The Family of William Elliott of Staveley and Ironville

He was born about 1788 - 1791 at Staveley (censuses). Although he claimed to have been born at Staveley, there is no suitable baptism in the registers.

William Elliott married Elizabeth Barlow at St John the Baptist, Staveley, 15 December 1817. They were both of Staveley. A suitable baptism for an Elizabeth Barlow is at Duckmanton, 1 January 1795. The censuses below indicated that Elizabeth was born at Duckmanton, about 1795.

In 1841 William was living at Foundry Row, Ironville. He was aged 45–49 and a foundry labourer. With him were Elizabeth, aged 45–49, Sarah 20–24, Peter aged 15–19 and Elizabeth aged 10. All were born in the county.

On the marriage certificate of Sarah, of 1845, William is described as a furnaceman.

In 1851, at Library Terrace, Ironville, William was aged 56, an iron labourer born at Staveley and Elizabeth, his wife, was aged 56 and born at Duckmanton.

In 1861, at 8 Library Terrace, Ironville, William Elliot was aged 69, labourer Ironworks, born at Staveley. His wife was Elizabeth, aged 67, born at Duckmanton. Also in the same dwellinghouse was Henry Wardle (head) aged 41, a coal miner underbil…(?) born at Somercotes (?) and his wife, Elizabeth, aged 31, a dress maker born at Ironville. Elizabeth would appear to be William and Elizabeth's daughter.

In 1871, at 7 Foundry Row, Ironville, was William Elliott, aged 82, past work, born at Staveley, and Elizabeth, his wife, aged 77 and born at Duckmanton. With them was a lodger, Joseph Clark, unmarried, aged 18, a labourer in ironworks and born at Bessthorpe, Notts.

Elizabeth Elliott’s death was reported in the Derbyshire Times and Chesterfield Herald (14 July 1877).  She was the wife of William Elliott and the death occurred on 3 July 1877 at Ironville, and she was aged 83.  It was registered in the September quarter 1877 in the Belper district, aged 83.

In 1881 at Leabrooks, Alfreton, William was a widower, aged 90, a retired iron labourer, born at Staveley, as a boarder in the household of his son-in-law and daughter, Henry and Elizabeth Wardle.

A suitable death entry for William is in the Belper district, in the June quarter 1884. He was aged 93.

William and Elizabeth's children were:

  1. Sarah, born about 1818 in Ironville and baptised 2 Aug 1818 at Selston, Notts.
  2. Peter, born about 1821 at Ironville.
  3. Harriet, baptised 25 December 1826 at Selston.
  4. Elizabeth, born about 1829 at Ironville and baptised 20 September 1829 at Selston.
  5. William, baptised 22 January 1832 at Selston. A likely burial is at Ripley All Saints.  William was of Codnor Park, was aged 17 months and buried 6 May 1833. 


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Posted October 2016