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Elizabeth Edith Punchard (1865 - 1870)

Elizabeth Edith (Edith) Punchard
Born in Risbridge, Suffolk, England, United Kingdommap
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Died at age 5 in Toronto, York, Ontario, Canadamap
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Edith Punchard was born in Suffolk, England.

Elizabeth Edith Punchard was born during the second quarter of 1865 in Risbridge, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom. Her parents were Charles Punchard and Elizabeth Godby Baily. [1]

In 1869 she emigrated from England and travelled to Quebec, Canada. The family of 8 travelled on the Nova Scotian in Sep 1869. [2]

NameSexAgeBirth YearRole
Chas PunchardMale361833Laborer
Edith PunchardFemale321837Wife
Chas PunchardMale91860Child
Arthur PunchardMale71862Child
Wm PunchardMale61863Child
Edith PunchardFemale51864Child
Ernest PunchardMale31866Child
Hetty PunchardFemaleinfant1869Infant

Her family settled in Toronto, York, Ontario, Canada. But, shortly after, tragedy set in. Four people in her family passed away from Typhoid Fever in 1870.

Elizabeth Edith Punchard died on 21 July 1870 at her home in Toronto when she was 5 years old. On 8 Aug 1870 her mother Elizabeth also passed away (34 years old) followed by Arthur Edward on 20 Aug 1870 (8 years old) and Charles William on 30 Aug (10 years old). [3]


  1. Birth Record England & Wales General Register Office, GRO Online Index - Birth ( : Accessed 20 Feb 2021), database entry for PUNCHARD, ELIZABETH EDITH (Mother's maiden surname: BAILEY)GRO Reference: 1865 J Quarter in RISBRIDGE UNION Volume 04A Page 405
  2. Canada, Arriving Passengers Lists, 1865-1935 (Ancestry Record 1263 #7232039 accessed on 20 Feb 2021). Provo, UT, USA: Operations Inc, 2010. Library and Archives Canada; Ottawa, Ontario, Canada; Series: RG 76-C; Roll: C-4524, Series: RG 76-C, Roll: C-4524
  3. Death: "Ontario Deaths, 1869-1937 and Overseas Deaths, 1939-1947," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 26 March 2020), Edith Punchard, 21 Jul 1870; citing Toronto, York, Ontario, Canada, cn 7376 p69, Registrar General. Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 1,846,465.

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