Mary Dimmock was the first child of David Dimmock & Mary Halsey born December 10th, 1837 & christened at Sandridge & christened January 7th, 1838 at Sandridge, Herts.
In 1841 Mary was living in Sandridge, Herts with her parents & little brother George.
In 1851 Mary was lodging in Luton, Bedfordshire at Park Street West & working as a bonnet sewer.
Mary married William Dell on March 22nd, 1860 at St Peter’s, St Albans, Herts. William was born July 24th, 1838 at Tittenhanger Green, Herts & christened September 16th, 1838 at Sandridge, the son of Mary & George Dell, a baker. William gave his occupation as a baker.
In 1871 William & Mary were living at Wicklow St, St Pancras, London where William was a police constable.
By 1881 they had moved to 157 Derby Buildings, St Pancras & William continued to work as a police constable.
William died, aged 49, on October 31st, 1888 at Park St & was buried November 7th at St Stephen’s Herts.
By 1891 widowed Mary was living at Branch Road, Park St, St Albans, Herts. She was working as a straw hat maker & had a 35 year old boarder, A Burrage, a joiner.
Mary continued to live at Park St, St Albans, Herts in 1901. She was now working as a straw hat sewer & had a boarder, Elizabeth Mundy, aged 90.
In 1911 Mary was still living at 64 Park St & she again had a lodger, Emma Goss, an 81 year old widow.
Mary died in April-June 1919, aged 82, her death being registered at St Albans.