Contributed by: Mr Barry Jackson
I have been fortunate enough to find the misfortunes and happy ending to my great aunt, Mary Lucy Bunting, she left Ashen to find her future in London, she survived her hardship & returned to Ashen to be married in the village church to her Polceman husband, Arthur Tassell, 6th Feb. 1901.
1901 census, Address given as 38 Calverley Grove, Upper Holloway.
interred at Highgate Cemetery in private grave no. 45825, sq.141
known in the Bunting family as Polly. i do remember well my grandfather teasing me as a young boy of his sister Polly, who's real name was Mary.
Mary L Bunting, 1891 census, is shown as an inmate (not criminal) in the London Female Preventive Reformatory School in Fulham, London. What an awful time some women had in those days, this school was described as a training home for friendless girls, let us hope she had a good marriage with Arthur b1877 burwash, sussex, a son Leonard b1917-1990.
The Bunting Society