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Martha (Compton) Curtis (1831 - 1901)

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Martha Curtis formerly Compton
Born in Fisherton Delamere, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdommap
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Daughter of and
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Wife of — married 7 Apr 1860 in Warminster,Wiltshiremap
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Died in Warminster, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdommap
Profile last modified 30 Jun 2019 | Created 15 Jul 2011
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Biography

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Martha (Compton) Curtis was born in Wiltshire, England.

Martha Compton was born about 1831 in Fisherton de la Mare, Wiltshire[1][2][3][4][5][6][7]

She was christened 16 January 1831 in Fisherton de la Mare, Wiltshire[8][9]

On 6 June 1841 at the age of 10 she was resident in Fisherton de la Mere, Wiltshire, England[1].

On 30 March 1851, at the age of 20, she was working as a Silk Winder, and was resident in Sherborne, Dorset, England, living in the household of Mary Day, a widow, with 3 other girls of a similar age, one of whom was the daughter of Mary [10]. Sherborne is some 30 miles from Fisherton de la Mere.

Her son Edmund John Compton was born 21 April 1855 in the Union Workhouse, Warminster[11] and christened on 26 Aug 1855 Christ Church Warminster[12].

Martha Compton married George Curtis on 7 April 1860 in Christ Church, Warminster, Wiltshire[13][14][15].

Their children were

Child: Rowland Curtis[16]
Child: Rose Curtis[17]
Child: Walter Henry Curtis[18]
Child: Emily Kate Curtis[19]

By 7 April 1861, at the age of 30, working as a Silk Weaver, she was living at Bread Street Warminster Common, Christ Church, Warminster, Wiltshire, England[2].

Working as a Silk factory hand, aged 40, she was recorded on 2 April 1871 residing at Hillwood Lane, Warminster,Wiltshire[3].

She was recorded as a Silk Throwster, aged 50 on 3 April 1881 and aged 60 on 5 April 1891, resident at 20 Hillwood Lane, Warminster, Wiltshire, England[4][5].

Her residence on 31 March 1901, at the age of 70, was still 20 Hillwood Lane, Christ Church, Warminster, Wiltshire, England[6].

She died on 13 July 1901 in Warminster, Wiltshire[7] and was buried on 17 July 1901 at Christ Church, Warminster, Wiltshire[20].

Research Notes

Background information regarding the silk industry in Warminster

References to the silk industry in the mid-19th century probably refer to the mill at Crockerton, (Hunt, Dir. (1848); Slater, Nat. & Com. Dir. (1851).) but in 1874 the firm which owned that mill, Charles Jupe and Sons, opened a factory at Pound Street, bringing 70 hands from Crockerton. By 1883 over 150 hands were employed, (U.D.C. Local Board Min. Bks.; Middlebrook, 'Highways and Byways', no. xxvi.) but the factory no doubt closed at the same time as the other mills belonging to the firm in 1891. (V.C.H. Wilts. iv. 177, where n. 78 is wrong in suggesting that the Warminster and Crockerton mills were identical.)[21]

Sources

  1. 1.0 1.1 "England and Wales Census, 1841," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M732-1N3 : 25 May 2019), Martha Compton in household of Martha Macey, Fisherton de la Mere, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom; from "1841 England, Scotland and Wales census," database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO HO 107, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "England and Wales Census, 1861," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M7K9-4MD : 19 April 2019), Martha Curtis in household of George Curtis, Warminster, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom; from "1861 England, Scotland and Wales census," database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO RG 9, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "England and Wales Census, 1871", database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VFJ9-FZW : 26 April 2019), Martha Curtis in entry for George Curtis, 1871.
  4. 4.0 4.1 "England and Wales Census, 1881," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q278-GJRZ : 12 December 2017), Martha Curtis, Warminster, Wiltshire, England; from "1881 England, Scotland and Wales Census," database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing p. 9, Piece/Folio 2055/90, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey; FHL microfilm 101,774,645.
  5. 5.0 5.1 "England and Wales Census, 1891," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:4VSS-82M : 3 May 2019), Martha Curtis, Warminster, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom; from "1891 England, Scotland and Wales census," database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO RG 12, Wiltshire county, subdistrict, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.
  6. 6.0 6.1 "England and Wales Census, 1901," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XSK9-7ZM : 21 May 2019), Martha Curtis, Warminster, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom; from "1901 England, Scotland and Wales census," database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing Warminster subdistrict, PRO RG 13, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey.
  7. 7.0 7.1 https://www.freebmd.org.uk/cgi/information.pl?cite=mWZE3N4XbzD%2BZlfN1gCjXQ&scan=1
  8. PR Fisherton De La Mere Martha COMPTON 16 Jan 1831 Dau John COMPTON lab Ann COMPTON Transcription by WFHS
  9. Ancestry.com. Wiltshire, England, Church of England Births and Baptisms, 1813-1916 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2017. Original data: Wiltshire Church of England Parish Registers, Wiltshire and Swindon History Centre, Chippenham, Wiltshire, England.(https://www.ancestry.com/sharing/16957941?h=2842f1)
  10. "England and Wales Census, 1851," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:SG24-QFD : 23 October 2017), Martha Compton in household of Mary Day, Sherborne, Dorset, England; citing Sherborne, Dorset, England, p. 54, from "1851 England, Scotland and Wales census," database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO HO 107, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.
  11. England & Wales General Register Office, GRO Online Index - Birth (https://www.gro.gov.uk/gro/content : accessed 30 June 2019), database entry for COMPTON, EDMUND JOHN (Mother's maiden -), GRO Reference: 1855 J Quarter in WARMINSTER Volume 05A Page 149.
  12. "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J99V-QX9 : 11 February 2018, Martha Compton in entry for Edmund John Compton, 26 Aug 1855); citing , index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City; FHL microfilm 950,246.
  13. "England Marriages, 1538–1973 ," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NL8N-1MY : 10 February 2018), George Curtis and Martha Compton, 07 Apr 1860; citing Christ Church,Warminster,Wiltshire,England, reference , index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City; FHL microfilm 950,246.
  14. https://www.freebmd.org.uk/cgi/information.pl?cite=PvdalO4IJ1hwIcuw1LtsJw&scan=1
  15. Wiltshire, England, Church of England Marriages and Banns, 1754-1916 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2017. Original data: Wiltshire Church of England Parish Registers, Wiltshire and Swindon History Centre, Chippenham, Wiltshire, England.(https://www.ancestry.com/sharing/16958026?h=73e08b)
  16. England & Wales General Register Office, GRO Online Index - Birth (https://www.gro.gov.uk/gro/content : accessed 30 June 2019), database entry for CURTIS, ROWLAND (Mother's maiden COMPTON ), GRO Reference: 1860 D Quarter in WARMINSTER Volume 05A Page 121
  17. England & Wales General Register Office, GRO Online Index - Birth (https://www.gro.gov.uk/gro/content : accessed 30 June 2019), database entry for CURTIS, ROSE (Mother's maiden COMPTON), GRO Reference: 1865 S Quarter in WARMINSTER Volume 05A Page 138
  18. England & Wales General Register Office, GRO Online Index - Birth (https://www.gro.gov.uk/gro/content : accessed 30 June 2019), database entry for CURTIS, WALTER HENRY (Mother's maiden COMPTON), GRO Reference: 1870 J Quarter in WARMINSTER Volume 05A Page 151
  19. England & Wales General Register Office, GRO Online Index - Birth (https://www.gro.gov.uk/gro/content : accessed 30 June 2019), database entry for CURTIS, EMILY KATE (Mother's maiden COMPTON), GRO Reference: 1873 M Quarter in WARMINSTER Volume 05A Page 157
  20. Ancestry.com. Wiltshire, England, Church of England Deaths and Burials, 1813-1916 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2017. Original data: Wiltshire Church of England Parish Registers, Wiltshire and Swindon History Centre, Chippenham, Wiltshire, England.(https://www.ancestry.com/sharing/16958168?h=be0911)
  21. 'Warminster: Industry and trade', in A History of the County of Wiltshire: Volume 8, Warminster, Westbury and Whorwellsdown Hundreds (London, 1965), pp. 110-114. British History Online http://www.british-history.ac.uk/vch/wilts/vol8/pp110-114 [accessed 30 June 2019].


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