Information about Elizabeth Wilson

Updated 8/3/2005

ELIZABETH WILSON was born 29 Jan 1851 in Chapel Street, Queen Street, Wigan, and died 25 Jul 1941. She married MARTIN ROE 11 Jan 1869 in St Hilda's Whitby, son of WILLIAM ROE and JANE WRAY. He was born 18 Jan 1852 in Whitby, Yorkshire, and died 16 Feb 1929.

Time of birth 3am - suggests a multiple birth

A mystery always surrounded why Elizabeth who was born in Wigan, Lancashire would meet Martin, who always stayed in Whitby.
This was solved when the 1861 census info was found (see below) The family story is that David Wilson, the father, left Hannah and went to Scotland.
Hannah had returned to her roots in Whitby, close to the Bryan and Stanger families (her immediate ancestors) and this is the reason why Emily was born in Whitby. It is not yet established whether David had left Hannah before or after the birth of Emily or indeed if he ever came to Whitby.

1861 Census aged 10, living in Baxtergate, Whitby with mother Hannah Wilson, aged 35 and sister Emily Dawson Wilson aged 3
1871 Census - see Martin Roe

Burial: Larpool Cemetry, Whitby - Grave of William Stanger & Elizabeth Robinson

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