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Margaretta Elizabeth Main

abt. 1848 - 1876

Life History

16th Jan 1875

Married Charles Stewart Drewry in South Horsham, Southampton.

4th Sep 1876

Birth of son Charles Stewart Drewry in 9, Upper Road, Plaistow.


Died in Essex.


In the 1851 Census at 10, Blenheim Street:

George GreavesHead80Retired Tradesmanb. Woodhay, Hampshire
Sophia GreavesWife70b. Chilson, Oxfordshire
Eliza VizerGrandchild17Millinerb. Knightsbridge, Middlesex
Margaret JacobsGrandchild2b. Westminster, Middlesex

Joseph_Main.jpgIn 1867 Elizabeth Jacobs married Joseph Main
GRO: Sep 1867, Portsea Island 2b, 744.

In the 1871 Census at 17, St Pauls Square, Portsea, Portsmouth, Margaret Elizabeth's husband is presumably at sea:

Elizabeth MainMarWife22Wife of Steward with P & O Serviceb. Westminster, Middlesex
Elizabeth E MainUnmDaughter2b.Southsea, Hampshire
Catharine S VizerWidMother45Annuitantb. Picadilly, Middlesex
Elizabeth GreavesUnmAunt33Annuitantb. Buckinghamshire
Matilda BrownUnmServant12General Servant Domesticb. Portsmouth, Hampshire

Death of Joseph Main, 1873


Source of image

In 1875:


In Charles and Margaretta's marriage certificate in 1875,:

Margaretta 's name is 'Margaretta Elizabeth Main', a widow, living in South Horsham.
Her father is shown as Daniel James, a gentleman.
Charles' residence is 'Harrow Road, Paddington'.

In the birth certificate of their child:

Margaretta 's maiden name is given as 'Jacobs'.

Margaret's Grandparents are George and Sophia Greaves:

In the 1841 Census at 10, Blenheim Street:

George Greaves60Ind.
Sophia Greaves50Governess
Leonora Greaves20b. Middlesex
Mary Hobbs13
Elizabeth Vizer7b. Middlesex
Ann Rickett50Ind.
Robert Rickett20Builder's App.b. Middlesex

Vizer_Greaves_Marriage_Banns.jpgMargaretta's parents are:
Catharine S Vizer (a widow in the 1871 census, above, born 1826) and
Daniel James (in her and Charles' marriage certificate) or Daniel Jacobs (in her son's birth certificate).

The marriage records at St George Hanover Square, show that a Catherine Sophia Greaves married William Vizer in 1830. Presumably this Catherine Sophia is the mother of Catherine S - born 3 or 4 years before the marriage to William Vizer.
One of the witnesses to the marriage is George Gregory Greaves.

In 1845, Catherine Sophia Vizer married Daniel Jacobs. (Their marriage records appear on the same page: Jul-Aug-Sep 1845, St James Westminster, vol. 1, p. 128.)
Why does Catherine Sophia keep the name Vizer in the 1871 census?

From FreeBMD

Marriage: Mar 1875, Drewry, Charles Stewart, S Stoneham, 2c 91

Birth: Sep 1876, Drewry, Charles Stewart, West Ham, 4a 97

Death: Dec 1876, Drewry, Margaretta Elizabeth, 28, W. Ham, 4a 28

Also found rather curiously:

Marriage: Dec 1879, Drewry, Margaret Elizabeth, Lambeth, 1d 668