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Mary Ann Jinks


Born: 14 August 1870
Married: Albert Edward Beesley December qtr 1891 Aston

Mary Ann was born in the summer of 1870 the youngest child of John Jinks and Susan Ricketts. Her mother was 41 and her father 48 when she as born and one can only assume her mother had suffered from miscarriages, still births or was ill for 10 years. No records of infant deaths can be found between her 2 eldest siblings but there was a baby (William George) born in 1865 who died 15 August 1866 at Coleman Street from Marasmus (literally wasting away) Matilda Ratford was present at the death. In 1881 at their premises in 3 Vale Place (when she was 11) she was living with her mother, father and 2 siblings but and her elder brother James, now aged 30, was next door at number 4 with his young family. Her father John had died by 1891 leaving the 20 year old with her elder brother Albert and mother Susannah who was now 61.

In 1911 She was living at 23 Victoria Avenue Glovers Rd Small Heath Birmingham with her husband and 5 children, she had been married for 19 years and had given birth to 7 children 2 of which had died.

1911 census