The Edgoose and Related Families'
 Genealogical Project

ROWLEY, Eliza

Female 1811 - 1848  (36 years)


Personal Information    |    Notes    |    All    |    PDF

  • Name ROWLEY, Eliza 
    Born 7 Jun 1811  Staffordshire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Reference Number 382 
    _UID 0949C6456AD04738B6D68B9CA64FEC06B00D 
    Died 8 Mar 1848  Whitehead Lane, Oldham, Lancashire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I382  Edgoose
    Last Modified 15 Jun 2017 

    Father ROWLEY, Thomas,   b. Between 1770 and 1771,   d. 1845, Walsall, Staffordshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 75 years) 
    Mother .........., Sarah,   b. Abt 1776,   d. 1835, Walsall, Staffordshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 59 years) 
    Married Bef 1795 
    Family ID F270  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family EDGOOSE, Jesse,   b. 10 Jan 1813, Gosberton, Lincolnshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Jul 1856, Gate Fulford, Yorkshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 43 years) 
    Married 11 Aug 1841  Walsall, Staffordshire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. EDGOOSE, Theophilus,   b. 27 Jun 1842, Old Stratford, Middlesex Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Feb 1843, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     2. EDGOOSE, Alfred James,   b. 26 Jan 1844, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Jun 1908, Denton, Manchester, Lancashire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years)
     3. EDGOOSE, Agnes Rowley,   b. 8 Jul 1845, Tunstall, Staffordshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Feb 1933, Chorlton-cum-Hardy, Lancashire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)
     4. EDGOOSE, Augusta,   b. 16 Feb 1847, Leek, Staffordshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Apr 1927, Ninfield, Sussex Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
    Last Modified 11 Jul 2016 
    Family ID F268  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • ELIZA EDGOOSE nee ROWLEY 1811-1848


      Eliza, daughter of Thomas and Sarah ROWLEY, was born on 7 June 1811 and baptised at the Wesleyan Chapel, Wednesbury, Staffordshire, on 10 November 1813 along with Henry Farmer ROWLEY (born 20 May 1809) and Charlotte ROWLEY (born 12 April 1813).
      (IGI)

      From the 1841 census returns for Stafford Street, Walsall, Staffordshire:
      Thomas ROWLEY, aged 70, saddlers' ironmonger, not born in Staffordshire;
      George ROWLEY, aged 30, cl., born in Staffordshire;
      *Eliza ROWLEY, aged 25, born in Staffordshire;
      Charlotte ROWLEY, aged 25, born in Staffordshire;
      Mary ROWLEY, aged 20, born in Staffordshire;
      Jesse EDGOOSE, aged 25, Wesleyan minister, not born in Staffordshire;
      Christiana HATTON, aged 15, female servant, not born in Staffordshire.
      (HO107/983/13/9/11)

      She married Jesse EDGOOSE at St. Matthew's Church, Walsall, on 11 August 1841. Witnesses were Thos., Charlotte, and Caroline ROWLEY.
      (GRO September Q 1841 Walsall 17 218)

      "MARRIAGES
      Aug. 11, at St. Matthew's Church, Walsall, by the Rev. G. FISK L.L.B, the Rev. Jesse EDGOOSE, Wesleyan Minister, to Eliza, second daughter of Mr. Thomas ROWLEY, saddlers' ironmonger of that town."
      (Staffordshire Gazette & County Standard, 19 August 1841)
      (www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk)

      She died at Whitehead Lane, Oldham, Lancashire, on 8 March 1848 aged 37. Alice BROOM of West Street, Oldham, was present. Cause of death was gastric fever 2 weeks and peritonitis 1 week.
      (GRO March Q 1848 Ashton & Oldham 20 158)

      She was originally buried in the graveyard adjoining the Manchester Street Methodist Chapel, Oldham, Lancashire. The Chapel which was built in 1790 was demolished in 1947 and Chapel, School and Graveyard formerly adjoining the Manchester Street Methodist Chapel now lie beneath a large roundabout. The records show that her body was reinterred at Hollinwood Cemetery, Oldham, on 23 December 1963.

      On 21 March 1848 her husband wrote from Walsall as follows:
      "My Dear Brother
      I have been for a long time purposing to write to you to thank you for the letter which you so promptly favoured me with when at the Lpool Conference but hitherto have not been able to execute my purpose - but seeing your name in the Watchman a week or two since in such interesting associations I could no longer defer - I sincerely congratulate you and yours on your nuptials - I know that is it not good for man to be alone - but whilst I offer you my congratulations I have to bespeak your condolence. You would perceive in the Watchman the notice of my dear wifes decease, she has been taken from me at a very short notice - only 14 days before her decease she was in perfect health this affliction commenced with Influenza , brought on typhus this was thrown off but succeeded by Inflamation in the bowel and ultimately by gastric fever which terminated her earthly career - her death was the most triumphant I have ever witnessed - during her life she was reserved and said but little of her experience - but in her last hours she eminently magnified the Lord - her victory over the last Enemy was complete - but I am a widower indeed yet I dare not - I do not complain - though I sorrow yet not as them which have no hope she sleeps in Jesus and will awake on the morning of the Resurection when we shall be resurected enter our Father's House and be for ever with the Lord - I shall be glad to hear from you at any time and am Yours fraternally
      Jesse EDGOOSE"

      Notice of the death of Mrs. Edgoose, aged 37, of the Oldham Circuit was printed in The Christian Miscellany and Family Visitor 1848 iii 256.


      NOTES & QUERIES:
      According to the PRO (14.01.1980) no burial registers are listed for the Wesleyan Church, Manchester Street, Oldham.
      The Wesleyan Methodist Church in Manchester Street, Oldham, had its own burial ground in 1848. The records were transferred to the church in Union Street and were sent to London in 1951.


      (revised 24.12.2016)