The Family Tree

Maria Yarrow

Maria Yarrow was the tenth of the eleven known children of William Yarrow and his wife Elizabeth Wright of Little Thetford, Cambridgeshire, England.

By 1841, Maria had moved to London to live with her married older sister Mary Owen (née Mary Yarrow). She worked as a waitress at their 'Eating House' known as The Yorkshire Grey Tavern.

She then married welshman Owen Owen (a carpenter), and by 1851, Owen is noted as an 'Eating House Keeper' in Clerkenwell, London. It appears that they couple never had any children - or if they did, then they did not survive infancy.

By the 1881 census both Maria and Owen are in their 60s, and Owen is noted as a 'retired Dining Room Keeper', living in Acton, Middlesex. They are joined by their niece Sarah Yarrow (daughter of James Yarrow of Little Thetford), who is noted as an Milliner, unemployed.

Owen dies in 1888, leaving Maria as a 74 year old widow on the 1891 census. She is joined by her 47 year old neice, Maria Yarrow, and her 19 year old servant, Lillian Faken.

She appears again in 1901 for her last census, as an 84 year old widow, living in Acton. Again, her niece Maria Yarrow is with her, as is Eliza Keith, who is described as a 'Ladies Companion' and noted as a servant.

Maria dies just three months later in July, at the age of 84.

Further Details

1817, Little Thetford, Cambridgeshire, England.

10th March 1817 at St. George's Church, Little Thetford, Cambridgeshire, England.




1901, during the September quarter, in the Brentford District of Middlesex, England.

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