Hibbitt & Barnes Family History


Mary Ann WORGAN (abt. 1797 - 1864)

Mary Ann WORGAN was born in Woolaston, Gloucestershire, in about 1797 and was the daughter of Edward WORGAN and Sarah (nee BANISTER). The details of her baptism in the Woolaston parish registers, as transcribed by www.forest-of-dean.net, are as follows...

Record ID: 195096 
Entry Number 
Year: 1797 
Month: Nov 
Day: 19 
Parents Surname: WORGAN 
Child Forenames: Mary Ann 
Fathers Forenames: Edward 
Mothers Forenames: Sarah 
Mothers Surname 
Residence 
Occupation 
Officiating Minister: W. H. Jane DD Curate 
Event: Baptisms 
Memoranda daughter 
Notes 
Register Reference: P376 IN 1/3 
Page Number: 7 
Parish Chapel: Woolaston 

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Mary was mentioned in her father's will, dated 1815...

"...The profits of all my said property both freehold and personal to be at the disposal of my beloved Wife Sarah Worgan If she continues in a state of Widowhood Otherwise this Clause Clause in my Will to be void and the said Trustees to receive the Profits of all my Estate both Personal and freehold for the maintenance of my Children John Banister, Mary Ann, Eliza Peace, William Anthony, Caroline, Edward, & James Henry Worgan all the Children of my wife lawfully begotten...

"...l Also give and devise unto my Daughters Mary Ann, Eliza Peace, and Caroline Worgan my Daughters the Sum of One Hundred Pounds lawful Money of the realm to each of them that is to say Mary Ann to be paid hers 12 Months after the Decease of my Wife Sarah..."

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Mary also received a share in her uncle, John WORGAN's will, which was written in 1816 and was proved on 29th April 1817...

"...Residue & remainder of my Monies? Goods Stock Chattels & Effects of what nature or kind soever and wherever situate I give & bequeath unto my Nephews John Worgan Edward Worgan James Henry Worgan & my Nieces Mary Ann Eliza Peace Elizabeth & Caroline Worgan & to my Nephews Benjamin & William Pitcher & my Nieces Ann & Sarah Pitcher & Cecil Gunter in equal shares & proportions..."

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Mary also inherited from another uncle, William WORGAN, whose will, written in 1816, was proved on 16th May 1818...

"...I Give and devise the said Messuage Farm lands Hereditaments with their and every of their rights Members and Appurtenances or such share right and Interest as I have therein unto my said Nephew William Worgan his heirs and assigns for ever subject nevertheless with the payment of the Sum of four shillings per Week to my niece Mary Ann Worgan for and during the Term of her natural life ...

"...All my Monies Goods Stock Chattels and Effects of what nature or kind Soever or wheresoever Situate or such share and Interest as I have therein I Give and bequeath unto my Nephews John Worgan Edward Worgan James Henry Worgan and my nieces Mary Ann Eliza Peace Elizabeth and Caroline Worgan and to my Nephews Benjamin and William Pitcher and my nieces Ann and Sarah Pitcher and Celia Gunter in Equal shares and proportions..."

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In 1841, Mary was living in Woolaston 'of independent means', with her mother Sarah JONES (now remarried) and her sister, Caroline BANISTER...

Name: Mary Worgan 
Age: 40 
Estimated birth year: abt 1801 
Gender: Female 
Where born: Gloucestershire, England 
Civil parish: Wollastone 
Hundred: Westbury 
County/Island: Gloucestershire 
Country: England 
Registration district: Chepstow 
Sub-registration district: Lydney 

Household Members: Name Age 
Sarah Jones 65 
Mary Worgan 40
Caroline Banister 30

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In 1851, she was still living with her mother, who was described as a pauper, and also a niece. Mary herself, was an annuitant...

Name: Mary Ann Worgan
Age: 50 
Estimated birth year: abt 1801 
Relation: Daughter 
Mother's Name: Sarah 
Gender: Female 
Where born: Woollaston, Gloucestershire, England 
Civil Parish or Township: Woolaston 
Ecclesiastical parish: Lower Hamlet 
County/Island: Monmouthshire 
Country: Wales 
Registration district: Chepstow 
Sub-registration district: Shire 
ED, institution, or vessel: 1b 
Household schedule number: 128

Household Members: Name Age 
Sarah Jones 80 (Head)
Mary Ann Worgan 50 (Daughter)
Sarah Worgan 11 (Granddaughter)

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By 1861, Mary's mother had died. Mary can still be found residing in the Lower Hamlet, Woolaston, on the census of that year, but this time with her brother, Edward, and sister-in-law, Ann.

Name: Mary Ann Worgan 
Age: 64 
Estimated birth year: abt 1797 
Relation: Sister 
Gender: Female 
Where born: Woollaston, Gloucestershire, England 
Civil parish: Woollaston 
Ecclesiastical parish: Gloucester 
County/Island: Gloucestershire 
Country: England 
Occupation: None
Registration district: Chepstow 
Sub-registration district: Lydney 
ED, institution, or vessel: 11 

Household schedule number: 115 
Household Members: Name Age 
Edwd Worgan 52 
Ann Worgan 53 
Mary Ann Worgan 64

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There was a burial in the Woolaston parish registers, as transcribed by www.forest-of-dean.net, of a Mary Annie Worgan in 1864...

Record_ID: 49889 
Entry_Number: 8 
Year: 1864 
Month: Dec 
Day: 12 
Surname: WORGAN 
Forenames: Mary Annie 
Residence: Woolaston 
Age_at_death: 67 
Officiating_Minister: Wm Somerset rector 
Event: Burial 
Cause_of_death: 
Memoranda: 
Notes: 
Register_Reference: P376 IN 1/18 
Page_No: 1 
Parish_Chapel: Woolaston 
Soundex: W625

 

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