Mary Ann Woolgar (abt 1834-1916)


Mary Ann Woolgar was born in Small Dole, Sussex, half way between Henfield and Upper Beeding, a village 5 miles away. Her father worked as an agricultural labourer.

At the time of the 1851 census, Mary Ann was working as a servant for Thomas Warden, a farmer employing labourers in Henfield. I wonder if Peter Lelliott, Mary Ann’s future husband, was one of those agricultural labourers. Another possibility is that the two met when Peter was working as a bargeman, as Thomas Warden lived west of Henfield, close to the River Adur.

River Adur Henfield

River Adur Henfield

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