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(1791-After 1861)
(1788-Bef 1871)
EDWARDS, Harriet
(1800-After 1871)
ROCKETT, Edward William
SLOMAN, Martha
ROCKETT, Mary Geraldine


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SCRUGGS, Andrew Warfield

ROCKETT, Mary Geraldine 2 3 4 5 6

  • Born: 1862, Huish Champflower, Somerset County, England
  • Christened: 11 May 1862, St. Peter's Parish, Huish Champflower, Somerset, England
  • Marriage: SCRUGGS, Andrew Warfield on 14 May 1914 in Toronto, York County, Ontario, Canada 1
  • Died: 1950, Hespeler, Waterloo County, Ontario, Canada at age 88
  • Buried: 1950, New Hope Cemetery, Waterloo County, Ontario, Canada

bullet   Another name for Mary was May.


bullet  General Notes:

Mary had one child, an illegitamate son, Arthur M. Rockett. Arthur was raised as Mary's sibling, and her young sister, Agnes, believed Arthur to be her brother until many years later.


Mary married Andrew Warfield SCRUGGS, son of Wiley J. SCRUGGS and Elizabeth WATSON, on 14 May 1914 in Toronto, York County, Ontario, Canada.1 The marriage ended in Divorce by 1917. (Andrew Warfield SCRUGGS was born on 14 May 1876 in Tennessee and died in Prob. Canada.)



1 Ontario Marriage Index, 1858-1899 (Toronto, York County, Ontario, Canada). Surety: 4. Name: Andrew Scruggs
Age: 42
Residence: Toronto
Place of Birth: Guthrie, Kentucky
Marital Status: bachelor
Occupation: butcher
Religion: Baptist
Father: J.W. Scruggs
Mother: Betty Watson
Spouse Name: Mary Rockett
Age: 42
Residence: Port Hope, Ont.
Place of Birth: Wiveliscombe, Eng.
Marital Status: spinster
Religion: Angelican
Father: Edward Wm. Rockett
Mother: Martha Sloman
Witnesses: Arthur Rockett [Mary's son]; Ida Bennet
Marriage Date: 14 May 1914
Marriage Place: Toronto, York County, Ontario
Signed By: Andrew Warfield Scruggs and May G. Rockett

. I believe that this marriage was short-lived, as Andrew appears to have remarried by 1917 and is living in St. Louis, Missouri with his second wife and their children.

2 1871 England Census (District 10, Huish Champflower, Somerset County, England). Repository: Ancestry. Surety: 4. Lists Edward William Rockett (age 44, b. Wiveliscombe), wife Martha [Sloman] (age 37, b. Wiveliscombe), and children Frank Wallace (age 11, b. Luxborough), Mary Geraldine (age 9, b. Huish Champflower), Emmeline Annie (age 6, b. Huish Champflower), Florence Apphia (age 4, b. Huish Champflower) and Ernest William (age 1, b. Huish Champflower). Also in the household are Martha Dale [Dade?] (age 19, b. Lawpford Brett), "domestic servant," and Henry Moore (age 19, b. Morksilver?), "farm laborer, indoor." Edward is listed as a "landowner."

3 1901 Canadian Census, Kincardine, Bruce County, Ontario. Repository: Ancestry. Surety: 4. Lists Emma [Emmeline] Rockett (age 27, b. 10 Sep 1873) as head of household [Edward William and Martha have passed]. Also in the household are siblings Mary (age 26, b. 21 Jan 1875), Anstey (age 21, b. 9 Oct 1879), Blanche (age 18, b. 25 Dec 1872), Agnes (age 17, b. 20 Mar 1874), Walter (age 14, b. 10 Sep 1886) and Arthur M. [Mary's son] (age 9, b. 15 Oct 1891) living in Kincardine, Ontario.

4 St. Peter's Parish, Huish Champflower, Somerset, England. Surety: 4. Parish records indicate baptism of Mary Geraldine Rockett in Huish Champflower. Daughter of Edward William and Martha Rockett. Edward is listed as a "farmer."

5 1881 England Census (District 6, Taunton St. James, Somerset County, England). Repository: Ancestry. Surety: 4. Lists Alfred Govier (age 36, b. Kingston), wife Adelaide [Langdon] (age 35, b. Minehead) and children Frederick A. (age 13, b. Taunton), Blanche E. (age 11, b. Taunton), Emma S. (age 9, b. Taunton), Mabel Jane (age 7, b. Taunton), Edwin P. (age 6, b. Taunton), Herbert J.C. (age 4, b. Taunton), Florence M. (age 2, b. Taunton) and John (age 2 mos, b. Taunton), living in Taunton St. James, England. Also in the household is "cousin" Mary Rockett (age 19, b. Huish Champflower) and "servant" Jane Hulton (age 17, b. Illminster). Alfred is listed as a "brick and coal dealer."

6 1901 Canadian Census, Woodstock, Oxford North County, Ontario, Canada. Surety: 4. Lists Mary Rockett (age 40, b. Feb 1860) and sister Agnes (age 32, b. Feb 1879), living in Woodstock, Ontario. It is unclear why Agnes appears under her maiden name, as she had married Harry Wilson five years earlier.

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