ON: AN INTRODUCTION
GRANDPARENTS - I - MY GREAT-GRANDPARENTS - I - MY
GREAT-GREAT-GRANDPARENTS - I - MY
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
CAMBRIDGE AND DISTRICT
WORLD WAR I - I - WORLD WAR II
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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
mother of Edmund
and Eliza Mansfield
Eliza Mortlock (1865
-1929). My Mother's Father's Mother. My
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.
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.
father Thomas is shown as a bricklayer.
He was aged 28. Her mother 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.
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
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.
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.
father Thomas was thirty-nine years old
at the time of the 1881 census. The
Mortlocks lived at High Street,
Holywell with Needingworth in
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.
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.
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.
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.
husband William is shown as an agricultural
labourer. He was also aged 27.
His birth year is also shown as 1864.
had three children at the time of the
1891 census: Charles was 5, Lily was 3
and Walter was 1.
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.
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
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
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.
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
is shown as a farm labourer,
her husband William as a roadman,
also aged 47. They had been married for
had seven children: Charles was 25,
Walter 21, Violet 18, Frances 15, Ruth
11, William 9 and my grandfather Stanley
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