Ann Roydhouse 1857-1929

Ann Roydhouse was baptized by her parents Thomas and Esther on the

2nd August 1857 at the Holy Trinity Church, Chelsea.

In 1861 she is the youngest of 6, with 3  brothers and two sisters all at home.

The family is recorded as surname House.

She is 14 in 1871, her sister Esther had died aged 25 the year before.

She married Frank Augustus Bell at St Saviours Church on the 13th April 1878,

aged 21. Her sister Ellen was one witness, and a Henry Roydhouse another.

In 1881 33 year old Frank was working as a publishers collector, and the couple

had two children, Vernon aged 2 and Amy aged 5 months.

A career change for Frank by 1891 saw him working as a commercial clerk, and

the family had increased by another son, Arthur F, born in 1884.

Ann was widowed in 1898, and in 1901 the census recorded Ann as living at

Number 2 Lancaster House, Brixton.

In 1911 the census records Ann with her youngest son Arthur Frank,27, living

at 59 Lydhurst Avenue in Streatham.

It is noted Ann had 4 children, with one no longer living.

Ann died aged 71 in October 1929.

(Google maps 59 Lydhurst Avenue, Streatham)

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