Mary Ann Livock1,2

(16 March 1816 - May 1844)
FatherJohn Livock4 (say 1790 - bet. 1827 - 1841)
MotherMary Millican3 (cir. 1792 - Oct 1865)

BMDB data

     Mary Ann Livock was born on 16 Mar 1816 St John Hampstead, MDX, ENG.5,3 She was baptized on 21 Apr 1816 St John Hampstead, MDX; entry shows Mary Ann as born 23 Mar to John, coal merchant, & Mary LIVOCK of Hampstead.5
     Mary Ann Livock married Robert Turnbull, son of Robert Turnbull and Eleanor Scott, on 12 Jan 1843 St Pancras Ch, Par. of St Pancras, MDX, ENG, Never thought we'd find this marriage. We knew it existed because Robert described himself as a widower when he remarried in Nov 1844.
Cue a LIVOCK researcher who searched the web and found Robert's webpage.
Cert. shows Robert as a schoolteacher, resid. St Pancras, s/o Robert, carpenter; Mary Ann as spinster resid. St John Hampstead, d/o John Livock, coal merchant; Both of full age, both signed; Wit.: John Livock, Dav(id) Stevenson (who features in son Robert's life, see 1871 census) and Robert's future wife Louisa Philipine Maes, whom he married the next year, as a widower.6,2,4
     Mary Ann Livock died in May 1844 Milverton, Dist of Wellington, SOM, ENG, at age 28; (no obvious births registered Wellington around this time, so possibly not in childbirth.)7,8,9,6 She was buried on 16 May 1844 Milverton, SOM, ENG.8,9
     Karen's reading of David STEVENSONs correspondence (to his wife Eliza nee LIVOCK, and to the Rev Turnbull) and has placed one more piece of the puzzle, allowing us to find where Mary Ann LIVOCK was buried.
Would never have thought of looking in Somerset, but armed with this extract:
19 August, 1858. — Milverton — Somersetshire.
"I have just been standing in the moonlight in front of your old domicile at Milverton. It is a beautiful old place certainly, only not quite so large as I expected to see it. The church looks romantic in the moonbeams. The sweet-toned bell struck nine as I strolled round the venerable fabric, full of dreams of the past. I had a little difficulty in finding poor Mary Ann's grave. It is situated in a peaceful spot. Now I have returned to mine inn to write to you and Eliza. What a glorious country it is all about here! I wish you were with me to answer the thousand questions which arise in my mind. No one seems to know anything. The landlord don't remember anything, and he hasn't been long here. The waiter tells me long yarns about everything but Milverton ; and the folk seem to think I am not much good, prowling about in the dark. Never mind, I have seen the place and am satisfied ; but I hope the sheets at the hotel won't be damp. Such brandy — none of your foreign stuff — real British, and no mistake. Bah I repeat, I hope the sheets won't be damp."

Karen found the burial and I found adverts for the Milverton Classical and Commercial School in 1843, "Master M Turnbull."9,10

Census/Where lived/Occupations

     Mary Ann Livock appeared on the census of 1841 on Heath St, St John Hampstead, MDX, ENG, in the household of Mary Millican and is assumed to be a dtr.3

External links

     Click here to see Mary's page on WikiTree, a (free) collaborative on-line tree.11


Rev Robert Turnbull (cir. Mar 1812 - Feb 1877)
Last Edited28 May 2014


  1. Various, BDM Certified copy, Marr. 9 Nov 1844 Robert TURNBULL and Louisa MAES, copy rcvd Mar 2005.
  2. London Metropolitan Archives: Birth death marriage (filmed originals): , Marr. 12 Jan 1843 Robert s/o Robert TURNBULL; Mary Ann d/o John LIVOCK, St Pancras Ch, St Pancras, MDX, from Register of marriages, P90/PAN1, Item 081 online under London, England, Marriages and Banns, 1754-1921, copy d/loaded Jan 2014.
  3. 1841 Census images, England & Wales, via, Civil Parish: St John Hampstead, Dist Edmonston, Ossulstone Hundred, MDX HO107; Piece: 674; Book: 6; ED: 9; Folio: 18; Page: 31, hsehold of Mary LIVOCK, extracted Jan 2014.
  4. TURNBULL: misc. www & corres. Livock/Turnbull corres. ex Michael LUMB, rcvd Jan 2014.
  5. London Metropolitan Archives: Birth death marriage (filmed originals): , Birth 23 Mar 1816 Bap. 21 Apr 1816 Mary Ann d/o John (coal merchant) & Mary LIVOCK in Hampstead, St John Hampstead, MDX, from Register of Baptism, P81/JN1, Item 065. online under London, England, Births and Baptisms, 1813-1906, extracted Jan 2014.
  6. Various, BDM Certified copy, Mar. 1844 Robert TURNBULL and Louisa MAES, copy rcvd Mar 2005.
  7. Www FreeBMD ENG online at, Dth 1844 Q2 Mary Ann TURNBULL, reg. Wellington, SOM, 10/336, extracted May 2014.
  8. Karen HAYES, "Corres. re TURNBULL/LIVOCK/STEVENSON ex Karen H," e-mail to Lorna Henderson, Bur. 16 May 1844 Mary Ann TURNBULL, bur. Milverton, SOM, from…, rcvd May 2014.
  9. Karen HAYES, "Corres. re TURNBULL/LIVOCK/STEVENSON ex Karen H," e-mail to Lorna Henderson, Grave Mary Ann TURNBULL nee LIVOCK, Milverton, SOM, from Stevenson memoirs,…, rcvd May 2014.
  10. Findmypast online at, Milverton Classical and Commercial School In Connection with the Taunton Deanery Board of Education Master Mr Turnbull, from the Taunton Courier and Western Advertiser Wed 31 May 1843, copy d/loaded May 2014.
  11. WikiTree online at, Oct 2011.

E. & O. E. Some/most parish records are rather hard to read and names, places hard to interpret, particularly if you are unfamiliar with an area.