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Elizabeth Howcroft (Isherwood)

Also Known As: "Elisabeth Watson - her first husband's name"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Over Hulton, Lancashire , England (United Kingdom)
Death: 1894 (73-74)
Atherton, Lancashire, England (United Kingdom)
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Thomas Isherwood and Alice Isherwood
Wife of Ralph Howcroft and Thomas Watson

Occupation: Laundress/Housekeeper
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About Elisabeth Howcroft (Watson) born Isherwood

AFTER SPECIFIC BEQUESTS TO RELATIVES OF RALPH HOWCROFT'S FIRST WIFE JANS , ELISABETH HOWCROFT , BORN ISHERWOOD , FORMERLY WATSON , IS THE RESIDUAL BENEFICIARY IN THE WILL OF RALPH HOWCROFT AS HIS SECOND WIFE AND "RELICT" . AFTER HER DEATH THE ESTATE WAS TO BE DIVIDED BETWEEN HIS TWO "NATURAL" SONS : GEORGE BARNES AND JOHN ASHCROFT , OR IN THE EVENT OF THEIR DEATH PRIOR TO HER , THEIR DESCENDANTS .

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ELISABETH ISHERWOOD :

familysearch.org

England Births and Christenings 1538 - 1975, GS and FHL Film Number 1656935, Reference ID Item 3 Page 39 and also GS and FHL Film Number 1545479 Reference ID It 1 Page 229 Rn 1827 and GS and FHL Film Number 2113066

ELISABETH ISHERWOOD,

Father's Name ; Thomas Isherwood.

Mother's Name : Alice Isherwood.

Christening Date : 6 February 1820. County : Lancashire.
Registration District : Bolton. Christening Place : Deane, Lancashire, England.
Residence : Bolton, Lancashire, England. for 1656935. Residence : Deane, Lancaster Co. England for 1545479

Reference 928027 and 928028 Differs

Name : ELIZ. ISHERWOOD

Christening Date : 6 February 1819 Christening Place : Deane-by-Bolton,Lancashire,England
Father's Name : Thos. Isherwood Mother's Name : Alice

On line Parish Clerks Lancashire - Deane 1750 - 1833 not yet available .

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On the 1841 Census there is a Thomas , age 40 (born 1801), and Alice , age 36 (born 1805) , Isherwood living at Parsonage House , Township of Turton , Bolton , Lancashire , England . The Head of the household is James Spencer a 65 year old man (born 1776) said to be a Clerk , with Mary , age 45 (born 1796) , George , age 14 (born 1827) , James , age 12 (born 1829) , John , age 9 (born 1832) , Elisabeth Holt , a woman age 45 (born 1796),

Thomas has " MS " and Alice and Elisabeth Holt both have " FS " next to their names in the column indicating "Profession ,Trade ,Employment ,or of Independent Means" which would indicate they were male and female servants

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First Marriage : Source : findmypast.co.uk

England & Wales Marriages 1837 - 2008 , Volume 8C , Page 245 . Great Britain , Country : England , County : Lancashire , Registration District : Leigh ,

Name : Thomas Watson , Married : ELISABETH ISHERWOOD ,
Marriage Year : 1865 , Marriage Quarter : 4 .

On line Parish Clerks Lancashire - Atherton

On the 8th December 1865 at St John The Baptist, Atherton, Lancashire, England.

Thomas Watson, of full age, Widower, Servant, of Tyldesley, married -  ELISABETH ISHERWOOD, of full age, Spinster, Atherton.
Groom's Father : James Watson, deceased. Bride's Father : Thomas Isherwood, deceased.
Witnesses : James Eckersley , Alice Partington, Married by Licence by Samuel Johnson M.A. - Incumbent,
Register of Marriages 1853 - 1873 Page 50, Entry 299, Source : LDS Film 1885670.

Second Marriage :

England & Wales Marriages 1837 - 2007 Great Britain , Country : England , County : Lancashire , Registration District : Leigh .

ELISABETH WATSON . County : Lancashire. Registration District : Leigh. Year of Registration :1872. Married : Ralph Howcroft.

on line Parish Clerks Lancashire - Tyldesley , Lancashire , England .

On the 6th October 1872 ELISABETH WATSON, age 52, Housekeeper, Widow, daughter of Thomas Isherwood (deceased),

Married by Banns, Ralph Howcroft, age 61, Collier, Widower, son of Thomas Howcroft, Collier, at St George's, Tyldesley, Lancashire, England.  Minister : George Richards. 
Witnesses were Peter Pennington and Ellen Marsh - both of whom made their mark.  Their residence at the time of marriage was Tyldesley.
Source : LDS film 1885167 Register marriages 1868 - 1882 page 74 entry 148

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In his Will Ralph Howcroft, after the payment of all his just debts testamentary and funeral expenses, to his wife Elisabeth Howcroft left ;

"the whole of my household furniture utensils plate linen china pictures prints and printed books and trinkets which may be in and about my house at the time of my demise for her own absolute use and benefit."

Then after specific bequests it is stated

"I give to my Trustees all the residue of my real and personal estate for all my estate and interest therein respectively upon trust out of the rents and income there of to pay the sum of fifteen shillings per week weekly and every week unto my said wife for her life or so long as she shall remain my widow and to pay the residue of such income during her life and widowhood to my two natural sons George Barnes and John Ashcroft equally."

At the time of his death in 1879 Ralph Howcroft was living at Greenhall Cottage in the township of Atherton in the County of Lancashire.

He was survived by his wife Elisabeth and his two natural sons .

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England Wales & Scotland Census Great Britain England Lancashire .

1851

Source : Ancestry.co.uk Free England & Ireland Records 28/08/2016 - Copy of Original Handwritten Census Record 

Country : England , County : Lancashire , Registration District : Leigh Township of Atherton , Village of Chowbent , Book1 and Book 4 . Schedule Number 55 , Birth Year 1821 Age 20

Name of Street , Place or Road and Name or Number of House : Bolton Road ,

Head of Household : Mary Partington , Widow , Age ? 25 ? , ? 85 ? , Householder , Born : Lancashire , Burnley . Elisabeth Isherwood , Age : 31 , Unmarried , Launderess , Born : Lancashire , Over Hulton ,

Next door at Schedule 56 is :

Name of Street Place or Road and Name or Number of House Bolton Road .

Head of Household : Thomas Holcroft <sic> , Married , Age 63 , Coal Miner , Born : Lancashire , Over Hulton ,

Wife : Sarah Holcroft <sic> Married , Age : 61 , Born : Newcastle-upon-Tyne 

In view of the proximity of these addresses in a small town it is most likely that Ralph Howcroft knew his father's close neighbours : Elisabeth Partington and Elisabeth Isherwood so that later when he married Elisabeth Watson , whom she had become as a widow , he had known her or about her for some time .

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1861

as above born 1820 Age 41

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1871

Elisabeth Watson as above Birth Year 1820 Age 51

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1881 -

ONLY A POSSIBILITY BUT IN THE 1851 CENSUS ELISABETH WAS LIVING WITH A MARY PARTINGTON , A WIDOW , WHO IT IS HIGHLY LIKELY WAS A RELATIVE OF JOHN PARTINGTON , In addition Elisabeth would have been receiving a regular income from her inheritance under the trust in the will of Ralph Howcroft so could be described as an Annuitant .

Source : Ancestry,co,uk - Copy of Original Census . Free access from  07- 19 October 2016 .

(Possibility because Over Hulton is where Elisabeth Isherwood was born and she was christened in Deane . She became a widow in 1879 , although in this record she is marked as unmarried. which is probably an enumerator's error .)

Country : England , Couty : Lancashire , Registration District : Bolton , Civil Parish or Township : Over Hulton , Rural Sanitary District of Bolton , Ecclesiastical Parish or District of St. Mary The Virgin Deane . Schedule Number 54 , Page 12 .

Household : ?High Brook House , Bolton Road , Over Hulton , Lancashire , England .

Head of Household : John Partington , Widower , Male , Age : 80 , Occupation : Farmer of 15 acres employing 1 labourer , Born : Deane , Lancashire , England ,

Daughter : Helen Partington , Unmarried , Female , Age ; 48 , Occupation : Farmer's Daughter , Born : Deane , Lancashire , England , Daughter : Alice Partington , Unmarried , Female , Age : 40 , Occupation : Farmer's Daughter , Born : Deane , Lancashire , England .
Son : Samuel Partington , Unmarried , Male , Age : 37 , Occupation : Farmer's Son , Born : Deane , Lancashire , England , Granddaughter : Elisabeth Partington , Unmarried , Female , Age : 12 , Occupation : Scholar , Born : Wigan , Lancashire , England .
Visitor : ELISABETH HOWCROFT  , Unmarried <sic> , Female , Age : 60 , Occupation : Annuitant , Born : Deane , Lancashire , England , Servant : William Healey , Unmarried , Male , Age : 20 , Occupation : Farm Servant Indoors , Born : Walkden , Lancashire , England .

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1891

Source : Ancestry.co.uk Original Handwritten National Archives Census - free access to English & Irish Records 28/08/2016

Country : England , Administrative County of Lancaster , Registration District : Atherton , Town : Atherton , Civil Parish : Atherton , Urban Sanitary District : Atherton , Parliamentary District : Leigh , Ecclesiastical Parish : St. John's , Page 55 , Numbered 145 , Entry 340 .

Road Street &ct Number or Name of House : 259 Bolton Road , Atherton , Lancashire , England .

Houses inhabited : 1 , Number of Rooms occupied if less than 5 : 4 .

Head of Household : Elisabeth Howcroft , Widow , Age : 71 , Profession or Occupation : Living on own means , Not Employed , Where Born : Lancashire , Over Hulton .

Visitor : Ellen Taylor , Widow , Age : 65 , Profession or Occupation : Living on own means , Not Employed , Where born : Lancashire , Over Hulton

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England & Wales Deaths , Great Britain , England , Lancashire ,

District : Leigh , Birth Year : 1820 ,
Age : 74 ,1894 , Event Quarter : 4 .
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Elisabeth Howcroft (Watson) born Isherwood's Timeline

1820
February 6, 1820
Parish of Deane, Bolton, Lancashire , England (United Kingdom)
1820
Over Hulton, Lancashire , England (United Kingdom)
1894
1894
Age 74
Atherton, Lancashire, England (United Kingdom)