Mary Patience Hodges1

#20178, (c 1849 - )
ChartsSamuel Fernee & Mary Harris - collapsible 6 generation descendant chart

Children of Mary Patience Hodges and Sylvanus Ainsworth Fernee

BirthMary Patience Hodges was born circa 1849 in Aston, Warwickshire.2
MarriageShe married Sylvanus Ainsworth Fernee, son of Edwin Fernee and Eliza Foden, in 1872.3
1881 CensusMary Fernee appeared on the 1881 Census of Birmingham, Warwickshire, at 2 Frederick Place. Mary was 32, married, Wife of Ironworks Manager, and was born in Aston Warwickshire. Her husband was not home at the time of the census. Her children Ellen Annie, Hannah, Florence, Elizabeth and Lily were living with her.2 
1891 CensusMary Fernee appeared on the 1891 Census of Sheffield, Yorkshire, at 23 Westmoreland Street. She was 42, a wife, married, and born in Birmingham, Warwickshire. Her five daughters were Ellen (17), Hannah (16), Florence, (12, scholar), Elizabeth (11, scholar), and Lily (10, scholar). In the 1891 census, her husband was a boarder in Guisborough.4 
1901 CensusSylvanus Ainsworth and Mary Patience Fernee appeared on the 1901 Census of Norton, Derbyshire, at 27 Valley Road, enumerated 31 Mar 1901. Sylvanus Ainsworth was 52, worked as a Steel Smelter, and was born in Highgate. Mary Patience was 52 and born in Handsworth Birmingham Warwickshire. Their children Florence, Elizabeth and Lily were living with them and grandson Sylvanus Eyre was also in the household.5 
(Widowed) DeathHer husband Sylvanus died in 1904.6 
1911 CensusMary Patience Fernee appeared on the 1911 Census of Sheffield, Yorkshire, at 27 Valley Road. She was 62, a widow, born in Handworth, Staffordshire, and worked as a draper on her own account. With her were daughter Lily (30, single, shop assistant), son-in-law Thomas Herbert Baker (34, engineer), and daughter Florence Baker (32.)7 
Research Note There is a marriage for Mary P Fernee to Thomas H Mallaband in Sheffield in Sep Q 1915. There is a death for Mary P Mallaband, age 75, in Mar Q 1925 in Sheffield RD. 
Last Edited15 Aug 2011


  1. FreeBMD.
  2. 1881 Census for England & Wales, RG11/2965 folio 26 page 48.
  3. FreeBMD. Sylvannus Ainsworth Fernee & Mary Patience Hodges, Jun Q 1872, Birmingham RD.
  4. 1891 Census for England & Wales, RG12/3794 folio 43.
  5. 1901 Census for England & Wales, RG13/4347 folio 88.
  6. GRO Indexes to Deaths, images viewed at Ancestry. Sylvanus Ainsworth Fernee, age 55, Sep Q 1904, Sheffield RD.
  7. 1911 Census for England & Wales, RD 509 SD 4 ED 5 Schedule 193.
  8. Website International Genealogical Index, parish register extraction (
  9. Comment: assumed to belong to this family since they are the only Fernees in Birmingham at this time.