Miss Carolina HAYNES (1808–1892)
St Mary Magdalen section: Row 13, Grave D56
I H S
TO THE MEMORY
WHO DIED JULY 30, 1892
AGED 85 YEARS
Carolina Haynes was born in Oxford in 1808 and baptised at All Saints Church on 15 May. She was the daughter of Stephen Haynes and his wife Mary (maiden name unknown. Her parents had ten other children baptised at that church: Mary Hannah (1800), Stephen (1801), Maria and Eliza (1804), an earlier Carolina (1805, died 1807), Emma (1806, died the same year), Harriet (1810), Sarah (1811, died 1812), Thomas (1814, died aged two weeks), and another Thomas (1816).
Carolina never married. She is hard to find in the 1841, 1851, and 1861 censuses.
In 1871 Carolina (62), described as a house proprietor, was living at 139 Walton Street in St Mary Magdalen parish with a clerk called John George (57), who was described as her brother, and their servant girl.
In 1881 Carolina (72) was a lodging-house keeper at 168 Walton Street, helped by her widowed sister Mrs Harriet Howell (69) and Harriet's daughter Miss Harriet Howell (29). (Harriet Haynes had married Samuel Warren Howell of St Peter-in-the-East Church at St Thomas's Church on 21 May 1840.)
At the time of the 1891 census Carolina (82) and described as an annuitant, was living alone at 168 Walton Street with her servant Elizabeth Grice (49).
Carolina died in 1892:
† Miss Carolina Haynes died at 168 Walton Street at the age of 84 on 30 July 1892 and was buried at St Sepulchre’s Cemetery on 2 August (burial recorded in the parish register of St Mary Magdalen Church).
Her death notice in Jackson's Oxford Journal read simply: “July 30, at 168, Walton-street, Oxford, Caroline Haynes, aged 84.” This age is correct; the grave marker says 85, but that probably means that she was in her 85th year.