Paul Frecker
Fine Photographs

Miss Mary Ann Crake
30 May 1861

Volume 3, page 330, sitting number 4003.

[Identified only as ‘Miss Crake’ in the Silvy daybooks, this is probably Mary Ann Crake, whose father had sat for Silvy on 4 April 1861 and whose mother visited the studio on 21 April 1861. Her brother, Reverend William Neville Crake, also sat for Silvy, as did her sister-in-law, Jane Crake née Wood, the wife of William Hamilton Crake, visiting the studio together on 19 February 1861.]

Born in Marylebone on 5 July 1814 and baptised at St Marylebone on 26 July 1814, Mary Ann Crake was the daughter of William and Mary Ann Crake.

She appears on the 1861 census living with her parents at 10 Stanhope Street [now Stanhope Terrace], Paddington, a short walk from Silvy’s studio. Her father gave as his profession ‘Justice of the Peace and Deputy Lieutenant.’

On 31 March 1868 at Coonoor in India she became the second wife of Major-General Henry William Blake of the Madras Infantry.

Mary Ann Blake died, aged 66, on 1 July 1880 at 10 Stanhope Gardens, London.


code: cs1668
Mary Ann Crake, Mary Ann Blake, William Crake, Henry William Blake, Crake, Camille Silvy, Silvy