Mrs Anne STROUD née Bond (1792–1867)
Her sister Miss Elizabeth BOND (1786–1871)
St Paul section: Row 6, Grave A22 (St Paul ref. S3)
WIDOW OF WILLIAM STROUD
WHO DIED MAY … 1867
AGED 75 YEARS
ALSO OF ELIZABETH BOND
SISTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED MARCH 28, 1871
AGED 84 YEARS
Elizabeth Bond was born in Eynsham in 1786 and baptised there on 29 January, and her younger sister Anne Bond was born there in 1792 and baptised on 19 August . They were the daughters of Mark Bond and Eleanor Crutch, who were married in Eynsham on 17 October 1779. Their six siblings were also baptised at Eynsham: John (1781), William (1784), Mary (1788), James (1791), Matthew (1795), and Thomas (1798).
Their mother Eleanor Bond died in 1808 at the age of 50, and their father Mark Bond in 1826 at the age of 72: both were buried in Eynsham.
Anne Bond (Mrs Stroud)
On 3 January 1831 at St Giles's Church, Oxford, Anne Bond married William Stroud (born in Oxfordshire in c.1776): both were described as being of that parish, and Miss Susannah Mills, who was then the servant to the Radcliffe Observer Stephen Rigaud, was one of the witnesses as their wedding. Anne was 38 at the time of this her first marriage, and there were no children.
The woman called Mary Stroud who died at Observatory Street at the age of 65 and was buried at St Giles’s churchyard on 26 July 1829 could have been William's sister or even an earlier wife.
At the time of the 1841 census Mrs Anne Stroud, then aged 48, was living in Oxford with her husband William Stroud, who was aged about 73 and described as independent. They were probably living in Observatory Street, but the census gives the impression they were in Plantation Road.
Anne’s husband William Stroud died at Observatory Street at the age of 74 in 1842 and was buried on 25 February in St Giles’s churchyard. His will was proved at the Prerogative Court at Canterbury, and apart from £50 each to Ann Stroud (the wife of his brother Joseph) and Susannah Mills (“Dr Dobney’s servant”, who was now working for Professor Charles Daubeny), he left everything to Anne.
At the time of the 1851 census Mrs Anne Stroud, a widow of 58 and described as a fundholder, was living on her own in part of a house in Observatory Street.
In 1861 she was boarding with the family of a tailor at 33 Walton Street, but by 1867, the year of her death, she appears to have moved back to Observatory Street, which was in the St Paul’s district chapelry of St Giles’s parish:
† Mrs Anne Stroud née Bond died at Observatory Street at the age of 75 in May 1867 and was buried at St Sepulchre’s Cemetery on 11 May (burial recorded in the parish register of St Paul’s Church).
Her elder sister Miss Elizabeth Bond
In 1851 Elizabeth Bond (65) was described as a former house servant and was living on parish relief in part of 5 Great Clarendon Street. By 1861 she was described as a private resident and was boarding at 32 Nelson Street.
Miss Bond does not appear in the 1871 census, as she died a few days before it was taken:
† Miss Elizabeth Bond died at Clarendon Buildings at the age of 84 or 85 on 28 March 1871 and was buried at St Sepulchre’s Cemetery on 2 April (burial recorded in the parish register of St Barnabas’s Church).