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Mary ENNIVER

Mary ENNIVER

Female 1745 - 1746

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  • Name  Mary ENNIVER 
    Christened  17 Jan 1745  St Nicholas Church, South Ockendon, Essex Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Mary the Daughter of John Enniver and Mary his Wife Baptized
    Mary Enniver (1745-1745)
    Mary Enniver (1745-1745)
    Parish Register
    Gender  Female 
    Died  Yes, date unknown 
    Buried  14 Mar 1745/6  Parish Church, St Mary the Virgin, Dunton, Essex Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Recorded as of South Ockendon.
    Mary Enniver (1745-1745/46)
    Mary Enniver (1745-1745/46)
    Recorded as of South Ockendon.
    Person ID  I555  1. Essex Ennevers
    Last Modified  23 Jul 2009 

    Father  John ENNIVER,   Born:  3 Jan 1712/3, Dunton, Essex Find all individuals with events at this location,   Died:  Yes, date unknown 
    Mother  Mary CORNWELL,   Chr:  6 Nov 1708, Great Coggeshall, Essex Find all individuals with events at this location,   Died:  Yes, date unknown 
    Married  4 Mar 1735/6  Mercers Hall Chapel, Cheapside, London Find all individuals with events at this location 
    John Ennever and Mary Cornwell
    John Ennever and Mary Cornwell
    Parish register
    Separation  16 Aug 1750 
    Divorced  15 May 1753  Consistory Court of the Bishop of London Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • March 1753 (11-20)

      Ennever, Leave for a Bill of Divorce:

      Upon reading the Petition of John Ennever Gentleman; praying Leave to bring in a Bill, to dissolve hisMarriage with Mary Cornwell; and to enable him tomarry again; and for other Purposes therein mentioned:
      It is Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in aBill, according to the Prayer of the said Petition.
      Bill read.

      Accordingly the Earl of Findlater presented to theHouse a Bill, intituled, "An Act to dissolve the Marriage of John Ennever Gentleman with Mary Cornwellhis now Wife; and to enable him to marry again; andfor other Purposes therein mentioned."
      And the same was read the First Time.
      Ordered, That the said Bill be read a 2d Timeon this Day Fortnight, being the 28th Day of this Instant March, and Notice thereof affixed on the Doors ofthis House; and the Lords to be summoned; and thatthe said John Ennever may be heard, by his Counsel, atthe said Second Reading, to make out the Truth of theAllegations of the Bill; and that the said Mary Cornwell may have a Copy of the said Bill; and that Noticebe given her of the said Second Reading: and that shebe at Liberty to be heard, by her Counsel, what she mayhave to offer against the said Bill, at that Time.

      March 1753 (21-30)

      Ennever's Divorce, Bill.

      The Order of the Day being read, for the SecondReading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act to dissolvethe Marriage of John Ennever Gentleman with MaryCornwell his now Wife; and to enable him to marryagain; and for other Purposes therein mentioned;"and for hearing Counsel, as well for as against thesame:
      Counsel were accordingly called in.
      But no Counsel appearing for Mrs. Ennever:
      Thomas Evans
      was produced, and sworn, and examinedas to the Service of the Order for giving her Notice;and informed the House, "That he delivered a Copyof the Bill, with the Order for giving her Notice ofthis Proceeding, to Mrs. Ennever, at her Lodgings inWhite Chappel; that he had never seen her before; butshe acknowledged hereself to be Mr. Ennever's Wife."
      Whereupon Sarah Briscoe was called in, and sworn;and informed the House, "That the said Mrs. Enneverlodges at her House; and that the said Thomas Evansdelivered the Papers to the said Mrs. Ennever, on Friday the 16th of this Month, in her Presence."
      And then they were directed to withdraw.
      And the said Bill was read a 2d Time.
      And Mr. Brown, Counsel for the Bill, was heard,in order to make out the Allegations thereof; and called,
      Elizabeth Swindell; who, being sworn and examinedto prove the Marriage, informed the House, "That shewas present, when Mr. Ennever and his Wife weremarried, at Mercer's Chapel; that it was on the 4th of March, about 16 or 17 Years ago."
      She is directed to withdraw.
      Then Elizabeth Taverner was called in, and sworn;and, being examined as to any unlawful Familiaritiesbetween Mrs. Ennever and Jonathan Harvey Mr. Ennever's Cow-man, gave the House an Account, "Thatshe was a Servant in the Family, and had very oftenobserved very unlawful and indecent Familiaritiesbetween her Mistress and the said Jonathan Harveythe Cow-keeper; that she used to be much in hisCompany, and to be with him often alone; and that,after her Master had discharged the said Jonathanfrom his Service on account of those Familiarities,they often met together in the Stables and Cart-houses;and her Mistress set her to stand Watch, to give Notice when her Master came Home."
      She is directed to withdraw.
      Next, William Reynolds, who also was a Servant inthe Family, was called in, and sworn; and gave the likeAccount of very indecent Familiarities between hisMistress and the said Jonathan Harvey; and "That sheused to order the Maid to stand Watch, that they (fn. 1) maynot be surprized by the other Servants; and also thatshe eloped from her Husband on the 16th of August1750; and that, when she went away, she was reputedto be with Child, and that her Husband and she hadkept separate Beds from February 1748/9."
      He is directed to withdraw.
      Then Thomas Papril was called in, and sworn; and,being examined, gave the like Account of very indecentFamiliarities between Mrs. Ennever and the said Jonathan Harvey.
      He is directed to withdraw.
      And Elizabeth Ingram was called; and, being swornand examined, gave the House an Account, "That shelived as a Servant in the Family about Four Yearsago; that she could not speak as to any Familiaritiesbetween her Mistress and Jonathan Harvey; but shehad seen very great and indecent Familiarities betweenher and one Philip Benton; and particularly that shecarried a Glass of Wine once to them in the Bedroom, where they were in a very indecent Posture."
      She is directed to withdraw.
      Then Anthony Bayley was called in; and, being sworn,gave the House an Account of his finding Mrs. Enneverin Bed with a Man at Hobbs' Coffee-house, a House of bad Repute, in Newcastle Street, near White Chapel, on the 18th of November last; but he did not know theMan.
      He is directed to withdraw.
      Then John Hawkins was called in; and, being sworn,gave the like Account of his being at the said Coffeehouse with the last Witness, and seeing her in Bed witha Man; but he did not know the Man.
      And then he withdrew.
      Then William Skelton, Register of the Consistorycourt of the Bishop of London, was called in; and beingsworn, produced the original Definitive Sentence ofDivorce from Bed and Board, against the said Mrs. Ennever, for Adultery, of the 28th of February last; andread the same.
      Which done; the Counsel was directed to withdraw.
      Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to a Committee of the whole House, on Friday next.
      Adjourn.

      April 1753 (1-30)

      Ennever's Divorce Bill.

      The Earl of Warwick (according to order) reportedthe Amendments made by the Committee of the wholeHouse to the Bill, intituled, "An Act to dissolve theMarriage of John Ennever Gentleman with MaryCornwell his now Wife; and to enable him tomarry again; and for other Purposes therein mentioned."
      Which, being read Twice by the Clerk, were agreedto by the House.
      Ordered, That the Bill, with the Amendments,be engrossed.

      May 1753 (1-10)House of Lords
      Message from H. C. to return Ennever's Divorce Bill.

      A Message was brought from the House of Commons,by Mr. Harvey and others:
      To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act to dissolve theMarriage of John Ennever Gentleman with MaryCornwell his now Wife; and to enable him to marryagain; and for other Purposes therein mentioned;"and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed tothe same, without any Amendment.

      May 1753 (11-20)
      House of Lords (extract)
      "45. An Act to dissolve the Marriage of John Ennever Gentleman with Mary Cornwell his now Wife;and to enable him to marry again; and for otherPurposes therein mentioned."
      "46. An Act for exchanging, dividing, enclosing,and reducing into Severalty, the Lands, CommonGrounds, Pastures, Feeding Grounds, and other theLands and Grounds, lying and being in the Manorand Parish of Eastlech Martin, otherwise Botherup, inthe County of Gloucester; and for making a Recompense and Compensation to the Rector, in Lieu of hisTithes and Glebe Lands."
      "47. An Act for confirming and establishing anAgreement, for enclosing and dividing certain Commonand Waste Ground, in the Manor of Leathley, in theCounty of York."
      "48. An Act for enclosing and dividing certainWastes and Commons, in the Manor of Hexham, inthe County of Northumberland."
      "49. An Act for enabling John Latchmore and hisIssue to take and use the Surname of Frye."
      "50. An Act for naturalizing Christian MauriceRodatz."
      To these Bills the Royal Assent was pronounced,severally, in these Words:
      "Soit fait comme il est desiré."
      Then His Majesty was pleased to retire; and the Commons withdrew.
      The House was adjourned during Pleasure, to unrobe.


      Source: Journal of the House of Lords vol 28 1753-1756
    John Ennever (1712/13-1762)
    John Ennever (1712/13-1762)
    A list of Parliamentary statutes
    A Bill of Divorce
    A Bill of Divorce
    Derby Mercury - Friday 30 March 1753
    John Ennever (1712/13-1762)
    John Ennever (1712/13-1762)
    A table of Parliamentary statutes
    Family histories
    John Ennever 1712/13-1762
    John Ennever 1712/13-1762
    Dissolution of his marriage by an Act of Parliament.
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    Strange things occur in families...
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    Family ID  F162  Family Group Sheet

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    Link to Google MapsChristened - 17 Jan 1745 - St Nicholas Church, South Ockendon, Essex Link to Google Earth
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