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Tuesday 25 February 2014

Annie Harriet Lowndes - Lady Superintendent of St John's National School, Winchester

Monument to Annie Harriet Lowndes, All Saints Churchyard, Maidenhead, Berkshire, England.
"Annie Harriet Lowndes.  Born 2nd February 1855.  Died 15th January 1914."
Annie Harriet Lowndes was born on 2nd February 1855 in Belgravia, London to Samuel Lowndes, a stock broker and magistrate, and his wife Letitia Baden.
Annie first appears the 1861 Census, aged six, living at Esher House, Cobham, Surrey, with her parents and her six year old cousin Edith Phillips.
In 1870 Annie's mother, Letitia passed away.
At the age of sixteen on the 1871 Census, Annie can be found boarding at Sussex House School for Girls in Clifton, Bristol.
In 1881 Annie is living with her Grandmother Eliza Lowndes, father Samuel and Aunt Rebe at 84 Oxford Terrace, in London Paddington.
In 1882 Annie's father, Samuel, married his second wife, Isabel Gore Browne in Christchurch, Hampshire.
By the 1891 Census, Annie had moved again, this time to live at 71 Oxford Terrace in the home of her Uncle Thomas, a retired Army Major General, Along with her father Samuel, his second wife Isabel and her elderly Aunt Rebe Lowndes.
annie had moved again by the 1901 Census, where she is now recorded as the lady superintendent of St John's National School for Girls and Infants at 4 and 4a St John's Street, Winchester, Hampshire.  The building still stands to this day and is now called St John's Hall.
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By the 1911 Census Annie had moved again, this time to St Helen's, Altwood Road, Maidenhead, Berkshire.  Living with Annie at the time is Margaret Ann Kempe, who worked at St John's National School for Girls and Infants as a matron along side Annie.  Both ladies are now recorded as living by 'private means'.

Annie Harriet Lowndes passed away on 15th January 1914 at her home, 87 Dorset Road, Bexhill-on-Sea, Sussex.

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1 comment:

  1. It's neat that the building is still there. Interesting post! And thanks for linking with Taphophile Tragics. :)


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