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Anne Loft in 1861 and 1871
« on: Saturday 19 May 18 12:18 BST (UK) »
I'm trying and failing to find Anne Loft on the 1861 census.  She was born in Lincolnshire in 1781 and entered the Hull Charterhouse with her husband Benjamin in 1843.  Benjamin died in 1858, and it's likely that Anne would have been evicted and be living elsewhere in 1861.  She is a boarder in 1871 though without a subscription I can't get at where.  Help would be appreciated.
Godden in East Sussex, mainly Hastings area.
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Webb in Bildeston and Colchester.
Wesbroom in Kirby le Soken.
Ellington in Harwich.
Park, Palmer, Segar and Peartree in Kersey.

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Re: Anne Loft in 1861 and 1871
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 19 May 18 12:40 BST (UK) »
1861?? Ann Loft 79 b Hogg Wotheringham, Lincolnshire  Looks at though she is living at Almshouses at Sculcoates St Mary - 14  Charterhouse Lane

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Re: Anne Loft in 1861 and 1871
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 19 May 18 12:48 BST (UK) »
Ann is still there in 1871 age 90  b Lincolnshire - General Merchants Widow Pensioner at Charter House Lane The Charter House Hospital, Sculcoates - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charterhouse,_Kingston_upon_Hull

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Re: Anne Loft in 1861 and 1871
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 19 May 18 13:15 BST (UK) »
Thanks, Kay, that's really interesting.  So she didn't get evicted when her husband died after all.
Godden in East Sussex, mainly Hastings area.
Richards in Lea, Gloucestershire, then London.
Williamson in Leith, Vickers in Nottingham.
Webb in Bildeston and Colchester.
Wesbroom in Kirby le Soken.
Ellington in Harwich.
Park, Palmer, Segar and Peartree in Kersey.

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Re: Anne Loft in 1861 and 1871
« Reply #4 on: Saturday 19 May 18 13:20 BST (UK) »
There are quite a few widows living there  :)

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Re: Anne Loft in 1861 and 1871
« Reply #5 on: Saturday 19 May 18 15:46 BST (UK) »
The rule was that women got a place in the Charterhouse only if they were widowed or single.  Men who were married could be awarded a place and bring their wives with them, but if the the man died his widow had no right to the room and would be evicted.  This didn't always happen.  A few "widows' rooms" were built and sometimes, as in this case, the widow would be awarded a room in her own right.  But I've seen instances where the widow was turfed out, and it was a furore about a case like that in 1928 that made the trustees change the rules so that couple were granted the room.
Godden in East Sussex, mainly Hastings area.
Richards in Lea, Gloucestershire, then London.
Williamson in Leith, Vickers in Nottingham.
Webb in Bildeston and Colchester.
Wesbroom in Kirby le Soken.
Ellington in Harwich.
Park, Palmer, Segar and Peartree in Kersey.