter called Mary Warner, formerly Swallow, and her husband Francis Warner, an agricultural labourer. Both her parents had been married before and she had a number of older half-siblings. Susan appears in the 1841 census living with her parents and siblings at Cold Harbour in Harpenden. Despite only being five years old at the time, she was already working as a plaiter.

In 1844, Susan's father died. The 1851 census finds Susan living with her mother and two half-siblings at Top Street in Hertfordshire. Later that year her mother married again to an agricultural labourer called William Myers, who thus became Susan's stepfather.

In 1857, Susan had a son, William Abraham Nicholls. His father was Daniel William Nicholls, who Susan must have known since childhood, as he had been a near neighbour to her in the 1841 census at Cold Harbour. For reasons that are unclear, Susan and Daniel never married, yet they lived together, had seven children together, and described themselves as married in the censuses. Also in 1857, about the same time that Susan's first child was born, her mother died.

Susan and Daniel appear in both the 1861 and 1871 censuses living at Nomansland in the parish of Wheathampstead, which is a rural hamlet to the south of the main village.

Susan died on 17th June 1871 at Nomansland, aged 36. Her seven children ranged in age from fourteen down to about three months when she died. Daniel survived her by nearly thirty years, and would go on to marry Susan's half sister Maria Hornet a few months after Susan's death.

References
  1. England. General Register Office. The National Archives (abbreviated TNA): 1841 Census Schedules for England and Wales, Isle of Man and the Channel Islands. (Kew, Richmond, Greater London TW9 4DU, United Kingdom)
    Class HO107; Piece 441; Book 4; Folio 32; Page 17, 6 Jun 1841.

    Address: Cold Harbour, Harpenden, Hertfordshire
    Francis Warner, male, 45 [1791-6], Ag Lab, b. Hertfordshire
    Mary Warner, female, 35 [1801-6], Pl[aiter], b. Hertfordshire
    Mary Warner jun., female, 15 [1821-6], Pl[aiter], b. Hertfordshire
    Elizabeth Warner, female, 15 [1821-6], Pl[aiter], b. Hertfordshire
    Susan Warner, female, 5 [1835/6], Pl[aiter], b. Hertfordshire
    Sarah Warner, female, 3 [1837/8], b. Hertfordshire
    William Hornet, male, 10 [1830/1], Pl[aiter], b. Hertfordshire
    Maria Hornet, female, 9 [1831/2], Pl[aiter], b. Hertfordshire

  2. 2.0 2.1 General Register Office. The National Archives (abbreviated TNA). England and Wales. 1851 Census Schedules. (Kew, Richmond, Greater London TW9 4DU, United Kingdom)
    Class HO107; Piece 1713; Folio 73; Page 10, 30 Mar 1851.

    Address: Upper Top Street, Harpenden, Hertfordshire
    Mary Warner, head, widow, female, 46 [1804/5], Pl[aiter], b. Wheathampstead, Hertfordshire
    Susan Warner, dau, unmarried, female, 16 [1834/5], Pl[aiter], b. Harpenden, Hertfordshire
    William Hornet, son, unmarried, male, 21 [1829/30], Ag Lab, b. Wheathampstead, Hertfordshire
    Maria Hornet, daur, unmarried, female, 18 [1832/3], Pl[aiter], b. Wheathampstead, Hertfordshire
    William Innance?, lodger, married, male, 41 [1809/10], Carpenter, b. Harpenden, Hertfordshire

  3. 3.0 3.1 General Register Office. The National Archives (abbreviated TNA). 1861 Census Schedules for England and Wales, Isle of Man and the Channel Islands. (Kew, Richmond, Greater London TW9 4DU, United Kingdom)
    Class RG9; Piece 927; Folio 43; Page 10, 7 Apr 1861.

    Address: No Mans Land, Wheathampstead, Hertfordshire
    Daniel Nichols, head, married, male, 27 [1833/4], Labourer, b. Wheathampstead, Hertfordshire
    Susan Nichols, wife, married, female, 26 [1834/5], Wife of labourer, b. Harpenden, Hertfordshire
    William Nichols, son, male, 3 [1857/8], b. Wheathampstead, Hertfordshire
    Jesse Nichols, son, male, 2 [1858/9], b. Wheathampstead, Hertfordshire

  4. 4.0 4.1 General Register Office. The National Archives (abbreviated TNA). England and Wales. 1871 Census Schedules. (Kew, Richmond, Greater London TW9 4DU, United Kingdom)
    Class RG10; Piece 1376; Folio 51; Page 18, 2 Apr 1871.

    Address: No Man's Land, Wheathampstead, Hertfordshire
    Daniel Nichols, head, married, male, 37 [1833/4], Ag Labourer, b. Wheathampstead, Hertfordshire
    Susan Nichols, wife, married, female, 36 [1834/5], Straw plaiter, b. Harpenden, Hertfordshire
    William Nichols, son, male, 13 [1857/8], Ag Labourer, b. Wheathampstead, Hertfordshire
    Jessie Nichols, son, male, 11 [1859/60], Ag Labourer, b. Wheathampstead, Hertfordshire
    Frederick Nichols, son, male, 9 [1861/2], Ag Labourer, b. Wheathampstead, Hertfordshire
    Mary Ann Nichols, daughter, female, 7 [1863/4], Straw plaiter, b. Wheathampstead, Hertfordshire
    Alfred Nichols, son, male, 5 [1865/6], b. Wheathampstead, Hertfordshire
    Sarah Nichols, daughter, female, 3 [1867/8], b. Wheathampstead, Hertfordshire
    Arthur Nichols, son, male, 1m [1871], b. Wheathampstead, Hertfordshire

  5. Death certificate, in General Register Office. England and Wales Civil Registration. (London: General Register Office).

    1871 Death in the Sub-district of Harpenden in the County of Hertford
    No.214
    When and where died: Seventeenth June 1871, Noman's Land, Wheathampstead
    Name: Susan Warner
    Sex: Female
    Age: 36 years [1834/5]
    Occupation: Singlewoman
    Cause of death: Affection of the heart
    Informant: Information received from R. Grove Lowe, Coroner for Herts, Inquest held 19th June 1871
    Registered: Twentieth June 1871

  6. Burials register, in Church of England. Wheathampstead Parish Registers. (Hertford: Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies).

    BURIALS in the Parish of Wheathampstead in the County of Hertford in the Year 1871
    No. 137
    Name: Susan Warner
    Abode: Nomans Land, Wheathampstead
    When Buried: June 20
    Age: 36
    By whom the Ceremony was performed: Owen W. Davys, Rector