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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died London, 1906
on the Page family tree
part of the Wiseman family story
married to William
mother of Alice
and Alice Hobbs
Elizabeth Appleyard (1823-1906).
My Father's Mother's Father's Mother's Mother. My
The Appleyards were a well-known Ely family, still
present in the town today as a boat-building firm.
Elizabeth married William Wiseman from out-of-town
Mildenhall, and they spent all their life together in
Ely. However, after her husband died she spent her old
age in west London, where she died. The reason for this
move is still not clear.
Elizabeth Appleyard was born in Ely, Cambridgeshire. She
was baptised on 14th September in the Lady Chapel of Ely
On 4th February, Elizabeth married
William Wiseman in the the Lady Chapel of Ely
Cathedral. They both gave their address as Ship
was twenty-three years old at the
time of the 1841 census.The
Wisemans were living in Hatch's
Cottage, Stuntney, Ely,
William was 25 years old. He was
an agricultural labourer. They
were the only two people in the
household. William was born
outside of Cambridgeshire,
Elizabeth was born in
was thirty-three years old at the
time of the 1851 census. The
Wiseman family were living in Newnham
Road, Ely, Cambridgeshire.
William was thirty-eight years
old. He was an Agricultural
Labourer. There were five
children at home on the night of
the census. Abraham was 8, Thomas
was 6, Susan was 4, Emma was 2,
Benjamin was 3 months old.
born in Mildenhall, Suffolk.
Everyone else in the family was
born in Ely, Cambridgeshire.
1853: The birth of William and
Elizabeth's daughter Alice, my
great-great-grandmother, is recorded in Ely in
the fourth quarter. Alice was baptised in the
Lady Chapel of Ely cathedral on 22nd October
1854. The family's address was given as Common
Muck Hill, Ely.
1861: On 16th March, the Cambridge
Chronicle and Journal reported that Mary
Ann Earith, single woman of Ely Trinity, was
charged with an assault upon Elizabeth Wiseman,
married woman of the same place, on the 10th
March. Fined 2s 6d, cost 12s 6d, in default ten
days imprisonment. Locked up. Five years
later an Elizabeth Earith would be charged with
destroying a crop of celery belonging to
Elizabeth's husband William. The 1861 census for
Ely is lost, so it is not easy to see what the
connection between the Earith and Wiseman
census: the 1861 census for Ely is lost.
Elizabeth would have been forty one years old.
forty-eight years old at the time of the 1871
census. The Wiseman family were living in Victoria
Street, Ely, Cambridgeshire.
William was fifty five years old. He is shown as
a labourer (unemployed). There were four children
living at home on the night of the census.
Abraham was 29 and is shown as a labourer, Alice
was 17, Benjamin was 12 and James was 4.
born in Mildenhall, Suffolk. All the rest of the
family were born in Ely, Cambridgeshire. You can
see the transcript for the entry here,
and the original entry here.
Elizabeth was sixty years
old at the time of the 1881 census. The Wiseman
family were living in Broad Street, Ely,
Her husband William was
sixty-four years old. He is shown as a labourer.
Two of their sons were living at home, Abraham
aged 39 and James aged 14, both of them
William was born in
Mildenhall, Suffolk. All the rest of the family
were born in Ely, Cambridgeshire.
28th May the Cambridge Independent Press
reported that Joseph Newman was summonsed for
assaulting Elizabeth Wiseman on 7th inst, and was
ordered to pay the costs, 9s 6d. The Newmans
lived next door to the Wisemans in Broad Street.
Joseph Newman was a 68 year old widower who gave
his occupation at the time of the 1881 census as
a fish dealer.
seventy-two years old at the time of the
1891 census. The Wiseman family were
living in Broad Street, Ely,
seventy-five years old. He is shown as a
labourer. Two of their sons were still
living at home, Abraham aged 49, a
labourer, and James aged 23, a
William was born in
Mildenhall, Suffolk. All the rest of the
family were born in Ely, Cambridgeshire.
1895: In October, Elizabeth's husband William
died. He was buried on 17th October in plot D601 of Ely
eighty years old at the time of the 1901
census. She was a widow, and living as a
boarder at 51 Rowallan Road,
Fulham, London. She was born in
The head of the
household was William Burns, a 31 year
old general labourer born in North Hyde,
Middlesex. His wife Florence was 24, from
Saltford in Somerset. They had two
children, Daniel aged 2 and Edward aged
1. There seems no obvious connection to