Last week my Ancestor of the Week was William Edward Ball. This week my Ancestor of the Week is his wife, Ann Slawson.
Their daughter Elizabeth’s birth certificate shows Ann was born at Brigstock, Northumberland, England. The certificate also shows Ann was 20 years old.
William and Ann were married 18 January 1855, and at the time Ann was 18 years old. Her parents were listed as George Slawson and Elizabeth Scampton.
The Assisted Immigrant index for Victoria shows an entry for Ann Slawson. Ann was a domestic servant from Middlesex. Her religion was Church of England. She was listed as being 17 years old, and she was engaged by Mr Connolly of Brunswick. The Neleus had sailed from Southampton on the 10th August 1854, and arrived at Melbourne on 23 October 1854.
I found an entry on the International Genealogical Index for Ann Slawson, who was christened 20 November 1836 at Brigstock. Her parents were George and Elizabeth Slawson.
The 1841 England Census (accessed from the ancestry.com.au website – Source Citation: Class: HO107; Piece: 797; Book: 3; Civil Parish: Brigstock; County: Northamptonshire; Enumeration District: 4; Folio: 23; Page: 5; Line: 24; GSU roll: 438874.) has an entry for Ann Slawson, age 4 years, in the household of George Slawson at High Street Brigstock. George was age 50, a publican. Also in the household was Elizabeth Slawson age 30, Emma Slawson age 7, John Slawson age 3, and George Slawson age 1.
The 1851 England Census (also accessed from ancestry.com.au – Source Citation: Class: HO107; Piece: 1504; Folio: 398; Page: 10; GSU roll: 87838) has an entry for Ann Slawson, age 15, in the household of Isabella Bland, at 13 Westfield Road, West Hackney, Middlesex. Ann’s occupation was house servant.
Ann died on 11 May 1878 at Bairnsdale. The cause of death was listed as morbis cardis.