LIFE GOES ON: AN INTRODUCTION

MY GRANDPARENTS - I - MY GREAT-GRANDPARENTS - I - MY GREAT-GREAT-GRANDPARENTS - I - MY GREAT-GREAT-GREAT-GRANDPARENTS

THE SIXTEEN FAMILIES

KNOTT - I - BOWLES - I - WATERS - I - HARRALL - I - PAGE - I - WISEMAN - I - CROSS - I - CARTER

CORNWELL - I - HUCKLE - I - MORTLOCK - I - MANSFIELD - I - REYNOLDS - I - CARTER - I - ANABLE - I - STEARN

CHRONOLOGY - I - DRAMATIS PERSONAE - I - WHERE PEOPLE CAME FROM - I - CALENDAR

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Eliza Mortlock
born Needingworth, Hunts, 12th October 1865
Died Cottenham, Cambs, 1929

on the Cornwell family tree
part of the
Mortlock and Mansfield family stories

married to William Cornwell

mother of Edmund Stanley Cornwell

daughter of
Thomas Mortlock
and
Eliza Mansfield

Eliza Cornwell, 1915


Eliza Mortlock (1865 -1929). My Mother's Father's Mother. My Great-Grandmother.

Eliza Mortlock was born in Needingworth, Huntingdonshire  on the 20th October 1865. Eliza is her single given name on her birth certificate. She is shown on the 1871 census at the age of 5 as Lizzie Mortlock. However, she was baptised Eliza in 1873, and by the time of the 1881 census, she is called by this name, and is a 15 year old servant working for James Stevens, Grocer and Draper, in Alexandra Place, St Ives in Huntingdonshire. Eliza was her mother's name, and it is likely that her pet name was given to the census enumerator in 1871.

The photograph above was taken in 1915, when she was 51 years old. The back of the photograph reads: Taken 1915 at St Ives Copied May 1929 at Worthing To Edmund and Win from Mother. Edmund and Win were my grandparents. Eliza's daughter Frances lived in Worthing until the 1980s. In later life, Eliza trained as a midwife, and would cyce around the villages to the west of Cambridge, assisting at births.




1865: Eliza was born on the 20th October. The address of her birth is given on her certificate simply as Needingworth, Huntingdonshire. Her parents were Thomas Moody Mortlock, a brickmaker journeyman, and Eliza Mortlock, formerly Mansfield. The informant was her mother, who signed with a cross - that is to say, she was illiterate.


 


1871 Census:

Eliza was five years old at the time of the 1871 census. Her name is given as Lizzie by the enumerator. The Mortlocks lived at High Street, Holywell with Needingworth in Huntingdonshire.

Eliza's father Thomas is shown as a bricklayer. He was aged 28. Her mother Eliza was 29.

Eliza (Lizzie) was the fourth of five children at the time of the 1871 census: Samuel was 10, Emma was 8, Hepzibah was 7 and Thomas was 3.

Eliza was born at Needingworth, Huntingdonshire, today modern Cambridgeshire, as were her mother and the other children. Her father Thomas was born at Swavesey in Cambridgeshire. Despite being in different counties, Swavesey and Needingworth are adjacent villages. The transcript for their entry is here.

 


Holywell-cum-Needingworth
1873:
Eliza was baptised on the 1st of June at St John the Baptist, Holywell-cum-Needingworth, Huntingdonshire. She was eight years old. On the same occasion so were her siblings Samuel (12), Emma Jane (10), Hepzibah (9), Thomas (5), Kate (2) and her baby brother John. It would be interesting to discover why the family's children were all baptised in one go. Eliza's father had been baptised three months earlier. Perhaps the opportunity was taken to have the older children done on the occasion of the Baptism of baby John. The next child, Jennetta, would be baptised soon after birth in April 1875, but I have not found baptism records for the children after her.

 

1881 Census:

Eliza was fifteen years old at the time of the 1881 census. She was living as a servant in the family of James Walter Stephens at Alexandra Place, St Ives, Huntingdonshire.

Eliza is shown as a general servant (domestic). James Stephens was a Grocer and Draper, aged 29. His wife Emma was 33.

Eliza was born at Needingworth, Huntingdonshire. James Stephens was born in St Ives. His wife Emma was born in Needingworth, the same as Eliza (significant?). They had three children born in Fenstanton and St Ives. The transcript for their entry is here.

Eliza's father Thomas was thirty-nine years old at the time of the 1881 census. The Mortlocks lived at High Street, Holywell with Needingworth in Huntingdonshire.

Thomas is shown as a bricklayer. His wife Eliza was forty years old. The Mortlock family had nine children living home at the time of the 1881 census. They were Samuel 20, Thomas 13, Kate 9, John 7, Jannett (baptised Jennetta) 5, Julia 4 , Ruth 3, Martha 1 and an unnamed infant, almost certainly Alice, aged 3 days.

Thomas's place of birth is shown as Swavesey, Cambridgeshire. All the rest of the family were born at Needingworth, Huntingdonshire. The transcript for their entry is here.



Histon
1885: Eliza married William Huckle Cornwell on the 22nd March at St Andrew, Histon, Cambridgeshire. They were both 21 years old. The witnesses were John Royal Hounsham and Hannah Cornwell.



 


1891 Census:

Eliza was twenty-seven years old at the time of the 1891 census. She was married. The Cornwell family were living on High Street, Histon, Cambridgeshire. The road still exists on the outskirts of the city of Cambridge.

Eliza's husband William is shown as an agricultural labourer. He was also aged 27. His birth year is also shown as 1864.

Eliza had three children at the time of the 1891 census: Charles was 5, Lily was 3 and Walter was 1.

Eliza was born at Needingworth in Huntingdonshire. Her husband William was born in Histon. The children were all born in Histon. The transcript for their entry is here.

 
 

1901 Census:

Eliza was thirty-seven years old at the time of the 1901 census. The Cornwell family were living on Dry Drayton Road, Oakington, Cambridgeshire. Dry Drayton road still exists and is home to one of the largest glasshouses in Cambridgeshire.

Her husband William is shown as a bricklayer's labourer, aged 38. His birth year is given as 1863.

Eliza had seven children living at home at the time of the 1901 census: Charles was 15, Lily was 13, Walter was 11, Violet was 9, Catherine was 7, Frances was 5, and Ruth was 1.

Eliza was born at Needingworth in Huntingdonshire. Her husband William was born in Histon: the children were all born in Histon except for Ruth who was born in Oakington. The transcript for their entry is here.

 
 


1911 Census:

Eliza was forty-seven years old at the time of the 1911 census. The Cornwell family were living on Dry Drayton Road, Oakington, Cambridgeshire, as they were in 1901. Dry Drayton road still exists.

Eliza is shown as a farm labourer, her husband William as a roadman, also aged 47. They had been married for 26 years.

Eliza had seven children: Charles was 25, Walter 21, Violet 18, Frances 15, Ruth 11, William 9 and my grandfather Stanley 7.

Eliza was born in Needingworth in Huntingdonshire. The children were all born in either Oakington, Cambridgeshire, or the neighbouring village of Histon, today a suburb of Cambridge. Her husband William was also born in Histon. The transcript for their entry is here. The page itself is here.

 



1929:
Eliza Moody Cornwell died of a cerebral hemorrhage at her home in Wheeler Street, Oakington, Cambridge on the 16th February. She was 63 years old. The death was notified by her husband, William Huckle Cornwell, who gave his occupation as County Council roadman.

   

 

LIFE GOES ON: AN INTRODUCTION

MY GRANDPARENTS - I - MY GREAT-GRANDPARENTS - I - MY GREAT-GREAT-GRANDPARENTS - I - MY GREAT-GREAT-GREAT-GRANDPARENTS

THE SIXTEEN FAMILIES

KNOTT - I - BOWLES - I - WATERS - I - HARRALL - I - PAGE - I - WISEMAN - I - CROSS - I - CARTER

CORNWELL - I - HUCKLE - I - MORTLOCK - I - MANSFIELD - I - REYNOLDS - I - CARTER - I - ANABLE - I - STEARN

CHRONOLOGY - I - DRAMATIS PERSONAE - I - WHERE PEOPLE CAME FROM - I - CALENDAR

MAP OF ELY - I - MAP OF MEDWAY
MAP OF CAMBRIDGE AND DISTRICT

THE WORKHOUSE

WORLD WAR I - I - WORLD WAR II

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