The Family of Elizabeth Schrader formerly Kerton (1849 – 1875) of Leeds

Elizabeth was born in 1849 at Leeds, a daughter of George Kerton and Rosamond formerly Thwaites.  Her birth was registered in the September quarter 1849 in the Leeds district.

In 1851 she was at home with her parents, aged 1 and born at Leeds.

In 1861 she was at home with her parents, aged 11 and born at Leeds.

In 1871 she was at home, aged 21, a dressmaker and born at Leeds.

In the June quarter 1873, in the Leeds district there is the marriage of an Elizabeth Kerton to Frederick Schrader (Leeds 9b 779); in a registered building in Leeds (RB/53/494).

There is the death of an Elizabeth Schrader, aged 25, in the March quarter 1875 in the Leeds district, at Leeds (West/86/54).  

There is a marriage of a Frederick Schrader to Elizabeth Thwates or Annie Morrison in the Leeds district in the September quarter 1876.

In 1881, at Blubberhouses, near Fewston, Wharfdale, a Frederick was a widower, aged 60, an indoor farm servant, born at Dunstable.  If he married Elizabeth he would have been aged about 52, whilst she was 24.  According to the 1871 census of Houghton Regis, Luton, Frederick had a wife, Jane aged 52 and had children one of whom was Frederick, born about 1851.  It may be the son who married Elizabeth Kerton, but he cannot be found in census indexes after 1871.  Frederick senior’s wife Jane, may have died in the September quarter 1874 in the West Derby district aged 57, in which case the marriage would be of the son.

In 1891, living as a lodger at 36 Primrose Road, Leeds, aged 70 is a Frederick Schrader, a widower and factory worker, born at Dunstable.  He died in the March quarter 1900 in the Leeds district aged 79.

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Posted February 2017