Ship Palestine

Ann PORTERAge: 7717851862

Name
Ann PORTER
Given names
Ann
Surname
PORTER
Married name
Ann Summers
Married name
Ann Colley
Birth March 1, 1785
Note: Frensham Parish Records: Ann, daughter of James Porter, Mar 1, 1785
Birth of a sisterLettice PORTER
January 14, 1786 (Age 10 months)
Birth of a brotherWilliam PORTER
January 24, 1789 (Age 3)
Death of a motherSarah CHUTER
September 9, 1790 (Age 5)
Note: Frensham Parish records: Sarah, wife of James Porter, buryed Sept 9, 1790
Death of a maternal grandfatherThomas CHUTER
May 11, 1804 (Age 19)

Note: Frensham parish records state: Thomas Chuter Age 72 buried 11 May 1804.
MarriageFrederick SUMMERSView family
August 28, 1805 (Age 20)
Note: DORSET MARRIAGES VOL 2, transcribed by Clifford Tatler, SOG.
Birth of a son
#1
Male SUMMERS
October 2, 1806 (Age 21)
Death of a sonMale SUMMERS
September 13, 1807 (Age 22)
Note: Ann's baby boy Summers led a short but difficult, eventful life. He was born in Sicily after the 2n…
Birth of a daughter
#2
Ann Priscilla SUMMERS
November 21, 1812 (Age 27)
Note: ARMY RECORDS BIRTHS:"Priscilla Summers Guernsey 1812 13th(sic)Regt vol 5 page 15"
MarriageJohn STINNERView family
October 30, 1820 (Age 35)
Ann Porter Summers Remarried in 1820 to John Stinner of 13th Foot
Ann Porter Summers Remarried in 1820 to John Stinner of 13th Foot

Note: A record in Scotlands People states that John Stenna (John Stinner) of the 13th Foot in Edinburgh Castle married Ann Porter, relict of Sgt Summers of the same unit, in 1820. John Stinner does not appear in 13th Regiment musters after 1821.

Birth of a daughter
#3
Susan COLLEY
1820 (Age 34)

Note: Susan was Ann's stepchild.
Death of a husbandFrederick SUMMERS
1820 (Age 34)

Ann Porter Summers Remarried in 1820 to John Stinner of 13th Foot
Ann Porter Summers Remarried in 1820 to John Stinner of 13th Foot

Note: A record in Scotlands People states that John Stenna (John Stinner) of the 13th Foot in Edinburgh Castle married Ann Porter, relict of Sgt Summers of the same unit, in 1820. John Stinner does not appear in 13th Regiment musters after 1821.

Death of a husbandJohn STINNER
1822 (Age 36)

Note: John Stinner must have died by 1822 since his wife Ann married Samuel Groves Jan 1 1823
FactJohn STINNERView family

Note: John Stinner's name does not appear in any muster records of the 13 Regiment of Foot after 1821. Apparently Stinner, his wife Ann Porter Summers Stinner and her daughter Ann Priscilla) left the British Army after 1820.
MarriageSamuel GROVESView family
January 1, 1823 (Age 37)
Note: From London, England, Church of England Marriages and Banns, 1754-1931
Death of a maternal grandmotherSarah JEFFREY
April 4, 1824 (Age 39)
Death of a husbandSamuel GROVES
August 1826 (Age 41)
Note: From London, England, Church of England Deaths and Burials, 1813-2003
Burial of a husbandSamuel GROVES
August 23, 1826 (Age 41)

Note: Samuel Groves Burial Record
Religious marriageCharles COLLEYView family
December 24, 1826 (Age 41)
Note: From London, England, Church of England Marriages and Banns, 1754-1931
Marriage of a childWilliam STILLAnn Priscilla SUMMERSView family
January 22, 1837 (Age 51)
Death of a fatherJames PORTER
February 17, 1838 (Age 52)
CensusCharles COLLEYView family
1841 (Age 55) Age: 65
Note: Charles Colley
Death of a husbandCharles COLLEY
March 9, 1849 (Age 64)

Note: Likely death certificate for Charles Colley:
Census 1851 (Age 65)
Note: Ann Porter Colley was a widow living with her daughter Ann Priscilla, the widow of William Still. The entry shows that Ann Colley was born in Frensham, Surrey.
Emigration September 8, 1857 (Age 72)
Note: Arrived on ship Palestine, from London.

Death September 3, 1862 (Age 77)
Burial 1862 (Age 76)
Family with parents - View family
father
mother
 
Marriage: December 9, 1778Frensham, Surrey
6 years
10 months
younger sister
3 years
younger brother
-9 years
elder brother
2 years
elder sister
Family with Charles COLLEY - View family
husband
 
Marriage: December 24, 1826St George the Martyr, Southwark, South London, England
-6 years
daughter
Family with Frederick SUMMERS - View family
husband
 
Marriage: August 28, 1805Parish of Broadway, County of Dorset, England
13 months
son
6 years
daughter
Family with John STINNER - View family
husband
 
Marriage: October 30, 1820Edinburgh, Scotland
Family with Samuel GROVES - View family
husband
 
Marriage: January 1, 1823St Mary Magdalene, Bermondsey, Surrey, England
John STINNER + Elinor HILL - View family
husband
husband’s wife
 
Marriage:
 
Marriage: April 2, 1816St Helier, Jersey, England
11 months
step-daughter
Mary Ann STINNER
Birth: February 16, 1817Bath, Somerset, England
Death: November 12, 1838St Mary Magdalene, Bermondsey, Surrey, England
17 months
step-son

Birth

Frensham Parish Records: Ann, daughter of James Porter, Mar 1, 1785

Marriage

DORSET MARRIAGES VOL 2, transcribed by Clifford Tatler, SOG.

Marriage of Ann Porter and Frederick Summers (soldier 35 Regt), 28 Aug 1805 - by banns. (Looks like Frederick signed name, she made X). Witnesses: William Read and Thomas Whittle.

The LDS microfiln of the Bishop's Transcripts for Broadway has a gap for records in the time frame of this document; however, the other pages from the film appear to be identical in handwriting and form to this document. Evidently, the copy held by the family is a contemporary document.

Marriage

From London, England, Church of England Marriages and Banns, 1754-1931

Name: Ann Stinner Marriage Date: 1 Jan 1823 Marriage Place: St Mary Magdalene, Bermondsey, Southwark, England Spouse: Samuel Groves Register Type: Parish Register

Marriage

From London, England, Church of England Marriages and Banns, 1754-1931

Name: Charles Colley Marriage Banns Date: 24 Dec 1826 Marriage Banns Place: St George the Martyr, Southwark, England Spouse: Ann Groves Register Type: Parish Register

Census

Charles Colley

Age 65 Birth year 1776 Birth county Surrey Birth county as transcribed SURREY Birth place (other) England Street Grange Road Turners Place Parish or township Bermondsey

Ann Colley Female 51 1790 Surrey, England Susan Colley Female 21 1820 Surrey, England

Census

Ann Porter Colley was a widow living with her daughter Ann Priscilla, the widow of William Still. The entry shows that Ann Colley was born in Frensham, Surrey.

Emigration

Arrived on ship Palestine, from London.

Shared note

LETTER from Wm Still in 1849 to Ann PORTER Colley mentions Jack PORTER ... Assume this is brother or father of Ann.

Birth record for Ann PORTER found in index of church records Frensham, Surrey in Soc of Gen library, SR/R47. Same index lists births of other children of James Porter.

Note

A couple of months after being promoted to Sergeant, Frederick Summers married Ann PORTER (reputed to be a barmaid) in the Parish of Broadway in the County of Dorset, on the 28th of August 1805. She was one of only 6 women who were allowed to travel with her husband in the Army. And travel she did. She had her first child 2 Oct 1806 in Sicilly and buried him \"on the banks of the Nile\" when he was not even one year old. (September 1807) Their second child, Ann Priscilla SUMMERS, was born 21 Nov 1812 in Guernsey in the Channel Islands. In a letter from Dora COOKSEY Roberts,( a granddaughter of Ann Priscilla SUMMERS) written in 1928, she states that Ann Priscilla and her mother \" were stationed so near that they heard the guns of Waterloo... Frederick SUMMERS lived not many years after this, but she has no record of the exact date of his death, but he died when little Priscilla was yet a small child\".

According to family oral tradition, \"feeling that her little daughter should be given better advantages in education than she would be able to give her, Ann (the barmaid) decided to try for the child's sake to get her fathers people to help her. However, when she went to see them they refused to see her, so there was nothing for her to do but raise her daughter herself the best that she could. Little Ann Priscilla grew to be a woman and I am told a woman of unusually brilliant mind for her chances. She seemed to have inherited the SUMMERS brain rather than her mother beauty.\"

Ann PORTER Summers later married a man by the name of COLLEY. When or where is not known, only that in the 1851 Census both she and her daughter, Ann Priscillia SUMMERS Still are both left widows. On the 8th of September 1857 she and her daughter and 6 grandchildren arrived in New York on the Ship Palestine. They traveled from London with 204 other passengers, mostly from England.

Ann PORTER Summers Colley died 3 Sept. 1862 at the age of 80. She is buried in the Asbury Cemetery in Warrick County, Indiana. Her grave is unmarked.

Note

Recent research has revealed more information about Frederic Summers and his wife Ann Porter. We had known that, after the Battle of Waterloo, Frederick left the 35th Regiment of Foot when they returned in 1816. We had no further information on him after that except that a family story (written in Indiana some 80 years later) said that he had died soon after. Newly discovered records from Edinburgh Scotland and from Muster Books in the British archives show that circa 1818 Frederick rejoined the British Army in the 13th Regiment, not the 35th. The 13th was stationed in the Channel Island of Guernsey and I conjecture Frederick and his wife Ann Porter wanted to return to Army life in Guernsey where they had lived in 1812 when their daughter Ann Priscilla was born. But the records show that the 13th was transferred to Scotland in 1819 to suppress an uprising of Glasgow factory workers and Frederick died sometime around October 1820. Now we have discovered that Ann immediately remarried another soldier from the 13th - John Stinner. I haven't been able to find the outcome of this marriage; the 13th Regiment was sent to Nepal in 1822 but I don't know if Stinner and Ann went with them. It's possible she did: Ann had been an army wife and followed Frederick from post to post, battles and all, for 20 years.

Fact

John Stinner's name does not appear in any muster records of the 13 Regiment of Foot after 1821. Apparently Stinner, his wife Ann Porter Summers Stinner and her daughter Ann Priscilla) left the British Army after 1820.

MarriageHandwritten Marriage Record Preserved by Family
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MarriageAnn Porter Summers Remarried in 1820 to John Stinner of 13th FootAnn Porter Summers Remarried in 1820 to John Stinner of 13th Foot
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Note: A record in Scotlands People states that John Stenna (John Stinner) of the 13th Foot in Edinburgh Castle married Ann Porter, relict of Sgt Summers of the same unit, in 1820. John Stinner does not appear in 13th Regiment musters after 1821.
MarriageMarriage Entry for Ann Porter Stinner and Samuel GrovesMarriage Entry for Ann Porter Stinner and Samuel Groves
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MarriageMarriage Banns for Ann Porter Groves and Charles ColleyMarriage Banns for Ann Porter Groves and Charles Colley
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EmigrationLondon Newpaper Advertisement for Ship Palestine, July 1857
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Note: A record in Scotlands People states that John Stenna (John Stinner) of the 13th Foot in Edinburgh Castle married Ann Porter, relict of Sgt Summers of the same unit, in 1820. John Stinner does not appear in 13th Regiment musters after 1821.