Mrs Annie HALL, née Broadhurst (1846–1875)
St Mary Magdalen section: Row 16a, Grave D57
BORN [?APRIL] 26, 1848*
DIED [SEPTEMBER …] 1875
[AGED 27 YEARS]*
IT … … … HIM GOOD
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A. H. 1875
* The headstone clearly states that Annie was born in 1848, but she was actually born in 1846, and 29 years old when she died, not 27 as recorded in the parish register.
Annie Broadhurst was born at Yarpole, Herefordshire in 1846 and baptised there on 14 June. She was the daughter of James Broadhurst and his wife Anne.
Annie's mother died near the end of 1848. At the time of the 1851 census Annie (4) was at home in Yarpole with her father James (30), who was a timber dealer employing 16 men, her stepmother Emily (21), and her siblings Sarah Ann (7), Henry (6), and James (3). Her family had two servants: a girl of 18 and a boy of 12.
In 1861 Annie (15) was a pupil at a small boarding school in Edgbaston, Birmingham.
In 1865 Annie's older sister Sarah Ann Broadhurst became the second wife of George Parker, Clerk of the Examination Schools in Oxford. George Parker's first wife had been Sarah Wilson Hall, the eldest sister of Annie's future husband Richard Hall, and doubtless Sarah met Richard through this connection.
In the fourth quarter of 1869 in the Cleobury Mortimer district, Annie Broadhurst (wrongly recorded as Broadhunt) married Richard Hall (born in Oxford in 1845), who was listed as a bookbinder at 33 George Street in Webster's Oxford Directory for 1869. They do not appear to have had any children.
At the time of the 1871 census Annie was living at 33 George Street in St Mary Magdalen parish with her husband Richard, who was described as a bookbinder employing ten men. They had a thirteen-year-old servant girl.
Annie died in 1875:
† Mrs Annie Hall née Broadhurst died at George Street at the age of 29 [recorded as 27] in September 1875 and was buried at St Sepulchre’s Cemetery on 17 September (burial recorded in the parish register of St Mary Magdalen Church).