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Name: Mary Lidwell

Burial Number: 0432

Gender: Female

Born: 27/1/1821

Died: 23/03/1904

Buried: 25/03/1904


Mary Ann Draper was born on 27th January 1821 in Holborn, London. Her father was Thomas Draper, a Carriage Trimming manufacturer, her mother, Maria, nee Rowley, they were Protestant Dissenters, recording Mary Ann’s birth on that registry.

When Mary Ann was 22yrs old in 1843, she married Thomas Gardner, 27yrs, a Hay Salesman and in March 1844 they had a son, Stanley, but, sadly, Mary Ann’s husband died a few months later. In 1856, Mary Ann, 35yrs, married Joshua Edward Lidwell, 33yrs, on 8th July, at St. John’s, Notting Hill. Joshua was a Chemist, with his own shop on the High Street, Notting Hill, and their daughter, Laura Ellen, was born in 1857.

Joshua died, aged 75yrs, in 1899 in Hastings, Sussex, and Mary Ann then lived with her married daughter and 7 grandchildren in Woking, Surrey. She died in Worthing, aged 83yrs, on 23rd March 1904.

Researcher: Maggie Martin

The Grave

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Location in Cemetery

Area: SWS Row: 5 Plot: 11

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In loving memory of dear mother Mary Ann Lidwell died March 23rd 1904 aged 83

Further Information


Name: Mary Ann Lidwell

Gender: Female

Born: 27/1/1821

Town: Holborn

County: London

Country: England


Maiden Name:Draper

Marriage Date: //1843

Spouse First Name: Thomas

Spouse Last Name: Gardner

Town of Marriage: Unknown

County of Marriage: Unknown

Country of Marriage: Unknown

Marriage Date: //1856

Spouse First Name: Joshua

Spouse Second Name: Edward

Spouse Last Name: Lidwell

Town of Marriage: Notting Hill

County of Marriage: London

Country of Marriage: England

Information at Death

Date of Death: 23/03/1904

Cause of death: Unknown

Town: Worthing

County: Sussex

Country: England


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Personal Effects

Money left to others: No value recorded

Current value of effects: Not calculated

Census Information


Living at 130, High Street, Notting Hill, London. Joshua E. Lidwell, 36yrs, Chemist, employing 2 men, wife, Mary Ann, 40yrs, daughter, Laura Ellen, 3yrs, plus 2 employees and 2 domestic servants.


Living at 130, High Street, Notting Hill, London. Joshua E. Lidwell, 47yrs, Chemist, employing 3 men, wife, Mary Ann, 50yrs, plus 2 employees and 2 domestic servants.


Living at Surrey Lodge, Caxton Road, Hammersmith, London. John E. Lidwell, 56yrs, Chemist, Mary Ann, 60yrs, plus 1 domestic servant.


257, Vauxhall Bridge Road, London. William Hanser, 65yrs, Glass engraver, plus wife and family, 2 boarders, Joshua and Mary Lidwell.

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