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3rd Generation

 

Hannah Wells  ( 1850 – ? )

 

 

21.           HANNAH WELLS  was born ca. 1850 in Canvey Island, Essex.

 

Father:           James Wells

Mother:           Mary Anne Pickingill            (No. 6)

 

 

In 1851, Hannah Wells, age 1, was living with her parents in Pitsea, Essex.

From the 1851 Census of Pitsea, Essex, we find the following:

Cottage

Name - Relationship – Married or Single – Age – Sex – Profession – Birthplace

James Wells                Head   Ma     32  M       Labr Ag.            Laindon             Essex
Mary Wells                  Wife     Ma     29  F                                 Hockley                d
James Wells                Son                 9  M                                South Benfleet      d
Mary Wells                  Dau                 6  F                                 South Benfleet      d
Sarah Ann Wells          Dau                 3  F                                 Pitsea                  d
Hanah Wells               Dau                  1  F                                 Pitsea                  d

 

In 1861, Hannah Wells, age 10, and her 3 sisters were in the Union Workhouse in Billericay, Essex

From the 1861 Census of the workhouse in Billericay, Essex, we find the following:

“List of all the persons who slept or abode in this institution on the night of Sunday, April 7th, 1861.”

On the 1st page:

Name - Relationship – Married or Single – Age – Sex – Profession – Birthplace

Robert Duncan Head  Married  37 M    Master of Union Workhouse    Scotland

Several pages later:

Name - Relationship – Married or Single – Age – Sex – Profession – Birthplace

Sarah Wells    Pauper      12 F  Scholar                    Essex,  Canvey Island
Hannah Wells    Do          10 F      Do                       Essex,  Canvey Island
Phoebe Wells    Do             8 F     Do                       Essex,  Canvey Island
Emma Willis      Do             6 F     Do                      Essex,  Canvey Island

 

In 1871, Hannah Wells, age 20, was a servant for a clergyman’s family in Kensington, London.

From the 1871 Census of Kensington St. Mary Abbott, London, we find the following:

9 Eardley Crestct

Name - Relationship – Married or Single – Age – Sex – Profession – Birthplace

Samuel C Haines   Head    Mar    42 M Clergyman Ch of England vicar of St Mathias [   ] Kensington
                                                                                                    Middlesex
Harriette       Do     Wife       Do    44 F        Do wife                         Surrey
Harriette M.  Do     Daur     Unm   21 F       Do Daughter                   Middlesex
Hannah Wells        Serv       do    20 F        Servant                          Essex
Mary J. Johnson    Serv       do    14 F            Do                            Sussex

 

In 1881, Hannah Wells, age 29, was a Cook for a Banker’s clerk family in Stamford Hill, Hackney, London.

From the 1881 Census of Stamford Hill, Hackney, London, we find the following:

Stamford Hill Amhurst Park Heathfield

Name - Relationship – Married or Single – Age – Sex – Profession – Birthplace

Thomas Cox               Head      M         50 M     Banker’s Clerk          Hackney         London
Janet      do                 Wife      M         49 F                                     Gravesend      Kent
Frances H.  do            dau       Unmd    21 F                                     Islington          London
Ellen Grace do                                  19 F                                         do                  do
Thos Martin do            son                 17 M    Banker’s Clerk               do                  do
Sarah Jane Francis   Servant              29 F     Housemaid                 Tottenham       Hale
Hannah Wells                                   29 F     Cook                         Canvey Island  Essex

 

In 1891, Hannah Wells, age 37, a servant for a Professor of French Literature in Brompton, Kensington, London.

From the 1891 Census of Brompton, Kensington, London, we find the following:

29 Brompton Sq

Name - Relationship – Married or Single – Age – Sex – Profession – Birthplace

Henry Roche                Head  M     40 M   Professor of French Literature School         Germany  British Subject
Lucy      Do                  Wife   M     24 F                                                                   London    [Ham----smith]
Robert   Do                  Son             2 M                                                                                  Kensington
Hannah Wells              Serv   S     37 F   Domestic Servant                                         Essex      Canvey Island
Bessie Hancock                    S     23 F            Do                                                    Cornwall   St. Agnes
Mary Berryman                     S     40 F            Do                                                       Do         Penzance

 

In 1906, Hannah Wells was on a ship going to Montreal, Quebec Province, Canada.  She was on a vessel named Carthaginian and the ship arrived in September 7, 1906.

From the passenger list, we find the following information:

No.                                                     7118
Name.                                               Wells Hannah
Age.                                                   56
Sex.                                                   F
Able to.                                              Read & Write
Married or Single.                               S
Profession.                                        Trained Nurse
Birth.                                                 England
County in British Isle from.                   Essex
Destination.                                       Montreal

 

 

It appears that Hannah Wells never married.

 

 

Sources:

1.     1851 Census of England, Essex, Pitsea, District 3b, Image No. 2, Ancestry.com.  Public Record Office reference: H.O. 107 / 1774, Original Page No. 6, Stamped Page No. [489], No. of Householder’s Schedule 7, Household of James Wells.    March 18, 2008 Tuesday 6:20 PM.

2.     1861 Census of England, Essex, Billericay, District Union Workhouse, Image No. 1 & 8, Ancestry.com.  Public Record Office reference: R.G. 9 / 1076, Original Page No. 33 & [  ]. The sisters, Sarah Wells, Hannah Wells, Phoebe Wells, and Emma Willis, in the Workhouse.   April, 9, 2009 Thursday 1:05 PM.

3.     1871 Census of England, London, Kensington St Mary Abbott, District 18, Image No. 45, Ancestry.com.  Public Record Office reference: R.G. 10 [55], Original Page No. 44, No. of Schedule 189. Hannah Wells a servant in the household of Samuel C Haines.  April, 9, 2009 Thursday 2:35 PM.

4.     1881 Census of England, London, Hackney, Stamford Hill, District 5, Image No. 60, Ancestry.com.  Public Record Office reference: R.G. 11 / 287, Original Page No. 57, No. of Schedule 255. Hannah Wells a cook in the household of Thomas Cox.  April, 9, 2009 Thursday 6:31 PM.

5.     1891 Census of England, London, Kensington, Brompton, District 5, Image No. 6, Ancestry.com.   Public Record Office reference: RG 12 / 30, Original Page No. 6, No. of Schedule 27. Hannah Wells a servant in the household of Henry Roche.  April, 9, 2009 Thursday 6:49 PM.

6.     1906 Hannah Wells on a passenger list for a ship that arrived in Canada.  Immigration, Canadian Passenger Lists, 1865-1935, Quebec, Quebec, 1906, September, Image No. 105.  Vessel: Carthaginian, Date of Arrival: 7 Sep 1906.  April 24, 2009 Friday 3:39 PM.

 

 

 

Last updated April 24, 2009  Friday  4:12 PM

Researched and Compiled by William Wallworth

 

 


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