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HUNT, Joshua
(About 1785-)
STEVENS, Mary
(About 1785-)
HUNT, Sophia Martha
(1815-1855)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. ALLEN, James Vince

HUNT, Sophia Martha 1 2 3 4

  • Baptised: 3 December 1815, Old Church, Saint Pancras, London, England 2 4
  • Marriage (1): ALLEN, James Vince on 7 June 1840 in Old Church, St Pancras, London, England 1
  • Died: 3 November 1855, St Pancras Parish Chapel Poor Law Union, London, England 5

   Other names for Sophia were ALLEN, Sophia 5 and ALLEN, Sophia Martha.6

  General Notes:

Sophia Martha Allen, aged 39 years, is recorded in the London Workhouse Admission and Discharge Register, 1854-1856, as having been admitted to the workhouse at St Pancras in the borough of Camden on Wednesday 20 June 1855. Her husband is recorded as a painter.

In a separate document referring to the samd date of admission, she is recorded as Mrs Sophia Allen, and the additional information is noted that she was admitted at 51/2pm, presumably 5.30pm. In both documents Mr Birchmore is recorded as the agent, or person who admitted her. A third document from the same source, dated 3 November 1855, recorded the discharge of people from the workhouse; the "class" column in Sophia's case has "I" in it, as it did in the first document mentioned above, probably referring to the Infirmary where sick inmates were cared for, since another abbreviation used in another entry is"W. Infy". The Remarks column in Sophia's reads "Died Ward 4 W. I."

There is an entry for the death of Sophia Allen, aged 39 years, in "No 4 Ward", dated 3 November 1855, in the Parish Register of the St Pancras Chapel Poor Law Union in the borough of Camden, London, England.

Note: This record is available on the Ancestry website, but is mistranscribed there as 1854. The original text clearly shows it as 1855. 5 6

  Research Notes:

ST PANCRAS

This district is situated in the county of Middlesex, England

POOR LAW

"Poor law generally refers to poor individuals such as the elderly, orphaned, unemployed, or sick and afflicted. These individuals were eligible to receive help such as monetary relief and other daily necessities such as food, clothing, and work." 4 6


Sophia married James Vince ALLEN, son of John ALLEN and Mary DAVIES, on 7 June 1840 in Old Church, St Pancras, London, England.1 (James Vince ALLEN was born on 16 September 1815 in St Pancras District, London, England 7 8 9, baptised on 28 April 1816 in Saint Anne Parish, Soho, Middlesex, England 9 10 and died on 15 February 1881 in 27 Stansgate Street, St Pancras, London, England 11.)


Sources


1 ancestry.co.uk, FreeBMD. England & Wales, FreeBMD Marriage Index, 1837-1915.

2 ancestry.co.uk, England, Select Births and Christenings 1538-1975 Film no 597806,-07,-08.

3 ancestry.co.uk, London England, Births and Baptisms 1813-1906 Camden Borough held at London Metropolitan Archives.

4 ancestry.co.uk, Pallot's Baptism Index for England 1780-1837.

5 ancestry.co.uk, London, England, Deaths and Burials, 1813-1980.

6 ancestry.co.uk, London, England, Workhouse Admission and Discharge Records, 1738-1930 St Pancras Parish & Poor Law Union.

7 LDS, IGI.

8 1871 UK census, St Pancras Parish London Class: RG10; Piece: 226; Folio: 74; Page: 30; GSU roll: 824602.

9 ancestry.co.uk, England, Select Births and Christenings, 1538-1975.

10 ancestry.co.uk, Pallot's Baptism Index for England: 1780 - 1837.

11 ancestry.co.uk, England & Wales, FreeBMD Death Index, 1837-1915.


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