Mary Anne Ling born Blaxhall 1846


Firstly, congratulations on such an informative and interesting site. It is really bringing the area to life for me and a forthcoming visit is being planned!
My great great grandmother was Mary Anne Ling, born in Blaxhall in 1846. She married in the village in1864 to William Newman Moore, a millwright from Witton by North Walsham in Norfolk. Together they had 2 children, one of whom, Florence Mary was my great grandmother. Unfortunately Mary Anne died in 1868 in Poplar, London, not longer after Florence was born, leaving William with 2 young children. The 1871 Census finds them living in Bow with Mary Anne´s elder sister, Sophia and her husband, Joseph Trumpeter.
Mary Anne´s parents were Samuel Ling(not the habitual criminal!) and Mary Osborn(?) .In 1851 the family were living in Limetree Hall, Blaxhall. In 1861, Mary Anne was working as a servant in a miller´s home in Wickham Market, which is where I imagine she met William.
I assume we are linked somehow to the prolific David Ling!
If anyone can add anything to this, particularly about Mary Anne´s parents and earlier, I should be most grateful.
Thank you.

Hi Anne,

Yes, David was your Samuel's grandfather, via another David (born 1776). He married Letitia Bickers in 1798 and had 13 children, of whom Samuel (1804) was the fourth.

Thank you for the detailed reply. Do you have any information on Limetree Hall? I am unable to locate it on a map.
Thank you

You need to look for Limetree Farm, Anne, which is how it's more commonly known. The co-ordinates on google earth are 52° 9'22.37"N 1°27'30.90"E

Mary Anne Ling's mother was Mary Osborn. According to the 1871 & 1881 censuses she was born in Ramsholt, Suffolk.
Mary Osborn was christened in Ramsholt on 22 May 1808. She was the daughter of John Osborn & Elizabeth Last.

Thank you for your reply Kevin