Mary Ann Gallehawk 1856-1930

Mary Ann GALLEHAWK is Ben’s 2nd great grandmother. She was born in Deptford, Kent in 1856. Her parents are Charles GALLEHAWK and Sarah LUCKHURST. It was mentioned on Mary Ann’s marriage record to John SEELY in 1880 that her father Charles GALLEHAWK was a corn chandler (corn dealer).

1861 Census

In 1861 Mary Ann GALLEHAWK was 5 years old and living at home with her parents Charles and Sarah GALLEHAWK at 14 Broadway, Deptford, Kent1. Her father Charles was a corn dealer.

Name and SurnameRelation to HeadConditionAgeTrade, Profession or OccupationWhere Born
Charles GALLEHAWKHeadMarried32Corn dealerThe Lower Halstow, Kent
Sarah GALLEHAWKWifeMarried32Aldington, Kent
Catherine GALLEHAWKDaur10ScholarMersham, Kent
Charles GALLEHAWKSon8ScholarGreenwich, Kent
Mary A GALLEHAWKDaur5ScholarDeptford, Kent
Elizabeth GALLEHAWKDaur1Deptford, Kent

1871 Census

In 1871 Mary Ann GALLEHAWK was 14 years old and living at 71 London Street, Greenwich, Kent2 with her parents Charles and Sarah GALLEHAWK.

Name and SurnameRelation to HeadConditionAgeTrade, Profession or OccupationWhere Born
Charles GALLEHAWKHeadMarried42Corn dealerHalstow, Kent
Sarah GALLEHAWKWifeMarried42Mersham, Kent
Mary Ann GALLEHAWKDaur14ScholarDeptford, Kent
Elizabeth GALLEHAWKDaur11ScholarDeptford, Kent
Ann GALLEHAWKDaur1Greenwich, Kent


John Herbert SEELY & Mary Ann GALLEHAWK were married on 28 December 1880 at Christchurch, Greenwich, Kent3.

When MarriedName and SurnameAgeConditionRank or ProfessionResidenceFather’s Name and SurnameRank or Profession of Father
28 December 1880John SEELYFullBachelorFireman4 Orchard PlaceJames SEELYBrick merchant
Mary Ann GALLEHAWKFullSpinster4 Orchard Place, GreenwichCharles GALLEHAWKCorn chandler
Witnesses: David William NOAKES & Elizabeth NOAKES

1881 Census

In 1881 John Herbert SEELY & Mary Ann GALLEHAWK (SEELY) were living at 31 North Terrace, Guisborough4. They didn’t have any children yet, their first child John Herbert SEELY was born in Guisborough, Yorkshire in late 18815. It seems odd that a family from Kent would have a child born in Yorkshire, but this is confirmed in later censuses.

Name and SurnameRelation to HeadConditionAgeTrade, Profession or OccupationWhere Born
John SEELEYHeadMarried23Ironstone minerNorwich, Norfolk
Mary Ann SEELEYWifeMarried24Deptford, Kent

1901 Census

In 1901 Mary Ann GALLEHAWK (SEELY) was widowed, and living at 67 Church Street, Greenwich6. She was working as a shop keeper, selling sweets etc. She had her 4 children living with her: John, Ada, Robert and Jesse.

Name and SurnameRelation to HeadConditionAgeTrade, Profession or OccupationWhere Born
Mary Ann SEELYHeadWidow44Shopkeeper (sweets etc)Deptford, London
John Herbert SEELYSonSingle19Lingdale, Yorkshire
Ada SEELYDaurSingle16Greenwich, London
Robert James SEELYSon14Greenwich, London
Jesse Alfred SEELYSon11Greenwich, London

1911 Census

In 1911 Mary Ann GALLEHAWK (SEELY) was living at 6 High Street, Plumstead, Kent7. She had her son John Herbert SEELY living with her. She had said on the census that she had 4 children in her marriage, all of whom were still living, but it had been crossed through. She wasn’t supposed to fill that section out because she wasn’t married at the time the census was taken (she was a widow), but the information is still helpful in knowing that she had 4 children in her marriage to John Herbert SEELY (Snr.)

Name and SurnameRelationship to HeadAgeParticulars as to MarriageProfession or OccupationWhere Born
Mary Ann SEELYHead54Widow. 4 children, 4 livingHousekeeperSt Paul’s, Deptford
John Herbert SEELYSon29SingleButcherLingden, Yorkshire


Mary Ann GALLEHAWK (SEELY) died on 28 November 1930 at Croydon, Surrey at the age of 74. She was buried at Plumstead Cemetery, Greenwich, Kent on 04 December 19308, in a grave that she shares with her parents Charles and Sarah GALLEHAWK.

Family Members:

Husband:John Herbert SEELY 1857-1892
Son (Direct Ancestor):Robert James SEELY 1886-1963
Father:Charles GALLEHAWK 1828-1899
Mother:Sarah LUCKHURST 1827-1893

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  1. Census Records. England. Deptford, Kent. 07 April 1861. GALLEHAWK, Charles (head). ED 23. SN 36. PN 394. FN 136. p. 7. : accessed 10 January 2022.
  2. Census Records. Greenwich, Kent. 02 April 1871. GALLEHANK [GALLEHAWK], Charles (head). ED 15. SN 32. PN 754. FN 40. p. 7. : accessed 10 January 2022.
  3. Marriages (CR) England. Greenwich, Kent. 28 December 1880. SEELY, John and GALLEHAWK, Mary Ann. Entry no. 454.
  4. Census Records. Guisborough, Yorkshire. 03 April 1881. SELLEY [SEELEY], John (head). ED 12. PN 4842. FN 28. p. 49. : accessed 28 December 2021.
  5. Birth Index (CR) England & Wales. Guisborough, Yorkshire. 4th Q., 1881. SEELY, John Herbert. Vol. 9d. p. 522. Collection: England & Wales, Civil Registration Birth Index, 1837-1915. : accessed 12 December 2021.
  6. Census Records. Greenwich, London. 01 April 1901. SEELY, Mary Ann (head). ED 01. PN 536. FN 5. p. 1. SN 1. : accessed 23 December 2021.
  7. Census Records. England. Plumstead, Kent. 02 April 1911. SEELEY, Mary Ann (head). RD 30. ED 05. PN 2909. : accessed 10 January 2022.
  8. Burials (CR) England. Plumstead Cemetery, Greenwich, Kent. 04 December 1930. SEELEY, Mary Ann. Grave ref: G/29. : accessed 10 January 2022.


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