Mary Raven seems to have lived all her life in Hingham and married a local man from the same village. They had seven children and ten grandchildren, some of whom seem to have lived with them. As ever, it’s just possible they were visiting on census night.
Mary’s daughter Elizabeth may have lived with her parents for some time after she had her son James “out of wedlock” as they would say. They were certainly staying with them at Piggs Cottages on census night 1871.
Mary was widowed in 1874 and survived her husband by only four years.
Born Mary Raven on 16 September 1809 in Hingham, Norfolk
Married James Ward on 8 November 1831
Buried 19 July 1878 in Hingham