Mary Jex was my Great Grandmother.
She was born in 1846, Briston, Norfolk.
She was baptised on 15th March 1846,
at All Saints church, Briston, Norfolk.
The second of five children born to
Robert Jex (c1822-1866) &
Sarah Culley (c1826)
Her siblings were:
Sarah (1850-1866) &
Mary married Robert Pyle (1847-c1901) on
22nd October 1871, Thornage, Norfolk.
They had 6 children.
May Emily (also k/a Mary, 1872)
Robert W (1876)
Olive Mary (1877) &
my paternal Grandmother)
All through her working life she was a laundress.
The UK 1871 census shows her as a servant in the household of Valentine Sherringham.
The UK 1881 census shows her aged 34,
Labourer Wife, living with husband
& children, in Holt, Norfolk.
The UK 1901 census shows her living
as a widow, with 2 children, in
Field Houses, Thornage Rd, Holt, Norfolk.
She died in 1916, Erpingham area of Norfolk, aged 70 years.
Your tombstone stands among the rest;
Neglected and alone.
The name and the date are chiseled out
On polished, marbled stone.
It reaches out to all who cares
It is too late to mourn.
You did not know that I exist
You died and I was born.
Yet each of us are cells of you
In flesh, in blood, in bone.
Our blood contracts and beats a pulse
Entirely not our own.
Dear Ancestor, the place you filled
One hundred years ago
Spreads out among the ones you left
Who would have loved you so.
I wonder if you lived and loved,
I wonder if you knew
That someday I would find this spot,
And come to visit you.
Robert Jex (1822 - 1866)
Sarah Culley Jex (1826 - ____)
Robert Pyle (1847 - 1901)*
Sarah Pyle Ockenden (1881 - 1972)*
Created by: Kris Burns, UK
Record added: May 06, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 36785621