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EDGOOSE, Elizabeth

EDGOOSE, Elizabeth

Female 1842 - 1911  (69 years)

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  • Name EDGOOSE, Elizabeth 
    Born 6 Jan 1842  Gedney, Lincolnshire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Reference Number 301 
    _UID BB28484BDCDD4EB7968B6DCF437318DA3996 
    Died 21 Dec 1911  Sutton Bridge, Lincolnshire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I301  Edgoose
    Last Modified 3 Jul 2017 

    Father EDGOOSE, John,   b. 1802, West Walton, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Oct 1841, Gedney, Lincolnshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 39 years) 
    Mother HOLBORN, Mary,   b. 1803, Terrington St. Clement, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Nov 1886, Walsoken, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Married 25 Jun 1837  Wisbech, Cambridgeshire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F193  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family TAYLOR, George,   b. 1846, Sutton Bridge, Lincolnshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1929, Holbeach Registration District, Lincolnshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Married 31 Aug 1904  Holbeach, Lincolnshire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 20 Apr 2017 
    Family ID F199  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Edgoose ElizabethEdgoose 301 646.jpg
    ELIZABETH EDGOOSE (1842-1911)

    Date: CIRCA 1904

    The laundress Elizabeth Edgoose (1842-1911) is seated on the right of this photograph of the Holbeach Workhouse Staff circa 1904.

    Photographer: Pond & Son of Long Sutton and Holbeach.
    Holbeach Union Workhouse Staff circa 1904
    Holbeach Union Workhouse Staff circa 1904
    The workhouse laundress Elizabeth EDGOOSE (1942-1911) is seated on the far right.

    Letters from ENGLAND
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    19690429 1 Original 818.jpg

    The marriage of her uncle George TAYLOR (1846-1929) to Elizabeth EDGOOSE (1842-1911) and the marriage of James EDGOOSE (1837-1895) to his sister Martha Ellen TAYLOR (1841-1926); Elizabeth EDGOOSE's bible in the hands of her brother George TAYLOR.

    The flyleaf of Elizabeth Edgoose's photograph album
    The flyleaf of Elizabeth Edgoose's photograph album
    Elizabeth EDGOOSE (1842-1911) married George TAYLOR (1846-1929) at Holbeach, Lincolnshire, on 31 August 1904. Her brother James EDGOOSE (1837-1895) married George's sister Martha Ellen TAYLOR (1841-1926) at Walsoken, Norfolk, on 17 September 1868.

  • Notes 
    • ELIZABETH EDGOOSE 1842-1911

      Elizabeth EDGOOSE was born at Gedney, Lincolnshire, on 6 January 1842 and baptised at Gedney Parish Church on 6 February 1842, daughter of John and Mary EDGOOSE. The parish register refers to John HEADGOOSE, a pig jobber, the birth certificate to Elizabeth EDDGOOSE daughter of John EDDGOOSE and Mary EDDGOOSE formerly HOLBOURN (sic).
      (GRO March Q 1842 Holbeach 14 400)
      John Edgoose had married Mary HOLBORN at Wisbech St. Peter on 25 June 1837.

      Her father died three months before she was born.

      Both she and her brother James EDGOOSE had a drooping eyelid, plainly visible in photographs.

      By 1851 the family had moved to Walsoken, Norfolk:
      Mary EDGOOSE, head, aged 49, widow, pauper, born at Terrington, Norfolk;
      James EDGOOSE, son, aged 13, scholar, born at Gedney, Lincolnshire;
      John EDGOOSE, son, aged 10, scholar, born at Gedney;
      *Elizabeth EDGOOSE, aged 9, scholar, born at Gedney;
      Mary Jane EDGOOSE, aged 3, born at Tydd St. Mary, Lincolnshire;
      William BODGER, lodger, aged 19, jobbing gardener, born at Walsoken, Norfolk.
      There was no mention of Sarah Ann.

      According to the 1861 census returns for Low Marsh, Walsoken, Norfolk, she was born at Gedney in Lincolnshire:
      Elizabeth EDGOOSE, head, widow, from home, born at Terrington, Norfolk (all except 'From Home' deleted);
      *Elizabeth EDGOOSE, daughter, aged 19, landres (sic), born at Gedney, Lincolnshire;
      Mary Jane EDGOOSE, daughter, aged 13, scholar, born at Tydd Gote, Lincolnshire.

      The 1871 census returns for Waterlees Field, Walsoken, Norfolk:
      Mary EDGOOSE, head, aged 68, widow, laundress, born at Terrington St. Clement, Norfolk;
      *Elizabeth EDGOOSE, daughter, aged 28, laundress, born at Gedney, Lincolnshire;
      Mary J. EDGOOSE, daughter, aged 23, dressmaker, born at Tydd Gote (sic), Lincolnshire.

      She was present as a witness at the marriage of her brother James in 1868 and at the marriage of her sister Mary Jane in 1871.

      At the time of the 1881 census she was living at 10 Duke Street, Walsoken:
      Mary EDGOOSE, head, aged 77, widow, formerly laundress, born at Terrington, Norfolk;
      *Elizabeth EDGOOSE, daughter, aged 36, laundress, born at Gedney.

      The 1891 census returns for 20 Willoughby Street, Gainsborough, Lincolnshire:
      Charles John MORTIMER, head, aged 41, widower, machine maker fitter, born at Lincoln;
      *Elizabeth EDGOOSE, housekeeper, aged 46, single, domestic servant (housekeeper), born at Gedney, Lincolnshire.

      In 1895 she was went to Sunderland and was with her brother James when he died. She informed the registrar of his death, giving her address as 15 Dickinson Terrace, Gainsborough. No. 15 Dickinson Terrace, Gainsborough, was the address of her half sister Mary Jane THOMPSON in the 1901 census.

      She is believed to have accepted a post as head laundress at the Highfield Union, Sunderland, and to have stayed there for about a year. According to the Tyne & Wear archivist no records relating to staff survive.

      The 1901 census shows her to have been a 57 year old housekeeper visiting Jane and Emily GOODE at Wellington Court, Belper, Derbyshire. Jane GOODE was a 67 year old widow living on her own means and her daughter Emily was 32 working at home as a milliner. Herbert CANHARD, a 37 year old draper's assistant born in Tydd, Lincolnshire, was boarding with them.

      At Holbeach Free Methodist Chapel on 31 August 1904 she married George TAYLOR, son of fisherman John TAYLOR deceased, and brother of Martha Ellen EDGOOSE (nee TAYLOR), her sister-in-law. She was described as a 59 year old spinster, a laundry woman of Holbeach Union Workhouse, Fleet. George TAYLOR was described as a 58 year old widower, a fisherman and stevedore of Thuston House Street, Sutton Bridge. Witnesses were Robert J. HORRY and E. HORRY (Henry James HORRY of Holbeach married Judith Lewin EDGOOSE of West Walton in 1852; and Robert HORRY, son of Henry James HORRY, married Eliza JOHNSON. In her will Mary Ann LEWIN EDGOOSE described Robert J. HORRY as her nephew).
      (GRO September Q 1904 Holbeach 7a 874)

      The 1911 census of 7 Custom House Street, Sutton Bridge, Lincolnshire:
      Geo TAYLOR, head, aged 64, fisherman, born at Sutton Bridge, Lincolnshire;
      *Elizabeth TAYLOR, wife, aged 69, married 6 years, born in Lincolnshire.

      She died of apoplexy at Sutton Bridge, Lincolnshire, on 21 December 1911 aged 69. She was described as the wife of George TAYLOR, a fisherman. Her nephew G. W. ANDERSON of Long Sutton was the informant.
      (GRO December Q 1911 Holbeach 7a 444)

      A letter written by Elizabeth J. BARKER of 17 Anne Road, Sutton Bridge, Spalding, Lincolnshire, on 29 April 1969.
      "Dear Mr. Edgoose,
      I am sorry to have ignored your letter for almost three weeks, but we have had trouble at home.
      My Mother fell and broke her thigh, and we have in consequence had a busy and worrying time. She is, I am pleased to say over the worst now, and I am now able to concentrate on other matters.
      I am afraid I do not know much about the Edgoose family, other than my father being related to them by his uncle George Taylor being married to Elizabeth Edgoose, and, making a double relationship George Taylor's sister Martha, was married to another Edgoose, being of course James Edgoose's Grandfather.
      Funnily enough, my brother George Taylor, owns Elizabeth Edgoose's bible.
      I am employed at the local school, as a clerical assistant, so I am rather tied up during the week, but will make an effort at the week-end to contact some of the Edgoose family who, I understand, now reside at Holbeach. If I am unable to find the answers to your questions regarding George Taylor and his wife Elizabeth, I may at least persuade one of the Edgoose family to write to you, and give you any information they may have.
      Yours Sincerely,
      Elizabeth J. Barker"

      (revised 15.05.2012)