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Amy (Leigh) Shrimpton (1847 - 1925)

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Amy Shrimpton formerly Leigh
Born in All Saints parish, Southampton, Hampshire, Englandmap
Ancestors ancestors
Wife of — married 1883 in South Stoneham registration district, Englandmap
Died in Headington, Oxfordshire, Englandmap
Profile last modified 13 Mar 2018 | Created 26 Feb 2018
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Amy (Leigh) Shrimpton was born in England.

Amy was born about 1848 in All Saints parish, Southampton, but the family was living in Millbrook by the time she was 3. By 1881 she was still living with her parents, aged 33, and with no employment listed on the census. In the third quarter of 1883 she married Henry Richard Shrimpton in South Stoneham registration district. They had one daughter, Ivy Amy, in about 1887. In the 1901 census Henry's occupation was said to be farming, but by 1911 he was listed as running a boarding house in Fulham in London. He died in 1921 in Headington registration district, aged 76.

After Henry's death, Ivy and Amy supported themselves by running a home for foster children.[1] Amy's sister Helen Sayers visited it, and praised the fine job they were doing with the children in a letter to her daughter Dorothy. In 1924, Dorothy brought them her illegitimate son John Anthony, only a few weeks old, to care for as a boarder; she told them at first he was the son of an unfortunate friend, and only later told Ivy the truth, to be kept secret even from her mother Amy. Amy herself died only a year later, in 1925. She was 76 years old.



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