Maria Mary Hancox (née Merrett)

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Maria Mary Hancox (née Merrett)
(1845 – 22 October 1908)
Birth: 1845, Stroud, Gloucestershire
Death: 22 October 1908, Liverpool
Parents: James Merrett
Elizabeth Merrett (née Coppin)
Siblings: Maria Mary Hancox (née Merrett) (1845 – 22 October 1908)
Partners: Harry Hancox (? – ?)
Children: Richard James Hancox (23 August 1873 – 16 May 1956)
Frank Heeley Hancox (1869 – ?)
Harry Merrett Hancox (15 April 1868 – ?)
Charles Edward Hancox (15 February 1872 – ?)

Maria Mary Merrett was born in Stroud, Gloucestershire in about 1845 to James Merrett and Elizabeth Coppin. She had six siblings: William Merrett (c.~1842--?), Elizabeth Sarah Merrett (c.~1843--?), Catherine M. Merrett (c.~1848--?), Lucy Merrett (1852--1926), Richard H. Merrett (c.~1853--?), and Charlotte Merrett (c.~1857--?).

She married \bioref{Harry_Hancox} on 28 May 1867 at St Stephen the Martyr, West Derby, Lancashire \cite{MariaMerrettMarriage} and her sister Catherine was a witness. They had four sons (see page \pageref{Harry_Hancox}).

In the 1891 Census, Maria Mary was a widow and living at 30 Edge Lane. Her occupation was given as "Living on her own means" and she had her four sons at home: Harry was 22 (Bankers clerk), Frank was 21 (student of medicine), Charles was 19 (merchants clerk) and Richard was 17 (bankers junior clerk) \cite{MariaMerrettOccupation})

In 1901, she was 55, and had three of her four sons still living at home: Harry was 32 (a bankers clerk), Charles was 29 (office manager) and Richard was 29 (a bankers clerk); their address was 30 Edge Lane, Liverpool[1]

She died on 22 October 1908 and was buried at Toxteth Park Cemetery on 24 October. [2]


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