Eliza Miller1

#11494, (circa January 1840-5 September 1910)
FatherRobert T. Miller1 (1805-14 Jun 1874)
MotherMary Fairclough1 (c 1812-7 Sep 1869)
ChartsFairclough Family - descendants
Last Edited15 Jun 2014
Eliza Miller in later life
(Source: M. Willson Collection)
Lizzie Miller c.1885
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Eliza Miller was born circa January 1840 at Preston, Lancashire.2,3 She was the daughter of Robert T. Miller and Mary Fairclough.1 Lizzie Miller was baptized at St. John on Friday, 21 February 1840 at Preston, Lancashire.1 Eliza Miller was also known as Lizzie.4

She was recorded as living with her parents and older sister Ann in the 1841 census at Sleddon Street, Preston, Lancashire. She was recorded as being just 1 year old.5 She presumably lived with her parents at North Road, Preston, Lancashire, on 4 October 1844.6 She presumably lived with her parents at 135 North Road, Preston, Lancashire, circa October 1850.7

She was recorded as living with her parents and siblings Ann, Emma, Frederick and Patty in the 1851 census at 13 Great Shaw Street, Preston, Lancashire. She was recorded as being 11 years old.8

Lizzie Miller was recorded as a visitor to the household of James Smith and Alice (?) in the 1861 census at Brighouse, West Yorkshire.9 Her occupation was recorded as being a saleswoman in the census.9

During hard times the Miller family was a support to Cuerden Mill, especially with its school in January 1863:
"The relief generally is administered under the superintendence of Mr. Daniel Arkwright, manufacturer, of Preston, who from the first, and in consequence of his business connection with Cuerden Mill, has taken a very active and laudable part in attending to the wants of the operatives, and in carrying out the liberal measures proposed by the Messrs. Dewhurst. Mr. Robert Miller, manager at the mill, also labours most assiduously in supervising and directing the relief administered. But this is not all. About two months ago this firm decided to open an industrial school in one of the rooms of their mill-in the cloth warehouse, a light, well-ventilated place to the north-east of the establishment. It is supported by the Messrs. Dewhurst and Mr. R. Townley Parker, of Cuerden Hall. The former admit a number of their own hands; the latter gentleman, by his contributions, makes provision for several females residing more immediately in his own neighbourhood. The school is open four days a week - Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays - from nine till twelve, and from one till four. The average daily attendance is 150. Each of the temales receives 6d per day, or 2s. per week. They make shirts, chemises, petticoats, &c, for the Bamber Bridge Relief Committee. Mrs. Miller, the Misses Miller, of Cuerden, Miss Wignall, of Bamber Bridge Parsonage, and Miss Barton visit and superintend the school. When we visited it, all the females were at work. A more cheerful, busy, or contented place we never saw. No traces of distress were visible here. All were sewing away pleasantly, and everything seemed to be going on merrily. The girls were scrupulously clean, and a more rosi-faced, neatly-dressed class of females we hardly ever beheld."10




Lizzie Miller married John Jameson, son of James Jameson and Nancy Calderbank, at Parish church on Monday, 8 May 1865 at Leyland, Manchester.11,12,13

Her mother died 7 September 1869 at the approximate age of 58 years. Lizzie was aged about 29 when this happened.14

Lizzie Miller was recorded as the spouse of John Jameson in the 1871 census at 25 Arkwright Street, Bolton, Lancashire. She was recorded as being 31 years old. Also recorded as living inthe house were three boys between 12 and 17 with the surname 'Gooden', and it is stated that they were sons. The relationship with these boys isn't clear; their parents were still alive, just visitors in a house in Leicestershire on census night.3 She presumably lived with her spouse John at Little Bolton, Lancashire, in April 1874.15

Her father died 14 June 1874.16

Lizzie Miller was recorded as the spouse of John Jameson in the 1881 census at Bolton, Lancashire. She was recorded as being 41 years old, and their young family lived with them.17

Her husband John died 26 January 1885 at the aproximate age of forty four, leaving her a widow. She was left with four children aged about six to eleven.

John Jameson's will was probated on 20 February 1885. It had a value of £1,742 8s. 11d. with Eliza being the sole executrix and beneficiary..18 At least two photographs were taken of the Miller sisters, perhaps for Patty before she left for the colonies, never to return. Eliza gave an unknown person a leather-bound photograph album engraved with the date 3 November 1885 - the album still exists with many photographs from this period.
The Miller sisters (from left) - Lizzie Jamieson, Emma Breach, Patty Darby, Jennie Miller and (seated) sister-in-law Nellie(?) Miller, wife of Frederick. Probably taken as a final memento before the departure of Patty for South Australia in December 1885
(source: M. Willson)
A photograph was taken of the back of Mrs Jameson's house.

She was recorded as head of household in the 1891 census at 106 Park Road, Bolton, Lancashire. She was living with her three sons aged 17 to 11, her daughter aged 13 and a servant.19 Her occupation was recorded as being an umbrella maker and an employer in the census. Her two oldest sons appeared to be working with her.19

She was recorded as head of household in the 1901 census at Bolton, Lancashire. Lizzie was recorded as being 61 years old, and lived with her three sons.20 Her occupation was recorded as being as an unbrella manufacturer and leather fancy goods dealer in the census.20

Lizzie died on 5 September 1910 at Gilnow Park, Bolton, Lancashire.13,21,22

Lizzie's will was probated on 14 October 1910. With an estate value of £3,860 11s., later resworn to £4,460 11s. Beneficiaries were her son William and her nephew Charles Breach.22

Timeline

DateEventPlace
Family
1840BirthPreston, Lancashire2,3
1
1840BaptismSt. John, Preston, Lancashire1
1861Occupation9
1865MarriageParish church, Leyland, Manchester11,12,13
1891Census (Eng) 1891106 Park Road, Bolton, Lancashire19
1891Occupation19
1901Census (Eng) 1901Bolton, Lancashire20
1901Occupation20
1910DeathGilnow Park, Bolton, Lancashire13,21,22
1910Probate22

Family

John Jameson (c 1841-26 Jan 1885)
Children

Citations

  1. [S246] Preston Parish Registers for St. John, 1838 - 1840, Page 244, Entry 1951.
  2. [S507] FreeBMD (http://www.freebmd.org.uk/).
  3. [S412] National Census for England, 1871 (online image) District of Bolton, Sub-district of Little Bolton peice 3935 folio 154 p.29.
  4. [S534] Group Photo of Emma Breach, Patty Darby, Jennie Miller, Nellie Miller Lizzie Jameson.
  5. [S397] National Census for England, 1841 (online image) Class: HO107; Piece: 499; Book: 11; Civil Parish: Preston; County: Lancashire; Enumeration District: 41; Folio: 31; Page: 17; Line: 1; GSU roll: 306888. (http://search.ancestry.com.au/Browse/View.aspx).
  6. [S246] Preston Parish Registers for St. John, 1842 - 1845, Page 347, Entry 2771.
  7. [S228] General Register Office, England - Birth Certificates, Certified copy of an entry in a Register of Births, 1850, Preston district, Preston sub-district, No.499.
  8. [S392] National Census for England, 1851 (online image) Parish of Preston, Ecclesiastical District of Holy Trinity Church, Borough of Preston p.488.
  9. [S398] National Census for England, 1861 (online image) Class: RG 9; Piece: 3276; Folio: 51; Page: 3; GSU roll: 543107 (http://search.ancestry.com.au/Browse/View.aspx).
  10. [S538] The Preston Chronicle, Preston, Lancashire, England, 'The Distress' 24 Jan 1863 p.6.
  11. [S242] General Register Office, England - Marriage Certificates, Certified copy of an entry in a Register of Births, Jun Qtr.1865, Manchester Vol.8e, p.512.
  12. [S538] The Preston Chronicle, Preston, Lancashire, England, 'Marriages' 13 May 1865 p.5.
  13. [S322] The Advertiser (Adelaide, South Australia), Adelaide, South Australia, Australia, 12 Oct. 1910 p.10.
  14. [S400] General Register Office, England - Death Certificate, Certified copy of an entry in a Register of Deaths, Chorlton Registration District, 1869, Sep Qtr., Vol.8c, p.460.
  15. [S454] Parish Registers for St. Peter's, Name: William Herbert Jameson; Baptism Date: 29 Apr 1874; Parish: Bolton le Moors, St Peter; Mother's name: Eliza Jameson Reference Number:      GB127.L243/1/3/27.
  16. [S400] General Register Office, England - Death Certificate, Certified copy of an entry in a Register of Deaths, Preston Registration District, 1874, Jun Qtr., Vol.8e, p.442.
  17. [S393] National Census for England, 1881 (online image) District of Bolton, Sub-district of Little Bolton peice 3837 folio 25 p.43.
  18. [S515] England & Wales, National Probate Calendar Ancestry.com, 1885 'Ja' p.47.
  19. [S391] National Census for England, 1891 (online image) District of Bolton, Sub-disrtict of Little Bolton p.15.
  20. [S394] National Census for England, 1901 (online image) District of Bolton p.25.
  21. [S400] General Register Office, England - Death Certificate, Certified copy of an entry in a Register of Deaths, Sep Qtr, Bolton, Vol. 8c page 234.
  22. [S515] England & Wales, National Probate Calendar Ancestry.com, 1910 'Ja' p.8.