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Elizabeth STEWARD

Postby SDV » Mon Aug 28, 2017 3:47 pm

Elizabeth STEWARD(T) was the daughter of William STEWARD(T) and Elizabeth (formerly CONN, née EDE). She was born 15 May 1812 in Hornchurch and baptised on 14 Jun 1812 in the local church. Unfortunately she then disappears from the records. I have tried to search for an early death on SEAX, but have not been lucky, though given the nature of the records, I could easily have missed an entry. As always any help gratefully received.
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Re: Elizabeth STEWARD

Postby sdup26 » Fri Sep 01, 2017 5:08 pm

I wonder about this marriage, mainly because of the surname of witness Mary:
Marriage 31.5.1830
John Brett, of this parish (St Peter & Paul, Dagenham) to Elizabeth Steward. Witnesses, Benjamin Brett and Mary Conn.
They seem to be living in Hornchurch in 1841. John is a shopkeeper b c1801, and Elizabeth b c1811.
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Re: Elizabeth STEWARD

Postby SDV » Sat Sep 02, 2017 11:07 am

Yes, I can see why you wonder. Mary CONN was born in 1804, so would have been single and aged 26 in 1830. All of which fits.

I have, however, found John and Elizabeth BRETT in the 1851 and 1861 censuses, which give a little more info than the 1841. In 1851, they are still living in Hornchurch. John is reported to have been born in Hornchurch, but Elizabeth in Walthamstow. This is no mistake, as in 1861 they are now living in Billericay, but their birthplaces remain Hornchurch and Walthamstow.

To local inhabitants, there is a distinct difference between Hornchurch and Walthamstow, even more so back in the 1850s.

So reluctantly, I think this is not our Elizabeth. Unless the couple in the census returns are a different couple to the one who married in 1830. Unfortunately, I can't find any children, so that we can check the mother's maiden name.
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Re: Elizabeth STEWARD

Postby SDV » Sat Sep 02, 2017 11:14 am

Having checked some more, there is another wedding. John Goodall BRETT married Elizabeth LILLEY on 05 May 1831 in Walthamstow. This is the couple in the census returns, as there is a James LILLEY (60) in the 1841 return, presumably the bride's father. And an Ann LILLEY listed as a sister-in-law in the 1851 return.

So the Elizabeth who married in 1830 could be our girl. The problem being that I can find no reference to them after the 1830 marriage. Indeed, I can't even find the marriage you reported on Ancestry, FMP or FS. Where did you find it?
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Re: Elizabeth STEWARD

Postby sdup26 » Sat Sep 02, 2017 5:05 pm

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Re: Elizabeth STEWARD

Postby SDV » Sun Sep 03, 2017 10:12 am

Found it. Many thanks.
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