MARTINEAU, Ann (1794-1870) of Stockwell. 1/6th plate daguerreotype

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MARTINEAU, Ann (1794-1870). A1/6th plate daguerreotype of a lady in a bonnet, mounted in a full leather case (upper side with embossed decoration), containing an old paper label reading "Ann Martineau of Stockwell 1853". The daguerreotype plate is in excellent condition in its original paper seals.

Ann Martineau was born in Norwich, one of five daughters and two sons of David Martineau (1754-1841) and Catherine Harris (1763-1821). The Martineaus were a well established Unitarian Norwich family, and  Ann's uncle Thomas Martineau was the father of the famous writer, journalist and sociologist Harriet Marineau (1802–1876). David Martineau later settled in Stockwell with his family and upon his death in 1841 left the family house to his five daughters (Eliza, Catherine, Sarah, Ann and Lucy), none of whom were married. In the 1851 census Ann, Eliza, Catherine and Sarah are recorded living together at the Stockwell home.

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