Mary Ann Insker was born in Langley, Worcs., in 1850 and was the daughter of Charles Ainscough (1818) and Charlotte Derbyshire. In 1851 she was living with her widowed mother in Langley Green, Oldbury. In 1861 she was living with her mother in the household of Samuel Sneed or Smeeth in Sycamore Lane, Oldbury. In 1871, listed as Mary Ann Smeeth, she was living in Sycamore Lane and working as a brick maker. In 1881 she was living with Samuel and family in Clay Land, Oldbury, and working as a brickmaker. In 1891 she was a boarder in the household of brother-in-law, labourer Henry Hadley in Causeway Green Road, Warley, and working as a labourer in a brick works. In 1901 she was living with Henry Hadley's widow, her sister Alice, at Causeway Green Road and working as an office cleaner in a brick works. In 1911 she was living at Lower Holt Rd, Cakemore, Black Heath, Birmingham, with Alice and working as a brick wheeler. She died in the West Bromwich RD in 1919.