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Mary LinnellAge: 9118081899

Mary Linnell
Given names
Married name
Mary Adey
Birth 1808
MarriageRev. Edward AdeyView family
1835 (Age 27)

Birth of a son
Edward Linnell Adey
1835 (Age 27)
Birth of a son
John Daniel Adey
7 July 1838 (Age 30)
Birth of a daughter
Mary Esther Adey
1842 (Age 34)
Birth of a son
William Thomas Adey
19 December 1844 (Age 36)
Death of a daughterMary Esther Adey
1845 (Age 37)
Marriage of a childEdward Linnell AdeyBertha Ann HurrinView family
1857 (Age 49)
Marriage of a childJohn Daniel AdeyLucy GeorgeView family
12 February 1862 (Age 54)
Address: Holy Trinity Church, Marylebone, City of Westminster, London, England.
Marriage of a childWilliam Thomas AdeySarahanne PriorView family
1868 (Age 60)
Death of a husbandRev. Edward Adey
28 April 1876 (Age 68)
Marriage of a childJohn Daniel AdeyLilly PayneView family
13 August 1892 (Age 84)
Address: Brighton Register Office, Brighton, Sussex, England.
Death of a sonEdward Linnell Adey
September 1894 (Age 86)
Marriage of a childJohn Daniel AdeyIsabella Valentine BatchelorView family
1899 (Age 91)
Death 25 December 1899 (Age 91)

Family with Rev. Edward Adey - View family
Marriage: 1835
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Mary Esther Adey
Birth: 1842 42 34Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire, England
Death: 1845Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire, England
3 years

Mary was the daughter of William Linnell (1771-1860) and Mary Geary (of a cultured family). According to family records William was converted by John Wesley, a travelling preacher and built a chapel, with his wife he founded the first Sunday School in the region and was principal of a girls boarding school from about 1835-1837 (21 girls are in a 1873 photo). She was one of the first women in public life and was included in discussions with Lord John Russell from about 1840 onwards. Formed Band of Hope (said to be the second in the country) in about 1847. Blind for the last 15 years of her life Mary learned many Hymns and bible passages. The Leighton Buzzard Observer and Linslade Gazette for 14th July 1863 carried an advertisement stating that Mrs Adey would be re-opening the school at Lake Street, Leighton Buzzard, Beds on Tuesday the 21st of July 1863 and would be happy to add to the number of both her resident and daily pupils. The 1864 Post Office Trade Directory lists Mrs Mary Adey of Lake St as a girls' boarding school. At the time of the 1871 census Mary was lving with Edward at High Street, Leighton Buzzard. Her occupation is given as school mistress. Also living at the house were 3 boarders Anne Cooke (annuitant) and 2 female pupils aged 12 and 13. In March 1876 Mary was presented with a bible together with a purse of twenty pounds by the committee of Leighton Buzzard Infant Schools in recognition of her valuable and gratuitous services over a period of 32 years. This bible was passed to her son William Thomas Adey and from there down to the branch of the Adey family which was living in Kent in 2006. At the time of the 1881 census Mary (occupation retired Governess) was living as a boarder at 33 Jesse Terrace, Reading St Mary, Berkshire, the home of William D Harris an 81 year old retired ironmonger. After Edwards death Mary remarried and became Mary Harris. At the time of the 1891 census Mary Harris (widow, retired governess) is living with her son John Daniel.

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