THE FAMILY OF ANN LUNT
WHO MARRIED GEORGE DUNN OF KNOWSLEY
Ann Lunt was born about 1840 and she married George Dunn, a gardener on 9th March, 1863 at Halsall parish church. At this time she was living at Aughton (Ref: Marriage certificate)
There is an Ann Lunt bp 15th Nov 1840 at St Catherine's, Liverpool; her parents were John Lunt and Elizabeth. John and Elizabeth were also parents of Mary Lunt bp 2nd March, 1845 (Ref: IGI).
It seems likely that this is the Ann that married George Dunn in 1863. We know from Ann and George's marriage certificate that her father was John Lunt, flourman.
Although I have been unable to find John in the 1851/1861 census, I did find an Ann in 1851; could this be Elizabeth remarried in 1851 & 1861?
1 Clarke Street, Toxteth Park, Liverpool (HO107/2186/ 478A)
William Benson head age 35 Labourer born Broughton
Eliz. " wife 35 born Wavertree
Ann Lunt d inlaw 11 Scholar born Liverpool
Margaret Lunt " 6 " born "
George " s inlaw 7 " born "
John " " 4 born "
Agnes Benson dau 2 born "
(NB "inlaw" appears to mean "step")
Note: An Elizabeth Lunt married William Benson sep Q 1848 at Liverpool - this would also explain why John Lunt does not appear in the Liverpool 1851 census.
45 Portland Street, Liverpool (RG9/2654/283/49)
William Benson head age 48 Railway Porter b Broughton, Lancs
Elizabeth " wife 45 b Wavertree
George Lunt step-son 17 Shipping clerk b Liverpool
Mary " step-dau 16 b "
John " step-son 14 b "
Agnes Benson dau 11 scholar b Liverpool
Daren " son 9 " b "
William " son 7 " b "
James " son 4 b "
Henry Jones boarder 18 railway porter b "
I have been unable to find a certain account of Ann Lunt in the 1861 census - just two years before she married George Dunn.
The only possible Ann in the 1861 census was:
57 Newsham Street, Liverpool (RG9/2651/134/27)
Isabella Lunt head widow age 53 Charwoman b West Derby
Eliza " dau unm 26 Dressmaker b Walton
Ann " 20 House servant b Liverpool
John Carter mar 37 Dock labourer b "
Thomas " " 34 Merchant Tailor b "
There are two possibilities here:
1. Ann is the daughter of Isabella (although the relationship is unstated) in which case she would be
Ann Lunt bp 3.12.1841 st St Anthony's Liverpool; parents James Lunt and Isabella (Ref: IGI) As we know that Ann's father was John, then this is dismissed.
2. Ann is an undisclosed relative of Isabella and infact a lodger, in which case this could be 'our' Ann perhaps a niece of Isabella?
According to her marriage certificate, she was living at Aughton at the time and her fiance George Dunn was a gardener at Lydiate.
Could this be a relative?
The Thorns, Southport Road, Lydiate, Lancs (RG10/3870/114/1)
John Lunt head unm age 50 Labourer born Lydiate
Margaret " sister " 37 born "
Mary A " dau " 19 born "
William Bold lodger 31 born Melling
If so, then this is the 1861 census of Margaret and her parents:
Southport Road, Lydiate, Lancs (RG9/2757/102/14)
John Lunt head mar age 70 Market Gardener born Lydiate
Ann " wife 68 born Liverpool
Margaret " dau unm 27 Charwoman born Lydiate
Esther Turnstall dau mar 25 born "
Ellen Lunt dau unm 19 born "
Walter " grandson 6 scholar born "
Elizabeth Turnstall grandau 5 born "
Mary Ann " " 2 born West Derby
If anyone has a connection with any of these families, please email me
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