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1875 Mary Ann Southcott Grave CDV Photo, Ipswich Teacher, Suffolk UK

#730 Historical Ipswich Education & Local School History

On front: 3 gravestone images are photographed on this CDV photo. The most prominent grave is of a well loved teacher in the Ipswich area, Mary Ann Southcott, see inscription below. Ipswich is in Suffolk, England, about 60 miles northeast of London.

Photo type: Victorian CDV carte de visite Photograph. Photographer: F. Balls, 65 South Matthew's Street, Ipswich, Suffolk County, England (known to be Frederick Balls)

Mary's beautiful Gravestone Inscription reads:
"In loving remembrance of Mary Ann Southcott who died February 25, 1875. Age 56 years. This stone has been erected by the Rectors in the parishes of St. Clement and S. Helen, and old scholars and friends as a memorial of the highest esteem in which she was held during the 27 years. She was Mistress of the Infants' School belonging to the above parishes. -"Behold, I and the children whom the Lord hath given me. Isaiah 8:18""

Found in Public Genealogy Records:
Mary Ann Southcott (1819-1875)
Born in 1819 in Holland, as a British Subject abroad.
Spouse: Unmarried, described at death as a "spinster"
Occupation: Head Mistress & Teacher, 27 years in Ipswich

Her Father: James Southcott (born 1772 in Portsea, Hampshire, England, his parents were William Sothcott 1747–1798 born in St Hellens, Isle of Wight and Jane Matthews 1750–1804. Her father's brother, her uncle, was William Matthews Southcott 1771–1823

Her mother or stepmother: Rebecca Clark Rout (born 1773 in Portsea, England) Note: We see differing records as to James Southcott and his wife Rebecca. It appears to us they had a long relationship and that Mary Ann would be their daughter, born in 1819, yet public records show her mother to be unknown and her to have been born in Holland as a British Subject.

Marriage record of James Southcott & Rebecca Clark Rout
Name James Sothcott (James Southcott)
Spouse's Name Rebecca Clark Rout
Event Date 1793, St. Helens, Hampshire, England

Her sibling: Joseph Frederick Matthews Southcott 1814-1886, born in in Guernsey, Channel Islands. He first married Frances Lydia Von der Ahe, 2 children, then married Emma Von der Ahe.

James Southcott, England and Wales Census, 1841
Event Place St Helen, Hampshire, England
Age 65-69
Birth Year (Estimated) 1772-1776
Birthplace Hampshire
Registration District Isle Of Wight
James Southcott M age 65-69 Hampshire
Rebecca Southcott F age 65-69 Hampshire

Mary Ann in Census Records:
M A Southcott England and Wales Census, 1851
Age 33, born in Holland (A British Subject)
Relationship to Head of Household Lodger, Household
other: Elizabeth Cooper, Rosa Williams

Mary A Southcott England and Wales Census, 1861
Name Mary A Southcott
Event Place St Helen, Suffolk County, England
Registration District Ipswich
Residence Note Woodbridge Road
Age 43
Marital Status Unmarried
Occupation National School Mistress
Relationship to Head of Household Lodger
Birth Year (Estimated) 1818
Birthplace Holland, British Subject
Household Age Birthplace
Elizabeth Bird Head F 45 Cockfield, Suffolk
Mary A Southcott Lodger F 43 Holland A British Subject
Julia Fulcher Servant F 15 Ipswich, Suffolk

Mary A Southcott England and Wales Census, 1871
Event Place St Helen, Suffolk, England
Age 53
Marital Status: Single
Occupation: Schoolmistress
Relationship to Head of Household Lodger
Birth Year & Place 1818, Holland

Mary Ann Southcott England & Wales Death Registration Index 1837-2007
Event Type: Death
Registration Quarter: Jan-Feb-Mar
Registration Year: 1875
Event Place: Ipswich, Suffolk, England, Borough Road
Age 56: Birth Year (Estimated) 1819

A wonderful and rare CDV photo. This would have been commissioned soon after her death, to show patrons who donated for the burial headstone of their wonderful teacher friend Mary Ann. The grave appears freshly dug. A wonderful one of a kind image, and found in Maryport, Allerdale borough, Cumbria, England. Do you know the cemetery?

Note: There are two other gravestones in photo, one cannot be read, and the other is for Elizabeth Widgery, age 47 years, the "beloved wife of James Widgery".

Elizabeth Widgery England and Wales Death Registration Index 1837-2007
Event Type Death, Registration Quarter Jan-Feb-Mar
Registration Year 1867, Ipswich, Suffolk, England
Age 47: Birth Year (Estimated) 1820

Elizabeth Widgery England and Wales Census, 1861
Event Place St Clement, Suffolk, England
Registration District Ipswich, Borough Road
Age 41
Marital Status Married
Relationship to Head of Household Wife
Birth Year (Estimated) 1820
Birthplace Monmouthshire, Wales
James Widgery Head M 41 Monmouthshire
Elizabeth Widgery Wife F 41 Monmouthshire
Henry H Widgery Son M 13 Maryport, Monmouthshire
John K Widgery Son M 11 Ipswich, Suffolk
William J Widgery Son M 9 Ipswich, Suffolk

Size: 2.5 x 4 inches
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