Person:Elizabeth Churcher (2)

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Elizabeth Eliza Churcher
 
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Name Elizabeth Eliza Churcher
Gender Female
Christening[1] 26 Dec 1831 Alverstoke, Hampshire, England
Census[2] 6 Jun 1841 Alverstoke, Hampshire, EnglandHardway
Census[3] 30 Mar 1851 Sidlesham, Sussex, EnglandMill House
Marriage 20 Sep 1851 Sidlesham, Sussex, Englandto George Chaffer
Census[4] 7 Apr 1861 Sidlesham, Sussex, EnglandMill
Census[5] 2 Apr 1871 Aldingbourne, Sussex, England
Census[6] 3 Apr 1881 South Bersted, Sussex, EnglandChichester Road, Bognor

Elizabeth Eliza Churcher was baptised on 26th December 1831 at Alverstoke in Hampshire, daughter of a waterman named Benjamin Churcher and his wife Mary. Elizabeth appears in the 1841 census living at Hardway in the parish of Alverstoke with her parents and siblings. By the time of the 1851 census, Elizabeth was working as a house servant for a miller named John Kiln at Sidlesham in Sussex.

On 20th September 1851, aged 19, Elizabeth married a man named George Chaffer (who sometimes used his stepfather's surname, Grant). George was a miller from Sidlesham, and therefore quite likely worked for Elizabeth's employer John Kiln. George was 35 years old when they married. Elizabeth and George appear in the 1861 census living at Sidlesham with their four children. By the 1871 census they had moved a few miles away to Aldingbourne, where George was working as a carter, and they had had a fifth child. Some time in the early 1870s they appear to have had a sixth child born at South Bersted.

George died in 1876, aged 60. At the time of his death he was living at North Bersted, but he was buried back at his native Sidlesham.

The 1881 census finds Elizabeth living in the town of Bognor with three of her children. She was working as a nurse. On that census they all used the surname Grant with Chaffer as a middle name. She has yet to be traced after the 1881 census.

References
  1. England. Births and Christenings, 1538-1975. (FamilySearch, Ancestry.com, Findmypast).

    ch. 26 Dec 1831, Alverstoke, Hampshire: Elizabeth Eliza daughter of Benj[ami]n & Mary Churcher

    Needs to be confirmed at Hampshire Archives.

  2. England. General Register Office. The National Archives (abbreviated TNA): 1841 Census Schedules for England and Wales, Isle of Man and the Channel Islands. (Kew, Richmond, Greater London TW9 4DU, United Kingdom)
    Class HO107; Piece 388; Book 5; Folio 21; Page 16, 6 Jun 1841.

    Address: Hardway, Alverstoke, Hampshire
    Benj[ami]n Churcher, male, 55 [1781-6], Waterman, born in county
    Mary Churcher, female, 40 [1796-1801], born in county
    Jane Churcher, female, 14 [1826/7], born in county
    Caroline Churcher, female, 12 [1828/9], born in county
    Eliza Churcher, female, 10 [1830/1], born in county
    Ellen Churcher, female, 8 [1832/3], born in county
    Daniel Churcher, male, 3 [1837/8], born in county

  3. General Register Office. The National Archives (abbreviated TNA). England and Wales. 1851 Census Schedules. (Kew, Richmond, Greater London TW9 4DU, United Kingdom)
    Class HO107; Piece 1652; Folio 85; Page 12, 30 Mar 1851.

    Address: Mill House, Sidlesham, Sussex
    John Kiln, head, married, male, 27 [1823/4], Miller employing 11 men, b. Fareham, Hampshire
    Fanny Kiln, wife, married, female, 29 [1821/2], Miller's wife, b. Fareham, Hampshire
    Augusta Kiln, visitor, unmarried, female, 20 [1830/1], Brewer's daughter, b. Fareham, Hampshire
    Elizabeth Churcher, servant, unmarried, female, 21 [1829/30], House servant, b. Alverstoke, Hampshire

  4. General Register Office. The National Archives (abbreviated TNA). 1861 Census Schedules for England and Wales, Isle of Man and the Channel Islands. (Kew, Richmond, Greater London TW9 4DU, United Kingdom)
    Class RG9; Piece 617; Folio 66; Page 6, 7 Apr 1861.

    Address: Mill, Sidlesham, Sussex
    George Chaffer, head, married, male, 41 [1819/20], Miller, b. Sidlesham, Sussex
    Elizabeth Chaffer, wife, married, female, 31 [1829/30], b. Portsmouth, Hampshire
    Ellen Chaffer, daughter, female, 9 [1851/2], Scholar, b. Sidlesham, Sussex
    Henry Chaffer, son, male, 6 [1854/5], Scholar, b. Sidlesham, Sussex
    Caroline Chaffer, daughter, female, 3 [1857/8], b. Sidlesham, Sussex
    Jane Chaffer, daughter, female, 3m [1860/1], b. Sidlesham, Sussex

  5. 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 1115; Folio 7; Page 8, 2 Apr 1871.

    Address: Aldingbourne, Sussex
    George Grant, head, married, male, 50 [1820/1], Carter, b. Sidlesham, Sussex
    Eliza Eliz[abe]th Grant, wife, married, female, 38 [1832/3], b. Hardway, Hampshire
    Henry Grant, son, single, male, 15 [1855/6], b. Sidlesham, Sussex
    Caroline E. Grant, daughter, single, female, 12 [1858/9], b. Sidlesham, Sussex
    Emma Jane Grant, daughter, single, female, 12 [1858/9], b. Sidlesham, Sussex
    Fanny Grant, daughter, single, female, 8 [1862/3], b. Sidlesham, Sussex

  6. 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 1124; Folio 82; Page 4, 3 Apr 1881.

    Address: Chichester Road, Bognor, South Bersted, Sussex
    Eliza E.C. Grant, head, widow, female, 46 [1834/5], General Nurse, b. Hardway, Portsmouth, Hampshire
    Henry Chaffer Grant, son, unmarried, male, 26 [1854/5], Bricklayer, b. Siddlesham, Sussex
    Fanny Chaffer Grant, daughter, unmarried, female, 18 [1862/3], Domestic Serv[ant], b. Siddlesham, Sussex
    George R.C. Grant, son, male, 7 [1873/4], Scholar, b. South Bersted, Sussex