Mary Ann was born on the 16th September 1851 at Stubbins Lane to Thomas (HM059) and Rachel (HM060). She was christened on the 19th March 1853 at Emmanuel Church in Holcombe (PR).

The family moved to the Burnley / Habergham Eaves area between 1861 and the beginning of 1864 (when Thomas died). By the time of the 1871 census she was living with her family at Cog Lane in Habergham Eaves and she was a weaver.

Mary Ann married Ormerod Atkinson on the 8th June 1873 (VRI & RoM Burnley 1873 Q2 8e 379).

In the 1881 census Mary Ann was living at 1 Ridge with her husband, her mother Rachel (HM060), her siblings Joseph(FM234) and Sarah Jane(FM231) and her daughter:-

  • Susannah Atkinson (b.c.1876).

There is no sign of Susannah by the time of the next census in 1891. Mary Ann and Ormerod are still living at 1 Ridge Road with Rachel (HM060) and Joseph (FM234). Ormerod is a cotton weaver and Mary Ann is described as a house keeper.

PR – Pat Russell
VRI – Vital Records Index

[Last updated 25 Sep 2004]