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Re: Mercy Sophia Wilson (nee Pearce)
« Reply #9 on: Monday 29 June 20 12:49 BST (UK) »
Address looks like 23 Denbigh Street. Mercy apparently married.

This must be the Mercy in and out of the workhouse over the next two decades.

1891 electoral register
23 Denbigh Street
Henry Pearce
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-89FL-3NCT?i=211&cc=2228170

Marriage?
Dec 1884 St George Hanover Square 1a 749
Carpenter, Mercy
Pearce, Henry

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Re: Mercy Sophia Wilson (nee Pearce)
« Reply #10 on: Monday 29 June 20 12:56 BST (UK) »
So in 1891 here are Mercy Pearce, 39, born ?? Kent

Is her birth place meant to be Chiddingstone or similar? :-\

1881 census
Mercy Carpenter, 30, Dressmaker, born Kent Chiddington
Lodging in St George Hanover Sq
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q273-8CV4

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Re: Mercy Sophia Wilson (nee Pearce)
« Reply #11 on: Monday 29 June 20 13:00 BST (UK) »
Baptism at Chiddingstone, 2 Dec 1849
Mercy Carpenter
parents William + Mary
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QJD2-JDNN

Mercy Carpenter, 1, with her parents in Chiddingstone in 1851
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:SGR8-VMK


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Re: Mercy Sophia Wilson (nee Pearce)
« Reply #12 on: Monday 29 June 20 13:04 BST (UK) »
Sorry, I do not think this can be the missing Mercy Sophia, who was later Mrs. Wilson.
But it is Dutch MissMarple's opinion that matters. We await her thoughts!
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Re: Mercy Sophia Wilson (nee Pearce)
« Reply #13 on: Tuesday 30 June 20 09:40 BST (UK) »
I agree that it seems unlikely that this is Mercy/Mary WILSON but where is she between 1881 & 1911?
Middx - VAUS, ROBERTS, EVERSFIELD, INMAN, STAR, HOLBECK, WYATT, BICKFORD, SMITH, REDWOOD
Hants - SMALL, HAMMERTON, GRIST, FRYER, TRODD, DAGWELL, PARKER, WOODFORD, CROUTEAR, BECK, BENDELL, KEEPING, HARDING, BULL
Kent - BAYLY, BORER, MITCHELL, PLANE, VERNON, FARRANCE, CHAPMAN, MEDHURST, LOMAX, WYATT, IDEN
Devon - TOPE, BICKFORD, FOSTER
YKS - QUIRK, McGUIRE, BENN
Nott/Derbs - SLACK
Herts - BARNES
L'pool- PLUMBE
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Re: Mercy Sophia Wilson (nee Pearce)
« Reply #14 on: Tuesday 30 June 20 12:19 BST (UK) »
Thank you all for your replies.

here's what I think:

married to Benjamin Wilson in 1867
they had 3 children: Alice Elizabeth 1869, Thomas Benjamin 1871 and Ellen 1874.
Then for some reason she left and Mary Ann Draper moved in and never left.
she was in and out workhouses using her maiden name Pearce and not Wilson.
census 1901 in Chelsea pauper/inmate
census 1911 Higham Kent, on the census is says that she had 5 children of which 4 have died.
who were the other 2 children ? Possibly Daisy is one of them ?
died 1918 (just 7 months after Mary Ann Draper...)

I don't think she remarried (there's no proof she got divorced). Besides,  when she died she was living in a poor house (?) under the name Mercy Sophia Wilson !!

DMM

Wilson: Writtle Essex, Shorne Kent.
Windley: Woodford Essex, Chigwell Essex, Blackmore Essex.
Halls: Chigwell and Woodford, Essex
Ambrose and Corteling: Sri Lanka

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Re: Mercy Sophia Wilson (nee Pearce)
« Reply #15 on: Tuesday 30 June 20 12:39 BST (UK) »
So I don't think she married  Henry Pearce.
she was still married to benjamin Wilson. but in 1901 she said she was a widow and from Canterbury. So she did not tell the truth a lot.
Married, a widow, from Higham, from Canterbury, etc.

very interesting case, and very complicated.

2 questions still to be answered: when and where were her 2 other children born (was Daisy one of them ?)
where was she censuses 1881 and 1891

DMM
Wilson: Writtle Essex, Shorne Kent.
Windley: Woodford Essex, Chigwell Essex, Blackmore Essex.
Halls: Chigwell and Woodford, Essex
Ambrose and Corteling: Sri Lanka

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Re: Mercy Sophia Wilson (nee Pearce)
« Reply #16 on: Tuesday 30 June 20 13:42 BST (UK) »
So in 1891 here are Mercy Pearce, 39, born ?? Kent
and her daughter Daisy Pearce, 7, born Southborough,Kent
in St George Hanover Square
piece 73 folio 112 page 51
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:3YWB-26Z

Address looks like 23 Denbigh Street. Mercy apparently married.

This must be the Mercy in and out of the workhouse over the next two decades.

I still think it is the case - this is the Mercy Pearce who was in the workhouse so often. Looks like her husband was Henry. Not sure what happened to her in the end.

If this is so, then as Bearkat said, it adds to the census problem - we don't now have your Mercy in 1901.
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Re: Mercy Sophia Wilson (nee Pearce)
« Reply #17 on: Tuesday 30 June 20 14:10 BST (UK) »


If this is so, then as Bearkat said, it adds to the census problem - we don't now have your Mercy in 1901.
John
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and 1881 and 1891

I'm confused now....

so there were 2 Mercy Pearce, both from Kent, born about the same time and both seamstress, needlewoman.

 ???

DMM
Wilson: Writtle Essex, Shorne Kent.
Windley: Woodford Essex, Chigwell Essex, Blackmore Essex.
Halls: Chigwell and Woodford, Essex
Ambrose and Corteling: Sri Lanka