LYDIA QUINN

Born 1879 - Died 19??

4th January 1879 Born at 52 Northam Street, Southampton. Sixth daughter of John Madagascar Quinn and Sarah Quinn (nee Lane) - although her birth certificates indicates that she is more likely to have been their grandaughter. The column for the father's name contains 'Nathanial Quinn'. The column for the mother's name contains 'Amy Quinn formerly a Tailoress'. The informant's name is given as 'Sarah Quinn, present at the birth, 52 Northam Street, Southampton'. This points to the grandparents 'adopting' Lydia and bringing her up as their own daughter.
1881 Census Age 2. Was living at 7 Albert Road, St Mary Extra, Southampton, Hampshire.
1891 Census Age 11. Was living at 25 Up Church Path, Portsea, Hampshire. Occupation given as 'Scholar'.
11th September 1899 Age 21. Married Henry Hawkins (age 21 - occupation given as 'Pianoforte Tuner'), son of Henry Hawkins (Naval Pensioner) at the Register Office, Portsea Island, Hampshire. Henry was resident at 70 Clive Road, Fratton, Hampshire and Lydia was resident at 33 Osborne Street, Southsea, Hampshire. Marriage witnessed by S Quinn and L Warren.
1901 Census

Was living at 30 Froddington Road, Portsmouth with husband Henry (age 22 - occupation given as Pianoforte Tuner), and their children Lydia B. (age 16 months) and Rhoda I. (age 2 months). No occupation given. They are sharing the house with her sister Lucy and her husband Arthur Warren and their child Muriel (or Murrel) (age 2 months).