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1. Mary Anne Stone

Robert Wood Gransden 6

  • Christened: 21 Jan 1787, Strood, Kent, England 292
  • Marriage (1): Mary Anne Stone on 17 Oct 1812 in Alverstoke, Hampshire, England
  • Died: 17 Sep 1872, Southampton, Hampshire, England at age 85 299

bullet   Cause of his death was Bronchitis 4 days.

bullet   Ancestral File Number: 1QH7-QMR.


bullet  General Notes:

1813 August 24. Robert Stone son of Robert Wood and Mary Ann Gransden of St James St. Occupation- Painter.
First name(s)Robert Stone
Last nameGransden
Birth year-
Baptism year1813
Baptism date24 Aug 1813
Baptism placePortsea, St John
DedicationSt John
ResidenceSt James ST
Father's first name(s)Robert Wood
Mother's first name(s)Mary Ann
Register typeBaptisms
Register year range1813-1820
Archive referenceCHU 5/A/1/3
ArchivePortsmouth History Centre
Record setHampshire, Portsmouth Baptisms
CategoryLife Events (BDMs)
SubcategoryParish Baptisms
Collections fromEngland, United Kingdom

1841 Census shows Robert Gransden living at All Saints Southampton, Hampshire. Robert is 54 a painter and was not born in Hampshire.
Robert is living with Mary Gransden, who is 50, George Gransden 21 a coach painter, James Gransden 21 (possibly a shoe maker), Edwin Gransden 15 a painter and Emma Gransden, all of them have put their birth place as not at 'All Saints Southampton.'

1843 East Street (Middle)
26. Kern, Joseph
Gransden, Robert
Garrett Messrs.
Ball, Charles
Thompson, Alfred
The Post Office Directory of Southampton- 1843 (Accessed 27 June 2018)

The London Gazette
PARTNERSHIP DISSOLVED- R. Gransden and J. Snell Southampton, iron-founders
Hampshire Advertiser & Sailsbury Guardian, Southampton, England, Saturday, February 24, 1844

Notice is hereby given, that the Partnership heretofore subsisting between us the undersigned, James Snell and Robert Gransden, carrying on business at the town and county of the town or Southampton, as Iron Founders and General Smiths, was this day dissolved by mutual consent: As witness our hands this 17th day of February 1844
Robt. Gransden
Jas. Snell
TitleThe London Gazette, Part 1
AuthorGreat Britain
PublisherT. Neuman, 1844
Original fromUniversity of Iowa
Digitized13 Jul 2015 (Accessed 27 June 2018)

Mr George Gould, examineed by Mr. HARKMAN- FISHER, deposed that a month previous to the first of January, and during that month up to the 26th he lost iron to the amount of half a ton. On one occasion he asked the men to leave with the exeption of the prisoners, and on Bevan's leaving he noticed that he appeared to have some iron about him, from his clothes projecting. When White came out he appeared to be carrying something heavy before him. Prosecutor followed White down to Orchard-lane, and saw him enter an old iron shop kept by a party named Gransden. He took a policeman with him, and in the shop found a quantity of iron, which he recognised as his own.

Robert Gransden, examined by Mr. HARMAN FISHER- Recollected his partner had a dealing with two men, and as the men came out one of the men put his hand round the jamb of the door and paid one of them 2s 3d.


Mr. SEWELL, in addressing the jury for Bevan, said that the men Gransden and Ford ought to have been placed at the bar instead of the prisoners. If there were not receivedrs there could be no theives. Mr Gould had sworn that he had not traced Bevan to Gransden's- only White.

The RECORDER, In summing up, coincided in the remarks made by the Counsel as to the disreputable nature of the business carried on by the witnesses Gransde and Ford.

The jury, after a few minutes deliberation, returned a verdict of Guilty agans both prisoners, but recommeneded them to mercy on account of their previous character.
The RECORDER ordered the expenses of Gransde and Ford not to be allowed.
1848 Hampshire Advertised & Salisbury Guardian (Southampton England) Saturday April 15 1848

Moses Deane, aged 28 (r. w. imp), was indicted for stealing, on the 27th of April, 63lb. of lead, the property of the Southampton Gas Company. Mr Saunders prosecuted, and Mr. Wise appeared for the defence. The prisoner was in the emply of the Gas Company and was engaged in pipe-laying in the Dock road. He was sent with some lead in a barrow to the pipe laters but when he arrived there was a square piece weighing 63lb. was missed: this was the only piece of the description which had been in the works. He was seen by a policemen to go into Gransden's oil and colour store in Orchard-lane, where he offered this piece of lead for sale. When taken into custody, he said he had had it ever since his father died. Mr. Wise having addressed the Jury at some length for the defence, called Mr. Henry Wittle, builder who had employed the prisoner in 1846-1847, and at different periods since, and he had always found the man honest: he would employ him any time he wanted a man. Mr Frampton also gave him a good character. The prisoner was found Guilty, and sentenced to be imprisoned two months with hard labour.
Hampshire Advertiser &Salisbury Guardian (Southampton, England), Saturday, July 10, 1852)

NOTICE- I ROBERT GRANSDEN of Orchard-lane, Southampton, Oil and Colourman, HEREBY GIVE NOTICE, that my wife, MARY ANN GRANSDEN, having left my residence, I will not be answerable for any debts she may contract after the date herof.
Dated the 17th day of July, 1852
Hampshire Advertiser and Sailsbury Guardian, Southampton, England, Saturday 17, 1852

1851 Census

1855 Post Office Directory of Hampshire, Wiltshire & Dorset
Greansden, Robert Wood, window glass, oil & colour man, Orchard lane
Name:Robert Wood Gransden
Publication Year:1855
Residence Place:Dorset, Hampshire, Wiltshire, England
Occupation:Window Glass, & Color Manager UK, City and County Directories, 1766 - 1946 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2013.

1861 Census shows Robert Gransden living alone at 32 Orchard Lane, All Saints Southampton. Robert worked as an oil and colour man and put his birth place as Strood, Kent. Robert put his age as 74 years of age.

LEAD ROBBERY ON AN EXTENSIVE SCALE- James Edwards was placed at the bar of the Southampton Police Courtn on Monday, charged with stealing 74lbs. of new lead, valued at 15s, the propery of Mr. Nutter Ellison, oil and lead merchant, Above Bar-street. Policeman Verge went to a shop in Orchard-lane, kept by Mr. Gransden on Saturday morning, and saw the prisoner and Gransden there. He hasked Gransden to show him the lead he had purchased of Edwards, and he pointed to some in a basket. Verge asked the prisonver where he got it from; he said that he had been working for Mr. King, builder, Freementle, who had given him the lead, as he had not enough money to pay him his wages. Edwards was taken into custody; inquiries were made of Mr. King, and it was found that the prisoner had neever been engaged by him. In reply to the bench, Gransden said he did not buy the lead. The stolen property was missed from a quantity of other lead which was lying at the back of the prosecutor's premises and it had been asecertained that as much as 3 cwt. 2 qrs. was missing. The prisoner was sent to prison for three months' with hard labour.
The Hampshire Advertised, Southampton, England, Saturday December 21 1861.

Directory of Hampshire and the Isle of Wight, 1859 - Page 179
Gransden Rt. oil & colour mert. 34 Orchard ln (accessed 31/01/2016)

Marriage cert for Edwin Gransden in 1861 states-
Fathers name on marriage certificate is Robert Gransden- occupation plumber and bricklayer
Mothers name on marriage cert is Mary Ann Gransden, maiden name Stone.

Occupation at time of wifes death- 1863 was plumber.

Occupation noted as painter for Robert Gransden on his sons death certificate (Robert Stone Gransden) 1868.

1871 Census shows Robert Gransden working as an assistant, formerly a painter. Living as a lodger at 15 Mount Street, All Saints, Southampton. Robert has his age put down as 84 years old and his birth place as Stood Kent.
Age at death claimed to be 86 years old.

Death certificate notes occupation as Plumber.
Address at time of death- Mount St. All Saints, Southampton.


Robert married Mary Anne Stone, daughter of James Eloard Stone and Jane Collins, on 17 Oct 1812 in Alverstoke, Hampshire, England. (Mary Anne Stone was christened on 28 Jun 1789 in Holy Trinity, Gosport, Hampshire, England,292 died on 17 Mar 1863 in Freemantle, Millbrook, South Stoneham, Southampton England 300 and was buried on 22 Mar 1863 in Millbrook, Hamphire, England.). The cause of her death was General decay, rheumatic gout and diarrhoea.

bullet  Marriage Notes:

First name(s)MARY ANN
Last nameSTONE
Marriage year1812
Marriage day17
Marriage monthOct
Groom's first nameRobert Wood
Groom's last nameGranstin
Bride's first nameMary Ann
Bride's last nameStone
Groom's notes
Bride's notes
Record setHampshire Marriages
CategoryLife Events (BDMs)
SubcategoryMarriages & divorces
Collections fromUnited Kingdom
Hampshire Marriages was sourced from Hampshire Genealogical Society.

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