Wednesday 22 August 2012

Mary Anne Tyldesley 1811

Mary Anne Tyldesley was born in 1776, the daughter of Charles Tyldesley and Rebecca Vernon and therefore the great-great-grandaughter of Thomas Tyldesley 1657-1715, The Diarist.

In 1809 she was the sole beneficiary under the will of her brother, Charles Tyldesley 1774-1808, who was a Royal Marine and died on the Island of Marie Galante.

What happened to Mary Anne Tyldesley after 1809?

On 4 January 1811 Charles William Rhodes applied for a licence to marry Mary Anne Tyldesley of the Parish of Knutsford. His bondsman was Mr T Quale of Knutsford. The marriage took place on 14 January 1811:
Charles William Rhodes of the island of New Providence one of the Bahama Islands Gentleman and Maria Anne Tyldesley of this parish were married in this Church by licence this 14th day of January in the year 1811 by me Harry Grey Vicar This marriage was solemnized between us Charles Wm Rhodes and Mary Anne Tyldesley in the presence of Mr T Quayle, Jane Vernon, [illegible] Wright.
Jane Vernon was one of the witnesses to the wedding and it seems likely that this is the Jane Vernon Tyldesley previously mentioned who was to marry a James Bailey on 7 April 1820. Charles Tyldesley mentioned a debt to a Mr S Wright in his will—could this have been the witness of that name to Mary Anne Tyldesley's wedding?

Following this marriage it appears that Charles and Mary Anne Rhodes initially lived in Knutsford and had a son, Charles Tyldesley Rhodes, born in 1811/12. However there are a good number of online references to the Tyldesley Sands family of New Providence—could this mean that the couple later moved to the Bahama Islands?