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Sarah Ann Wells  ( 1848 – ? )

 

 

20.           SARAH ANN WELLS  was born ca. 1848 in Canvey Island, Essex.

 

Father:           James Wells

Mother:           Mary Anne Pickingill            (No. 6)

 

In 1851, Sarah Ann Wells, age 3, 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, Sarah Wells, age 12, 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, Sarah Wells was a servant in the household of James Cheny in St. Martin in the Fields, London.

From the 1871 Census of St. Martin in the Fields, Charing Cross, London, we find the following:

19 Warwick St

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

James Cheny        Head   Mar    53 M   Magestrate & Barrister at Law practi[   ]           Yorkshire
Adelaide Harpers  Niece  Unm    33 F                                                                       Isle of Man  Castletown
Sarah Wells           Sevt            23 F        Servant                                                    Essex         Canvy Island
Thomas [Tanffo]              Mar   44 M                                                                      Ireland        Louth
Bidget       do                          42 F                                                                                       Carlow

 

Sarah Ann Wells married JOHN HINTON in 1875.

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

Name:      Sarah Wells  /  John Hinton
Year:        1875
Quarter:   Oct-Nov-Dec  (4th Quarter)
District:    Rochford
County:    Essex
Volume:   4a      Page:  371

 

John Hinton was born ca. 1847 in South Benfleet, Essex.

 

In 1881, John and Sarah Hinton were living in Grays Thurrock, Essex.  John Hinton was a Lighterman.

From the 1881 Census of Grays Thurrock, Essex, we find the following:

3 Alma Place W

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

John Hinton      Head   Mar    34 M    Lighterman                     South Benfleet   Essex
Sarah             Wife    Mar    32 F                                        Canvey Island      

 

In 1891, John and Sarah A. Hinton are living in Grays Thurrock, Essex.  John Hinton is a Barge Lighterman.

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

38 George St

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

John Hinton     Head   M   44 M    Barge Lighterman  Employed             Essex   S Benfleet
Sarah A  do      Wife   M   43 F                                                              do      Canvey Island

 

In 1901, John and Sarah Ann Hinton are living in Grays Thurrock, Essex.  John Hinton is a Barge Lighterman.

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

22 Wood Street

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

John Hinton         Head   M   54 M    Lighterman Barge  Worker           Essex   South Benfleet
Sarah Ann  do     Wife    M   53 F                                                         Do      Canvey Island

 

It appears that John and Sarah Ann (Wells) Hinton didn’t have any surviving children.

 

 

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, St Martin in the Fields, Charing Cross, District 1, Image No. 31, Ancestry.com.  Public Record Office reference: R.G. 10 357, Original Page No. 31, Stamped Page No. 16, No. of Schedule 80. Sarah Wells in the household of John Cheny.   April, 9, 2009 Thursday 1:19 PM.

4.    Civil Registration Index, Marriage of Sarah Wells and John Hinton, 4th Quarter (Oct-Nov-Dec), Year 1875, District Rochford, County Essex, Volume 4a, Page 371.  April, 9, 2009 Thursday 1:44 PM.

5.     1881 Census of England, Essex, Grays Thurrock, District 13, Image No. 20, Ancestry.com.   Public Record Office reference: RG 11 / 1753, Original Page No. 20, No. of Schedule 109. Household of John Hinton.   April, 9, 2009 Thursday 1:14 PM.

6.     1891 Census of England, Essex, Grays Thurrock, District 13, Image No. 50, Ancestry.com.   Public Record Office reference: RG 12 / 1376, Original Page No. 51, Stamped Page No. 85, No. of Schedule 236. Household of John Hinton.    April, 9, 2009 Thursday 2:24 PM.

7.     1901 Census of England, Essex, Grays Thurrock, District 18, Image No. 21, Ancestry.com.   Public Record Office reference: RG 13 / 1660, Original Page No. 21, No. of Schedule 106. Household of John Hinton.   April, 9, 2009 Thursday 2:17 PM.

 

 

Last updated April 11, 2009 Saturday 2:20 PM

Researched and Compiled by William Wallworth

 

 


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