Mary Ann Burman, age 7
This oval map sampler with a lovely floral border was a lucky find to complement our Norfolk Girls. The map is divided into hundreds, which are old grouping of parishes for administrative purposes. The map was finely drawn, or perhaps printed onto the fabric and embroidered. County maps are much more scarce than country maps.
Size (W x H): 23 3/4 x 19 1/2 inches
Stitches: Cross, satin, stem, eyelet, double running, back
Media: Silk on linen
There are two viable alternatives in the correct time period, neither of which was born in Norfolk County:
Samuel and Susanna (Liman) Burman of St. Mary Whitechapel, Stepney, London, christened their daughter Mary Ann in November 1780.
Thomas and Sarah (Blessley) Burman registered the birth of their daughter Mary Ann in March 1782 in Henley-in-Arden, Warwickshire. She was christened in May 1783.
MARY ANN BURMAN AGED 7 1788
(This sampler was added to the site on February 15, 2013)