8. Mary Ann3 Wilde (William2 Wild(e), William1 Wilde) was born in Sunderland, Co. Durham 2 March 1859. Copy certificate obtained 18 February 2005. Sunderland 10a 453. Mary died 6 December 1939 in 16 West Parade, Plawsworth, Co. Durham, at 80 years of age. Copy certificate issued 10 November 2010. She is aged 82 which is a year out from her actual age. The informant is shown as A J T French son present at death. I consider that the registrar has misinterpreted the signature which I believe to be Alf J French.

She married Samuel French in St. Peter's Church, Sacriston, Co. Durham, 23 December 1876. Copy Certificate issued 19 March 1987. Entry No. 75. Both parties resided at Nettlesworth. Samuel French, aged 26 described as a Labourer made his mark. His father Newcombe French described as Labourer. Mary aged 18 & her father William Wild described as Boat Builder. Mary's birth certificate shows surname as Wilde.

Samuel was born in Wethersfield, Essex 10 January 1850. Copy of certificate issued 27 November 1891 received from Sandra Shiel. Samuel was the son of Newcomb(e) French and Elizabeth Webb.

Samuel died 8 June 1919 in Stobart Street, Edmondsley, Co. Durham, at 69 years of age. Details taken from family bible. Free BMD has an entry Ref. Volume 10A Page 566. Exact address supplied by Peter Knights-Branch.

He was listed as head of household in the 1851 census in Blackmore End, Wethersfield. Copy census sent to me by Maureen French. Newcomb is aged 22, his wife Elizabeth 21 and son Samuel 1.

He was listed as head of household in the 1861 census in British Green, Wethersfield, Essex. RG09, Piece 1113, Folio 99, Page 9. Newcombe is shown as Nucomb agricultural labourer aged 32, Elizabeth straw plaiter 31, Samuel agricultural labourer 11, Selina 9, James 5, Ambrose 3 and Mary 6 months. (from family bible she appears to have been born in 1858).

He was listed as head of household in the 1871 census in Brick Kiln Green, Wethersfield, Essex. RG10 Piece 1700, Folio 97, Page 17 shows Newcombe 42 an agricultural labourer, Elizabeth 41 straw plaiter, Samuel 21 agricultural labourer, Selina 19 straw plaiter, James 15 agricultural labourer, Ambrose 13 agricultural labourer boy, Mary 10, Matilda 7 and Martha 4 all born in Wethersfield.

He was listed as head of household in the 1881 census in Wellington Row, Edmondsley, Co. Durham. RG11 Piece 4980 Folio 79 Page 39. The family is shown as "Frank" but the original census has been examined and it is "French". Samuel 31 agricultural labourer, Mary Ann 24, Newcomb William 3, Mary Elizabeth 1 and Selina 1 week.

He was listed as head of household in the 1891 census in 18 St Mark's Road North, Sunderland, Co. Durham. RG12 Piece 4128, Folio, 49, Page 19. Samuel aged 41 a coachman domestic servant, Mary 33, Newcombe 13, Mary 11, Selina 10, Harriet 7, Alfred 5, Ada 2 and Ruth 7 months.

He was listed as head of household in the 1901 census in Wellington Row, Edmondsley, Co. Durham. RG13 Piece 4701, Folio 28, Page 10 shows Samuel aged 51, occupation a Coalmine Coachman, Mary aged 43, William 23 horse fodder labourer, Alfred J 15 coal mine driver, Ada 12, Ruth 10, May 7, Samuel 5 and Marha 2. Census says Samuel was born at Blackmorsend, Essex but 1881 Census says he was born in Wethersfield, Essex, which is circa 5 miles away. William born Plawsworth, Alfred J, Ada, & May born Sunderland, Samuel and Martha born Edmondsley.

He was listed as head of household in the 1911 UK Census in 6 Wellington Terrace, Edmondsley, Co. Durham. RG14PN30110 RG78PN1738 RD554 SD1 ED26 SN206 shows Samuel aged 61 a colliery day labourer above ground born Wethersfield, Essex, Mary 53 school caretaker married 35 years born Sunderland, Alfred James 25 coal miner on setter below ground born Sunderland, Ruth 20 assistant school cleaner born Sunderland, May 17 born Sunderland, Martha 12 born Edmondsley, Alfred James Sedgwick grandson 4 born Colburn Yorkshire and Newcomb William French Ord grandson 4 born Sacriston. Samuel and Mary had 10 children 2 of whom have died.

She was christened in St Peter Monkwearmouth, Sunderland, 23 March 1859. Information from Mormons web site, Batch No.C006932.

She was listed as head of household in the 1861 census in 6 Millum Terrace, Monkwearmouth, Co. Durham. RG09 Piece 3784 Folio 34 Page 1 shows William aged 38 a boat builder, Mary 31 and daughter Mary 2. The address could possibly be Milburn Terrace not Millum Terrace. There is no record of Elizabeth aged about 5.

She was listed as head of household in the 1871 census in 10 Hallgarth Square, Monkwearmouth, Co. Durham. RG10 Piece 5023 Folio 81 Page 70/71 William is aged 49 born Sunderland, daughters Elizabeth 15, Mary 12 and son William 9 all born at Monkwearmouth. There is no record of his wife Mary who is presumed to have died between 1861 and 1871 and William is described as a widower.

She was listed as head of household in the 1881 census in Wellington Row, Edmondsley, Co. Durham. RG11 Piece 4980 Folio 79 Page 39. The family is shown as "Frank" but the original census has been examined and it is "French". Samuel 31 agricultural labourer, Mary Ann 24, Newcomb William 3, Mary Elizabeth 1 and Selina 1 week.

She was listed as head of household in the 1891 census in 18 St Mark's Road North, Sunderland, Co. Durham. RG12 Piece 4128, Folio, 49, Page 19. Samuel aged 41 a coachman domestic servant, Mary 33, Newcombe 13, Mary 11, Selina 10, Harriet 7, Alfred 5, Ada 2 and Ruth 7 months.

She was listed as head of household in the 1901 census in Wellington Row, Edmondsley, Co. Durham. RG13 Piece 4701, Folio 28, Page 10 shows Samuel aged 51, occupation a Coalmine Coachman, Mary aged 43, William 23 horse fodder labourer, Alfred J 15 coal mine driver, Ada 12, Ruth 10, May 7, Samuel 5 and Marha 2. Census says Samuel was born at Blackmorsend, Essex but 1881 Census says he was born in Wethersfield, Essex, which is circa 5 miles away. William born Plawsworth, Alfred J, Ada, & May born Sunderland, Samuel and Martha born Edmondsley.

She was listed as head of household in the 1911 UK Census in 6 Wellington Terrace, Edmondsley, Co. Durham. RG14PN30110 RG78PN1738 RD554 SD1 ED26 SN206 shows Samuel aged 61 a colliery day labourer above ground born Wethersfield, Essex, Mary 53 school caretaker married 35 years born Sunderland, Alfred James 25 coal miner on setter below ground born Sunderland, Ruth 20 assistant school cleaner born Sunderland, May 17 born Sunderland, Martha 12 born Edmondsley, Alfred James Sedgwick grandson 4 born Colburn Yorkshire and Newcomb William French Ord grandson 4 born Sacriston. Samuel and Mary had 10 children 2 of whom have died.

Mary Ann Wilde and Samuel French had the following children:

child 21 i. Newcomb William4 French was born in Plawsworth, Chester-le-Street, Co. Durham 28 October 1877. Details taken from family bible. Free BMD Site shows a record for the December 1877 quarter. Ref. 10A 515 in Chester-le-Street, Co. Durham district. Newcomb died 25 April 1901 in Chester-le-Street, Co. Durham, at 23 years of age. Free BMD Site shows a record for the June 1901 quarter. His age was 23 which tallies with his birth. Chester-le-Street District Ref 10A 282. He does not appear to be recorded for the Census on 31 March 1901. Exact date taken from family bible.

He was listed as head of household in the 1881 census in Wellington Row, Edmondsley, Co. Durham. RG11 Piece 4980 Folio 79 Page 39. The family is shown as "Frank" but the original census has been examined and it is "French". Samuel 31 agricultural labourer, Mary Ann 24, Newcomb William 3, Mary Elizabeth 1 and Selina 1 week.

He was listed as head of household in the 1891 census in 18 St Mark's Road North, Sunderland, Co. Durham. RG12 Piece 4128, Folio, 49, Page 19. Samuel aged 41 a coachman domestic servant, Mary 33, Newcombe 13, Mary 11, Selina 10, Harriet 7, Alfred 5, Ada 2 and Ruth 7 months.

child + 22 ii. Mary Elizabeth ( Mary Lizzie) French was born 25 July 1879.

child + 23 iii. Selina (Lena) Jane French was born 24 March 1881.

child + 24 iv. Harriet French was born 13 June 1883.

child + 25 v. Alfred James French was born 4 July 1885.

child + 26 vi. Ada French was born 8 July 1888.

child 27 vii. Ruth French was born in Sunderland, Co. Durham 14 August 1890. Details taken from family bible. 1901 Census says she was 10 years old. Free BMD site Sunderland September quarter 1890 10a 608. She married Alexander Reid in Chester-le-Street district, Co Durham, 26 December 1912. Details taken from family bible which says 1913 but Free BMD has an entry Ref. Volume 10A Page 1127 for the December quarter 1912.

She was listed as head of household in the 1891 census in 18 St Mark's Road North, Sunderland, Co. Durham. RG12 Piece 4128, Folio, 49, Page 19. Samuel aged 41 a coachman domestic servant, Mary 33, Newcombe 13, Mary 11, Selina 10, Harriet 7, Alfred 5, Ada 2 and Ruth 7 months.

She was listed as head of household in the 1901 census in Wellington Row, Edmondsley, Co. Durham. RG13 Piece 4701, Folio 28, Page 10 shows Samuel aged 51, occupation a Coalmine Coachman, Mary aged 43, William 23 horse fodder labourer, Alfred J 15 coal mine driver, Ada 12, Ruth 10, May 7, Samuel 5 and Marha 2. Census says Samuel was born at Blackmorsend, Essex but 1881 Census says he was born in Wethersfield, Essex, which is circa 5 miles away. William born Plawsworth, Alfred J, Ada, & May born Sunderland, Samuel and Martha born Edmondsley.

She was listed as head of household in the 1911 UK Census in 6 Wellington Terrace, Edmondsley, Co. Durham. RG14PN30110 RG78PN1738 RD554 SD1 ED26 SN206 shows Samuel aged 61 a colliery day labourer above ground born Wethersfield, Essex, Mary 53 school caretaker married 35 years born Sunderland, Alfred James 25 coal miner on setter below ground born Sunderland, Ruth 20 assistant school cleaner born Sunderland, May 17 born Sunderland, Martha 12 born Edmondsley, Alfred James Sedgwick grandson 4 born Colburn Yorkshire and Newcomb William French Ord grandson 4 born Sacriston. Samuel and Mary had 10 children 2 of whom have died.

child + 28 viii. May French was born 11 June 1893.

child 29 ix. Samuel French was born 25 October 1895. Details taken from family bible. Free BMD site has a record for Chester-le-Street, Co. Durham for December 1895 quarter. Ref. 10A 529 Samuel died 24 July 1903 in Chester-le-Street district, Co Durham, at 7 years of age. Details taken from family bible. The Free BMD site has an entry for the September quarter 1903 for Samuel aged 7. Ref. Chester-le-Street 10A 273.

He was listed as head of household in the 1901 census in Wellington Row, Edmondsley, Co. Durham. RG13 Piece 4701, Folio 28, Page 10 shows Samuel aged 51, occupation a Coalmine Coachman, Mary aged 43, William 23 horse fodder labourer, Alfred J 15 coal mine driver, Ada 12, Ruth 10, May 7, Samuel 5 and Marha 2. Census says Samuel was born at Blackmorsend, Essex but 1881 Census says he was born in Wethersfield, Essex, which is circa 5 miles away. William born Plawsworth, Alfred J, Ada, & May born Sunderland, Samuel and Martha born Edmondsley.

child 30 x. Martha French was born in Edmondsley, Co. Durham 7 July 1898. Details taken from family bible. 1901 Census says she was 2 years old. Free BMD site Chester-le-Street September quarter 1898 10a 551. Martha died 26 November 1918 in Chester-le-Street district, Co Durham, at 20 years of age. Details taken from family bible. Free BMD has an entry Ref. Volume 10A Page 1081.

She was listed as head of household in the 1901 census in Wellington Row, Edmondsley, Co. Durham. RG13 Piece 4701, Folio 28, Page 10 shows Samuel aged 51, occupation a Coalmine Coachman, Mary aged 43, William 23 horse fodder labourer, Alfred J 15 coal mine driver, Ada 12, Ruth 10, May 7, Samuel 5 and Marha 2. Census says Samuel was born at Blackmorsend, Essex but 1881 Census says he was born in Wethersfield, Essex, which is circa 5 miles away. William born Plawsworth, Alfred J, Ada, & May born Sunderland, Samuel and Martha born Edmondsley.

She was listed as head of household in the 1911 UK Census in 6 Wellington Terrace, Edmondsley, Co. Durham. RG14PN30110 RG78PN1738 RD554 SD1 ED26 SN206 shows Samuel aged 61 a colliery day labourer above ground born Wethersfield, Essex, Mary 53 school caretaker married 35 years born Sunderland, Alfred James 25 coal miner on setter below ground born Sunderland, Ruth 20 assistant school cleaner born Sunderland, May 17 born Sunderland, Martha 12 born Edmondsley, Alfred James Sedgwick grandson 4 born Colburn Yorkshire and Newcomb William French Ord grandson 4 born Sacriston. Samuel and Mary had 10 children 2 of whom have died.

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