Person:Elizabeth Priestley (3)

Elizabeth Ann Priestley
  1. Elizabeth Ann Priestley1853 -
Facts and Events
Name Elizabeth Ann Priestley
Gender Female
Christening[2] 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.

One possibility is that Elizabeth was the Elizabeth Ann Priestley who married Joseph Shearman in 1872 and moved to Durkar (or Dirtcar) in Yorkshire, but the marriage certificate needs to be obtained to verify this.

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

    b. Elizabeth Ann PRIESTLEY, June Quarter 1853, Sleaford Registration District, Volume 7a, page 392

  2. 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 1853
    No.When BaptizedChild's Christian NameParent's NameAbodeQuality, Trade, or ProfessionBy whom the Ceremony was performed
    458Nov[embe]r 13thElizabeth Ann Daughter ofAnnPriestleyHeckingtonSingle womanW. Grice, Off[iciatin]g Min[iste]r
  3.   Marriages index, in General Register Office. England and Wales Civil Registration. (London: General Register Office), Questionable quality.

    m. Joseph SHEARMAN & Elizabeth Ann PRIESTLEY, December Quarter 1872, Sleaford Registration District, Volume 7a, page 903

  4.   General Register Office. Public Record Office (PRO) RG 11 General Register Office: 1881 Census Schedules. (The National Archives), Class RG11; Piece 4571; Folio 61; Page 25, 3 Apr 1881, Primary quality.

    Address: Dirtcar, Crigglestone, Yorkshire
    Joseph Sherman, head, married, male, 37 [1843/4], Farm Labourer Ag, b. Anwick, Lincolnshire
    Elizabeth A. Sherman, wife, married, female, 27 [1853/4], b. Heckington, Lincolnshire
    Alice Sherman, daughter, female, 7 [1873/4], Scholar, b. Haigh, Yorkshire
    Elizabeth Sherman, daughter, female, 5 [1875/6], Scholar, b. Haigh, Yorkshire
    Fred Sherman, son, male, 3 [1877/8], Scholar, b. Dirtcar, Yorkshire
    Clara Sherman, daughter, female, 3 [1877/8], Scholar, b. Dirtcar, Yorkshire
    Emiley Sherman, daughter, female, 1 [1879/80], b. Dirtcar, Yorkshire

  5.   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.