Jemima STEPHENS (1834-1870)

Jemima Stephens' life was short and no doubt very hard. Born on 2 April 1834 in East Looe, Jemima was christened on 16 April 1834 at the Wesleyan chapel there.

From the time of her birth until her marriage to Thomas Honey, she lived with her parents William Stephens and Mary Welch (and her many brothers and sisters) at Chubbs Mill in St. Martin by Looe. A dressmaker/seamstress by trade, she continued her work after her marriage.

Jemima was married on 2 September 1855 at the parish church in St. Martins. Two years later she gave birth to a daughter, Bertha Ellen. Thomas and Jemima had five more children: Leah, Richard, Alfred, Eva and Emma.

Emma Jane Honey was born on or around Boxing Day, 1870. Soon after her youngest daughter's birth, Jemima became ill with rheumatic fever and died just 3 days later on 29 December 1870 at the age of 35. Emma survived for less than six months.


Family Details

Father: William STEPHENS
Thomas HONEY

Siblings: Elizabeth, Philippa, William, Joseph, John, Mary, Richard & Samuel

Census Details

1841 - Chubbs Mill, St Martin by Looe (full record)
1851 - Chubbs Mill, St Martin by Looe (
full record)
1861 - Church Bridge, St Martin by Looe (
full record)

Summary Information

Born: 02 Apr 1834
Married: 02 Sep 1855
Died: 29 Dec 1870


Bertha Ellen (b.1857)
Leah Amanda (b.1860)
Richard Henry (b.1863)
Alfred John (b.1865)
Eva Maud (b.1868)
Emma Jane (b.1870)


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