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  • Writer's pictureJessica Feinstein

Ann of Ashbourne

I was contacted by a relative this morning asking about the mysterious Ann (maiden name unknown).

Ann was Ari's 6x great-grandmother, born in about 1780. So what do we know about her?

She married Joseph Goodall, a farmer, in about 1801, and their first child, Hannah, was born in 1802. This is Hannah's baptism record from the church at Bradley, near Ashbourne:

Derbyshire, England, Church of England Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1538–1812,

I have not found a marriage record for Ann and Joseph. (He was quite a bit older, so it is likely to have been his second marriage.)

Hannah was followed by Fanny in 1804 and Elizabeth in 1808, then Joseph in 1813 and Harriet in 1817.

Ann died in February 1821 and was buried at Bradley on 25 February. The burial record gives her age as 41. I don't have a photo of her grave, but this is the grave of her son Joseph, who died in 1837, and at least she gets a mention:

So we are no closer to finding out who Ann's parents were, unfortunately.

Ari, this is how you are related to Ann:

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