1842- 1927 GROCER Castle Street
Mary Mills was from Much Wenlock, (Shirlett), Shropshire. She was born in 1842. William was from a family of shoe makers in Trefeglwys, Montgomeryshire. He worked as a carpenter. They married some time before 1881, and by then they were living at Lord Street Oswestry where he was working as a joiner. However, by 1891 they had established a grocery business at 56 Castle Street. They were back at 2 Lord Street by 1901. Mary was widowed in February 1910. On the 1911 census she was living at 1911 back at Castle Street though 67 years old still lists her occupation as shopkeeper/ grocer. She has living with a 16 year old servant girl named Jane Ann Davies. Mary and William never had any children.
Mary Ann Mills died March 1927 aged 84. She is buried with her husband in Oswestry Cemetery.