Mary Ann Long1

#20357, b. 1842
  • Father: William Long d. b 1871
  • Mother: Mary Ann (?) b. 1820

Individual's Timeline

Birth1842Mary Ann Long1
Marr RegDecember 1860Mary Ann Long2
Marriage25 December 1860Mary Ann Long3,1

Primary events

Secondary circumstances

Census details

  • In 1861 in Great Yarmouth Mary Ann Long was included in the household of Elizabeth PATTERSON a widowed charwoman aged 48.. James is listed as a lodger, and George and Mary Ann are listed as Son and D-I-L. I think the census taker means the son and D-I-L of James, not Elizabeth.
  • Mary Ann Long appeared on the census taken on the night of 2nd April 1871, at Row 17 or 27, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, England, in the household of Mary Ann (?).
  • In the census taken on the night of 3rd April 1881, Mary Ann was the head of the household. The address was Row 23, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, England. As in 1871, Mary Ann is married but her husband is not living in the same house. There is a Samuel GOFFIN living as a boarder with Mary Ann and the children. Interesting to note that Frederick and Maud have Goffin as a middle name. I expect that Mary Ann and George are living separately, and Samuel is the father of the later children.. Her children Arthur, Samuel, Walter, Frederick and Maud were living with her.
  • Mary Ann Long appeared on the census taken on the night of 2nd April 1911, at 23 Row 28, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, England, in the household of Frederick Goffin Larn.
Some aspects of Mary Ann Long's life. Mary LARN had her last 4 children christened at the same time in Yarmouth. Is it possible she was separated from George and was or had been living with Samuel GOFFIN who was the father of these last 4 children? Found together in 1881 census and one son was Chr as Samuel GOFFIN LARN (born 1873, and Chr 1882, so the relationship was a long one).

Research Notes

  • Research note 01: The only census George and Mary Ann are together is 1861. IN 1871 he is with a housekeeper, and his wife Mary Ann LONG was with her mother (at a different address in Yarmouth). In 1873 the first of Mary Ann's children to be given the middle name of GOFFIN was born. All later children were also given the same middle name, and the place where father would be recorded is blank. In 1881 Mary Ann was the head of the house, and there was a lodger named GOFFIN, so it looks like George and Mary Ann went their separate ways, and the 4 children born after 1872 were not fathered by George.

Children of Mary Ann Long and George Larn

Children of Mary Ann Long and Samuel Goffin


  1. Website ( "family tree from kollywobbles."
  2. Free UK BDM index from 1837, online, Larn      George           and Long      Mary Ann            Yarmouth      4b     36.
  3. BDM, British Isles Vital Record CD, Source:     FHL Film 1526456.          
  4. Find my past web sites, online or, First name(s)      FREDERICK
    Last name      LARN
    Birth year      1877
    Birth parish      ET YARMOUTH
    Birth town      ET YARMOUTH
    Birth county      NORFOLK
    Birth country      ENGLAND
    Service number      29775
    Rank      -
    Regiment      Royal Engineers
    Document Type      Attestation
    Attestation year      1896
    Attestation Day      23
    Attestation Month      3
    Attestation age years      19
    Attestation age months      -
    Attestation Corps      Royal Engineers
    Attestation service number      29775
    Discharge Corps      Royal Engineers
    Series      chelsea pensioners british army service records 1760-1913
    Box      5312
    Box Record Number      124
    Record set      British Army Service Records 1760-1915
    Category      Military, armed forces & conflict
    Record collection      Regimental & service records
    Collections from      Great Britain.