Miss Anne CASTELL (1794–1870)
Her sister Miss Maria CASTELL (1800–1877)
St Paul section: Row 34, Grave H22½ [St Paul ref. M31 or T31]
LOVING MEMORY OF
WHO DIED DEC. 30 1870
WHO DIED FEB. 25 1877
This grave marker would have originally had a cross on the top, and exactly matches those of:
John Castell (their brother)
Sarah Maria Castell and Mrs Mary Bellamy née Castell
Anne Castell was born in Holywell, Oxford in 1794 and baptised at St Cross Church on 7 May, and her sister Maria Castell in 1800 and baptised there on 10 December. They were the children of John Castell and Hannah Hanks, who were married at St Cross Church on 8 December 1787.They had five other children baptised at that church: George (1788), Richard (1790), John (1791), Jane (1796), and Hannah (1798).
For more on their brother John Castell, see his separate grave.
Anne Castell is listed as a straw bonnet maker at 44 St John Street in Robson's Directory for 1837, and the 1841 census duly shows Anne (46) at that address with that occupation. She was living there with her unmarried sisters Jane (44) and Maria (40).
By 1851 Anne (56) and Maria (50), both described as annuitants, were living in St John Street (apparently next door to their brother John at No. 37) in a house divided into three separate households.
By 1861 Anne (66) and Maria (60) were lodging with William & Lucy Tillman at 110 Walton Street.
Anne died in 1870:
† Miss Anne Castell died at Walton Street at the age of 76 on 30 December 1870 and was buried at St Sepulchre’s Cemetery on 3 January 1871 (burial recorded in the parish register of St Paul's Church).
Her sister evidently moved to Observatory Street, where she died six years later in 1877:
† Miss Maria Castell died at Observatory Street at the age of 77 on 25 February 1877 and was buried at St Sepulchre’s Cemetery on 28 February (burial recorded in the parish register of St Paul's Church).
Her effects came to under £600, and her executor was the printer Francis Thomas of 38 Walton Street, who was the father-in-law of their sister Ellen.