Ann Elizabeth Knight (1843-1922), the eldest of five children of Joseph Knight and his first wife, Sarah (née Cotterill), was born at Conderton, Worcestershire, on 2nd February 1843.
At about the age of four, Ann went to live in Badsey, her father’s home village, just after the death of her grandfather in February 1847. At the time of the 1851 census they were living in a house on the High Street (present-day No 11A), Badsey, which had previously been owned by her grandfather. Her mother died in October 1851, and her father married again a year later to a widow, Esther Cook (née Crump). They went to live at what is now known as The Wheatsheaf Inn, Badsey, where Esther ran a grocer’s shop.
At some stage in the 1850s, Ann emigrated to Ontario, Canada, with her father, step-mother and siblings (Joseph, Sarah Sophia and Charles Frederic, her youngest brother having died as a baby). Shipping records for this period are not available but 20th century census returns have a column for emigration date – her brother, Charles, stated 1854; her brother, Joseph, stated 1859; Ann’s immigration date in the census is difficult to read.
Ann married Almeron Fox on 9th November 1863 at Essex County, Ontario; they had twelve children. In some census returns her name appears as Elizabeth rather than Ann.
Ann Elizabeth Fox died on 27th August 1922 at Leamington, Essex County.