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Ann Hall [ha.7]

Ann Hall was the seventh child of John Hall & Margaret Slack christened September 2nd, 1851 at South Hetton, Co Durham.

In 1861 Ann, her parents & 2 sisters & 2 brothers were living at South Hetton.

In 1871 Ann was working as a domestic servant & was at the home of her brother John Hall & his wife Annie & their 1 year old son Frederick at Long Row, Coxhoe, Co Durham.

Ann married Winship Soppit in Oct-December 1871, the marriage being registered at Sunderland. Winship was born Jan-March 1842 at Killingworth,& christened March 27th, 1842 at Longbenton, Northumberland, the son of Catherine Winship & Joseph Soppit, a labourer.

In 1881 Ann (now Annie in census) & Winship, a blacksmith, were living at 22 Colliery Houses, Framwellgate, Durham with a son John W (2) & a 2 month old daughter Margaret. With them at the time of the census was Ann’s niece, Annie Pallister (daughter of Ann Hall’s sister Barbara now married to John McCree Pallister). Sadly Ann & Winship had had 4 other children who had all died in infancy & daughter Margaret also died later in 1881.

Winship died in April-June 1890, aged 48, the death being registered at Morpeth, Northumberland.

In 1891 widowed Annie was working as a housekeeper for the Scott family at 225 Long Row, Harraton, Fatfield, Chester-le-Street, Co Durham.

Son John Winship joined the Royal Dragoon Guards but in November 1899 he deserted at York.

Ann was found in the Tynemouth Union Workhouse in 1901, described as a general domestic servant.

The children of Ann Hall & Winship Soppit were:

ha.7.1 Winship Soppit born January 1872 at Houghton; died at Lyons, Houghton-le-Spring & buried January 3rd, 1872 at St Nicholas, Hetton-le-Hole
ha.7.2  Catherine Soppit born August 10th, 1873 at Durham; died at Framwellgate Moor & buried August 21st, 1873 at St Cuthbert, Durham
ha.7.3  Catherine Soppit christened October 13th, 1874 at Durham; died at Framwellgate Moor & buried January 17th, 1875 at St Cuthbert, Durham
ha.7.4  Joseph Soppit born Jan-March 1877 at Durham; died at Framwellgate Moor & buried January 6th, 1878 at St Cuthbert, Durham
ha.7.5  John Winship Soppit born at Framwellgate Moor & christened February 16th, 1879, at St Cuthbert, Durham
ha.7.6  Margaret Soppit born Jan-February 1881 at Red Briar, Durham & christened February 27th, 1881 at St Cuthbert's, Durham; buried April 21st, 1881 at St Cuthbert’s, Durham


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