Mary RATE

Mary RATE

Female 1839 - 1938  (99 years)

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  • Name Mary RATE 
    Born 1839  Morcott, Rutland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Christened 3 May 1839  Morcott, Rutland Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Female 
    Census New 7 Apr 1861  Edith Weston, Rutland Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Census New 2 Apr 1871  Edith Weston, Rutland Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Census New 3 Apr 1881  Edith Weston, Rutland Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Census New 5 Apr 1891  Normanton, Rutland Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Census New 2 Apr 1911  Egleton, Rutland Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Newspaper Report 26 Jan 1935  Oakham, Rutland Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    GRANTHAM JOURNAL: MRS MARY CULPIN. Oakham Lady's 96th Birthday. A Native of Rutland. Incidents in Rutland half-a-century and more ago are vividly recalled by Mrs. Mary Culpin, of South-street Oakham who has lived to celebrate her ninety-sixth birthday. The celebration was fittingly commemorated by a family gathering and tea party, and she had many letters and messages of congratulation and good wishes from relatives and friends. She also received a visit from Dr Clapperton and the Vicar of Oakham (the Rev. A E Fraser), both of whom expressed best wishes, as did Mrs Culpin's three eldest sons - Messrs. Henry Culpin, of Ashwell-road, Oakham, George Culpin of Manton, and Richard Culpin, of London. Amongst the congratulatory messages was one from her great-grandson, Mr James Culpin, a third officer stationed at Bombay. Mrs Culpin, in addition, received many gifts, including an iced cake sent by her granddaughter, Miss Alice Hewitt, of Uttoxeter. For one so advanced in years, she is remarkably active, and retains her faculties unimpaired. Mrs Culpin is a native of Rutland, being born at Morcott in January, 1839,two years after Queen Victoria came to the Throne, and has, therefore, lived not only through the sixty-four years of that Queen's reign, but the nine years of the late King Edward, and now the twenty-four years, so far, of His Majesty King George. She was a daughter of the late Mr and Mrs J. Scott, and went to the village School at Morcott until twelve years old. She then went into domestic service, and, at the age of 20, married Mr George Culpin who Lived at Edithweston. They were there for some 25 years, and then her husband became farm foreman at Normanton, under the late Earl of Ancaster, in whose service he remained for eleven years. Mr Culpin and his wife and family then went to Egleton, where for seventeen years he had a small-holding, and where he died about twenty-four years ago, shortly after the celebration of their golden wedding. There was a family of five sons and five daughters: there are twenty-two grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren. Mrs Culpin's mother reached the age of 87, and her grandmother 88 years, but her father died a comparatively young man. Mrs Culpin relates that she always had to work hard. Up to five years ago she used to do a great deal of knitting, gaiters being her speciality. She keeps herself conversant with the happenings of the times, and usually retires between nine and ten o'clock. Mrs. Culpin is not an admirer of The Modern Styles of women's dress, and if she had her life to live over again she would prefer the old times. One of the surprising phases of Mrs. Culpin's life is the short distance she has travelled by train. Some eleven years ago she was taken by motor-car on a visit to Lowesby. Mrs. Culpin's memory, however, goes back to the early days of railway travelling, when the third-class carriages were open to the sky, and when the luxuries and comforts which the patrons of the "iron-road" to-day enjoy were not then in vogue. Mrs. Culpin's brothers were engaged in agricultural work in different parts of the county, and in their day took prizes for ploughing, stacking, and thatching. Mrs. Culpin has the best wishes of a wide circle of friends for future years of health and happiness. 
    Died 25 Apr 1938  Oakham, Rutland Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Newspaper Report 6 May 1938  Oakham, Rutland Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    MARKET HARBOROUGH ADVERTISER & MIDLAND MAIL: FATAL FALL IN HER HUNDREDTH YEAR. Mrs M Culpin of Oakham. Mrs Mary Culpin of Oakham, a native of Morcott, near Uppingham, who in January entered her 100th year, was capable of seeing a stray pin on the floor and picking it up without the use of glasses. When walking in the house on Easter Monday, April 18th, she fell and fractured her left thigh, dying from the injury and senility nine days later. Captain S F Fowler, the Rutland Coroner, at the inquest last week said he had known Mrs Culpin for certainly 30 years and was in the habit of visiting her and having a chat, and it always struck him what a wonderful old lady she was. Except for this little accident she would undoubtedly have attained her 100th birthday. The verdict was "Accidental death." 
    Newspaper Report 7 May 1938  Oakham, Rutland Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    GRANTHAM JOURNAL: ACKNOWLEDGEMENT. Mr & Mrs W L Baker, South-street Oakham, and the Sons and Daughters of the late Mrs Culpin, aged 99 years, wish to thank all kind friends, including neighbours in New-street and Mrs Dexter, Short-street, for messages of sympathy and floral tributes. 
    Probate 13 Jun 1938  Leicester, Leics Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Person ID I12550  Freeman-Culpin
    Last Modified 12 Oct 2018 

    Family George CULPIN,   b. 1838, Ketton, Rutland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Aug 1911, Egleton, Rutland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Married 1859  Morcott, Rutland Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Children 
     1. Henry CULPIN,   b. Jun 1859, Morcott, Rutland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1937, Oakham, Rutland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 77 years)
     2. Elizabeth Ann CULPIN,   b. 1860, Edith Weston, Rutland Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Mary Ann CULPIN,   b. 1864, Edith Weston, Rutland Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Ellen CULPIN,   b. 1865, Edith Weston, Rutland Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Private
     6. George CULPIN,   b. 1869, Edith Weston, Rutland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. After 1935  (Age 67 years)
     7. Richard CULPIN,   b. Dec 1871, Edith Weston, Rutland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. After 1935  (Age ~ 64 years)
     8. Amos CULPIN,   b. 1873, Edith Weston, Rutland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1879, Edith Weston, Rutland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 6 years)
     9. David CULPIN,   b. 1876, Edith Weston, Rutland Find all individuals with events at this location
     10. Mabel Grace CULPIN,   b. Sep 1881, Edith Weston, Rutland Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 6 Dec 2015 
    Family ID F3708  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsCensus New - The Street, Edith Weston, age 21 - 7 Apr 1861 - Edith Weston, Rutland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus New - The Street, Edith Weston, age 31 - 2 Apr 1871 - Edith Weston, Rutland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus New - The Street, Edith Weston, age 42 - 3 Apr 1881 - Edith Weston, Rutland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsProbate - 13 Jun 1938 - Leicester, Leics Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S173] GRO Indexes, (www.ancestry.co.uk), MQ1839, Uppingham, 15 671 (-).

    2. [S392] Northamptonshire, Baptisms, 1813 - 1912,, (www.ancestry.co.uk).
      Mary, illegitimate daughter of Ann Rate, of Morcott
      Ann Rate married Joseph Scott in 1842

    3. [s33] Census, (www.ancestry.co.uk), RG9/2305/57/4.

    4. [s33] Census, (www.ancestry.co.uk), RG10/3299/74/28.

    5. [s33] Census, (www.ancestry.co.uk), RG11/3186/57/3.

    6. [s33] Census, (www.ancestry.co.uk), RG12/2547/76/26.

    7. [S33] Census, (www.ancestry.co.uk), RG14PN19375.

    8. [S290] British Newspaper Archive, (www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk).

    9. [s255] E&W National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills & Administrations) 1858-1966, 1973-1995, (www.ancestry.co.uk).

    10. [S173] GRO Indexes, (www.ancestry.co.uk), MQ1859, Uppingham, 7a 355.