Person:Elizabeth Ward (78)

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Elizabeth Turner Ward
  1. Elizabeth Turner Ward1833 - 1906
  • HThomas Cox1832 - 1884
  • WElizabeth Turner Ward1833 - 1906
m. 1 Jul 1861
  1. William Cox1862 -
  2. Elizabeth Ann Cox1865 - 1930
  3. Thomas Cox1867 -
  4. John Henry Cox1870 - 1955
  5. Arthur Cox1873 - 1877
  6. Catherine Cox1875 -
  7. Martha Cox1878 - 1965
Facts and Events
Name Elizabeth Turner Ward
Gender Female
Christening[1] 22 Dec 1833 Heckington, Lincolnshire, EnglandSt Andrew
Census[2] 6 Jun 1841 Great Hale, Lincolnshire, EnglandSouth Street
Census[3] 30 Mar 1851 Great Hale, Lincolnshire, EnglandSouth Street
Marriage 1 Jul 1861 Great Hale, Lincolnshire, Englandto Thomas Cox
Census[4] 2 Apr 1871 Barnack, Northamptonshire, England
Census[5] 3 Apr 1881 Barnack, Northamptonshire, EnglandBack Lane
Census[6] 5 Apr 1891 Barnack, Northamptonshire, EnglandMain Street
Census[7] 31 Mar 1901 Barnack, Northamptonshire, EnglandMain Street
Death[8] 14 Feb 1906 Barnack, Northamptonshire, England
Burial[9] 17 Feb 1906 Barnack, Northamptonshire, EnglandSt John the Baptist

Childhood

Elizabeth Turner Ward consistently gave her place of birth as Great Hale in Lincolnshire, but was baptised in the neighbouring parish of Heckington, Lincolnshire, on 22nd December 1833. She was the daughter of a farmer named Edward Turner from Heckington and a carpenter's daughter named Elizabeth Ward from Great Hale. Her parents were not married, and she was given her father's surname as a middle name. She herself never used the middle name: it does not appear on her marriage certificate or any of the censuses. However, it does appear on her death and burial records. How much contact she had with her father's family is unclear - although perhaps unlikely given that Edward later married and had another daughter called Elizabeth.

In the 1841 census, Elizabeth was living in Great Hale with her mother, who by this time had married an agricultural labourer named Robert Walton. By 1851 Elizabeth and her half-brother Luke Walton were living with their uncle Luke Ward and grandmother Ann Ward.

Adulthood

In 1861, Elizabeth married Thomas Cox, a wheelwright from Barnack in Northamptonshire. How they met is unclear, given that it is 30 miles between Great Hale and Barnack. The couple moved to Barnack, where they lived with Thomas's widowed mother, Catherine. They had seven children. In 1884, Thomas Cox died at the County Lunatic Asylum. There is a certain poignancy in the inscription Elizabeth put on his grave: "We cannot Lord Thy purpose see, but all is well that's done by Thee."

After Thomas's death, Elizabeth was supported by her sons William and John Henry. She died on 14th February 1906 at Barnack, aged 72.

References
  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 1833
    When BaptizedChild's Christian NameParents NameAbodeQuality, Trade, or ProfessionBy whom the Ceremony was performed
    ChristianSurname
    Dec[embe]r 22nd No.1182Elizabeth Turner illegitimate d[aughte]r ofElizabethWardHeckingtonSingle womanCha[rle]s De la Cour, Vicar
    and the reputed father
    EdwardTurnerHeckingtonFarmer
  2. General Register Office. The National Archives (TNA): Public Record Office (PRO) HO 107/1-1465 Census Returns: 1841 Census Schedules, HO107/619/4/12/18, 6 Jun 1841, Primary quality.

    Address: South Street, Great Hale, Lincolnshire
    Robert Walton, male, 25 [1811-16], Ag lab, b. Lincolnshire
    Elizabeth Walton, female, 25 [1811-16], b. Lincolnshire
    Joseph Walton, male, 3 [1837/8], b. Lincolnshire
    Luke Walton, male, 2 [1838/9], b. Lincolnshire
    Ann Walton, female, 7 months [1840], b. Lincolnshire
    ~
    Elizabeth Ward, female, 5 [1835/6], b. Lincolnshire

  3. General Register Office. The National Archives (TNA): Public Record Office (PRO) HO 107/1466-2531 Census Returns: 1851 Census Schedules, HO107/2101/244/10, 30 Mar 1851, Primary quality.

    Address: South Street, Great Hale, Lincolnshire
    Luke Ward, head, married, male, 34 [1816/7], Carpenter Master employing 1 man and 1 apprentice, b. Great Hale, Lincolnshire
    Mary Ward, wife, married, female, 29 [1821/2], Carpenters Wife, b. South Kyme, Lincolnshire
    Ann Ward, daughter, unmarried, female, 5mo [1850], Carpenters Daur, b. Great Hale, Lincolnshire
    Ann Ward, mother, widow, female, 62 [1788/9], Annuitant, b. Great Hale, Lincolnshire
    Rebecca Ward, sister, unmarried, female, 24 [1826/7], Carpenters Daur, b. Great Hale, Lincolnshire
    Elizabeth Ward, niece, unmarried, female, 17 [1833/4], b. Great Hale, Lincolnshire
    William Fletcher, lodger, unmarried, male, 23 [1827/8], Carpenter (Journeyman), b. South Kyme, Lincolnshire
    William Housley, apprentice, unmarried, male, 19 [1831/2], Carpenters Apprentice, b. Great Hale, Lincolnshire
    Luke Walton, nephew, unmarried, male, 10 [1840/1], Errand Boy, b. Great Hale, Lincolnshire

  4. General Register Office. The National Archives (TNA): Public Record Office (PRO) RG 10 General Register Office: 1871 Census Schedules, RG10/3310/58/25, 2 Apr 1871, Primary quality.

    Address: Cottage, Barnack, Northamptonshire
    Thomas Cox, head, married, male, 39 [1831/2], Wheelwright & Cottager, b. Barnack, Northamptonshire
    Elizabeth Cox, wife, married, female, 37 [1833/4], b. Great Hale, Lincolnshire
    William Cox, son, male, 8 [1862/3], Scholar, b. Barnack, Northamptonshire
    Elizabeth A. Cox, daughter, female, 6 [1864/5], Scholar, b. Barnack, Northamptonshire
    Thomas Cox, son, male, 4 [1866/7], Scholar, b. Barnack, Northamptonshire
    John H. Cox, son, male, 9m [1870], b. Barnack, Northamptonshire
    Catharine Cox, mother, widow, female, 67 [1803/4], b. Barnack, Northamptonshire

  5. General Register Office. Public Record Office (PRO) RG 11 General Register Office: 1881 Census Schedules. (The National Archives), RG11/3194/38/5, 3 Apr 1881, Primary quality.

    Address: Back Lane, Barnack, Northamptonshire
    Thomas Cox, head, married, male, 48 [1832/3], Wheel-wright Mast Emp 1 man, b. Barnack, Northamptonshire
    Elizabeth Cox, wife, married, female, 46 [1834/5], Wheel-wt's wife, b. Great Hale, Lincolnshire
    William Cox, son, unmarried, male, 18 [1862/3], Wheel-wt's son, b. Barnack, Northamptonshire
    Thomas Cox, son, male, 14 [1866/7], Butcher's boy, b. Barnack, Northamptonshire
    John H. Cox, son, male, 10 [1870/1], Scholar, b. Barnack, Northamptonshire
    Catherine Cox, daughter, female, 6 [1874/5], Scholar, b. Barnack, Northamptonshire
    Martha Cox, daughter, female, 2 [1878/9], b. Barnack, Northamptonshire

  6. General Register Office. The National Archives (TNA): Public Record Office (PRO) RG 12 General Register Office: 1891 Census Schedules, RG12/2554/34/6, 5 Apr 1891, Primary quality.

    Address: Main Street, Barnack, Northamptonshire
    5 or more rooms occupied
    Elizabeth Cox, head, widow, female, 57 [1833/4], Supported by sons, b. Great Hale, Lincolnshire
    William Cox, son, single, male, 29 [1861/2], Agric Lab, employed, b. Barnack, Northamptonshire
    John H. Cox, son, single, male, 20 [1870/1], Agric Lab, employed, b. Barnack, Northamptonshire
    Martha Cox, daughter, female, 12 [1878/9], b. Barnack, Northamptonshire

  7. General Register Office. The National Archives (TNA): Public Record Office (PRO) RG 13 General Register Office: 1901 Census Schedules, RG13/3022/36/8, 31 Mar 1901, Primary quality.

    Address: Main Street, Barnack, Northamptonshire
    5 or more rooms occupied
    Elizabeth Cox, head, widow, female, 67 [1833/4], Supported by sons, b. Great Hale, Lincolnshire
    William Cox, son, single, male, 38 [1862/3], Labourer (Carpenter's), b. Barnack, Northamptonshire
    John H. Cox, son, single, male, 30 [1870/1], Labourer (Gardener's), b. Barnack, Northamptonshire
    Martha Cox, daughter, single, female, 22 [1878/9], b. Barnack, Northamptonshire

  8. Death certificate, in General Register Office. England and Wales Civil Registration. (London: General Register Office), Primary quality.

    1906 DEATH in the Sub-district of Barnack in the Counties of Northampton, Rutland, Lincoln & Huntingdon
    No. 243
    When died: 14 Feb 1906
    Where died: Barnack Northe. R.D.
    Name: Elizabeth Turner Cox
    Sex: Female
    Age: 72 years
    Occupation: Widow of Thomas Cox a Wheelwright (Master)
    Cause of death: Senile decay, Bronchitis, Certified
    Informant: T. Cox, son, In attendance, Walcot Gardens, Southorpe
    Registered: 14 Feb 1906

  9. Burials register, in Church of England. Parish Church of Barnack (Northamptonshire). Parish registers, 1695-1974. (Northampton: Northamptonshire County Record Office), Primary quality.

    No. 732 / 17 Feb 1906 / Elizabeth Turner Cox / Barnack / 72 [1833/4]