.....................Mary Ann Bristow & Family

Mary Ann Hollings married Thomas Arthington Bristow in Shoreditch in 1852. Thomas was the son of Thomas Faulkener Bristow who had married Jane Arthington in Leeds Yorkshire in 1816. He was the son of Henry Bristow and Jane Syer who had married in 1792.

Thomas Faulkener Bristow and his wife Jane had moved to Camberwell, South London by 1821 and established a small private school named The Bristow Academy in Great Orchard Row Camberwell. Over the next ten years eight children were born; Harriet (b1817), Henry (1819), Caroline Ann (b 1821), Thomas Arthington (b1823), Anna Maria (b1827), Sarah Eliza (b1829),Charlotte Emma (b1831) and Ellen (b1832).

The 1851 census records Thomas Arthington Bristow in Clerkenwell the remainder of the family had now moved from Camberwell and were living at the School House Mount Street Walworth. Thomas Faulkener Bristow had now retired as a schoolmaster and his daughter Sarah Eliza Bristow was now the Governess of The British and Foreign school where the family lived. Caroline worked as a Straw bonnet maker and her sister Ellen was an embroider.

Thomas Faulkener Bristow died aged 60 of cerebial congestion after suffering mental illness for several years. The family were in temporary accomodation at 7 Georgiana Street Camden and following his death had moved to 31 Arlington Street Camden by 1861.

Thomas Arthington Bristow married Mary Ann Hollings at Holy Trinity Church Hoxton on the 13th June 1852. The certificate shows the couple living at 1a Shaftesbury Street Hoxton, Which was her father William Hollings address. Witnesses shown are Mary Ann's brother in-law John Stanhope Archer, and her sister Charlotte Hollings.

Thomas and Mary Ann had four children; Mary Ann, Alice Eliza, Ellen Maria and Alfred Thomas William Bristow, before their father Thomas Arthington Bristow died at an early age in 1859. Following his death Mary Ann Bristow and her children moved to the Herefordshire village of Hoarwithy where her parents lived. She was a school mistress at the local school but after the death of her son Arthur in 1865 she returned to London with her two children Alice and Ellen. Her eldest daughter Mary Ann Susannah Bristow is shown on the 1871 census living with her married cousin Emma Frances Rumsey at the Vine Tree Inn Llangattock, and worked as a school mistress. Mary Ann moved shortly after to become a schoolmistress in Cheshunt Hertfordshire but died aged just 19 in 1872. The 1871 census shows Mary Ann Bristow and her daughters Alice and Ellen living with her brother in - law William Samual Hollings and his family at 275 Goswell Road Clerkenwell. She was employed now as a bookbinder. Within the next few years the Hollings family moved to 283 Goswell Road with Mary Ann Bristow's family.

Thomas Faulkener Bristow's wife Jane is listed on the 1871 census living with her daughter Sarah Eliza who was now married to a greengrocer named James Care, who had a shop in Marylebone High Street. They had two children, Lucy Eliza Care (b 1865) and Harry Bristow Care (b 1866). Also living there is Sarah's sister Caroline Ann Bristow. Jane Bristow died aged 82 in 1873 and Sarah's husband James Care died in 1874, and Sarah's sister Caroline Ann Bristow died in 1877. By 1881 she had moved to 26 Prince of Wales Road Camden and her occupation was now a teacher of music.

In 1879 Mary Ann Bristow's daughter Alice Eliza Bristow married Lambert william Harris. In 1883 her other daughter Ellen Maria Bristow married Edward Day. Mary Ann Bristow is shown on the 1891 census as living with her married daughter Alice Eliza Harris at 12 Ellington Street Islington. By the 1901 census Mary Ann Bristow had moved to live with her other married daughter Ellen Day and her family at 72 Wynford Road Pentonville. Mary Ann Bristow died here in 1904 aged 74.

Hollings Family