Caroline Larn Vincent

#22353, b. March 1846

Individual's Timeline

Birth RegMarch 1846Caroline Larn Vincent1
Marriage17 February 1872Caroline Larn Vincent2

Primary events

Secondary circumstances

  • Name Variation: She was also known as Caroline Larn.
  • Married Name: Her married name was Moore.2

Census details

  • She appeared on the census taken on the night of 30th March 1851, living in Market Road, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, England in the household of her parents, Joseph Larn and Elizabeth Vincent. She was 4 years old.
  • In 1861 Caroline Larn Vincent may have been found in Great Yarmouth when the census was taken. Working as a domestic.
  • In 1871 in Great Yarmouth Caroline Larn Vincent was included in the household of Pheobe MOORE a charwoman. Caroline Vincent was a boarder working in the silk factory.
  • In the census taken on the night of 31st March 1901, Caroline Larn was the wife of the head of the household, Edward Moore. The address was 16, Holbeck, Yorkshire, England. Their children Ruth and Edward were living with them.

Anecdote - Musings and Reasonings

Research note (complicated): I have a story to tell you....

Elizabeth VINCENT (1819 - 1861) married Joseph LARN (1825 - 1882) in 1847. Joseph was a gardener, and is the youngest son of Samuel LARN our 7th GGF. He is (also) the brother of Samuel LARN our 6th GGf.

Joseph and Caroline had a daughter before they married, Reg in Mar qtr (born in 24th Feb 1846). There was no father named on her Chr record in 11th March 1846. She was named Caroline Larn VINCENT, which is enough for me to say for certain Joseph was her biological father.

I found Elizabeth in 1851 with her parents in Market Road, Yarmouth. In 1861 she was a domestic at the Victoria Hotel in Blackfrier's Road Yarmouth (aged 15) and was working in the silk factory in 1871. She was boarding with Phoebe MOORE a charwoman in St Nicholas Lane.

I have not found any BMD or CENSUS record of Caroline VINCENT or Caroline LARN b 1846 (+- 5 years) later 1871-1911/ No marriage or death in St Nicholas PR.

There is a Caroline J VONCENT who was admitted to St Luke's (possibly Lunatic Asylum) 24th June 1881 - but I can't make out where St Luke's is. She was discharged as 'recovered' 23rd Dec in the same year. She was a private patient, but her age is not stated, so not confirmed to be ours...

The place is possibly -- St Luke's Hospital for Lunatics was founded in London in 1751 for the treatment of incurable pauper lunatics by a group of philanthropic apothecaries and others. By 1865 it had a population of 150 to 160 patients, taken from the middle classes, its original purpose of supporting paupers having been abandoned.[5] The proportion of cures at St. Luke's was 67 to 70 per cent compared to that of only 15 per cent at pauper lunatic asylums .

I looked for a Caroline L VINCENT of any age in the 1881 census who could be tied to anywhere near any St Luke's and found nothing.

I then looked in 1891 census and found nothing solid.

There is a Caroline VINCENT who is living in the Peabody Buildings in Old Pye Street, Westminster in 1892. She is one of what appears to be 100s of females, all listed as living in various numbers/letters Peabody Buildings (i.e. Caroline's address was 8c Peabody Buildings). There was one male named Patrick, all the rest were females.

On the strength of this I looked up Peabody Buildings, which also appears as being in Orchard Street. News reports indicate that these buildings were left to the poor of London by George PEABODY, and they were of excellent repute.

No other sign, except there is a Caroline VINCENT who died in Yarmouth Mar qtr 1914 (her YOB was recorded as 1846). There are no Probate records, and nothing in the newspapers in 1914 (but the Yarmouth area is not covered by the papers I have access to).

THEN AFTER ALL THAT - A Caroline Larn VINCE (father not named) married Edward MOORE (a fisherman) in St Nicholas 17th Feb 1872.

Children of Caroline Larn Vincent and Edward Moore


  1. Free UK BDM index from 1837, online, Vincent      Caroline Larn            Yarmouth      13     368.
  2. Free parish registers, online, County      Norfolk
    Place      Great Yarmouth
    Church name      St Nicholas
    Register type      Unspecified
    Register entry number      287
    Marriage date      17 Feb 1872
    Groom forename      Edward
    Groom surname      MOORE
    Groom age      27
    Groom condition      Bachelor
    Groom abode      Tower Rd
    Groom parish      Great Yarmouth
    Groom occupation      Fisherman
    Bride forename      Caroline Larn
    Bride surname      VINCE
    Bride age      26
    Bride condition      Spinster
    Bride abode      Tower Rd
    Bride parish      Great Yarmouth
    Groom father forename      Charles
    Groom father surname      MOORE
    Groom father occupation      Tailor
    Witness1 forename      Edward John
    Witness1 surname      SUPSON
    Witness2 forename      Hannah
    Witness2 surname      SPENCE
    Notes      X Her Mark.