The Family of Amelia Eastland formerly Banks (1811 – 1844)

Amelia Banks was born 18 November 1811 and baptised 19 January 1812 at St Andrew Holborn (North Place). She was a daughter of Samuel Banks and Elizabeth formerly White.

She married Charles Eastland on 15 September 1829 at St James, Westminster. 


She was literate and a witness to Matilda’s marriage in 1836.


In 1841, at Lincoln’s Inn Fields (north side), St Giles in the Fields, Finsbury, Charles was aged 35 and a male servant in the household of Thomas Vickery a solicitor aged 45.  With Charles were his wife, Amelia, aged 25, Susannah aged 10, Henry aged 6, Frederick aged 4, Amelia aged 2 and Samuel aged 6 months.  Charles was not born in the county but the rest were.


Amelia’s death may have been registered in the December quarter of 1844 in the registration district of Clerkenwell (3 76).  She was buried 5 November 1844 in the Dissenters section of Bun Hill Fields burial ground aged 33 of Wynyatt Street.


In 1851, at 47 Farringdon Market, St Andrew Holborn, Charles was aged 46, a widower and market constable, born at Canterbury, Kent.  His children were Charles Stephen aged 18, a solicitor’s general clerk born in St Andrew Holborn, William Henry aged 16 born in St Lukes Middx, Samuel James aged 10 born in St Clement Danes and Louisa A aged 8 born in Hoxton.  There was also Jane Harper aged 40 a house servant born in Scotland.


Charles’s death may have been registered in the West London district in the June quarter 1854.

Amelia and Charles' children were:

  1. Susannah Elizabeth, born 10 October 1830 and baptised 12 January 1831 at St James Westminster.
  2. Charles Stephen, born 1 November 1832 and baptised 28 November 1832 at St James, Westminster.
  3. Henry William (1834 – 1855), born 10 November 1834 and baptised 14 December 1834 at St James, Westminster. There is a probable burial for this Henry William Eastland, of Cyril Street, in Walworth in 1855, aged 20.
  4. Frederick Walter, born 22 September 1836 and baptised 16 October 1836 at St James, Westminster.
  5. Amelia Ann (1838 – 1859), born about 1838 (registered in the December quarter 1838 in the Bloomsbury district).  In 1851 she was with her married sister, Susannah Townsend, aged 12 and born in St Giles.  Her death may have been registered in the Pancras district in the September quarter 1859.
  6. Samuel James, born about January 1841, and registered in the March quarter 1841 in the Bloomsbury district.
  7. Louisa Sarah, born 3 November 1842 and baptised 8 January 1843 at Christ Church, Hoxton.

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Posted April 2017