|Radcliffe Bridge about 1854|
Photo taken by William Smith
Following her brothers' deaths, Mary Ann seems to have remained the only child of Matthew and Esther. But she was not always alone with them. The 1851 census shows that Matthew, Esther and Mary were still living in Radcliffe, though they had moved from Cabbage Row to Radcliffe Hall. Living with them were a nephew and niece, William and Mary Newsham. They were much older than Mary, and were already working.
By 1861 they had left, but a 9 year old child named Nancy Heap was living with Matthew, Esther and Mary. She is described as a niece, but as far as I can tell she was probably the daughter of Mary Newsham. (More of these connections in a later post).
|Lower Newlands, Rastrick, Yorkshire|
Photo copyright Humphry Bolton under a CC license