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Elizabeth (Hanmer) Forber (1805 - bef. 1872)

Elizabeth Forber formerly Hanmer aka Evison, Evanson
Born in Bangor-is-y-coed, Sir y Fflint, Cymru, United Kingdommap
Daughter of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Wife of — married 5 Aug 1822 in Chester St John the Baptist, Cheshire, England, United Kingdommap
Wife of — married 25 Sep 1854 in Worthenbury, Sir y Fflint, Cymru, United Kingdommap
[children unknown]
Died before at about age 67 in Thatto Heath, Lancashire, England, United Kingdommap
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This profile is part of the St Helens, Lancashire One Place Study.

Elizabeth Hanmer was born on 26 Apr 1805 in Bangor-is-y-Coed aka Bangor on Dee, Flintshire, and christened on 13 Oct 1805 in Bangor. She was the daughter of Edward and Anne Hanmer.

Elizabeth married Samuel Evanson or Evison on 5 Aug 1822 in the church of St John the Baptist in Chester, Cheshire. Both were of the local parish, and neither had been married before; Samuel was a butcher. The witnesses were George Manley and Abigail Harrison(?).

No evidence of any children of the marriage has been found.

By June 6th 1841, Samuel and Elizabeth were living in Leather Brewery Lane, Sutton. Samuel was a brewer.

By March 30th 1851, Elizabeth was still married but Samuel wasn't in the household with her when the census was taken. Elizabeth was a grocer; she also had nine lodgers, and her niece Louisa Dawson was also living there and working as a servant, perhaps helping run the lodging house.

Samuel died in 1853, aged 49, and was buried on 2 May 1853 in Whitchurch, Shropshire.

Elizabeth married Joseph Forber on 25 Sep 1854 at the parish church in Worthenbury, Flintshire. Both were of full age (21 or more) and widowed. Joseph was a bricklayer of Eccleston, Lancashire; Elizabeth was of Worthenbury. Their fathers were named as James Forber (bricklayer) and Edward Hanmer (malster). The witnesses were Thomas Hanmer and Margaret Hanmer.

By April 7th 1861, all Joseph's children had left home. Joseph and Elizabeth were living in Springfield Row, Eccleston, and Joseph was still a bricklayer. However he may have been ill, because a servant, 22-year-old Elizabeth Plumbly, was living with them. Joseph died not long after the census, and was buried on 28 Apr 1861 at Christ Church, Eccleston; his age was recorded as 53, and his address as Eccleston.

By April 2nd 1871, Elizabeth was living in Victoria Street, Sutton with her niece Louisa (now married) and Louisa's husband Joseph Briers. Elizabeth was working as a seamstress.

Elizabeth died in 1872, and was buried on 8 May 1872 at Christ Church, Eccleston, aged 67, abode Thatto Heath.

Research Notes


1841: Leather Brewery Lane, Sutton
  Samuel Evison 35 Brewer N
  Elizabeth do 35 No /


  • "England and Wales Census, 1851," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 12 September 2019), Elizabeth Evison, Eccleston, Lancashire, England; citing Eccleston, Lancashire, England, p. 19, from "1851 England, Scotland and Wales census," database and images, findmypast ( : n.d.); citing PRO HO 107, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.
  • "General Register Office: 1861 Census Returns database, FreeCEN ( : viewed 15 Sep 2021), Joseph FORBES, Springfield Row, Lancashire, England; from 1861 "England, Scotland and Wales census," database and images; citing The National Archives RG 9/2746, Folio 19, Page 4, Schedule 16, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey.

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