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Mary Ann KNIGHT (c. 1831-1906)

Name: Mary Ann KNIGHT
Sex: Female
Father: William KNIGHT (c. 1803-1874)
Mother: Elizabeth PARSONS (c. 1806-1882)

Individual Events and Attributes

Birth c. Dec 1831 Halesowen, Worcestershire, UK1
Assumed born approx one month before baptism
Christening 24 Jan 1832 (age 0) Halesowen, Worcestershire, UK2
Entry was for Mary KNIGHT; father was William KNIGHT, mother was Elizabeth
Occupation 6 Jun 1841 (age 9) Child At Home; Kidderminster, Worcestershire, UK3
Ackman Gate, Chaddesley Corbett, Kidderminster, UK
Entry was for Mary KNIGHT staed age 8
Occupation 30 Mar 1851 (age 19) Housewife; Deritend, Birmingham, UK4
7 Court, Birchall Street, Deritend
Entry was for Mary MERCER stated age 21
Occupation 7 Apr 1861 (age 29) Housewife; Deritend, Birmingham, UK5
6 Court 7 Birchall St, Deritend, Birmingham, UK
Entry was for Mary MERCER stated age 29
Occupation 2 Apr 1871 (age 39) Housewife6
Court 12 House 1, 50 Rea Street, Birmingham, UK
Entry was for Mary GARDNER stated age 38
Occupation 3 Apr 1881 (age 49) Housewife; St Martin, Birmingham, UK7
13 Court 1 House, Rea Street, St Martin, Birmingham, UK
Entry was for Mary GARDNER stated age 47
Occupation 5 Apr 1891 (age 59) Housewife; St Martin, Birmingham, UK8
1 House 13 Court Rea Street, St Martin, Birmingham, UK
Entry was for Mary GARDNER stated age 58 a widow
Occupation 31 Mar 1901 (age 69) Housewife; Aston, Birmingham, UK9
No 7, Court 9, Cheapside, Aston, Birmingham, UK
Entry was for Mary GARDNER stated age 67 a widow
Death 25 Apr 1906 (age 74) Deritend, Birmingham, UK10
9 Court 7 Cheapside, Deritend, Aston, Birmingham, UK
Q2 1906 Aston 6d 136 for Mary GARDNER stated age 74

Marriage (1)


Daughter: Elizabeth MERCER, 1920, age 59

Spouse Arthur MERCER (c. 1822-1863)
Children Ellen MERCER (1850-1852)
Mary A MERCER (1852-1864)
Arthur MERCER (1855-1927)
Harriet MERCER (1859-1863)
Elizabeth MERCER (1860-1934)
Jane MERCER (1863-1917)
Marriage 21 Jan 1850 (age 18) Birmingham, UK11,12
St Lukes Church, Birmingham, UK
Q1 1850 Birmingham 16 319 for Arthur MERCER m. Mary KNIGHT

Marriage (2)


Son: Thomas GARDNER, 1920, age 53

Spouse Thomas GARDNER (1847-1881)
Children Thomas GARDNER (1867-1940)
James GARDNER (1873-1908)
Marriage 20 May 1867 (age 35) Birmingham, UK13
Q2 1867 Birmingham 6d 102 for Thomas GARDNER a Nail Caster m. Mary MERCER a Widow

Individual Note

There was an consistency about Mary's fathers name.


The marriage certificate of Arthur MERCER and Mary KNIGHT on 21 Jan 1850

states Father of Arthur MERCER = John MERCER, Painter

and Father of Mary KNIGHT = John KNIGHT, Labourer


BUT BELIEVED that father of Mary KNIGHT was William KNIGHT, Labourer


Possible John KNIGHTs alive in 1851 were Carpenter or Tailor & Draper


But the ONLY William KNIGHT who was a labourer lived in locality, Halesowen.


SO OPTED FOR father = WILLIAM; as per IGI

Igi Cr: 24 Jan 1832 at Halesowen, Worcestershire

Igi: Father: William Knight; Mother Elizabeth


1"Family Tree". See
2"IGI Online Index".
3"UK Census 1841". See
4"UK Census 1851". See
5"UK Census 1861". See
6"UK Census 1871". See
7"UK Census 1881". See
8"UK Census 1891". See
9"UK Census 1901". See
10"UK GRO D Cert.". See
11"UK GRO M Cert.". See
12"UK FreeBMD Mar".
13"UK GRO M Cert.". See