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Thursday, December 18, 2014

42.1.5 Andrew Durnford and Mary Hadley his Family

Andrew Durnford and Mary Hadley

In December 1824,  after Harriet Westwood died, Andrew married again, probably to another housekeeper who was looking after his young children.

Her name was Mary Hadley and she was born in Wolverhampton
St Peters.  Mary was born 25 February 1799 and her parents were William Hadley and Sarah Felton.    

Mary Hadley is our great grandmother.

Wolverhampton is near Birmingham.

In 1921 at the birth of her youngest brother the family were living in Newington, a district of London. He was christened in St Mary's Church

Newington is a district of Central London, England, and part of the London Borough of Southwark. It was an ancient parish and the site of the early administration of the county of Surrey
The parish of Newington St Mary was part of the Brixton hundred of Surrey

There is not much to be told about Mary.  She was one of 14 children, her father was in the Military.

Mary was 21 years older than the youngest brother, so perhaps she was housekeeper and nanny for her mother, and then sought employment.

She most probably met Andrew in Newington.

They were married on 12th December 1824 at West Iisley Church in Berkshire.

They had 6 children
Berkhamstead Town Hall

Amelia Marie Isaacson                 1828   1907
Caroline Susanna Montagu            1830
Montagu John Felton Durnford      1831   1901
Henry William Durnford               1834   1840
Sarah Durnford                             1836
Valentine John Hadley Durnford    1839  1839

Mary also died in childbirth, she died 16th September 1839, and the baby died in October 1839, at Berkhamstead in Hertfortshire.

Berkhamsted /ˈbɜrkəmstɛd/ is a historic market town, in the Chiltern Hills",on the western edge of Hertfordshire (England), 26 miles (40 km) north-west of London, within the Metropolitan Green Belt.  

(Some of the buildings in this part were stunning, old corn markets, and such different building styles)

Amelia Marie Isaacson Durnford was born in Monmouth in Wales in 1828 and baptised 15 February 1828. at St Woolas, Newport Monmouth.

Newport is just north of Cardiff.

West Ham
She married Mr Hinton in 1855, aged 27.  By 1861 she was widowed.  

They had a daughter Sarah Amelia Hinton, born around 1855.  Sarah was a school mistress, and she and her mother lived in various places around the country

Amelia died in April 1907 in West Ham in Essex.  

Kiddermaster SW of Birmingham

Caroline Susannah Montagu Durnford was born in 1830 in Kidderminster in Worcstershire.

She was recorded as living with her father in Campberwell in 1841, after her mother had died.

Henry William Durnford was born 1834 in Ludlow in Shropshire.  He died in 1840 in Hereford Herefordshire.

Sarah was born 1836 in Ireland and in 1841 she was living with her father in Camberwell.

Valentine John Durnford was born and died in 1839

Montagu John Felton Durnford is the 2nd Great Grandfather.

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