Eliza Darby1,2

#11705, (circa 1804-10 June 1871)
FatherGeorge Darby1 (c 1779-4 Mar 1853)
MotherElizabeth Aylott (c 1777-Jan 1821)
     NOTE: The information on this page is my research to date and is subject to change as I become better informed. I very much welcome any corrections or additional info you might have - my email address is at the bottom of this page - Tim Hill.
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Eliza Darby was likely born circa 1804.3 She was the daughter of George Darby and Elizabeth Aylott.1 Eliza Darby was baptized at St. Andrew's Parish Church on Sunday, 27 May 1804 at Hertford . Her name at baptism was recorded as 'Elizer.4,5' St. Andrews was a church of Saxon origin, and was added to until the mid 18th century to accomodate a growing population. By this stage it had deteriorated to such a degree that it was torn down and a new church built in 1870.



Her mother died circa January 1821. She was about 15 when this happened.6

She married Jerimiah Playl, a tailor, son of Jerimiah Playl and Esther White, at St. Leonard's on Monday, 7 April 1828 at Shoreditch, London. Eliza was married on the same day as her older sister Lucretia, and they, along with their father, were witnesses for each other. Witnesses to the wedding were Lucretia Darby and George Darby.7

In George Darby's will on 16 May 1850 Elizabeth Darby, Samuel Darby and Mary Ann Darby and Eliza Darby were named as heirs. Of his other children, three other surviving sons (John, Thomas and William) are not named in the will. Perhaps this was because they had emigrated to Australia, but Samuel had also emigrated and is named. In any event, both John and William died in the three years that followed, both before their father's death. Further, George did not name his second wife in the will either, and may have been estranged from her. Elizabeth got the newly constructed house and its grounds, as well as the household goods furtniture and effects that it contained but was required to pay one hundred pounds into the estate (for the ultimate division between her married sisters Mary Ann and Eliza and one of her brothers in South Australia, Samuel)..8

Eliza Darby was recorded as the spouse of Jerimiah Playl in the 1851 census at High Street, Chipping Ongar, Essex. Also in the household were three of their children.9

Her father died 4 March 1853 at the approximate age of 74.

George Darby's will was probated on 20 April 1853.8 Eliza, as the mother of the bride, along with Jerimiah attended Emma Playl and Joseph Humphrey's wedding at St. Boltoph without Bishopgate on Monday, 13 June 1853 at Bishopsgate, London.10

Eliza Darby was recorded as the spouse of Jerimiah Playl in the 1861 census at Chipping Ongar, Essex. Also living in the house were 2 of their children.11 She was listed as a beneficiary in Jerimiah Playl's will on 10 October 1867.12

She was recorded as head of household in the 1871 census at Chipping Ongar, Essex. She was recorded as being 65 years old. Also living in the house was her daughter Harriett and another daughter's two children who had only lost their mother two years previously.13

Eliza died on 10 June 1871 at Chipping Ongar, Essex.3,14

Children of Eliza Darby and Jerimiah Playl

Children
Last Edited27 May 2014

Timeline

DateEventPlace
Family
c 1804Birth-Likely3
1
1804BaptismSt. Andrew's Parish Church, Hertford4,5
1828MarriageSt. Leonard's, Shoreditch, London7
1871Census (Eng) 1871High Street, Chipping Ongar, Essex13
1871DeathChipping Ongar, Essex3,14
ChartsAylott Family - descendants
Darby Family - descendants
Descendents of Richard Darby

Citations

  1. [S244] The South Australian Register, 14 Oct. 1856 p.3 Col. G The obitauary of Samuel Darby says he is the fith son; it is possible #272 is the first son by a different wife.
  2. [S549] E-mails from Eve Mintern to Tim Hill, 2012- 15 Aug 2012 (for first name (from baptism)).
  3. [S400] General Register Office, England - Death Certificates, Certified copy of an entry in a Register of Deaths Sep. 1871 Vol.4a p.73.
  4. [S463] Website Family Search (A service provided by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints) (https://familysearch.org) Indexing Project (Batch) Number:      C07243-7,Source Film Number: 991381, Reference Number: v 5.
  5. [S549] E-mails from Eve Mintern to Tim Hill, 2012- 15 Aug 2012 (for Rev. Isaac Taylor details).
  6. [S549] E-mails from Eve Mintern to Tim Hill, 2012- 22 Aug 2012.
  7. [S494] London. London Metropolitan Archives, London, England, Marriages and Banns, 1754-1921 Guildhall, St Leonard Shoreditch, Register of marriages, Jul 1827 - Aug 1828, P91/LEN/A/01/Ms 7498/37 (http://search.ancestry.com.au/Browse/View.aspx).
  8. [S468] Website The National Archives, England (http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk) Will of George Darby, Brickmaker of Bengeo, Hertfordshire - Reference: PROB 11/2170/145 (http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/SearchUI/Details).
  9. [S392] National Census for England, 1851 (online image) Registration district: Ongar, Sub-registration district: Bobbingworth (peice 1771, folio 273 p.16).
  10. [S549] E-mails from Eve Mintern to Tim Hill, 2012- 15 Aug 2012.
  11. [S398] National Census for England, 1861 (online image) Registration district: Ongar, Sub-registration district: Chipping Ongar (peice 1067, folio 51, p. 27).
  12. [S338] Website Ancestry.com.au (http://www.ancestry.com.au/) England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1861-1941 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2010.
  13. [S412] National Census for England, 1871 (online image) Registration district: Ongar, Sub-registration district: Chipping Ongar (peice 1643, folio 51, p.28).
  14. [S549] E-mails from Eve Mintern to Tim Hill, 2012- 15 Aug 2012 (for day and month).
  15. [S392] National Census for England, 1851 (online image) Registration district: Ongar, Sub-registration district: Bobbingworth (peice 1771, folio 273 p.19).