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Name: Mary Mash

Burial Number: 0672

Gender: Female

Occupation: Packer in a Warehouse;

Born: 00/00/1865

Died: 00/00/1912

Buried: 11/07/1912

Mary Ann Chapman

George Burley Browning

Family No: 0672


On 20th December 1885, Mary Ann married John Mash at St. Jude’s Church, Bethnal Green. John was then a Tailor, living in Pollard Row. His father, George, was a Foreman. Mary Ann, living in Charles Square, also had father George, but George Browning was a Warehouseman. (Pollard Row and Charles Square are about a mile apart.)

John Mash was born in Newington, (Southwark),Surrey to George Mash and his wife Sarah Ann (nee Miller). In 1871, his family was living in Camberwell.

George Burley Browning was born in Southwark, and with his wife Mary Ann (nee Chapman) and family, were living in Spur Inn Yard, in Southwark, in 1871 and 1881. (They married, in Southwark, in 1864)  Mary Ann, 16 in 1881, was a Packer in a Warehouse. She had a younger sister and three younger brothers. Mother Mary Ann was born in Somerset, father George in Southwark.

John and Mary Ann went on to have six children: Florence Mary, William, George James, Phillipa Diamond, Drummond and Sidney Goldring.

By 1891 the family were living at 3 Heene Cottages, John now a Groom (Domestic) and Coachman. They had daughter Florence, 2, and  son, William, 1, with them. Florence was their first child, born in London. All her siblings were born in Worthing, which suggests their move to Heene was between 1888 and 1889.They also had a 17-year-old Lodger, also a Groom – Mason Birdwright, from Kensington, – plus husband and wife Ralph and Maud Teesdale, Sussex folk.

In 1901, at 3 Heene Cottages, John, ‘Fly Curricle’ on his own account, and Mary, had Florence, William, George, Diamond and Sidney with them. They also had Susan Solomon, a widow, living on her own means, plus Mary Ostler, a widowed Charwoman and her 11-year-old son, Arthur, all three from London.

(A W.J. Solomon was a witness at John and Mary Ann’s wedding.)

3 Heene Cottages in 1911, had John and Mary Ann, plus daughter Florence Mary, a Florist at 23, George, a Groom’s Assistant at 19, Diamond, 17 and Sidney, 15. John had risen to be a Cab Proprietor, living on his own means.

In 1912, Mary died at 3 Heene Cottages.

In January 1919, son Sidney Goldring married Florence  Ada Pescott, at Heene. Sidney, baptised at Heene in February 1897 by Rev Fallowes, was then a Corporal in the East Lancs Regiment, having joined the 12th Royal Sussex Regiment in 1915. Father John was described as a Fly Proprietor.

John and Mary Ann were not buried in the same grave, nor is there any inscription for them.

Researcher: Liz Lane

The Grave

No headstone image available

Location in Cemetery

Area: EB Row: 5 Plot: 17

Exact Location (what3words): curve.tubes.wins

Ashes or Urn: Unknown



Mary Ann Mash is buried under the headstone for Jessie Boxall


In ever loving memory of my dear wife Jessie Boxall who died 20th Sept 1930 aged 32

Further Information


Name: Mary Ann Mash

Gender: Female

Born: 00/00/1865

Town: Southwark

County: Middlesex

Country: England


Maiden Name:Browning

Marriage Date: 20/12/1885

Spouse First Name: John

Spouse Last Name: Mash

Town of Marriage: Bethnal Green

County of Marriage: Middlesex

Country of Marriage: England

Information at Death

Date of Death: 00/00/1912

Cause of death: Unknown

Address line 1: Heene Cottages

Address line 2: 3

Address line 3: Heene Road

Town: Worthing

County: Sussex

Country: England


No obituary has been entered.

Personal Effects

Money left to others: No value recorded

Current value of effects: Not calculated

Census Information


Living at 129 Spur Inn Yard, St Saviour Southwark, London – George Browning, 41yrs, Warehouseman; Mary A, 40yrs; Mary A, 16yrs, Packer at Warehouse; Maria L, 15yrs; George B, 12yrs; Edward I, 10yrs; John W, 6yrs;


Living at 3 Heene Cottage, Heene Road, Worthing – John Mash, 26yrs, Coachman and Groom; Mary Ann, 26yrs; Florence, 2yrs; William, 1yr;


Living at 3 Heene  Cottages, Heene Road, Worthing – John Mash, 37yrs, Fly Curricle; Mary, 36yrs; Florence, 12yrs; William, 11yrs; George, 9yrs; Drummond, 5yrs; Sydney, 4yrs;


Living at 3 Heene Cottages, Heene Road, Worthing – John Mash, 48yrs, Cab Proprietor; Mary Ann, 47yrs; Florence Mary, 23yrs; George, 19yrs, Diamond, 17yrs, Sidney, 15yrs;

Miscellaneous Information

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