Re: Who was Mary Ann Hexter?
Posted by Karen Newman on 23/1/2019, 11:16 am, in reply to "Re: Who was Mary Ann Hexter?"
I think it likely that she is the daughter of Ann Rendle of Crediton (who goes on to marry Charles Hexter). There is a birth reg for a Mary Ann RENDELL in 1844, Crediton reg dist. I think there is no mother’s maiden name on this one, but it is missing from the GRO enhanced index (though it appears on the ‘hard copy’). It is, however, June Qtr, which would fit with the day and month of her birth date, if not the year. |
I wonder if the Devon Record Office could supply a copy of the bastardy document to which you refer in case it holds any further information. They would make a charge, of course.
I note that Irving Shapley’s mother is shown as MARION RANDALL on his death cert. On the death cert of ELIZABETH SARAH MONTGOMERY, mother’s name is RANDAL (I do not think she is Mary Ann’s daughter, but that of Bertha Veale who married James in 1868, and emigrated to Canada with him and their 2 small daughters).
However, I can find no trace of Mary Ann on the 1851, 1861 or 1871 censuses, nor a baptism.