Mary Jane and younger sister Ada Fanny were baptised together on 19 June 1859 at St. Paul's Church, Hulme, Manchester. Their parents were then living at 9 Russel Square and Joshua was a warehouseman. Mary and Ada's dates of birth were recorded in the baptismal register.
In the 1861 census Mary was living with her parents and siblings at 68 Tamworth St, Hulme, Manchester. She was aged 4 years. [RG9/2900 15 Pg 22]
In 1871 the family was living at 108 Embden St, Hulme. Mary was aged 14. [RG 10/4004 35 Pgs 3 & 4]
Mary Jane Albinson married John Hampson on 1 September 1877 at St. Paul’s Church, Hulme. Their marriage certificate recorded John was a bachelor aged 21 and a manager's clerk. His father was named as William Hampson, a shopkeeper. Mary was a spinster aged 20. Her father was named as Joshua Albinson, a travellor. At the time of their marriage John was living at 2 Monsall St and Mary at 108 Embden St. Their witnesses were Joseph Hampson and Elizabeth Hanneth[?].
This couple had three known children named John William born 19 February 1878, Mary Ann born 20 October 1880 and Albert born 25 May 1884. All three were baptised on 3 October 1888 at St. Luke's Church, Miles Platting, Manchester. At that time the family was residing at 68 Lewis St and John was an agent. The children's dates of birth were recorded in the baptismal register. Mary Ann's year of birth was incorrectly recorded as 1881.
In the 1881 census John and Mary were residing at Church Lane, Wilton Pl, Moston, Manchester. John, aged 25, was a metal traveller. Mary was aged 24, son John aged 3 and daughter Mary aged 6 months. [RG11/4029 51 Pg 13]
In 1891 the family was living at 68A Lewis St, Newton, Manchester. John, aged 35, was then a tea merchant's traveller. Mary was aged 34. Children John, Mary and Albert were aged 13, 10 and 6 years respectively. [RG12/3254 114 Pg 16]
In 1901 the family was living at 43 Sanderson St, Monsall, Manchester. John, aged 45, was a oil merchant's traveller. Mary was aged 44. Son John, aged 23, was a warehouse clerk. Mary, aged 20, was a men's cloth maker and Albert, aged 16, was an accountant's clerk. [RG13/3753 67 Pg 20 and 68 Pg 21]
John Hampson died in 1904 aged 48 years [Death Mar Qtr 1904/Prestwich 8d 245]. He was buried at Philips Park Cemetery on 17 March 1904 [Section L Consecrated, Grave 20], with his maternal aunt Elizabeth Brickles nee Fox. The burial register recorded John was aged 48 years and a metal broker. His address was 153 Culcheth Lane, Newton, Manchester.
In 1911 Mary was residing at 98 Junction St, Harpurhey, Manchester. Mary was aged 54. Son Albert, aged 26, was a clerk for a motor car manufacturer.
Mary Jane Hampson died in 1916 aged 59 years. She was buried on 9 November at Southern Cemetery with her sisters Ada Edith [sic] Fanny Hutchinson and Julia Hurst [Section II, later amended to H Consecrated, Grave 2411]. The burial register recorded Mary was a widow aged 59. Her address was 98 Junction St, Miles Platting.
GRO Birth Index
ALBISTON, MARY JANE Mother's maiden name BOLTERBEE
GRO Reference: 1857 J Quarter in CHORLTON Volume 08C Page 579
GRO Death Index
HAMPSON, MARY JANE Age at death 59
GRO Reference: 1916 D Quarter in PRESTWICH Volume 08D Page 498
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