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Agnes Rider (Jarvis) Prowse (bef. 1826 - 1907)

Agnes Rider Prowse formerly Jarvis
Born before in Devon, Englandmap
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Wife of — married 3 Dec 1846 in Charlottetownmap
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Died after age 80 in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Islandmap
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Agnes Rider Jarvis was born in 1826.[1] She was baptized in Salcombe, Devon on July 30, 1826.[2] Agnes was the daughter of William Jarvis and Peggy Rider. She moved to Prince Edward Island in 1845.[3]

On Dec 3, 1846, Agnes married her cousin Joseph Prowse. Agnes's mother Peggy was the sister of Joseph's mother Agnes (Rider) Prowse.[4] Joseph and Agnes were married by a Baptist minister named Silas Rand, after whom one of their children was named.

Agnes and Joseph had 13 children, two of whom died in childhood. They raised their family on a farm in Lot 33 (Brackley, PEI). Following Joseph's death, Agnes lived with her youngest son, Phillip.[3]. She was living in Charlottetown at the time of her death at the age of 81, on June 6, 1907.[5] She was buried in the Sherwood Cemetery.[6]


  1. 1901 census says July 12, 1827, but this is incorrect, as she was baptized on July 30, 1826. Perhaps it was July 12, 1826?
  2. South Hams, Devon, Parish Records, Salcombe: baptisms 1802 – 1867 - Jarvis
  3. 3.0 3.1 1901 Census
  4. There may also be a Jarvis connection, to be confirmed
  5. The Charlottetown Guardian, June 7, 1907, Page 8 – Death of Agnes Rider Jarvis, Relict of the late Joseph Prowse, 81.
  6. Master name index of the Prince Edward Island Museum & Heritage Foundation

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Thanks to larryjtyrell on Ancestry for the information on the Rider and Jarvis families.

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