Tuesday 17 October 2017

John Stephens and Ann Jenvey Lockyer

My 3x great grandparents were Ann Jenvey Lockyer 1835-1920 and John Stephens 1834-1884

John Stephens was my great great great grandfather. He was born in West Cowes, Isle of Wight to John and Mary Stephens on 24 May 1834. He was baptised at St Mary's Church, Cowes on 8 June the same year.

He married Ann Jenvey Lockyer at Boldre Church, near Lymington on 9 April 1855.

They lived in Southampton and had the following children:

  • Annie Alice Stephens born 1856
  • Rhoda Eugenie Stephens born 1857 (my great great grandmother)
  • John Alfred Stephens born 1862 
  • Edward Stephens born 1864 
  • Frederick W Stephens born 1868 
  • Albert Richard Stephens born 1873

John was a HM Customs officer and at some point between 1873 and 1881 he and his family moved to West Derby, Liverpool.

John died on 1 November 1884 at 160 Phythian Street, Liverpool of heart disease. He was just 50 years old, although his death certificate incorrectly states he was 52 years old. He was buried in Liverpool Necropolis (now Grant Gardens on Everton Road).

He left his wife £186 17s in his will. Ann died in June 1920 in Toxteth Park and is buried in Allerton Cemetery. John is mentioned on her tombstone (section 22 plot 376): "In loving memory of John Stephens Died 1st November 1884 Aged 50 years. Interred in the Necropolis".

Lineage: me..dad..George Ernest Heywood..Ellen Eliza Hindley..Rhoda Eugenie Stephens..John Stephens

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