Elizabeth Sedgley (b. Abt. 1735) Married Joseph Foster in 1759. Suffered in Childbirth. “Jane Austen’s England”

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We have a Elizabeth Sedgley born about 1735 and marrying a Joseph Foster abt. 1759 at age 24. She was crippled after the birth of a 8th child. She passed after a C-section having a miscarriage after two or more children? Does she have a wiki tree profile connection yet? Does she have a Cemetery and memorial? She suffered much in child birth. They resided in Robin Hood Court.

See place of marriage on Wikipedia at St. Andrew Church 

See Category: Holborn, Middlesex

Thank you

Note: She is mentioned in the book “Jane Austen’s England”

Addendum: I added her profile so collaboration can continue in her 18th century genealogy

WikiTree profile: Elizabeth Foster
in Genealogy Help by Andrew Simpier G2G6 Pilot (255k points)
retagged by Andrew Simpier

This is her here can’t find much need help researching 

Event Type: Marriage
Name: Joseph Foster
Spouse's Name: Miss Elizabeth Sedgley
Marriage Date: 16 Apr 1759
Marriage Place: St Andrew, Holborn, Middlesex, England
Marriage Place (Original): St Andrew Holborn, London

Other information in the record of Joseph Foster
Event Type: Marriage
Name: Joseph Foster
Spouse's Name: Miss Elizabeth Sedgley
Marriage Date: 16 Apr 1759
Marriage Place: St Andrew, Holborn, Middlesex, England
Marriage Place (Original): St Andrew Holborn, London

Digital Folder Number: 004142037
Image Number: 00089
 

Citing this Record
"England, Middlesex Parish Registers, 1539-1988", database, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:8TTR-FBMM : 24 August 2020), Miss Elizabeth Sedgley in entry for Joseph Foster, 1759.

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Burial 1774  https://www.freereg.org.uk/search_records/58185ab2e93790ec75130c78/elizabeth-foster-burial-london-city-farringdon-1774-08-16?locale=en

Freereg also has three other burial records of Elizabeth Foster in the same parish - perhaps relatives.  One had the residence: Shoe Lane Workhouse.  None named a spouse or father

Field Value
County London
Place (Links to more information) Farringdon
Church name (Links to more information) St Andrew Holborn
Register type (Links to more information) Other Transcript
Register entry number
Burial date 16 Aug 1774
Burial person forename Elizabeth
Relationship
Male relative forename
Female relative forename
Relative surname
Burial person surname FOSTER
Person age
Burial person abode Robinhood Court

Field Value
County London
Place (Links to more information) Farringdon
Church name (Links to more information) St Andrew Holborn
Register type (Links to more information) Other Transcript
Register entry number
Burial date 16 Aug 1774
Burial person forename Elizabeth
Relationship
Male relative forename
Female relative forename
Relative surname
Burial person surname FOSTER
Person age
Burial person abode Robinhood Court

by Lois Tilton G2G6 Pilot (127k points)
selected by Andrew Simpier

Baptism of Sarah, the daughter surviving the operation:  https://www.findmypast.co.uk/transcript?id=R_940313063

First name(s)  Sarah
Last name  Foster
Gender  Female
Birth year  -
Birth place  -
Baptism year  1775
Baptism date  28 Jul 1775
Place  Holborn
County  London
Country  England
Father's first name(s)  Joseph
Father's last name  Foster
Mother's first name(s)  Elizabeth
Mother's last name  -
Record set  England Births & Baptisms 1538-1975
Category  Birth, Marriage, Death & Parish Records
Subcategory  Parish Baptisms
Collections from  England, Great Britain

FamilySearch also has baptismal records from St Andrew of daughters Frances (1761) and Elizabeth (1762)
I didn't think the C-section was going to end well for Elizabeth. Pre-anaesthetic, pre-surgical hygiene, pre-blood transfusion they were usually done as an immediate post mortem procedure to see if the baby could be salvaged after the mother had died.
Reading that account made me want to take a knife to Joseph, as well.

I'd like to see the notes, but Google doesn't provide them in the preview.

She suffered greatly. Very tragic. Really good sources and insights. Thank you yes

It’s hard to believe he had more children after which compromised her health. It’s hard to believe!
If it was her daughter Elizabeth who died in the Shoe Lane Workhouse, that would have been another tragedy.  If we knew more of her children, we might know if others met a similar fate.
Description sounds quite like osteoporosis

Thank you looks like a good source. I can’t view it but ancestry is great for records yes

Andrew - here is the free Ancestry sharing image

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You might consider a quotation from the Adkins book, short enough for fair use. As the mother of the first child (in England, apparently) to survive a caesarian, this makes her notable.
by Lois Tilton G2G6 Pilot (127k points)

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