Person:Elizabeth Priestley (3)

Elizabeth Ann Priestley
  1. Elizabeth Ann Priestley1853 -
Facts and Events
Name Elizabeth Ann Priestley
Gender Female
Christening[1] 13 Nov 1853 Heckington, Lincolnshire, England

Elizabeth Ann Priestley was baptised on 13th November 1853 at Heckington in Lincolnshire, the daughter of Ann Priestley. Her father appears to have been a farmer named Edward Turner, who was a 41 year old widower, having lost his wife in 1850. He was charged in July 1854 with assaulting Elizabeth's mother when she tried to claim an allowance from him towards maintaining the baby. The case was settled out of court. Elizabeth and her mother have yet to be researched after this. Curiously, Elizabeth was Edward Turner's third daughter named Elizabeth - he had fathered another illegitimate daughter called Elizabeth Turner in 1833, before his marriage, and one of his daughters from his marriage was called Elizabeth too.

  1. Baptisms register, in Church of England. Parish Church of Heckington (Lincolnshire). Parish registers, 1559-1968. (Lincoln, England: Lincoln Archives Office, 1993), Primary quality.

    BAPTISMS solemnized in the Parish of Heckington in the County of Lincoln in the Year 1851
    No. 458
    When baptized: Nov[embe]r 13th
    Child's Name: Elizabeth Ann Daughter of
    Parents Name - Christian: Ann
    Parents Name - Surname: Priestley
    Abode: Heckington
    Quality, Trade, or Profession: Single woman
    By whom the Ceremony was performed: W. Grice, Off[iciatin]g Min[iste]r

  2.   Lincoln, Rutland and Stamford Mercury, 7 Jul 1854
    Ann Priestley, of Heckington, charged Edw. Turner, farmer, with assaulting her. It appeared that complainant had had a child by defendant, and went to his house for payment of the allowance towards its maintenance, when the assault complained of took place. Settled out of court.