Mary Skewers / Squer
- Born: Cir 1780, Broomhile, Lydd, Kent England
- Marriage (1): Nicholas Wratten on 20 Feb 1806 in Lydd, Romney Marsh, Kent England
- Marriage (2): Samuel Wells on 20 Jun 1824 in Tenderden, Kent England
Another name for Mary was Mary Hammond.
William Good notes:
In the shipping papers Louisa gave her mother's name as Mary Hammond, however, her mother's name was Mary Skewers. I have now discovered that a woman named Ann Skewers (spelled Squer) married Robert Hammond at Canterbury 12 August 1786. Their daughter was Dennis Hammond (1787-1830) who married Louisa's 1st cousin, John Wratten (1786-1865). I think it highly likely that Ann Skewers was the mother of Mary Skewers and that, consequently, Mary Skewers was more commonly known by her stepfather's name, i.e. known as Mary Hammond.
I have also found that in 1824 Mary Wratten, widow, married Samuel Wells at Tenterden. This would explain why Louisa's mother is sometimes called Mrs Wells.
Noted events in her life were:
• Marriage. First marriage to Nicholas Ratten (Wratten)
Mary married Nicholas Wratten, son of Nicholas Wratten and Esther Taylor, on 20 Feb 1806 in Lydd, Romney Marsh, Kent England. (Nicholas Wratten was born circa 1782 in Lydd, Romney Marsh, Kent England and died on 18 Nov 1841 in High St, Tenderden, Kent England.)
Mary next married Samuel Wells on 20 Jun 1824 in Tenderden, Kent England. (Samuel Wells was born circa 1780.)