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JONES, Mary Elizabeth Grace

JONES, Mary Elizabeth Grace

Female 1814 - 1888  (~ 75 years)

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  • Name JONES, Mary Elizabeth Grace 
    Born Between 1813 and 1814  At Sea Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Name Mary JONES  [1
    Reference Number 657 
    _UID A9098F6465AF4284B858F241B000D04C8E3B 
    Died 27 May 1888  Aberdeen, Brown County, South Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried 13 Jun 1888  Algarkirk, Lincolnshire Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I657  Edgoose
    Last Modified 25 Dec 2017 

    Father JONES, Robert,   b. Between 1780 and 1781, Sheriff Hales, Staffordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother O'GRADY, Grace,   b. Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married Bef 1815  Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F489  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family EDGOOSE, Joel,   b. 19 Jan 1804, Swineshead, Lincolnshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Dec 1883, Amber Hill, Lincolnshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Married Unknown 
    Children 
     1. EDGOOSE, Sarah Lawson,   b. Between 1832 and 1833, Newport, Shropshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Mar 1874, Kirton in Holland, Lincolnshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 42 years)
     2. EDGOOSE, John,   b. 1834, Hartlepool, County Durham Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Dec 1839, Gilesgate Moor, Durham, County Durham Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 5 years)
     3. EDGOOSE, James,   b. 1 Mar 1837, Durham, County Durham Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Sep 1881, Newstead, Nottinghamshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 44 years)
     4. EDGOOSE, John Robert,   b. 23 Oct 1839, Durham, County Durham Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Oct 1914, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
     5. EDGOOSE, Alice,   b. 17 Mar 1842, Swineshead, Lincolnshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Sep 1880, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 38 years)
     6. EDGOOSE, Joel,   b. 8 Aug 1844, Swineshead, Lincolnshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Aug 1879, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 35 years)
     7. EDGOOSE, Mary Elizabeth,   b. 11 Apr 1847, Swineshead, Lincolnshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 May 1911, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years)
     8. EDGOOSE, Jonathan,   b. 5 Aug 1850, Swineshead, Lincolnshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 May 1871, Algarkirk, Lincolnshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 20 years)
     9. EDGOOSE, Elizabeth,   b. 16 Nov 1852, Swineshead, Lincolnshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Mar 1944, Brown County, South Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years)
     10. EDGOOSE, William,   b. 8 Oct 1855, Algarkirk Fen, Lincolnshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Dec 1867, Sutterton Fen, Lincolnshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 12 years)
     11. EDGOOSE, Harriet,   b. 14 Nov 1858, Algarkirk Fen, Lincolnshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Apr 1916, Ulceby, Lincolnshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years)
    Last Modified 11 Jul 2016 
    Family ID F488  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Mary Elizabeth Grace Edgoose circa 1813-1888
    Mary Elizabeth Grace Edgoose circa 1813-1888
    Mary Elizabeth Grace Jones supposedly married Joel EDGOOSE. No record of the marriage has been found.
    Sisters-in-law: Elizabeth Craft & Mary Elizabeth Grace Edgoose
    Sisters-in-law: Elizabeth Craft (1815-1900) and Mary Elizabeth Grace Edgoose (Circa 1813-1888
    Elizabeth Edgoose married John CRAFT. Her brother Joel EDGOOSE married Mary Elizabeth Grace JONES.
    Joel and Mary Elizabeth Grace Edgoose
    Joel and Mary Elizabeth Grace Edgoose
    This photograph was taken in Sheffield circa 1882, the year before Joel EDGOOSE's death.
    Joel and Mary Elizabeth Grace Edgoose
    Joel and Mary Elizabeth Grace Edgoose
    This photograph was taken in Sheffield circa 1882, the year before Joel EDGOOSE's death.
    Joel EDGOOSE (1804-1883)
    Mary Elizabeth Grace EDGOOSE nee JONES

    Letters from AMERICA
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    MARY ELIZABETH GRACE EDGOOSE nee JONES (1814-1888) MAY 1888

    A note in her mother's hand was kept by daughter Harriet:
    "My dearest you will see from this how the Marage is proformed in this contrey it is as it was in the days of our blessed Lord and Savour Jesus christ thay are moast of them married at the brid hom and the man takes her a way."
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    MARY ELIZABETH GRACE EDGOOSE nee JONES (1814-1888) to HARRIET COCKER nee EDGOOSE (1858-1916) [PAGE 1]

    Her mother's last letter to her daughter Harriet Cocker nee Edgoose. It was written in Aberdeen, South Dakota, USA, whilst she was visiting her daughter Elizabeth Edgoose (1852-1944).
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    MARY ELIZABETH GRACE EDGOOSE nee JONES (1814-1888) to HARRIET COCKER nee EDGOOSE (1858-1916) [PAGE 6]

    Her mother's last letter to her daughter Harriet Cocker nee Edgoose. It was written in Aberdeen, South Dakota, USA, whilst she was visiting her daughter Elizabeth Edgoose (1852-1944).
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    MARY ELIZABETH GRACE EDGOOSE nee JONES (1814-1888) to HARRIET COCKER nee EDGOOSE (1858-1916) [PAGE 5]

    Her mother's last letter to her daughter Harriet Cocker nee Edgoose. It was written in Aberdeen, South Dakota, USA, whilst she was visiting her daughter Elizabeth Edgoose (1852-1944).
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    MARY ELIZABETH GRACE EDGOOSE nee JONES (1814-1888) to HARRIET COCKER nee EDGOOSE (1858-1916) [PAGE 4]

    Her mother's last letter to her daughter Harriet Cocker nee Edgoose. It was written in Aberdeen, South Dakota, USA, whilst she was visiting her daughter Elizabeth Edgoose (1852-1944).
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    MARY ELIZABETH GRACE EDGOOSE nee JONES (1814-1888) to HARRIET COCKER nee EDGOOSE (1858-1916) [PAGE 3]

    Her mother's last letter to her daughter Harriet Cocker nee Edgoose. It was written in Aberdeen, South Dakota, USA, whilst she was visiting her daughter Elizabeth Edgoose (1852-1944).
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    MARY ELIZABETH GRACE EDGOOSE nee JONES (1814-1888) to HARRIET COCKER nee EDGOOSE (1858-1916) [PAGE 2]

    Her mother's last letter to her daughter Harriet Cocker nee Edgoose. It was written in Aberdeen, South Dakota, USA, whilst she was visiting her daughter Elizabeth Edgoose (1852-1944).

    Ephemera
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    A TELEGRAM ANNOUNCING THE IMMINENT DEMISE OF MARY ELIZABETH GRACE EDGOOSE (1814-1888)
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    A TELEGRAM ANNOUNCING THE DEATH OF MARY ELIZABETH GRACE EDGOOSE nee JONES (1814-1888) in Aberdeen, South Dakota, USA.
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    JOHN ROBERT EDGOOSE's telegram announcing to his sister Harriet the departure from New York, USA, on 2 June 1888 of the body of his mother MARY ELIZABETH GRACE EDGOOSE nee JONES (1814-1888) in a glass topped coffin. He escorted his mother's body to Algarkirk in Lincolnshire.

    Mourning Cards
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    MARY ELIZABETH GRACE EDGOOSE nee JONES (1814-1888) 27 MAY 1888

    She died in Aberdeen, Dakota, USA, and travelled in a glass-topped coffin to Algarkirk in Lincolnshire for burial.

  • Notes 
    • MARY ELIZABETH GRACE EDGOOSE nee JONES 1813/1814/1815-1888

      According to notes made by Valetta POWELL (nee RIGGALL) in 1963, Mary Elizabeth Grace JONES was born on a troopship after the Battle of Waterloo in 1815. Her father, a Welsh non-conformist and a trooper in the Cavalry, had eloped with Grace O'GRADY when the Cavalry were stationed in Ireland. Grace O'GRADY, of good family, was disowned as a consequence.

      From the 1841 census of Hart Street, Hartlepool, County Durham:
      Joel EDGOOSE (Ancestry has Edgeman), aged 30, labourer, not born in County Durham;
      *Mary EDGOOSE, aged 25, not born in County Durham;
      Sarah EDGOOSE, aged 8, not born in County Durham;
      James EDGOOSE, aged 4, born in County Durham;
      John EDGOOSE, aged 2, born in County Durham.
      (HO107/315/20/45/16)

      According to the 1851 census returns for Hammond Beck, Swineshead, she was born at Newport, Shropshire, in 1813 or 1814 (HO107/2099/633). Later returns show her to have been born in Newport, Hampshire (1861), Newport, Salop, South Wales (1871), and "Board of Ship" (1881). (Census returns show her eldest child, Sarah EDGOOSE, to have been born in Newport, Salop (1851), Newport, Shropshire (1861), and Newport, Staffordshire (1871).

      She married Joel EDGOOSE, possibly in Newport, before 1832 or 1833 when their daughter Sarah EDGOOSE was born. No trace of a record of the marriage or baptism has yet been found.

      According to her granddaughter Clara Strohmeier CLARK, Mary JONES had been a Roman Catholic and came from a family of English toffee makers. There is probably a connection with Augusta HAYNES (referred to in Harriet RIGGALL's letter dated 1900 as Aunt Augusta), wife of William HAYNES, baker and confectioner, of 1 Swan Street, Hanley. A further connection may be with Jim HAYNES of Aberdeen, South Dakota, USA (see letter from him).

      Clara Strohmeier CLARK said that she used to raise and shear sheep in England and spin yarn for clothes. She also ran the Sunday School at Holland Fen for many years (visit to South Dakota 1972).

      At the time of the 1851 census the family were living at Hammond Beck, Swineshead:
      Joel EDGOOSE, head, aged 47, agricultural labourer, born at Algarkirk, Lincolnshire;
      Mary EDGOOSE, wife, aged 37, born at Newport, Shropshire;
      Sarah EDGOOSE, daughter, aged 18, born at Newport;
      James EDGOOSE, son, aged 14, agricultural labourer, born in the City of Durham;
      John EDGOOSE, son, aged 11, agricultural labourer, born in the City of Durham;
      Alice EDGOOSE, daughter, aged 9, born at Swineshead, Lincolnshire;
      Joel EDGOOSE, son, aged 6, born at Swineshead;
      Mary EDGOOSE, daughter, aged 3, born at Swineshead;
      Robert EDGOOSE, grandson, aged 3, born at Swineshead;
      Jonathan EDGOOSE, son, aged 7 months, born at Swineshead.
      (HO107/2099/633)

      The family were living at Sutterton at the time of the 1861 census:
      Joel EDGOOSE, head, married, aged 57, agricultural labourer, born at Algarkirk;
      Mary EDGOOSE, wife, married, aged 47, born at Newport, Hampshire (sic);
      Joel EDGOOSE, son, unmarried, aged 16, born at Algarkirk;
      Jonathan EDGOOSE, son, aged 10, born at Algarkirk;
      Elizabeth EDGOOSE, daughter, aged 7, born at Algarkirk;
      William EDGOOSE, son, aged 5, born at Algarkirk;
      Harritt (sic) EDGOOSE, daughter, aged 2, born at Algarkirk.
      (RG9/2340/68/10)

      In 1871 she was living at Maryland Bank, Algarkirk Fen:
      Joel EDGOOSE, head, married, aged 67, labourer, born at Algarkirk Fen;
      Mary EDGOOSE, wife, married, aged 57, born at Newport, Salop, South Wales (sic!);
      Jonathan EDGOOSE, son, aged 20, born at Swineshead.
      (RG10/3346/87/3)

      The 1881 census returns for Algarkirk and Amber Hill, Lincolnshire:
      Joel EDGOOSE,head, aged 77, farm labourer, born at Algarkirk Fen;
      Mary EDGOOSE, wife, aged 67, was a British subject born "At Sea".
      (RG11/3220/150/4)

      John Armstrong COCKER of Hathersage, Derbyshire, who married her daughter Harriet EDGOOSE, refers in his will made in November 1887 to his mother-in-law Mary Elizabeth Grace EDGOOSE.

      At the age of 72 she left England to spend a year with her son in South Dakota, USA. She sailed from Liverpool to New York. The journey is said to have taken six weeks because of a faulty propellor and many passengers died of scurvy.

      In 1887-1888 she was living in Aberdeen, South Dakota (Mary EDGOOSE [wid Joel] res e s 5th 3s of 4th ave). Elizabeth EDGOOSE, John Robert EDGOOSE senior, and John Robert EDGOOSE junior, boarded with her.

      The following note in Mary EDGOOSE's handwriting was found amongst her daughter Harriet's possessions:
      "My dearest you will see from this how the Marage is proformed in this contrey it is as it was in the days of our blessed Lord and Savour Jesus christ thay are moast of them married at the brid hom and the man takes her a way."

      A Letter from Mary EDGOOSE to her daughter Harriet (1858-1916) - envelope inscribed 'My dear Mothers last letter home' and signed 'H.C.':
      "Aberdeen April 27 1888

      do dearest right soon and many thanks for the money all so

      My very dear Harriet this comes in answer to your very kind and well com letter of 11th receved all saf 24th for wich except my sincear thanks hoping you hav receved my letter of 4th and also the seeds your kind letter gav us all great pleasurer to hear that you are still improving in health hoping with God blessing you may be restoared to your wonted health and strength I think and we all do think it is all of the mercy and goodness of Allmighty God that you are as well as you are and as been able all throw your great tryals and the loss of so dear a husband and farther in such a short tim to have been able to right at all to us
      but my dearest I hop and trust in God that you have that blessed asuarnce that his grace is sifishent in every tryal it as been his devin will to call us to pass through I think som thimes with Betey as she says our hevenley as a wise end in all his ways and it is for som good in the end all tho it seams hard to us all for you to loos such a dear husband and us a real friend with (?) meney moor but we must be resined to his devine will and say thy will be don and not mine I know you will be pleased to hear that I ham as well as I can expect to be or even a great deal better for wich I ham truly thankfull to Allmighty God for all his mercys and blessings to us each all the rest is all well except
      Betey is not very well as I tould you in my last what a tryal shee was having with Miss SEAMOR but it is over and shee is gon with what she ad got and we was all very pleased to get shut of her I never thought she would go untill Betey paid her part as she clamed in the business but Betey tould her that shee would not giv her a shiling untill she tould what shee ad don with the money but shee would not so she went with what shee ad got and now Betey finds the difrince since shee left when all expences was paid last week shee ad a hundred dolars clear in the fornight they seam to get on very well at present shee as put Robert in Miss SEAMOR place and Joel is in the office and with her looking after them so far they hav don as well as shee did I was to till you thay are very good boys and are trying to bring themselves up very respacatable in
      keeping good compnay and Betey sayes they try to be all the help thay can to her John will not tak them to help him the wether is so bittrley could and stormy they are having snow in som places hear yet he canot get on with aney planting he is very discureged with the long winters and says that he must try somthing els I want Betey to let him and the boys hav the Laundrey it is a very good business and shee says the boys will soon run it as well as she can Betey sent for me when Miss SEAMOR left and I ham with her and shall stay untill I return to you wich I entend doing all well and God willing to spair you and me if Betey will not com John says that he will com and bring me before the cold wether sets in and I have the last tone lots of money you have sent me after dear John death I mad up my mind to com if we was spaired so I hav taken cair to have as
      will pay my passag back Betey seames willing for me to com since you hav been left but thinks you hav been very wise in not sending for John as long as you keep improving in health as the boys can if they will mak theair way in this contrey and shee says shee as ad to mak her way without aney leaving that as been her loss and they are booth good in living and as improved very much since they hav been in the laundrey for Miss SEAMOR said Joel was tow sharp she says thay all hav aright to mak thair way as well as you and her and let Henerey and his wif do as I ad to do work and tak cair of what they do work for you may giv unt ill you may hav nothing left
      I have not heard from Mary yet but as ad a letter from Lizzey to say that Marey ad gone to his hom and that he was a tailor with three sons the yongest 10 years old I hav miss laid the letter or I would hav sent it she said that shee expected her to com to chicago when her rents was due John was hear on tusday the cow ad calved and was very bad he cam for som medson for her he said I was to giv his kind lov to you and all the others the boys said the cow was a little better this morning I now cloas with all our fondest lov beleve me ever your affinict Mother Mary EDGOOSE"

      She died on 27 May 1888. Clara Strohmeier CLARK of Aberdeen, South Dakota, said that Mary EDGOOSE died at 214 5th Avenue, a house which her daughter Elizabeth EDGOOSE had had built. Her body was embalmed and shipped in a glass topped coffin to Algarkirk, Lincolnshire, accompanied by her son John Robert EDGOOSE. According to the Algarkirk parish register, Mary EDGOOSE of Aberdeen, South Dakota, USA, was buried on 13 June 1888 aged 74. Her memorial card gives her age as 73 years.

      Mary EDGOOSE, born in 1814, died in New York, New York, on 27 May 1888 aged 74.
      (FamilySearch: New York Deaths and Burials 1795-1952, no image of certificate online)

      "DEATHS
      EDGOOSE. - May 27th, 1888, at Aberdeen, Dakota, U.S. America, Mary Elizabeth Grace, the relict of Joel EDGOOSE, and beloved mother of Mrs. COCKER, Belle Vue, Hathersage, aged 73 years. Will be interred at Algarkirk, Lincolnshire."
      (The Sheffield & Rotheram Independent, 6 June 1888"

      An unidentified newspaper report:
      "HOLLAND FEN
      DEATH IN AMERICA OF AN OLD INHABITANT OF HOLLAND FEN. - On Trinity Sunday, May 27th, there died in Aberdeen, South Dakota, U.S.A., at the age of 74 years, Mrs. Mary Elizabeth EDGOOSE, widow of the late Joel EDGOOSE, of Algarkirk Fen. Deceased was was well known and much respected in Holland Fen, and left England a short time ago to spend a year with her son in Dakota. After a short illness, deceased succumbed to an attack of bilious fever. The news of her death reached England by cablegram, and arrangements were immediately made to have the body embalmed and conveyed to England, a distance of 4,000 miles to be interred at Algarkirk, the family burying place. At St. John's Church, Holland Fen, on Sunday last, the vicar, the Rev. John SMITH, preached a special sermon bearing on the event. There was a large congregation, and the discourse was listened to with the greatest attention. The rev. gentleman took his text from Hebrew 6c. 12v., and said: - "Throughout life it often happens that the same event, viewed from different standpoints, will produce the most opposite emotions. The Saviour's death at first filled the minds of the disciples with sorrow and dismay; but that same event afterwards afforded them the surest ground of hope, and furnished them with material for sincerest consolation. It is even so with those who are called upon to bear the pangs of separation, when life's closest bonds are severed and we put on the habiliaments (sic) of grief, when west and by the open grave and see the mortal remains of loved ones consigned to the cold ground; the heart is wrung with anguish and the eyes filled with tears. But when through these tears we can look up and in spirit follow the departed from the world of sin and sorrow to Paradise - to the rest that remaineth for the people of God - when we can track the soul's flight to a region where sin and sorrow can never come; then, like the sunshine after the shower, our tears of grief are transformed into smiles of consolation. The garment of praise takes the place of the spirit of heaviness, and every memento of the departed speaks to us saying, 'Be not slothful, but followers of them, who, through faith and patience, inherit the promises.' Those who die in the faith do immediately inherit the promises, and their removal should stimulate us into a diligent imitation of their example. We should be not slothful, but followers of them. Wonderful indeed is the change which immediately takes place at death. No sooner does the eye of sense close in unconsciousness on this world than the eye of the soul opens in conscious existence in the next. There is no cessation of the life of the soul: absent from the body, present with the Lord, and although the day of Resurrection will be that of full redemption, when the body shall be re-united with the soul and be glorified - a day of complete blessedness; yet the departed Christian does immediately after death inherit the promises. 'Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord from henceforth.' Blessed in this inheritance, in enjoying blessed immunities, privileges and prospects, in the rest that remaineth to the people of God - in the blessed company of the spirits of just men made perfect. Such is the state of Christ's holy dead. And it is through faith and patience this is attained. The Christian is justified by faith, he walks by faith, he lives by faith, and without faith it is impossible to please God. Patience also is to have its perfect work. He is to endure as seeing Him who is invisible. In these graces the Patriarchs excelled, and like them, we through these are to inherit the promises. We are to be followers or imitators of them. We cannot call the patriarchs nor our departed friends back to earth. But we can follow them to Paradise. We can make them our examples in faithfulness and constancy, in working while it is called today, in pressing on till the pilgrimage is done. These remarks have been suggested by the decease in a foreign land of one who for many years worshipped in this church - who took a deep interest in everything that concerned its welfare, and who for several years conducted with success the Sunday School, on this side of this large parish. Mrs. EDGOOSE, at the advanced age of 72, left England to sojourn for a time with her son in Dakota, and a fortnight to this day - on the day of rest - she entered into rest. She was a woman of considerable natural ability, of great tact and of deep religious feeling. She had the advantage in early life of a careful and refined training and as wife and mother she consistently discharged the duties which devolved upon her. Her mortal remains are being conveyed across the Atlantic Ocean for interment at Algarkirk, and it will be with feelings of sure and certain hope of her resurrection to eternal life that we shall consign her body to the ground. She, being dead, yet speaketh - she speaks to this congregation - to those dear children in our Sunday School. She says: 'Be not slothful - but followers of those who by faith and patience inherit the promises' ". The interment
      took place at Algarkirk on Wednesday the 13th inst., the Rev. Jno. SMITH, Vicar of Holland Fen, at the request of the family, officiating. The remains, which had been embalmed and placed in a handsome metal coffin, draped with rich black cloth, and adorned with massive silver fittings and of great value, had been brough a distance of 4,000 miles, and reached Liverpool in charge of a son of the deceased on Wednesday morning, and Algarkirk station at 5 in the afternoon, where it was met by Mrs. COCKER and other members of the deceased's family, and from whence the funeral procession started. Loving hands completely covered the coffin with wreaths of choice flowers, and a large concourse of people testified their respect for the deceased by being present and by their very reverent demeanour. At the churchyard the upper portion of the lid of the handsome coffin was raised to permit a few friends to take a last view of the deceased through the plate-glass fitted into the coffin. The service was very impressive, and at its close the words of the daughter of the deceased no doubt expressed the feeling of all the family, "Thank God for having had such a mother." "

      Mary EDGOOSE of Aberdeen, Dakota, USA, was buried at Algarkirk, Lincolnshire, England, on 13 June 1888 aged 74.
      (FreeReg)

      NOTES & QUERIES:
      The 1881 Staffordshire census lists Agusta HAYNES aged 53 wife of William HAYNES and born in Newport, Shropshire, i.e. circa 1828. William HAYNES was 57, a joiner, and had been born in Manchester) (2725 113 4 and 2725 114 5).

      William HAYNES, baker and confectioner, is listed in directories at 1 Swan Passage, Hanley, between 1887 and 1892-93. By 1896 the entry in the directory had changed to Mrs. Augusta HAYNES, confectioner, at 29 Marsh Street, Hanley.

      The 1891 census returns for 1 Swan Passage, list Augusta HAYNES. She was 63 years old and born in Newport, Shropshire, i.e. circa 1829 and many years after her sister Mary Elizabeth Grace EDGOOSE nee JONES.

      Was she the Mrs. HEADGOOSE of Algarkirk Fen listed under farmers and graziers on page 191 of the History Gazetteer & Directory of Lincolnshire 1842?

      Michael James Edgoose 2014

      (revised 14.07.2014)

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      Date of Import: 28 Jan 2002