Descendants of Thomas Wetherell (1745 - ?)
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Mary Ann Wetherilt (1840-1925) - daughter of Richard Wetherilt (1812-1857) - son of Charles Wetherilt (1784 - ) - son of Thomas Wetherell(?-?)
Mary Ann Wetherilt is a direct ancestors of Bill Burgar, the author of this work.
Mary Ann Wetherilt was born on 25/1/1940 and was baptized on 12 December 1849 at St Peters, Walworth, London.87 The Baptism Register for St Peters, Newington states:
Mary daughter of Richard and Esther Wetherilt, shoemaker of Nelson Place, was born on 25/1/1940 and baptised on the 12/12/1849.
Civil Registration of Births reference is Mar 1840 V 4 p 334 - Newington Walworth London16
She appears in the 1841 and 1851 census with her parents.
It seems that Mary Ann Wetherilt had an illegitimate child, George, in 1860.
The father is not known.
Later that year Mary Ann married Alfred Burgar.
Civil Registration of marriage reference is Sep 1861 V 1D p 304 - Newington
is a summary of the Civil Marriage certificate:
John Francis Coe was the brother-in-law of Mary Ann Wetherilt.
Sometime in the early 1900s, Mary Ann Burgar and son George are reputed to have heard that some important personage in Kent had died. They went by train there to claim an inheritance presumably on George's behalf. Apparently they were given short shift and came away with nothing. This suggests that Mary Ann might have been in service in Kent when she became pregnant.
See Alfred Burgar's page for details of
their children and his ancestors
Granny Burgar had had a dozen children she used to act as midwife to the
other mothers in the local area ( any medical help had to be paid for in those
days). One day one of the mothers
who already had a large family came to Granny in distress, she was pregnant
again and couldn't face having another baby so she had swallowed some Lysol
(a drain cleaner). Granny did what she could but unfortunately the mother
Mary Ann was very close to her sister, Jane Wetherilt, and her brother, George
Wetherilt. Both Mary Ann and her sister Jane (Wetherilt) Trevett had
curly ginger hair, as did Jane's two daughters140
Mary Ann (Wetherilt) Burgar was said to be plumper that her sister Jane, but
Nellie Butcher (140
) who reported this would only have known them when they were in their 70s.
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