Mark Duckett and Mary Ann Bull
Mark Duckett c 1809 – 1853 m 7.12.1829 Wormleighton, Warwickshire Mary Ann Bull c20.1.1811 Wormleighton, Warwickshire - 1841 (Banbury, Warwickshire) England). Mark Duckett deserted from the Royal Marines 20.5.1829, from Portsmouth, aged 20, of Boddington, Northants. (Labourer). He married Mary Ann Bull about 6 months later. Both sons Charles 8 and William 5 were in the Banbury Union Workhouse in, Neithrop, Oxfordshire, 1841. Banbury is only about 5 miles east of Shenington, where Hannah came from. By 1851 Charles (and William) was still in the workhouse at Neithrop, Oxfordshire, married, 17 yrs and occupation as Ag Labourer. (1851 census), then at “Hampton Lucy’ Warwickshire. Hannah and her daughter Mary Ann Nichols were also there.
The records of the workhouse (incorrectly?) give Hannah’s age as 56 in 1851 (and her birth year as c1795). However this would have put her age at death in 1899 as 102yrs ! whereas she was 76 yrs
Charles Duckett c10.2.1833 (Wormleighton/ Claydon, Oxfordshire, England) - 28.2.1902 (1760/Kempsey) aged 69 yrs. Kempsey farmer/ labourer bur. East Kempsey m. 23.3.1851 Baptist Chapel, Banbury, Oxfordshire, Hannah (Anna? Anne?) Nicholls 23.6.1823 Shenington, Gloucestershire – 24.12.1899 (13645/ Kempsey) 76 yrs. d/o Robert Nicholls and Annie Nichols. They emigrated on the “Harriett” and left on 16.2.1853 arrived 30.5.1853 at Farm Cove. With them was Hannah’s daughter Mary Ann Nichols d/o John Wyatt. They arrived with another daughter, named Elizabeth. Charles was a Non Assisted free immigrant. Charles and Hannah had a further 4 children in Australia, John Archibald 1854, William Henry 1858, Rosanna 1860 and Jane 1862.
Brother: William Duckett c17.5.1835 (Claydon, Oxfordshire) – 1919 (1925 Petersham) William also emigrated, in 1856 on the “Nimroud” William spent most of his childhood in the Banbury Union Workhouse with his brother Charles. At the 1851 census he was 14, and his occupation as pauper/scholar.