Special People Section - Phoebe Ann Wells, daughter of Mary Anne Pickingill

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Phoebe Ann Wells  ( 1851 – 1920 )

 

 

22.           PHOEBE ANN WELLS  was born ca. 1851 in Canvey Island, Essex.

 

Father:           James Wells

Mother:           Mary Anne Pickingill            (No. 6)

 

In 1861, Phoebe Wells, age 8, 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, Phoebe Wells, age 19, was a servant in a Barge owner’s household in Sittingbourne, Kent.

From the 1871 Census of Sittingbourne, Kent, we find the following:

11 Park Road

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

Charles Burley        Head  Mar   36 M    Barge Owner               Kent  Sittingbourne
Clara        Do        
Wife   Mar    24 F                                         Do   Milton
Charles Benjn Do    Son               1 M                                       Do   Sittingbourne
William Thos  Do    Son               5 m M                                    Do         Do
Phebe Wells         
Serv   Unm  1 9 F     Domestic Servant          Essex   Billericay

 

In 1881, Phoebe Wells, age 28, was a Nurse in an Auctioneer & Surveyor’s household in Brompton, London.

8 Maresbourgh Rd.

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

Frederick H Barley     Head   Mar    32 M   Auctioneer & Surveyor        Middlesex   Islington
Ann                Do       Wife    Do     30 F                                              Do             St Dunistan
Maria H         Do       Daur   Unm    6 F                                                Do             Kensington
Harold P       Do       Son     Do       2 M                                               Do             Chelsea
Dora M         Do        Daur    Do       3 mo F                                         Do             Kensington
trinity Ashly               Sert     Do     28 F          Cook                            Do             St George
Alice E Marlin             Do      Do     28 F          Parler maid                   Do             St Pancras
Maria Wood                Do     Do      22 F            Housemaid                 Do                  Do
Phebe Wells             Sert    Unm    28 F          Nurse                          Essex        Canvey Island
Emma Hobbs              Do      Do    20 F          Under nurse                  Middlesex  St George

 

Phoebe Ann Wells married JOHN ROBERT DINES in 1884.

From the England and Wales Civil Registration Indexes, we find the following Marriage entry from the Indexes:

Name:      Phoebe Ann Wells  /   John Robert Dines
Year:        1884
Quarter:   Apr-May-Jun  (2nd Quarter)
District:    Orsett
County:    Essex
Volume:   4a      Page:  350

 

John Robert Dines was born ca. 1861 in Grays, Essex.

 

In 1891, John and Phoebe Dines were living at 139 High Street in Grays Thurrock, Essex.  John R. Dines was a Confectioner.  Phoebe’s sister, Emma Wells, was living with them.

From the 1891 Census of Grays Thurrock, Essex, we find the following:

139 High St

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

John R. Dines             Head   M   30 M   Confectioner                  Employer       Essex   Grays
Phoebe A  do             Wife    M  40 F                                        Employed          do     Canvey Island
Eugene H  do             Daur           6 F    Scholar                                                 do     Grays
Rose M.     do               do           2 F                                                                  do       do
Emma Wells             Sister   S     38 F    Sick Nurse                                            do    Canvey Island
Florence Hermitage  Servt    S     15 F    Dom General Servant    Employed           do    Grays

 

In 1901, John and Phoebe Dines were living at 139 High Street in Grays Thurrock, Essex.  John R. Dines was a Confectioner.

From the 1901 Census of Grays Thurrock, Essex, we find the following:

139 High Street

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

John R Dines       Head   M   40 M   Confectioner   own Account - at home   Essex    Grays
Phoebe A Dines   Wife    M    50 F                                                            Essex    N. Benfleet
Eugema H Dines  Daur    S   16 F     Shop Assistant
     worker                   Essex    Grays
Rose M Dines      Daur         12 F                                                              Essex   Grays
Elsie L Dines       Daur          6 F                                                               Essex   Grays

 

In 1920, Phoebe A. Dines died at the age of 68 years.

From the England and Wales Civil Registration Indexes, we find the following Death entry from the Indexes:

Name:      Phoebe A Dines
Age:         68
Year:        1920
Quarter:   Jan-Feb-Mar  (1st Quarter)
District:    Romford
County:    Essex
Volume:   4a      Page: 616

 

 

CHILDREN OF JOHN ROBERT AND PHOEBE ANN (WELLS) DINES:

 

 

40.           EUGEMA H. DINES  was born ca. 1885 in Grays, Essex.

In 1891, “Eugene” H. Dines, age 6, Scholar, was living with her parents at 139 High Street in Grays Thurrock, Essex (see above for details in the census).

In 1901, Eugema H. Dines, age 16, a Shop Assistant, was living with her parents at 139 High Street in Grays Thurrock, Essex (see above for details in the census).

 

 

41.           ROSE M. DINES  was born ca. 1889 in Grays, Essex.

In 1891, Rose M. Dines, age 2, was living with her parents at 139 High Street in Grays Thurrock, Essex (see above for details in the census).

In 1901, Rose M. Dines, age 12, was living with her parents at 139 High Street in Grays Thurrock, Essex (see above for details in the census).

 

 

42.           ELSIE L. DINES  was born ca. 1895 in Grays, Essex.

In 1901, Elsie L. Dines, age 6, was living with her parents at 139 High Street in Grays Thurrock, Essex (see above for details in the census).

 

 

 

Sources:

1.     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.

2.     1871 Census of England, Kent, Sittingbourne, District 31, Image No. 10, Ancestry.com.   Public Record Office reference: R.G. 10 984, Original Page No. 10, No. of Schedule 48. Phebe Wells a servant in the household of Charles Burley.  April, 9, 2009 Thursday 3:05 PM.

3.     1881 Census of England, London, Brompton, District 20a, Image Nos. 5 & 6, Ancestry.com.  Public Record Office reference: R.G. 11 / 48, Original Page Nos. 5 & 6, Stamped Page No. 107, No. of Schedule 162. Phebe Wells a servant in the household of Frederick H Barley.  April, 9, 2009 Thursday 6:18 PM.

4.    Civil Registration Index, Marriage of Phoebe Ann Wells and John Robert Dines, 2nd Quarter (Apr-May-Jun), Year 1884, District Orsett, County Essex, Volume 4a, Page 350.  April, 9, 2009 Thursday 1:50 PM.

5.     1891 Census of England, Essex, Grays Thurrock, District 13, Image No. 20, Ancestry.com.   Public Record Office reference: RG 12 / 1376, Original Page No. 20, No. of Schedule 96. Household of John R. Dines.  April, 9, 2009 Thursday 1:52 PM.

6.     1901 Census of England, Essex, Grays Thurrock, District 15, Image No. 5, Ancestry.com.  Public Record Office reference: RG 13 / 1659, Original Page No. 5, Stamped Page No. 132, No. of Schedule 21. Household of John R. Dines.  April, 9, 2009 Thursday 7:00 PM.

7.    Civil Registration Index, Death of Phoebe A. Dines, age 68, 1st Quarter (Jan-Feb-Mar), Year 1920, District Romford, County Essex, Volume 4a, Page 616.  Searched April 25, 2009 Saturday 3:56 PM.

 

 

 

Last updated April 26, 2009  Sunday  2:19 PM

Researched and Compiled by William Wallworth

 

 


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