The Family of Mary Ann Wombwell and John Posford

Mary Ann Wombwell, born at Cressing in 1811, was the daughter of William Wombwell and Hannah Gibson. John Posford, born in 1807 at St. Lawrence, was the son of John and Janett Posford. John was a miller and farmer.

Mary Ann married John Posford on 7th February 1842 at Ashingdon Parish Church (near Rochford, Essex). John was a miller and farmer in the St Lawrence area. Their children are listed here together with any indications of marriage. In many cases the tree continues into further generations. Full details of later (and earlier) generations of Posfords can be found at:

Mary Ann died at Tolleshunt Knights on 3rd September 1881; John lived on until 21st February 1893. They are buried in adjacent graves in the local churchyard.

  Mary Ann Wombwell                    (633)        (1811-1881)
  m 1842 John Posford                  (645)        (1807-1893)
      |-John Posford                   (867)             (1843-1928)      
      | m Alice Maria Eley
      |-Stowers Posford                (868)             (1845-1929) 
      | m Francis Mary Noble          
      |-Harriet Posford                (869)
      | m Joseph Devlin
      |-Mary Janet Posford             (870)             (1850-1851)
      |-James Posford                  (871)             (1846-)

My thanks are due to John Tilbury who provided most of the information for this page. Further information is available on his website

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This table last updated on 24th November 2001
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