Born: 7 Jun 1863 at Burrishoole Farmhouse, near Newport, Co Mayo, Ireland
Siblings: John Samuel Oram 1847 – 1913, Jane Charity Oram 1849 – 1945, Arthur Talbott Oram 1853 – 1919, James Henry Oram 1857 – 1918, Alfred William Oram 1861 – 1942, Emma Agnes Oram 1865 – 1955, Lily Louisa Oram 1867 – 1952, Edith Mabel Oram 1870 – 1951, Letitia Kathleen Oram 1872 – 1942
Married: Thomas John “Tom” Hann 1865-1934 on 21 Aug 1888 at Lovington, Somerset, England
Lived in: Burrishoole, Co Mayo, Ireland; Clinsfold, Slinfold, Sussex; Wilford, Burrishoole, Co Mayo, Ireland; Lovington and Glastonbury, Somerset, England
Died: In 1947 at Glastonbury, Somerset, England
Second surviving daughter of John and Jane Oram born at Burrishoole in 1863, 7th June. She went to school at Derrada, Broadbridge Heath village school and Miss Brown’s Academy, Westport. Her sense of responsibility and capability in household matters made her her mother’s right hand and she helped to look after the younger children. At the age of 18 she helped to superintend the move to Lovington and went over in advance with her mother and father to get Charity Farm ready for the arrival of the young ones who had been left at Wilford in charge of Jane. She was apprenticed to Mrs. Bestwetherick, a draper of High Street, Glastonbury and became engaged to Thomas Hann. They married and lived in one of the new houses lately erected behind the High Street where they remained all the rest of her life.
Her interests were looking after the house and family, entertaining the young and lonely to lavish teas and running the missionary staff at St. Benedict’s annual bazaar. She was a staunch Anglican, abhorred sin, upheld the right but could collapse surprisingly in silent, delighted mirth. Her hair remained long, black and lustrous as in the days of her youth, coiled round her head and her clothes stayed at a sort of modified Edwardian. Though never robust she lived to over 80 and was carefully tended in her old age by her daughter Mary.
Lily Hinxman was Daphne Oram’s main source for the entries for Caro and her family in the 1970 “Oram Family Saga”.
Entries from John Oram diaries:
1 Nov 1881 “To Glastonbury – arranged for Caro’s apprenticeship
10 Nov 1881 “To Glastonbury with Caro”
24 Dec 1881 “To Glastonbury”
28 Dec 1881 “To Glastonbury with Caro – Pd £10 on fee”
31 Dec 1881 “Signed Caro’s indentures”
Thursday 6 Apr 1882: “To Glastonbury for Caro”
Monday 10 Apr 1882: “To Glastonbury..”
Note 2012: No trace of Mrs. Bestwetherick, a draper of Glastonbury in census returns.