|Mary Large (→ Lee)||[1819 - 1881]||FMMFMM|
Born: circa 1819
Her place of birth is a mystery. The census entries are varied and contradictory:-
A Mary Ann Large was baptised 13 August 1815 at Wolverhampton St Peter, daughter of John and Mary. Without some confirmation, I am reluctant to take this as the correct Mary. Even though this is the parish at which she married, too much doesn't quite fit: the date of birth is a few years too early, the place of birth is difficult to reconcile with any of those given in censuses, and the second name does not appear in any other record of Mary.
Mary Large baptised 9 August 1818 at Barlaston STS, daughter of John and Elizabeth, looks a better candidate. But again, the place of birth cannot be reconciled with any in the census records. Without some confirming detail this is speculative.
I am indebted to Anne Pilsbury for the suggestion that Stonesteadford could have been Stone Stafford(shire). That would be consistent with Mary being the Mary christened in Barlaston, a short ride on the Trent and Mersey Canal from Stone. She further suggests that the Larges may have been boat people:-
Barlaston, where she was christened
Wolverhampton where she and Edwin were married and their first child Kesia was born,
Stourport where her daughter Mary was born, who married Thomas Whitehouse
Dudley where they lived for many years (including 'Old Dock') were all important canal centres.
Investigation by me of earlier records show that rather than being linked to Birmingham LARGE he was probably the son of Samuel Large (1741-1812) a blacksmith of Newcastle under Lyme who originated in Sandbach Cheshire. John was baptised in Newcastle under Lyme 20th August 1781. When John married Elizabeth Baker in Kidderminster in 1811 one of the witnesses was Francis Sturland originally from Burston near Stone,Staffordshire. Both men worked as boatmen and two of John's daughters were also baptised at Barlaston (boatyard) in Staffs 1818 and 1822.
Married: Edwin Lee 11 December 1836, Wolverhampton STS St Peter
Witnesses: Mary Ann Smith, John Biddulph
Died: 17 June 1881
|in the Sub-District of||Dudley|
|in the County of||Worcester|
|When and where died||17 June 1881, 1 Court, Martin Hill Street, Dudley|
|Name and Surname||Mary Lee|
|Occupation||Wife of Edwin Lee, Labourer|
|Cause of death||Bronchitis, Cardiac hypertrophy, Anasarca|
certified by J A Dowd
|Informant||the mark of Betsy Lee, Daughter in law, present at the death, 29 Vauxhall Street Dudley|
|When Registered||17 June 1881|
|1841||Bernards Hill, Bridgnorth|
|1851||Cleveland Street, Dudley|
|1861||Old Dock, Dudley|
|1871||79A Dock Lane, Dudley|
|1881||Court No 1, 1 Martin Hill Street, Dudley|
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