Person:Elizabeth Hutchings (3)

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Elizabeth Hutchings
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Name Elizabeth Hutchings
Gender Female
Christening[1] 4 Nov 1838 Burnham, Buckinghamshire, England
Census[2] 6 Jun 1841 Dorney, Buckinghamshire, England
Census[3] 30 Mar 1851 Burnham, Buckinghamshire, EnglandLake End, Boveney
Marriage 11 Nov 1854 Windsor, Berkshire, EnglandHoly Trinity
to Peter Vincent Timothy
Census[4] 7 Apr 1861 St. Giles Without Cripplegate, London, Middlesex, England43a Barbican
Census[5] 2 Apr 1871 Shoreditch, Middlesex, England72 Worship Street
Census[6] 3 Apr 1881 Southport, Lancashire, England20 Princes Street
Census[7] 5 Apr 1891 Stretford, Lancashire, England161 Clifton Street
Census[8] 31 Mar 1901 Moss Side, Lancashire, England20 Fairlawn Street
Death[9] 1904 Lancashire, England
Burial[10] 23 Jul 1904 Manchester, Lancashire, EnglandSouthern Cemetery

Elizabeth Hutchings was baptised on 4th November 1838 at Burnham in Buckinghamshire, daughter of a laundress called Sarah Hutchings, formerly Clements, and her husband William Hutchings, an agricultural labourer. The family lived at Boveney, a chapelry of Burnham parish which had two parts - the little settlement of Boveney itself and a detached area around the hamlet of Lake End in between Dorney and Burnham. The 1841 census finds Elizabeth living with her parents, siblings and maternal grandmother in Dorney. Ten years later they were at the Lake End part of Boveney.

On 11th November 1854, shortly after turning sixteen, Elizabeth married Peter Vincent Timothy, a surgeon. They married at Holy Trinity Church in the nearby town of Windsor, although he was from London. After their marriage they returned to London, where their first child was born in 1856, although she died as a baby. Elizabeth and Peter would go on to have ten children together between 1856 and 1875.

The family moved around extensively. Having had two children in London and appeared there in the 1861 census at 43a Barbican, they moved out to Whittlesey in Cambridgeshire briefly in late 1861, having a son there. By early 1862 they were living at Markyate in the parish of Caddington in Hertfordshire. It seems Peter took over the medical practice of a doctor there, but financially overstretched himself in doing so. The receipts were not as good as he had hoped and he was declared bankrupt in February 1863. He continued to practice as a surgeon and medical officer in Markyate for another five years, in which time Elizabeth had three daughters, whilst their second child died there aged four.

In 1868 the family returned to London, living for a time in Shoreditch, where they had a son in 1871 and appear at 72 Worship Street in that year's census. In the early 1870s they moved out to the south-eastern suburbs of London, living at Lewisham in Kent where they had a son in 1872 and a daughter in 1874. They then left the London area again, moving to Hastings on the Sussex coast, where their youngest daughter was born in 1875.

Some time in the late 1870s or early 1880s it appears that Elizabeth and Peter separated. The 1881 census finds Elizabeth and the children living in at 20 Princes Street in Southport on the Lancashire coast. Peter was living in Manchester with a woman called Mary Cooke, who was clearly pregnant with his child at the time - she gave birth the month after the census. Elizabeth and Peter do not seem to have lived together again after this time; Peter lived with Mary until her death in 1884, then started a relationship with a woman called Anne Webb from the mid-1880s.

Elizabeth's eldest surviving son married in 1884, and her first grandchild was born the following year, although sadly she died as a baby. However, Elizabeth would have at least 22 grandchildren born in her lifetime.

The 1891 census finds Elizabeth and two of her daughters living at 161 Clifton Street in Stretford, Lancashire. Two of her adult sons died as young men in the early 1890s: Eustace in 1892 and Victor in 1893. Eustace left a widow and three surviving children, who shortly after his death emigrated to Australia. Elizabeth's youngest daughter Cordelia emigrated to America in 1894, followed by her son Gustave in 1902. Cordelia settled in Maryland, whilst Gustave settled nearby in Washington DC. Both had children out there, who were grandchildren that Elizabeth almost certainly never met.

By 1901 Elizabeth was living alone at 20 Fairlawn Street in Moss Side, just south of Manchester.

Elizabeth died in the Bury area north of Manchester in 1904, aged 65. She was buried at Manchester's Southern Cemetery on 23rd July 1904. Her estranged husband Peter survived her. He married Anne Webb, with whom he had been living for nearly twenty years, the February after Elizabeth's death.

References
  1. Buckinghamshire Family History Society. Buckinghamshire Baptisms Database.

    ch. 4 Nov 1838, Burnham, Buckinghamshire: Elizabeth / William & Sarah / Hutchins / Labourer / Boveney

  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 48; Book 1; Folio 3; Page 1, 6 Jun 1841.

    Address: Dorney Village, Dorney, Buckinghamshire
    William Hutchings, male, 30 [1806-11], Ag[ricultural] Lab[ourer], born in county
    Sarah Hutchings, female, 25 [1811-16], born in county
    Hannah Hutchings, female, 9 [1831/2], born in county
    Emma Hutchings, female, 4 [1836/7], born in county
    Elizabeth Hutchings, female, 2 [1838/9], born in county
    William Hutchings, male, 1 [1839/40], born in county
    Sarah Clements, female, 72 [1768/9], 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 1718; Folio 691; Page 7, 30 Mar 1851.

    Address: Lake End, Boveney, Buckinghamshire
    William Hutching, head, married, male, 42 [1808/9], Farm Labourer, b. Dorney, Buckinghamshire
    Sarah Hutching, wife, married, female, 37 [1813/14], Laundress, b. Dorney, Buckinghamshire
    Elizabeth Hutching, daughter, unmarried, female, 12 [1838/9], at Home, b. Dorney, Buckinghamshire
    William Hutching, son, unmarried, male, 10 [1840/1], Scholar, b. Dorney, Buckinghamshire
    Sarah Hutching, daughter, unmarried, female, 7 [1843/4], Scholar, b. Dorney, Buckinghamshire
    Maryann Hutching, daughter, unmarried, female, 4 [1846/7], b. Dorney, Buckinghamshire
    Thomas Hutching, son, unmarried, male, 11 month [1850], b. Boveney, Buckinghamshire
    Sarah Clements, wife's mother, widow, female, 81 [1769/70], Widow, b. Bath, Somerset

    A Vision of Britain records that Boveney was a parish liberty and chapelry, which until 1866 formed part of the parish of Burnham. It was in two parts, with the main section between Dorney and Eton, and a smaller detached area around the hamlet of Lake End, which lay between Dorney and Burnham.

  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 214; Folio 94; Page 13, 7 Apr 1861.

    Address: 43a Barbican; Parish: St Giles Cripplegate; City: London
    Peter Vincent Timothy, head, married, male, 29 [1831/2], Member of the Royal College of Surgeons Licentiate of Apothecaries Hall, General Practitioner, b. St Giles Cripplegate
    Elizabeth Timothy, wife, married, female, 22 [1858/9], b. Burnham, Buckinghamshire
    Claude Vincent Timothy, son, male, 1 [1859/60], b. St Giles Cripplegate
    Margaret Williams, servant, married, female, 51 [1809/10], Nurse, b. Rhayader, Radnorshire
    Mary Ann Hackett, servant, unmarried, female, 21 [1839/40], Housemaid, b. Waterford, Ireland

  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 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

  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 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

  7. 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 3158; Folio 76; Page 18, 5 Apr 1891.

    Address: 161 Clifton Street, Stretford, Lancashire
    Elizabeth Timothy, wife, married, female, 52 [1838/9], b. Dorney, Buckinghamshire
    Alice B. Timothy, daughter, single, female, 24 [1866/7], Governess, b. Margate [sic], Bedfordshire
    Cordelia I. Timothy, daughter, single, female, 16 [1874/5], b. St Leonards, Sussex

  8. 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 3711; Folio 110; Page 23, 31 Mar 1901.

    Address: 20 Fairlawn Street, Moss Side, Lancashire
    Elizabeth Timothy, married, female, 62 [1838/9], Living on own means, b. Dorney, Buckinghamshire

  9. Deaths index, in General Register Office. England and Wales Civil Registration. (London: General Register Office).

    d. Elizabeth TIMOTHY, September Quarter 1904, Bury Registration District, Volume 8c, page 351, aged 65 [1838/9]

  10. Find a Grave.

    bur. 23 Jul 1904, Southern Cemetery, Manchester, Lancashire: Elizabeth Timothy