Mary Barber's (later Mary Tingey) parents are not yet known, but the size and proximity of my maternal Barber family suggests that she is highly likely a member of that family, meaning that I will no doubt have a maternal and paternal connection to the Barber tree.
Mary married illegitimate shepherd Thomas Tingey when she was about 23 years old, and the couple settled down to have at least three children.
Thomas and Mary are noted as living at Cannon Street in Little Downham by the time of the 1841 census.
Mary out-lived Thomas by about 8 years, with him writing a brief Will on the day before his death, in which he left his entire estate to her.
Mary continued to live in their home along with their son Robert and his family until her own death in 1851, at the age of 79 years.
- circa 1771 in Witcham, Cambridgeshire, England.
- Thomas Tingey (1769-1843) on 8th April 1794 at St. Martin's Church, Witcham, Cambridgeshire, England.
- Robert Tingey (1798-1872) married Fanny Harrison (1802-1881)
- Elizabeth Tingey (1798-?)
- Sarah Tingey (c.1800-?) married Aunger Burgess (c.1800-?)
Census and Residence
- 1841: 69yrs, Cannon Street, Little Downham, Cambridgeshire, England.
- 1851: 80yrs, Cannon Street, Little Downham, Cambridgeshire, England.
- Circa June 1851 at Little Downham, Cambridgeshire, England, aged 79 years.
- 3rd June 1851 at Little Downham, Cambridgeshire, England.