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Ann DUNN 220

  • Born: Cir 1800, St George East, London 646,945,946
  • Marriage: Charles BROMAGE circa 1822 646
  • Died: 24 Dec 1865, Victoria Park, England at age 65 947,948

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At home in the Lower Hamlet Bromage Residence, Mile End Old Town, Middlesex, on the night of the Census, were Ann and her family:

Charles, 40 years old, Dyer, born in the same county
Ann, 39 years old, born in the same county
Charles, 15 years old, born in the same county
Cordelia, 15 years old, born in the same county
Rebecca, 12 years old, born in the same county
Anna, 10 years old, born in the same county
Thomas, 7 years old, born in the same county
Mary, 4 years old, born in the same county
Sarah, 1 year old, born in the same county

On the evening of the census, Monday 31st March 1851, the Bromage family lived at 6 Cleveland Street, Mile End Old Town, St Peters, Middlesex, in the Borough of the Town Hamlet.

Listed in the family at home with Ann that evening are:

Charles, Head, married, 50 years old, Dyer, birthplace Surrey, Lambeth

Ann, Wife, married, 50 years old, Dyer, birthplace Middlesex St Georges East

Charles, Son, unmarried, 25 years old, Dyer, Middlesex, Stepney

Cordelia, Daughter, unmarried, 24 years old, Dress Maker, Middlesex, Stepney

Rebecca, Daughter, unmarried, 22 years old, at Home, Middlesex, Stepney

Mary, Daughter, Unmarried, 14 years old, Scholar, Middlesex, Stepney

Sarah, Daughter, 11, Scholar, Middlesex, Stepney

Philladelphi Workman, Visitor, Widow, 76 years old, Independant, birthplace Middlesex, Stepney

This articled from "The Times" of London, dated 24th December 1865, gives us a complete picture of Ann's death.


An inquiry was held yesterday evening by Dr. Lankester, at the Alexandra Tavern, Victoria-park-road, touching the death of Ann Bromage, aged 65 years.

Charles Bromage, husband of the deceased, residing at 5, Morpeth-road, Victoria-park, deposed that on Saturday evening last he left home about 6 o'clock to go to market.

He had drunk something before he went out, and did not recollect where he went or what he did afterwards. He was taken home by a Mr. James, and must have met with an accident in the course of the night, as he found himself about 10 o'clock on Sunday morning lying in the passage of a pool of blood. He then discovered his wife lying on the mat, at the bottom of the stairs. She asked for water, but could not drink it. She said to him, "God Almighty bless you, I am sorry for giving you such trouble." He said it was no trouble. She then looked steadfastly at him, and died in about five minutes. She had only her nightdress on.

He concluded she heard him in his distress, and that having tried to come down stairs she fell.

He must have fainted when she died, as he did not recover his consciousness for about an hour afterwards.

About 11 o'clock he called in two of his neighbours.

He might have revived himself with some more rum. He attributed her death to excitement and exposure to the cold.

James James deposed that on Saturday evening he found last witness leaning against his railings in a helpless state of intoxication. He helped him home, and when in the house Mr. Bromage brought from a room upstairs a half-gallon stone bottle of rum, of which witness partook.

Mr. Story, M.R.C.S., proved that he had attended the deceased for a variety of diseases, and that her death was directly attributable to serious apoplexy and strangulation of the intestines, the latter being produced by a tumour of long standing. Excitement and exposure to cold would accelerate her death, and Saturday night was the coldest we have had this season.

The coroner, in summing up, said that although, in point of law, no criminality attached to the husband of the deceased, he was, in a moral point of view, highly culpable.

The jury returned a verdict of "Died from natural causes, death having been accelerated by exposure to cold."

The cause of Ann's death was cited as "Found dead. Effusion on the brain from exposure post mortem".

Listed as living in the residence at 5 Morpeth Road, South Hackney, in the Borough of Tower Hamlet, Middlesex, were what was left of the Bromage family:

Charles, Head, married, 60 years old, Fundholder, place of birth Lambeth, Surrey
Ann, Wife, married, 60 years old, place of birth Whitechapel
Mary, Daughter, unmarried, 24 years old, place of birth Mile End Old Town.


Ann married Charles BROMAGE circa 1822.646 (Charles BROMAGE was born circa 1800 in Surrey, Lambeth, England and died in Jun 1866 in Hackney, England 944.)

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