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Jane PENFOLD (1854-1936)

1 Jane PENFOLD (1854-1936) [35], dau. of William PENFOLD (1826-1873) [11] and Mary Ann Charlotte GUNN (1831-1886) [12].

Born 1854, Lingfield, Surrey, England. Marr Edward POWELL 1873. Died 1936.

Jane was born in Lingfield, Surrey during 1854 and died in 1936.

"Jane was the third child born to William and Mary Penfold (nee Gunn). She was born in the last quarter of 1853 and the birth was registered in the East Grinstead district of Surrey, and Censuses give her place of birth as Lingfield. Although her parents were living in Hartfield, Sussex, Jane's mother Mary came from Lingfield, and no doubt Mary returned to her parent's home for the birth.

Jane was seven years old at the time of 1861 Census in Hartfield and had two brothers, John 4, and Arthur, 2.

By 1871 she was not at the family home in Hartfield and it is thought she went into domestic service.

In the last quarter of 1873 she married Edward Powell (in the Croydon Registration District). On 1881 Census she is 27, and her husband is 32, a General Labourer from Banbury in Oxfordshire and they are living in Church Street, Benedict Village, Mitcham, Surrey. My mother (Daphne) remembers visiting her at this address probably in the early 1920s. Jane was a very large lady who loved to sing, but never in tune!. Daphne also remembers her visiting the family home in Chapter Street, and then being seen onto the bus for the journey home.

Apparently the family always thought that Jane had a lot of money but none came their way when she died!" (From Diana Smith).

Sp. Edward POWELL ( - ) [36].