The Family Tree

Mary Yarrow

Mary Yarrow was the sixth of the eleven known children of William Yarrow and his wife Elizabeth (née Wright) of Little Thetford, Cambridgeshire, England.

She married Owen Owen, an "Eating House" keeper, and the couple went to live at 'The Yorkshire Grey' pub at 53 Lower Thames Street, London where they raised six children.

The Eating House that the couple kept was just across the road from the river - a busy area for barges, which would be tied up at the wharfs at Lower Thames Street. This must have made their Eating House a very profitable one.

However, London frequently suffered plagues of rats coming from overseas in the barges and it is possible that Owen Owen fell victim to this when he died in 1849 suffering from diarrhoea for 4 days.

Mary's brother, John Yarrow (back in Little Thetford) and her brother-in-law William Pavett, were noted as executors (along with Mary) in the will of her husband Owen.

The pub stayed in the Owen family hands for around 40 years, when it passed to Mary and Owen's oldest son William Owen and later to his wife Sarah.

Further Details

27th April 1804, Little Thetford, Cambridgeshire, England.

19th May 1804 at St. George's Church, Little Thetford, Cambridgeshire, England.





10th February 1856, aged 51 years, at The Yorkshire Grey Public House, 53 Lower Thames Street, London, England.

Location not known.

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