Maria was born in Whitchurch
Abt. 1816 and baptised at St Alkmonds,
Whitchurch on 1st Jan 1816.
She lived at Havannah
Buildings at the time of her marriage to Robert
Sandland in Whitchurch on 16th Mar 1838. She was
probably unable to read or write as she signed
her marriage certificate with her mark of "X".
They had eight children.
She was not shown on the 1871
census for Shrewbridge Lane, Nantwich where her
husband and two children, Edward and Elizabeth,
were recorded at that time and it is assumed
that she and Robert lived apart by then.
was later shown in 1881 to be living with
Robert's brother Edward Sandland at Green End,
Whitchurch with the occupation of general
domestic servant at the age of 62 years.
Maria died on 28 March 1882 in Silverdale,
Staffordshire at the age of 64 years.
The cause of death was recorded as Bronchitis. It would
appear that Maria was shown as living with or
close to her
daughter Elizabeth in Silverdale at the time of
her death. The Informant on the Death
Certificate is shown as Henry Mullineux, husband
of Maria's other daughter, Sarah.