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Elizabeth (Highcock) Bacon (1863 - bef. 1945)

Elizabeth Bacon formerly Highcock
Born in Thatto Heath, Lancashire, England, United Kingdommap
Ancestors ancestors
Wife of — married 20 Jan 1884 in St Thomas' Church in Eccleston, Lancashiremap
Descendants descendants
Mother of , , , , , and [private son (1900s - unknown)]
Died before at about age 82 in St Helens, Lancashire, England, United Kingdommap
Profile last modified | Created 2 Dec 2017
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This profile is part of the St Helens, Lancashire One Place Study.

Elizabeth Highcock was born in 1863 in Thatto Heath, Lancashire, in what is now St Helens. She was the daughter of Thomas Highcock and Jane (Saunders) Highcock. Her birth was registered in the last quarter of the year, in Prescot district. She was christened on 2 Dec 1863 at St Mary the Virgin Church in Prescot. Her father's occupation was given as collier, and her family's address as Sutton.

Elizabeth married Samuel Bacon on 20 Jan 1884 at St Thomas' Church in Eccleston, Lancashire. Samuel was a packer living at 21 Borough Road; Elizabeth's address was 59 Wilson Street. Both were 20 years old, and neither had been married before. Their fathers were named as Samuel Bacon (labourer) and Thomas Highcock (miner). The witnesses were Thomas Hayes and Elizabeth Ann Hayes.

Their daughter Sarah was born on 2 Jul 1884 in 21 Brough St, St Helens. She died at 7 weeks old, and was buried on 20 Aug 1884 in St Helens Cemetery.

Their daughter Sarah Jane was born in 1889 in St Helens; her birth was registered in the last quarter of the year.

By April 5th 1891, they were living at 72 Phythian Street, Eccleston, with Samuel's uncle and aunt Peter and Ann Tabern. Samuel's uncle was 65, and although still described as a coal miner, he may not have been working since there is no mark in the "employed" column of the census. Also living with them was a James Tabern aged 12 - perhaps a grandson of Peter and Ann, though he was described as their son. Samuel was a glass bottle packer.

Elizabeth died in 1945, aged 83. She was buried on 15 Nov 1945 in St Helens Cemetery.

Research Notes


1871: Victoria St, Sutton[1]
  Thomas Highcock H M 42 colliery sinker b. St Helens
  Jane wife 38 b. Whiston
  Ellen daur U 17 glass smoother b. St Helens
  Alice daur 13 scholar b. St Helens
  Mary daur 10 scholar b. St Helens
  Elizabeth daur 8 scholar b. St Helens
  William son 1 b. St Helens
1881: Eldon St, Eccleston, St Helens[2]
  Thomas Highcock H M 52 collier b. Parr
  Jane wife 47 b. Whiston Lancs
  Elizabeth daur 17 bottle washer b. Thatto Heath Lancs
  William son 11 scholar b. Thatto Heath
  Thomas son 7 scholar b. Thatto Heath
1891: 72 Phythian St, Eccleston[3]
  Peter Tabern 65 b. St Helens head coal miner (but no x in employed column)
  Ann Tabern 64 b. St Helens wife
  James Tabern 12 b. St Helens son scholar
  Saml Bacon 28 b. St Helens nephew bottle packer (glass) (employed)
  Elizt Bacon 26 b. St Helens niece
  Sarah Jane Bacon 1 b. St Helens
1901: 46 Glover St, Eccleston, St Helens[4]
  Samuel Bacon H M 37 labourer bottle works b. St Helens
  Elizabeth 37 b. St Helens wife
  Sarah J daur 11 b. St Helens
  William 9 b. St Helens son
  John 6 b. St Helens son
  Henry 2 b. St Helens son
  Thomas 7m b. St Helens son
  Charles Lomax boarder 13 block minder glass works b. St Helens
1911: Glover Street, Prescot district[5]
  Samuel Bacon head 48 b. St Helens BOTTLE PACKER
  Elizabeth wife 48 b. St Helens HOUSEKEEPER married 27 yrs
  William son 19 single b. St Helens MINER DAY WAGE MAN
  John son 16 single b. St Helens BOTTLE LABOURER WORKS
  Henry son 12 b. St Helens SCHOOL
  Thomas son 10 b. St Helens
  Albert son 5 b. St Helens



  1. "England and Wales Census, 1871", database with images, FamilySearch ( : 11 December 2017), Thomas Highcock, 1871.
  2. "England and Wales Census, 1881," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 12 November 2017), Thomas Highcock, Eccleston, Lancashire, England; from "1881 England, Scotland and Wales census," database and images, findmypast ( : n.d.); citing p. 24, Piece/Folio 3736/122, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey; FHL microfilm 101,775,076.
  3. "England and Wales Census, 1891," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 10 December 2017), Peter Tabern, Eccleston, Lancashire, England; from "1891 England, Scotland and Wales census," database and images, findmypast ( : n.d.); citing PRO RG 12, Lancashire county, subdistrict, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.
  4. "England and Wales Census, 1901," database, FamilySearch ( : 8 April 2016), Samuel Bacon, North Manchester, Lancashire, England; from "1901 England, Scotland and Wales census," database and images, findmypast ( : n.d.); citing Newton subdistrict, PRO RG 13, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey.
  5. "England and Wales Census, 1911," database, FamilySearch ( : 2 August 2017), Samuel Bacon, St Helens, Helens, Lancashire, England; from "1911 England and Wales census," database and images, findmypast ( : n.d.); citing PRO RG 14, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.

The civil registration index, and the England and Wales censuses, are Crown Copyright.

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