I am trying to find the ancestors of Mary Ann Fenn albeit I have very little to go on.I hope that some magician will be kind enough to help & advise me.
Mary Ann Fenn apparently married William McJannett around 1840 or so albeit I can not find the marriage!She is mentioned on the birth certificate of William McJannett of 4/10/1842 in South Street,Stockwell, London as mother - "Mary Ann McJannett formerly Fenn".Her husband died in 1848 and there appears to be two other children - Mary Eizabeth b 1844 in and James b 1850 (sic) both Wandsworth, London.
Her DOB varies from 1811-1816 but consistently shown as Colchester.There seem to be only two possibilities on the IGI site - both Ardleigh which is near.However neither has precise source information, nor fits exactly - (i) too early - christening 11/10/1810 parents Samuel Fenn and Susannah Hurrell and (ii) too late - 2/5/1818 parents James & Edith Arnold.I cannot check the Ardleigh web-site for these or related records as it has closed at present.
I would have thought these two families were related but plainly not immediately as Samuel and his ancestors come from nearby Coggeshall whilst James and his seem to be from Ardleigh itself.
I would be very grateful if you or anyone else has any ideas.