Person:Edith Timothy (1)

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Edith Lizzette Timothy
m. 11 Nov 1854
  1. Kathleen Ellen Timothy1856 - 1857
  2. Claude Vincent Timothy1859 - 1864
  3. Eustace Bertram Timothy1861 - 1892
  4. Edith Lizzette Timothy1864 - 1944
  5. Beatrice Eveline Timothy1865 - 1956
  6. Alice Blanche Timothy1867 - 1968
  7. Victor Leopold Timothy1871 - 1893
  8. Gustave Vincent Timothy1872 - 1925
  9. Mabel Constance Timothy1874 - 1970
  10. Cordelia Irene Jet Timothy1875 - 1943
m. 31 Mar 1891
Facts and Events
Name Edith Lizzette Timothy
Gender Female
Birth[1] 1864 Caddington, Hertfordshire, EnglandMarkyate
Census[2] 2 Apr 1871 Shoreditch, London, England72 Worship Street
Census[3] 3 Apr 1881 Southport, Lancashire, England20 Princes Street
Marriage 31 Mar 1891 Manchester, Lancashire, EnglandCatholic Apostolic Church, Stretford Road
to Pearson Fisher
Census[4] 5 Apr 1891 Buxton, Derbyshire, England1 Chapel Street
Census[5] 31 Mar 1901 South Wilford, Nottinghamshire, EnglandWilford Lane
Census[6] 2 Apr 1911 Govan, Lanarkshire, Scotland462 Paisley Road West
Death[7][8] 26 Feb 1944 Linlithgow, West Lothian, ScotlandBridge House, Linlithgow Bridge
Burial[9] 29 Feb 1944 Dumfries, Dumfriesshire, ScotlandTroqueer Cemetery

Edith Lizzette Timothy was born in 1864 at Markyate in the parish of Caddington, Hertfordshire, daughter of Elizabeth Timothy, formerly Hutchings, and her husband Peter Vincent Timothy, a surgeon. The family moved around several times through Edith's childhood. In 1868 they left Markyate and moved to London, living for a time in the Shoreditch area (where they appear in the 1871 census) before moving out to Lewisham in the south-eastern suburbs in the early 1870s. By 1875 they were at Hastings in Sussex.

Edith's parents appear to have separated around the late 1870s or early 1880s. The 1881 census finds Edith living with her mother and siblings at Southport on the Lancashire coast, whilst her father was living with another woman (with whom he would have a son later that year) in Manchester.

On 31st March 1891, aged 27, Edith married Pearson Fisher, an engineer, at the Catholic Apostolic Church in the Hulme area of Manchester. Her mother at the time lived in nearby Stretford. Edith and Pearson appear in the census taken the week after their marriage staying at a boarding house in Buxton in Derbyshire - quite likely on a honeymoon. Edith and Pearson would go on to have ten children together between 1892 and 1906. The first three children were born at Liverpool, where Pearson worked for Siddeley and Company. In July 1895 the family moved to Amsterdam in the Netherlands, where Pearson worked for Nederlandsche Fabriek. They had one daughter born in Amsterdam in August 1896.

By 1898 the family had returned to Britain, with their next three children being born in Scotland: a daughter at Partick west of Glasgow in 1898 and a son and daughter at Renfrew in 1899 and 1900.

The family moved south in 1900 or early 1901 to the Nottingham area of England, where they appear in the 1901 census living at Wilford Lane in South Wilford, just outside Nottingham. Pearson described himself as a general manager of an engineering works and mechanical engineer, as well as being a deacon in the Catholic Apostolic Church. The family had one son in the Nottingham area in 1902, but he died as a baby early in 1903. Later in 1903 the family left the Nottingham area and moved to the Manchester area, having another daughter there in 1903. Edith's mother died in the Bury area north of Manchester in 1904.

By 1906 Edith and Pearson had moved to Govan, just south-west of Glasgow, having their final son there that year. The 1911 census finds the family living at 462 Paisley Road West in Govan with their nine surviving children. Their home was described as having five rooms with windows. Pearson described himself as a draughtsman in marine engineering at this time.

Edith's father died at Great Yarmouth in 1919.

Edith and Pearson later moved to south-west Scotland, where they lived at Stanley Villa on Rotchell Park in the Maxwelltown area of Dumfries.[10] Pearson died there on 20th September 1931, aged 73.

Edith survived Pearson by over ten years. She died at her daughter's home in Linlithgow on 26th February 1944, aged 79. She was buried back in Dumfries, alongside Pearson.

References
  1. Births index, in General Register Office. England and Wales Civil Registration. (London: General Register Office).

    b. Edith Lizette TIMOTHY, June Quarter 1864, Luton Registration District, Volume 3b, page 432, mother's maiden name Hutchings

  2. General Register Office. The National Archives (abbreviated TNA). England and Wales. 1871 Census Schedules. (Kew, Richmond, Greater London TW9 4DU, United Kingdom)
    Class RG10; Piece 439; Folio 26; Page 5, 2 Apr 1871.

    Address: 72 Worship Street, St Leonard Shoreditch, Middlesex
    Peter V. Timothy, head, married, male, 39 [1831/2], Physician M.R.C.S., b. Cripplegate, Middlesex
    Elizabeth Timothy, wife, married, female, 32 [1837/8], b. Dorney, Buckinghamshire
    Eustace B. Timothy, son, male, 9 [1861/2], b. Whittlesea, Cambridgeshire
    Edith L. Timothy, daughter, female, 7 [1863/4], b. Hertfordshire
    Beatrice Timothy, daughter, female, 5 [1865/6], b. Hertfordshire
    Victor L. Timothy, son, male, 1 month [1871], b. Shoreditch, Middlesex
    Hannah Barker, nurse, widow, female, 51 [1819/20], Monthly Nurse, b. Sheffield, Yorkshire
    Eliza Coates, servant, unmarried, female, 26 [1844/5], Domestic Servant, b. Spitalfields, Middlesex
    Ann Murray, servant, unmarried, female, 17 [1853/4], Domestic Servant, b. Camden Town, Middlesex
    Alice B. Timothy, daughter, female, 4 [1866/7], b. Hertfordshire

  3. General Register Office. The National Archives (abbreviated TNA). 1881 Census Schedules for England and Wales, Isle of Man and the Channel Islands: . (Kew, Richmond, Greater London TW9 4DU, United Kingdom)
    Class RG11; Piece 3751; Folio 14; Page 22, 3 Apr 1881.

    Address: 20 Princes Street, North Meols (Township), Southport (Borough), Lancashire
    Elizabeth Timothy, wife, married, female, 42 [1838/9], Broker's Wife, b. Dorney, Buckinghamshire
    Edith L. Timothy, daughter, unmarried, female, 17 [1863/4], b. Markyate Street, Bedfordshire
    Beatrice E. Timothy, daughter, unmarried, female, 15 [1865/6], Scholar, b. Markyate Street, Bedfordshire
    Alice B. Timothy, daughter, unmarried, female, 14 [1866/7], Scholar, b. Markyate Street, Bedfordshire
    Victor L. Timothy, son, male, 10 [1870/1], Scholar, b. Shoreditch, Middlesex
    Gustave T. Timothy, son, male, 8 [1872/3], Scholar, b. Lewisham, Kent
    Mabel C. Timothy, daughter, female, 7 [1873/4], Scholar, b. Lewisham, Kent
    Cordelia I.J. Timothy, daughter, female, 5 [1875/6], Scholar, b. Hastings, Sussex
    Mary [illegible surname], servant, unmarried, female, 25 [1855/6], Cook Domestic Servant, b. Castletown, Ireland
    Elizabeth A. Holmes, servant, unmarried, female, 15 [1865/6], Housemaid Domestic Servant, b. Barrow, Lancashire

  4. General Register Office. The National Archives (abbreviated TNA). 1891 Census Schedules for England and Wales, Isle of Man and the Channel Islands. (Kew, Richmond, Greater London TW9 4DU, United Kingdom)
    Class RG12; Piece 2778; Folio 70; Page 32, 5 Apr 1891.

    Address: 1 Chapel Street, Buxton, Derbyshire
    William Jones, head, married, male, 61 [1829/30], Mining Engineer & Certified Colliery Manager, neither employer nor employed, b. Dawley, Shropshire
    Harriett Jones, wife, married, female, 59 [1831/2], Boarding House Keeper, neither employer nor employed, b. Dawley, Shropshire
    Mary L. Jones, daughter, single, female, 36 [1854/5], Boarding House Assistant, neither employer nor employed, b. Wellington, Shropshire
    Ruth A. Jones, daughter, single, female, 21 [1869/70], Boarding House Assistant, neither employer nor employed, b. Nuneaton, Warwickshire
    Pearson Fisher, boarder, married, male, 33 [1857/8], Engineering Works Manager, employer, b. Barrow-in-Furness, Lancashire
    Edith L. Fisher, boarder, married, female, 27 [1863/4], b. Markgate St[reet], Bedfordshire

  5. General Register Office. The National Archives (abbreviated TNA). England and Wales. 1901 Census Schedules: also for the Isle of Man and the Channel Islands. (Kew, Richmond, Greater London TW9 4DU, United Kingdom)
    Class RG13; Piece 3163; Folio 128; Page 18, 31 Mar 1901.

    Address: Wilford Lane, South Wilford, Nottinghamshire
    Pearson Fisher, head, married, male, 43 [1857/8], General Manager Engineering Works Mechanical Engineer also Deacon Catholic Apostolic Church, worker, b. Barrow in Furness, Lancashire
    Edith Lizzette Fisher, wife, married, female, 37 [1863/4], b. Markyate Street, Bedfordshire
    Pearson Vincent Fisher, son, male, 9 [1891/2], b. Liverpool, Lancashire
    Thomas Chamley Fisher, son, male, 7 [1893/4], b. Liverpool, Lancashire
    Adrian Cecil Fisher, son, male, 6 [1894/5], b. Liverpool, Lancashire
    Edith Isabella Fisher, daughter, female, 4 [1896/7], b. Amsterdam, Holland (British Subject)
    Evelyn Mary Fisher, daughter, female, 3 [1897/8], b. Partick, Glasgow
    Frank Amstel Fisher, son, male, 2 [1898/9], b. Renfrew, Scotland
    Violet Laura Fisher, daughter, female, 9 months [1900], b. Renfrew, Scotland
    Louisa Eliza Garlick, servant, single, female, 25 [1875/6], Nurse (Domestic), b. Bath, Somerset

  6. General Register Office for Scotland. 1911 Scotland Census. (Edinburgh)
    Census 646/1 23/2, 2 Apr 1911.

    Address: 462 Paisley Road West, Govan, Lanarkshire
    5 rooms with one or more windows
    Pearson Fisher, head, male, 52 [1858/9], married, Draughtsman - Marine Engineering, worker, b. England
    Edith Lizzette Fisher, wife, female, 46 [1864/5], married 20 years, 10 children born to marriage, 9 children still living, b. England
    Pearson Vincent Fisher, son, male, 19 [1891/2], single, Apprentice Enginer - Marine Engineer, worker, b. England
    Thomas Chamley Fisher, son, male, 17 [1893/4], single, Clerk - Timber Broker, worker, b. England
    Adrian Cecil Fisher, son, male, 16 [1894/5], single, Civil & Mining Engineering Student, b. England
    Edith Isabella Fisher, daughter, female, 14 [1896/7], School, b. Holland, British Subject by parentage
    Evelyn Mary Fisher, daughter, female, 13 [1897/8], b. Glasgow, Lanarkshire
    Frank Amstel Fisher, son, male, 12 [1898/9], School, b. Renfrew, Renfrewshire
    Violet Laura Fisher, daughter, female, 10 [1900/1], School, b. Renfrew, Renfrewshire
    Iris Jessie Fisher, daughter, female, 7 [1903/4], School, b. England
    Valentine Craig Fisher, son, male, 5 [1905/6], b. Govan, Lanarkshire

  7. Death register, in General Register Office for Scotland. Civil Registration.

    1944. DEATHS in the District of Linlithgow in the County of West Lothian
    No. 18
    Name and Surname: Edith Lizzette Fisher
    Rank or Profession, and whether Single, Married, or Widowed: Widow of Pearson Fisher, Technical Engineer
    When and Where Died: 1944 February Twenty sixth 2h 30m am, Bridge House, Linlithgowbridge, Linlithgow
    Sex: F
    Age: 79 years
    Father: Peter Vincent Timothy, Medical Practitioner (Deceased)
    Mother: - Timothy M.S. - (Deceased)
    Cause of Death, Duration of Disease, and Medical Attendant by whom certified: Acute bronchial catarrh Pulmonary oedema Cardiac exhaustion, with myocardial failure, As cert by Eric E. Candlish M.B. Ch.B.
    Informant, and Residence, if out of the House in which the Death occurred: Arthur N. Brown, Son-in-law (Present)
    When and Where Registered, and Signature of Registrar: 1944, February 28th At Linlithgow, Reva Pritchard, Asst. Registrar

  8. Dumfries and Galloway Standard, in United Kingdom. The British Newspaper Archive
    Page 5, 1 Mar 1944.

    Deaths
    FISHER. - On 26th February, 1944, at Bridge House, Linlithgow Bridge, West Lothian (the home of her daughter, Iris), Edith Lizette Timothy, aged 79 years, widow of Pearson Fisher, formerly Stanley Villa, Rotchell Park, Dumfries. - Interred Troqueer Cemetery.

  9. Dumfries, Dumfriesshire, Scotland. Troqueer Cemetery Burial Register (Dumfries and Galloway Council, Dumfries).

    Troqueer Cemetery, Dumfries
    Section D, Grave 113
    First Burial:
    Name of Deceased: Mr. Pearson Fisher
    Occupation: Retired
    Place of Death: Stanley Villa, Rotchell Park, Max.
    Date of Burial: 23/9/1931
    Age: 73 years
    Depth of Grave: 7ft
    Second Burial:
    Name of Deceased: Edith Fisher
    Occupation: Nil
    Place of Death: Stanley Villa, Rotchell Park, Max.
    Date of Burial: 29th Feb. 1944
    Age: 81 yrs.
    Depth of Grave: 6 ft.

  10. Prior to 1928 Maxwelltown was administratively a separate town to Dumfries, and was in Kirkcudbrightshire - it is not clear whether Pearson and Edith moved to Maxwelltown before or after it was absorbed into Dumfries.