Elizabeth Darby1

#11713, (circa 1823-circa June 1905)
FatherGeorge Darby1 (c 1779-4 Mar 1853)
MotherSarah Boden1 (c 1791-10 Apr 1854)
     (For a brief history and context on the Darby family see this page)

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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Elizabeth was born circa 1823. She was the last of George's 13 children to be born, and apparently the only one with his soon-to-be second wife Sarah..1 She was the daughter of George Darby and Sarah Boden.1 Her common name was Eliza.2

She was recorded as living with Also living in the house was her sister Mary in the 1841 census at Port Hill, Bengeo, Hertford. She was recorded as being 30 years old.2

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)..3

She was recorded as living with her father and a servant. in the 1851 census at 'Brick Field', Bengeo, Hertford. She was recorded as being 28 years old. It isn't clear why George's wife (and Elizabeth's mother) wsn't living with them at the time of the census. Rather, Sarah was living with a member of her family and another woman.4

Elizabeth Darby married George Finer, son of John Finer and Susan (?), at Cowbridge Chapel on Monday, 29 March 1852 at Hertford.5,6


Her father died 4 March 1853 at the approximate age of 74. Elizabeth provided information on the death of her father George Darby, on 4 March 1853, at Port Vale, Bengeo, Hertford. He was about 74 years old, and only 3 of his children were still alive and in England.
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George Darby's will was probated on 20 April 1853.3

Elizabeth Darby was recorded as the spouse of George Finer in the 1861 census at 8 Victoria Road, Shoreditch, London. She was recorded as being 39 years old. Also living in the household were five of their young daughters and a servant.9

Elizabeth Darby was recorded as the spouse of George Finer in the 1881 census at 6 Deddington Terrace Beaumont Road, Leyton, Essex. She was recorded as being 58 years old and living with George and three daughters.10,11

Elizabeth Darby was recorded as the spouse of George Finer in the 1891 census at 160 Elderfield Road, Hackney, London. She was recorded as being 67 years old, living with her husband and her daughters Rosa and Harriet.12

She was recorded as head of household in the 1901 census at Blurton Road, Hackney, London. Her age was recorded as 79 years old, and she was living with two of her unmarried daughters (Rosa and Harriet) and her granddaughter Alice.13

Elizabeth died circa June 1905 at Hackney, London.14

Children of Elizabeth Darby and George Finer

Children
Last Edited17 Aug 2013

Timeline

DateEventPlace
Family
Family
c 1823Birth1
1
1841Name-Comm2
1852MarriageCowbridge Chapel, Hertford5,6
1901Census (Eng) 1901Blurton Road, Hackney, London13
c 1905DeathHackney, London14
ChartsDarby Family - descendants
Descendents of Richard Darby

Citations

  1. [S462] Website BDMRegisters.co.uk (http://www.bmdregisters.co.uk) St Andrews, Hertfordshire (RG4 / Piece _1367 / Folio 3).
  2. [S397] National Census for England, 1841 (online image) Source Citation: Class: HO107; Piece 444; Book: 6; Civil Parish: Benegeo; County: Hertfordshire; Enumeration District: 6; Folio: 26; Page: 12; Line: 19; GSU roll: 288831.
  3. [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).
  4. [S392] National Census for England, 1851 (online image) Civil Parish of Bengeo, Source Citation: Class: HO107; Piece: 1711; Folio: 215; Page: 32; GSU roll: 193619.
  5. [S242] General Register Office, England - Marriage Certificates, Certified copy of an entry in a Register of Births Vol. 3a p.247.
  6. [S541] The Hertford Mercury and Reformer, 31st Jan 1852 p.3.
  7. [S400] General Register Office, England - Death Certificates, Certified copy of an entry in a Register of Deaths Vol. 3a p.176.
  8. [S470] Geoffrey Thornton, "George Darby and the Development of Bengeo" p.5.
  9. [S398] National Census for England, 1861 (online image) Registration district: Shoreditch, Sub-registration district: Haggerstone West (piece 246, folio 98, p.38).
  10. [S228] General Register Office, England - Birth Certificates, Certified copy of an entry in a Register of Births Dec 1862 Vol.1b p.401.
  11. [S393] National Census for England, 1881 (online image) Class: RG11; Piece: 1725; Folio: 131; Page: 51; GSU roll: 1341414. (http://search.ancestry.com.au/Browse/View.aspx).
  12. [S391] National Census for England, 1891 (online image) Registration district: Hackney, Sub-registration district: Hackney (piece 199, folio 26 p.46).
  13. [S394] National Census for England, 1901 (online image) Registration district: Hackney, Sub-registration district: Central Hackney (piece 219, folio 62 p.51).
  14. [S549] E-mails from Eve Mintern to Tim Hill, 2012- 22 Aug 2012.
  15. [S228] General Register Office, England - Birth Certificates, Certified copy of an entry in a Register of Births Mar 1853 Vol.3a p.238.
  16. [S228] General Register Office, England - Birth Certificates, Certified copy of an entry in a Register of Births jun 1854 Vol.3a p.254.
  17. [S228] General Register Office, England - Birth Certificates, Certified copy of an entry in a Register of Births Mar 1856 Vol.3a p.249.
  18. [S228] General Register Office, England - Birth Certificates, Certified copy of an entry in a Register of Births Dec 1857 Vol.4a p.189.
  19. [S228] General Register Office, England - Birth Certificates, Certified copy of an entry in a Register of Births Jun 1859 Vol.1c p.209.
  20. [S338] Website Ancestry.com.au (http://www.ancestry.com.au/) http://trees.ancestry.com.au/tree/4047231/person/183384339