10 Feb 1796
Mary never married that we know of. She spent decades serving wealthy employers, graduating from freelance laundress (in 1841) to household cook in the decade before her death in 1870.
It was not so common for servants to make a career as a servant. However, it was ordinary to bounce around to multiple employers, however, which Mary did.
Parish Records for
Mary d. of Tilden & Mary Wilmshurst, christened 10 Feb 1796
1841 Census District 14, St. James Garlick Hythe, Middlesex
Elizabeth Pigram, 40, laundress, not born Middlesex
Ann Pigram 14, born Middlesex
John A. Pigram 6, born Middlesex
Mary Wilmshurst 60, laundress, not born Middlesex
Mary Wilmshurst, 40, "F. L.", not born Middlesex
Note: Lived at 194 Upper Thames St. with three other families and two single individuals.
1851 Census District 10, St. Mary Paddington,
Mary Wilmshurst servant, 55, born
Note: Lived in household of Martha Ioale (Ioak?), an annuitant. Lived at 14 Bloomfield Road.
1861 Census District 30,
Mary Wilmshurst, servant, 65, born
Note: Lived in household of Alfred House, a publican, and George Thornton, a gentleman. Lived at 17 Devonshire Lane (?).
Name: Mary Wilmshurst
Estimated birth year: abt 1796
Year of Registration: 1870
Quarter of Registration: Jan-Feb-Mar
Age at Death: 74
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