Maria Ann Drewry
1795 - 1876
8th Oct 1795
Born in Witham, Essex.
7th Oct 1835
Married Peter Painter.
Died in Rye.
The marriage of Maria Ann Drewry to Peter Painter, 1835, took place at St Pancras.
The witnesses were:
Henry R Drewry (uncle)
Elizabeth E Robe (daughter of the Robe mentioned in the letter that her father sent to her brother Samuel in 1815.)
James Painter (brother-in-law)
Maria had been a witness to the marriage of her younger sister, Louisa, to James Painter in 1824.
In the 1841 census in 'Castle Office', Mereworth, Kent
Peter, 59, is a steward on the estate in Mereworth (pronounced Merryworth), in Kent. The picture of Mereworth Castle on the right is borrowed from Wikipedia.
("In 1801 Mereworth's total population was 597. In 1901 it was 727.")
In the census:
Maria is shown as aged 45.
Wm. Houghton, 50, steward, is also in 'Castle Office'
and perhaps others on the next page of the census.
In the 1851 census at Lime Court, Beckley
|Peter Painter||62||Landed Proprietor||b. Scotland|
|Mary A Painter||55||Landed Proprietor's Wife||b. Essex, Wickham|
|Harriet Bates||18||House Servant|
Lime Court, in Beckley Sussex, is a listed Grade 2 building and still exists. It can be seen in Google Street View.
In the 1861 census at Lime Court, Beckley
|Mary A Painter||Head||65||Retired Lady|
|Henry Wickes(?)||Servant||64(?)||Useful Person|
|Joan Oliver||Servant||20||House Servant|
In the 1871 census at 'Private House', Beckley, Chichester
|Maria Painter||Head||Widow||75||Independant||b. Essex, Witham|
|Eliza Smith||Servant||Unm||21||b. London|
|George Butler||Servant||Unm||21||Groom and Gardener||b. Sussex, Rye|
Death: Mar 1876; Painter, Maria Ann, 80, Rye, 2b 5
Burial Inscriptions, All Saints Church, Beckley, Sussex
From the Kentish Gazette 9th August, 1836 when Peter was Steward on the Mereworth Estate.
From the Morning Chronicle, November, 1856 Death announcement