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Mary Jacob Curtis (1791-1878)

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Baptised 3 Jan 1793 • Holy Trinity, Dorchester, Dorset, England1Michael Russell, “Dorchester Baptisms Holy Trinity Church 1771-1812”, Dorset Online Parish ...continue
Married 21 Jan 1835 • Wyke Regis, Dorset, England3Anon., ‘Births, Deaths, Marriages and Obituaries’, Salisbury and Winchester Journal, 26 ...continue 2Barbara Hunt, “Wyke Regis Marriages 1812 to 1836”, Dorset Online Parish Clerks, n.d., ...continue 4”England Marriages, 1538–1973”, Marriage of Thomas Curtis and Mary Jacob, 21 January 1835, ...continue
Died 27 Dec 1877 • Radipole, Dorset, England5Principal Probate Registry, “England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills ...continue 6Church of England, “Dorset, England, Church of England Deaths and Burials, 1813-2010”, Burial ...continue
Buried 3 Jan 1878 • Fordington, Dorset, England7Church of England, “Dorset, England, Church of England Deaths and Burials, 1813-2010”, Burial ...continue


Biography
 
Mary was the daughter of John Summers Jacob (1754-1837) and Amey Pitfield (1763-1850). She was baptised on 3 January 1793 with her younger brother John Summers at Holy Trinity in Dorchester.8Michael Russell, “Dorchester Baptisms Holy Trinity Church 1771-1812”, Dorset Online Parish ...continue Her older sister and likely namesake, Mary, was baptised in May 1790 but no burial record for this child has been located and it must be assumed she died in infancy. This Mary was probably born in the first quarter of 1791 at Dorchester if her age stated on her census records was correct.9”1851 England Census”, digital image, Household of John Jacobs, Radipole, Sarum, ...continue 10”1861 England Census”, digital image, Household of John Jacob, Radipole, Dorset, ...continue 11”1871 England Census”, digital image, Household of John Jacob, Radipole, Weymouth and ...continue
 
On 28 December 1817 Mary witnessed the marriage of her sister, Eleanor, to her second husband Richard Poynter (1790-1856).12Church of England, “Dorset, England, Church of England Marriages and Banns, 1813-1921”, ...continue
 
At some point Mary moved in with her brother, John, and it may be assumed she ran his household. By 1835 they were living at Rodwell Cottage in Wyke Regis.13Anon., ‘Births, Deaths, Marriages and Obituaries’, Salisbury and Winchester Journal, 26 ...continue
 
Mary was an established spinster when she married widower Thomas Curtis (1774-1848) on 21 January 1835 at Wyke Regis. She was in her 44th year. Thomas was a hosier of some wealth and had no children from his first marriage. He lived in the parish of St Peters in Dorchester. They married by licence and Mary’s sister, Amy, witnessed the marriage.14Anon., ‘Births, Deaths, Marriages and Obituaries’, Salisbury and Winchester Journal, 26 ...continue 15Barbara Hunt, “Wyke Regis Marriages 1812 to 1836”, Dorset Online Parish Clerks, n.d., ...continue 16”England Marriages, 1538–1973″, Marriage of Thomas Curtis and Mary Jacob, 21 January ...continue After their marriage they established their home on North Square in Dorchester.17”1841 England Census”, digital image, Mary Curtis, St Peter, Dorchester, Dorset, England; ...continue Between the time of the 1841 census and Thomas’ death in 1848 they moved to the High Street in Fordington.18Anon., ‘Births, Marriages and Deaths.’, Salisbury and Winchester Journal, 10 June 1848, ...continue 19Church of England, “Dorset, England, Church of England Deaths and Burials, 1813-2010”, ...continue
 
Mary was named as a beneficiary in the will of her father, John, on 2 February. Mary was bequeathed property in Fordington which was independent of her husband and was to return to her brother, John, if she were to die childless.20Church of England, “England & Wales, Prerogative Court of Canterbury Wills, ...continue
 
On 29 October 1843 Mary witnessed the marriage of her niece, Eleanor Poynter (1820-1872) to George William Osbaldiston (c.1808-1845) at Holy Trinity.21Church of England, “Dorset, England, Church of England Marriages and Banns, 1813-1921”, ...continue
 
Thomas died of heart disease on 3 June 1848 at their home in Fordington aged 74.22Anon., ‘Births, Marriages and Deaths.’, Salisbury and Winchester Journal, 10 June 1848, ...continue 23Church of England, “Dorset, England, Church of England Deaths and Burials, 1813-2010”, ...continue Thomas had written a will in 1844 where he named Mary an Executor together with her brother, John, and Thomas’ nephew Thomas Roles. She received the residue of Thomas’ considerable estate after legacies had been paid.24Church of England, “England & Wales, Prerogative Court of Canterbury Wills, ...continue
 
Mary was now a widow of considerable means. She moved back in with her brother John and spent her remaining years at his home on Wellington Terrace in Radipole. She was described on census returns as either an Annuitant or Fund Holder.25”1851 England Census”, digital image, Household of John Jacobs, Radipole, Sarum, ...continue 26”1861 England Census”, digital image, Household of John Jacob, Radipole, Dorset, ...continue 27”1871 England Census”, digital image, Household of John Jacob, Radipole, Weymouth and ...continue
 
Mary died at Radipole on 27 December 1877 at the age of 87.28Principal Probate Registry, “England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills ...continue She was buried at Fordington on 3 January 1878.29Church of England, “Dorset, England, Church of England Deaths and Burials, 1813-2010”, Burial ...continue Mary’s estate underwent probate on 2 March 1878 at Blandford. Her brother, John, was the Executor. He was named as the surviving Executor indicating that her documents had been prepared for some time. Mary’s effects were valued at under £4000.30Principal Probate Registry, “England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills ...continue
 
To be continued…31This is a work in progress. Citations and family links are being batch-added to profiles.


External links
 
Mary Jacob at FamilySearch32The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, ‘Mary Jacob’, FamilySearch, n.d., ...continue


References   [ + ]

1, 8. Michael Russell, “Dorchester Baptisms Holy Trinity Church 1771-1812”, Dorset Online Parish Clerks, September 2010, updated April 2020, https://www.opcdorset.org/fordingtondorset/Files2/HolyTrinityBaptisms1771.html, accessed 10 May 2020.
2, 15. Barbara Hunt, “Wyke Regis Marriages 1812 to 1836”, Dorset Online Parish Clerks, n.d., https://www.opcdorset.org/WykeRegisFiles/WykeRegisMarrs1812-1836.htm, accessed 10 May 2020.
3, 13, 14. Anon., ‘Births, Deaths, Marriages and Obituaries’, Salisbury and Winchester Journal, 26 January 1835, p. 4, c. 4, https://link-gale-com.ezproxy.sl.nsw.gov.au/apps/doc/EN3219069202/BNCN?u=slnsw_public&sid=BNCN&xid=63b74ec1, accessed 18 May 2020.
4. ”England Marriages, 1538–1973”, Marriage of Thomas Curtis and Mary Jacob, 21 January 1835, Wyke Regis, Dorset, England; database, FamilySearch; data collected from various sources by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:N6R4-987, accessed 26 June 2020.
5, 28, 30. Principal Probate Registry, “England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1995”, Will of Mary Curtis was proved by John Jacob, 2 March 1878, at Blandford; digital image, Ancestry.com; Principal Probate Registry, London, England; p. 443, no. 3, https://search.ancestry.com.au/search/db.aspx?dbid=1904, accessed 15 May 2020.
6, 7, 29. Church of England, “Dorset, England, Church of England Deaths and Burials, 1813-2010”, Burial of Mary Curtis, 3 January 1878, Fordington, Dorset, England; digital image, Ancestry; Dorset History Centre, Dorchester, England; Reference: PE/FOR(SG), p. 82, No. 652, https://search.ancestry.com.au/search/db.aspx?dbid=2242, accessed 10 May 2020.
9, 25. ”1851 England Census”, digital image, Household of John Jacobs, Radipole, Sarum, Dorset, England; Class: HO107, Piece: 1857, Folio: 127, Page: 9, GSU roll: 221004, Lines: 4-9; Public Record Office, London, England, Ancestry, https://www.ancestry.com.au/search/collections/8860/, accessed 23 January 2019.
10. ”1861 England Census”, digital image, Household of John Jacob, Radipole, Dorset, England; Class: RG 9, Piece: 1348, Folio: 53, Page: 19, GSU roll: 542799, Lines: 9-12; Public Record Office, London, England, Ancestry, https://www.ancestry.com.au/search/collections/8767/, accessed 23 January 2019.
11, 27. ”1871 England Census”, digital image, Household of John Jacob, Radipole, Weymouth and Melcombe Regis, Dorset, England; Class: RG10, Piece: 1999, Folio: 54, Page: 10, GSU roll: 831751, Lines: 6-10; Public Record Office, London, England, Ancestry, https://www.ancestry.com.au/search/collections/7619/, accessed 10 May 2020.
12. Church of England, “Dorset, England, Church of England Marriages and Banns, 1813-1921”, Marriage of Richard Poynter and Elanor Tapp, 28 December 1817, All Saints, Dorchester, Dorset, England; digital image, Ancestry; Dorset History Centre, Dorchester, England; Reference: PE/DO(AS): RE3/2, p. 10, No. 28, https://search.ancestry.com.au/search/db.aspx?dbid=2241, accessed 16 May 2020.
16. ”England Marriages, 1538–1973″, Marriage of Thomas Curtis and Mary Jacob, 21 January 1835, Wyke Regis, Dorset, England; database, FamilySearch; data collected from various sources by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:N6R4-987, accessed 26 June 2020.
17. ”1841 England Census”, digital image, Mary Curtis, St Peter, Dorchester, Dorset, England; Class: HO107, Piece: 294, Book: 7, Enumeration District: 3, Folio: 9, Page: 12, Line: 18, GSU roll: 241343; Public Record Office, London, England, Ancestry, https://www.ancestry.com.au/search/collections/8978/, accessed 19 May 2020.
18, 22. Anon., ‘Births, Marriages and Deaths.’, Salisbury and Winchester Journal, 10 June 1848, p. 4, c. 3, https://link-gale-com.ezproxy.sl.nsw.gov.au/apps/doc/EN3219086891/BNCN?u=slnsw_public&sid=BNCN&xid=e542eb66, accessed 20 May 2020.
19, 23. Church of England, “Dorset, England, Church of England Deaths and Burials, 1813-2010”, Burial of Thomas Curtis, 10 June 1848, Fordington, Dorset, England; digital image, Ancestry; Dorset History Centre, Dorchester, England; Reference: PE/FOR(SG):RE4/2, p. 22, No. 176, https://search.ancestry.com.au/search/db.aspx?dbid=2242, accessed 19 May 2020.
20. Church of England, “England & Wales, Prerogative Court of Canterbury Wills, 1384-1858”, Will of John Summers otherwise John Somers Jacob, 2 February 1837, Prerogative Court of Canterbury; digital image, Ancestry; The National Archives, Kew, England; Class: PROB 11, Piece: 1886, https://www.ancestry.co.uk/search/collections/5111/, accessed 10 June 2020.
21. Church of England, “Dorset, England, Church of England Marriages and Banns, 1813-1921”, Marriage of George William Osbaldiston and Eleanor Poynter, 29 October 1843, Holy Trinity, Dorchester, Dorset, England; digital image, Ancestry; Dorset History Centre, Dorchester, England; Reference: PE/DO(HT): RE3/4, p. 25, No. 49, https://search.ancestry.com.au/search/db.aspx?dbid=2241, accessed 16 May 2020.
24. Church of England, “England & Wales, Prerogative Court of Canterbury Wills, 1384-1858”, Will of Thomas Curtis, 8 November 1844, Prerogative Court of Canterbury; digital image, Ancestry; The National Archives, Kew, England; Class: PROB 11, Piece: 2077, https://www.ancestry.co.uk/search/collections/5111/, accessed 19 May 2020.
26. ”1861 England Census”, digital image, Household of John Jacob, Radipole, Dorset, England; Class: RG 9, Piece: 1348, Folio: 53, Page: 19, GSU roll: 542799, Lines: 9-12; Public Record Office, London, England, Ancestry, https://www.ancestry.com.au/search/collections/8767/, accessed 23 January 2019.
31. This is a work in progress. Citations and family links are being batch-added to profiles.
32. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, ‘Mary Jacob’, FamilySearch, n.d., updated 9 May 2020, https://www.familysearch.org/tree/person/details/G7XN-JXR, accessed 9 May 2020.