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Eliza Mansfield
born Needingworth, Hunts, 24th November 1839
died Needingworth, Hunts, 23rd March 1938

on the Cornwell family tree
part of the
Mansfield family story

married to Thomas Moody Mortlock

mother of Eliza Mortlock

daughter of
Abraham Mansfield
and
Keziah Clarke

 

Eliza Mansfield (1839 -1938). My Mother's Father's Mother's Mother. My Great-Great-Grandmother.

Eliza was born to a poor family on the Huntingdonshire/Cambridgeshire border. Her father was transported to Australia when she was two years old, and she spent most of her childhood in the St Ives Union Workhouse. However, she married into a relatively prosperous family and lived to be almost a hundred years old, outliving her daughter, my great-grandmother, and living into my own mother's lifetime.

 

1839: Eliza is born on the 24th November in Needingworth, Huntingdonshire, the daughter of Abram and Kesiah Mansfield.



1841 Census:

Eliza was one and a half years old at the time of the 1841 census. The Mansfields are living at Fen Lane, Needingworth, Huntingdonshire.

Eliza's father Abram was 25. He is shown as an agricultural labourer. Her mother Kesiah is also 25.

Eliza was the youngest child. The others were Joseph 6 and Abram 4.

All the household are shown as being born in Huntingdonshire. The transcript for their entry is here. .

 
 


1851 Census:

Eliza was eleven years old at the time of the 1851 census. She is living with her mother and brothers and sisters in the St Ives Union Workhouse, Hemingford Grey, Huntingdonshire. There are at least two other Mansfield families in the workhouse at this time.

Eliza's mother Kesiah was 37 years old. She is recorded in the institution schedule as married. Eliza's father was probably still in Australia, and by the 1861 census Kesiah is describing herself as a widow.

Eliza was the oldest child. The others were Samuel 8, Emma 7, Harriet 2 and Edward 1 month old.

Eliza was born at Needingworth, Huntingdonshire, the adjacent parish to Hemingford Grey and St Ives. Her mother was born in St Ives. All the other children were born in Hemingford Grey - is it possible that every single one of them was born in the workhouse? The transcript for their entry is here. The original page is here.

 



1861:
Eliza married Thomas Moody Mortlock on the 16th January at St John the Baptist, Holywell-cum-Needingworth. She was 21. Their first child, Samuel, was born about two months later.


 


1861 Census:

Eliza was twenty-one years old at the time of the 1861 census. She was married, and living with her husband's parents. The Mortlocks lived at High Street, Swavesey, Cambridgeshire.

Her husband Thomas is shown as a bricklayer's assistant. He was 19. Thomas's father John Mortlock is shown as a baker and flour dealer. He was 68 years old. John's mother Mary was 57 years old.

Also living in the household were Thomas's two older sisters. Phebe was 31, Hephzibah was 21. Phebe is shown as an idiot, Hephzibah as a baker's assistant. Thomas and Eliza had a child of their own, Samuel, who was a month old.

Eliza was born at Needingworth, Huntingdonshire. Everyone else in the household was born at Swavesey, Cambridgeshire. Despite being in different counties, Swavesey and Needingworth are adjacent parishes. The transcript for their entry is here.

Eliza's mother Kesiah, brother Samuel, 18, and sister Harriet, 13, are living at The Barracks, Needingworth, Huntingdonshire. Kesiah is 47 years old and is shown as a widow. Kesiah, Samuel and Harriet are all shown as agricultural labourers. Also living in the household is a 36 year old lodger, John Moody.

Kesiah was born at St Ives, Huntingdonshire. Samuel was born at Needingworth, Huntingdonshire and his sister Harriet in the St Ives Union Workhouse,Huntingdonshire. John Moody was born in Needingworth, Huntingsonshire. The transcript for their entry is here.

 
 

1864:
on 28th May, the Cambridge Independent Press reported that Kezia Mansfield and Elisa Mortlock of Needingworth were charged with assaulting Catherine Jewitt, of the same place, on the 17th inst. Mansfield was fined 6d and 11s costs, Mortlock 1s and 11s costs.


 


1871 Census:

Eliza was twenty-nine years old at the time of the 1871 census. She lived with her husband and children at High Street, Holywell with Needingworth,Huntingdonshire.

Her husband Thomas is shown as a bricklayer. He was 28.

Eliza had five children at the time of the 1871 census: Samuel was 10, Emma was 8, Hepzibah was 7, Lizzie (Eliza, my great-grandmother) was 5 and Thomas was 3.

Eliza was born at Needingworth, Huntingdonshire. Her husband and her son Samuel were born at Swavesey, Cambridgeshire. The rest of the family were born at Needingworth in Huntingdonshire. The transcript for their entry is here.

 


1873:
All Eliza's children are baptised on the 1st June at St John the Baptist, Holywell-cum-Needingworth, Huntingdonshire


1881 Census:

Eliza was forty years old at the time of the 1881 census. The Mortlocks still lived at High Street, Holywell with Needingworth, Huntingdonshire.

Her husband Thomas is shown as a bricklayer. He was 40.

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 5, Julia 4 , Ruth 3, Martha 1 and an unnamed infant, almost certainly Alice, aged 3 days.

Eliza was born at Needingworth, Huntingdonshire. Her husband and her son Samuel were born at Swavesey, Cambridgeshire. The rest of the family were born at Needingworth in Huntingdonshire. The transcript for their entry is here.

Her daughter Eliza, my great-grandmother, 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 in Huntingdonshire, today modern Cambridgeshire. 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.

 
 


1891 Census:

Eliza was fifty years old at the time of the 1891 census. The Mortlocks lived at Front Street, Holywell with Needingworth, Huntingdonshire.

Her husband Thomas is shown as a bricklayer. He was 49.

The Mortlock family had six children living home at the time of the 1891 census. They were Thomas 23, John 17, Julia 14 , Ruth 13, Martha 11 and Alice 10. Her daughter Eliza, my great-grandmother, had already married and left home.

Eliza was born at Needingworth, Huntingdonshire. Her husband was born at Swavesey, Cambridgeshire. The rest of the family were born at Needingworth in Huntingdonshire. The transcript for their entry is here.

 
 


1901 Census:

Eliza was sixty years old at the time of the 1891 census. The Mortlocks still lived at Front Street, Holywell with Needingworth, Huntingdonshire.

Her husband Thomas is shown as a bricklayer. He was 59.

The Mortlock family had two children living home at the time of the 1891 census. They were Martha 21 and Alice 19. Martha is shown as an assistant domestic, Alice as a dressmaker. Also living with them were Thomas and Florence Smith, shown as their grandchildren. Thomas was 19, and a brickleyer's asssistant. Florence was 13.

Eliza was born at Needingworth, Huntingdonshire. Her husband was born at Swavesey, Cambridgeshire. The rest of the family were born at Needingworth in Huntingdonshire. The Smith children were born at Eaton Socon in Bedfordshire. Despite being in three different counties, all three villages are very close together. The transcript for their entry is here.

 
 


1911 Census:

Eliza was seventy-one years old at the time of the 1891 census. The Mortlocks lived at The Carpenters Arms, Bluntisham Road, Holywell with Needingworth, Huntingdonshire.

Her husband Thomas is shown as a bricklayer, working under his own account (ie self-employed). He was 69.

The Mortlock family had one child living home at the time of the 1891 census, Martha aged 31 She is shown as assisting at home.

Eliza was born at Needingworth, Huntingdonshire, as was her daughter Martha. Her husband was born at Swavesey, Cambridgeshire. The transcript for their entry is here. The original form is here.

 



1919:
Eliza's husband Thomas died on 3rd March 1919. He was 78 years old. He was buried in Holywell-cum-Needingworth churchyard.

my mother and her great-grandparents
1938: Eliza survived her husband by almost twenty years, and died on the 23rd March 1938. She was 98 years old. She was buried in Holywell-cum-Needingworth churchyard, and shares a headstone with her husband Thomas.

   

 

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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LIFE GOES ON