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Sarah Elizabeth Ellwood

born 1882

Father Charles Ellwood
Mother Sarah Marshall
Husband Harry Jackson
Children Dorothy, Cyril


Sarah Elizabeth (known as Sarah whilst a girl, and then Elizabeth later on as a married woman) was born in Great Longstone on 7th August 1882 (1)(8), the only child of Charles and Sarah, although she had 7 older stepsisters and a stepbrother from her mother's first marriage. In the census of 1891 she was living with her parents, two stepsisters - Mary and Ethel, and Arnold, the son of a third stepsister Ellen (2). Her mother died in 1893 (3), and sometime between then and the next census in 1901, her father moved to Litton Slack, where she and him were living by then (4).

She married Harry Jackson at Tidewell on 24th November 1902 (5), and they settled in Litton (6). Their only daughter, Dorothy, was born in March 1905 (6), and their only son, Cyril, in May 1908 (7).

What happened next is unclear. Family tradition claims that she got pregnant by a man named Luther Cartledge from either Tideswell or Litton, and her husband kicked her out. She is said to have died in, or soon after, childbirth (to Luther's daughter Iris), and been cremated as a pauper in Stockport (7). I remember Iris from my childhood, but I have so far been unable to confirm any details of the story.


Brief details of her children:



Sources:

  1. Birth Certificate from Registration District of Bakewell states:
    When and where born Name Sex  Name and surname of father Name, surname and maiden surname of mother Occupation of father Signature, description and residence of informant When registered
    Seventh
    August
    1882
    Great
    Longstone
    Sarah
    Elizabeth
    Girl Charles
    Ellwood
    Sarah
    Ellwood
    late Furniss
    formerly
    Marshall
    Railway
    Watchman
    Sarah
    Ellwood
    Mother
    Great Longstone
    Twenty
    third
    August
    1882
  2. Census of 5th April 1891 (part 1, part 2 reads:
    Place: Main Street, Great Longstone
    Charles Ellwood Head M 46 Railway Watchamn Employed Cambridheshire, Haddem
    Sarah do Wife M 54     Derbyshire, Chesterfield
    Mary A Furness Step Daur S 16 Dressmaker Neither Employer or Employed Derbyshire, Gt, Longstone
    Ethel do do S 13 Scholar   do, do
    Sarah E Ellwood Daur S 8 Do   do, do
    Arnold F Brocklehurst Grand Son S 5 Do   Lancashire, Manchester
  3. Death Certificate from Registration District of Sheffield states:
    When and where died Name Sex Age Occupation Cause of death Signature, description
    and residence of informant
    When registered
    Thirteenth
    January
    1893
    Great
    Longstone
    RSD
    Sarah
    Ellwood
    Female 56 years Wife of
    Charles
    Ellwood
    a
    Railway
    Watchman
    Phlhisis Exhaustion
    Certified by
    Ed Branson
    [Wrench] M.B.
    C Ellwood
    Widower of deceased
    In attendance
    Great Longstone
    Sixteenth
    January
    1893
  4. Census of 31st March 1901 reads:
    Place: Litton Slack
    Charles Ellwood Head Wid 48 Railway Labourer Worker Derby, Hillrow
    Sarah Ellwood Dau S 18 Cop Winder      "  , Longstone
  5. Marriage Certificate from Registration District of Bakewell states:
    1902 Marriage solemnized at the Parish Church in the town of Tideswell in the County of Derby
    When married Name and Surname Age Condition Rank or Profession Residence at the time of marriage Father's name and Surname Rank or Profession of father
    Nov: 24
    1902
    Harry Jackson 21 Bachelor Quarryman Gordon Road George Jackson Plate layer
    Sarah Elizabeth
    Ellwood
    20 Spinster - Litton Charles Ellwood Watchman
    Midland Ry
    Married in the Parish Church according to the Rites and Ceremonies of the Established Church after banns
    in the presence of Charles Ellwood, Ethel Furniss
  6. Birth Certificate from Registration District of Bakewell states:
    When and where born Name Sex  Name and surname of father Name, surname and maiden surname of mother Occupation of father Signature, description and residence of informant When registered
    Fourth
    March
    1905
    Litton
    Dorothy Girl Harry
    Jackson
    Sarah
    Elizabeth
    Jackson
    formerly
    Ellwood
    Limestone
    Quarrier
    Harry Jackson
    Father
    Litton
    First April 1905
  7. Information from living relatives. The fact that She had an illegitimate daughter Iris, with Luther Cartledge is well known by living relatives, but the date and place of Iris's birth is unknown, and no documentary trace of Elizabeth has been found after her daughter Dorothy's birth in 1905.
  8. Parish Register of St Giles, Great Longstone includes the entry:
    When
    baptized  
    Child's
    Christian Name  
    Parents Name   Abode   Quality, Trade
    or
    Profession  
    Christian Surname
    1882
    Septr 17
    born
    Aug 7
    Sarah
    Elizabeth
    Charles
    &
    Sarah
    Ellwood Great
    Longstone
    Railway
    Watchman



Notes:

Continue to search for her after 1908


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