Probably little hope of finding her, but here goes. Mary Ann Brown was born in Knighton, Radnorshire in 1865, she was the daughter of John and Mary Brown. Her mother's maiden name was Lewis. Mary Ann was baptised in Knighton on 11 Mar 1866. By the census 1871 Mary Brown, Mary Ann's mother had absconded to America. Mary Lewis had been forced into the marriage with John Brown in 1863 so that her father could get out of a contract on the farm at Lanshay, Knighton. Mary was only 16 whereas her husband was 39. 1871 England, Wales & Scotland Census Lanshay Farm, Knighton Farrington, Knighton, Radnorshire, Wales RG10, Piece: 5596, Folio: 57, Page: 11 John Brown, Head, Married, 47, Farmer, Clun, Shropshire Mary Ann Owens, Sister, Widow, 55, Clun, Shropshire Mary Ann Brown, Daughter, 6, Lanshay, Knighton, Radnorshire Francis Brown, Son, 4, Lanshay, Knighton, Radnorshire Thomas R Brown, Son, 3, Lanshay, Knighton, Radnorshire Richard J Brown, Son, 1, Lanshay, Knighton, Radnorshire + several servants. Besides owning the farm at Lanshay John Brown owned several other farms, cottages and field for miles around. By 1881 Mary Ann had been sent to a boarding school in Gloucestershire Ladies School, 11, Cambray, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England RG11, Piece number: 2576, Folio: 97, Page: 6 Mary Ann Brown, Boarder, Single, 16, 1865, Scholar, born: Knighton, Radnorshire, Wales John Brown made a will on 23rd April 1880 and leaves money and land to all his children including Mary Ann (he specifies that the money is hers only, even if she should marry) John died on 10th July 1886. I can find nothing on Mary Ann Brown after the 1881 census.