My gt.gt.grandmother Mary Ann Calver BROWN, born in Long Ham, near Poole in Dorset, was probably the daughter of Joseph BROWN and Harriet MILLER, and born around 1827.
I am curious about her Calver forename, as there was a CALVER family in Long Ham at the same time as the BROWNs, and they named one of their daughters Sarah Miller CALVER, a possible connection with Mary Ann's mother Harriet MILLER. Does anyone know of any CALVER families in this area?
In later life, Mary Ann Calver BROWN, then ROBINSON, became rather coy about her age. Widowed in her early 30s, she then married my gt.gt.grandfather William BARKER, who was about 12 years her junior.
William and Mary Ann went to live in William's home county of Essex.Their daughter, Maria BARKER, married a local lad Harry CALVER, the son, I believe of Henry CALVER, a publican.
This may be a coincidence, but CALVER is not a common name, and maybe one day, someone will be able to make a link.