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Elizabeth (Spencer) Barnes (abt. 1817 - 1870)

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Elizabeth Barnes formerly Spencer
Born about in Withington, Shropshire, England, United Kingdommap [uncertain]
Daughter of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Wife of — married 25 Dec 1848 in St Chad's, Lichfield, Staffordshire, Englandmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Shrewsbury, Shropshire, United Kingdommap
Profile last modified 16 Feb 2020 | Created 9 Feb 2014 | Last significant change: 16 Feb 2020
01:28: Christopher Laughton edited the Biography for Elizabeth (Spencer) Barnes (abt.1817-1870). [Thank Christopher for this]
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Elizabeth Spencer was baptised on 15 June 1817 at Withington, Shropshire, England to Edward and Sarah Spencer. Other evidence for her year of birth comes from the ages she gave at the 1851 and 1861 England Census' of 33 and 43 respectively, and her age at death of 52, which was registered in the January quarter of 1870, which all indicate about 1818, but must be before 15 June 1817.

Her marriage certificate of 25 December 1848 to Charles Barnes, only gives that they were both of 'full age'. It took place at St Chad's, Lichfield, Staffordshire, England, with Charles of full age, widower, police officer of Alrewas, father William Barnes, baker; to Elizabeth Spencer of full age, servant of Beacon St, Lichfield, father Edward Spencer, parish clerk[1].

In the 1851 England Census, Elizabeth Barnes, aged 33, wife of Charles Barnes (33) Head of House, a Police Constable, with Betsey (1) and Edward H (12 mths) were resident at Long Street, Alrewas, Lichfield, Staffordshire, England. They also had a 26 years old Servant, Mary Wadcock[2]. This also gives her place of birth as Northington, Shropshire, England but no such place exists, except in Hampshire, and it most probably should have been Withington.

In the 1861 England Census, she gave her age as 43, when they were living at Matlock Green, Matlock, Derbyshire[3]. The Ancestry transcriber has again given her birth place as Northington, but most likely should have been Withington, not even Worthington as it could be interpreted as.

Elizabeth Barnes was aged 52 years when she passed away with her death registered in the January quarter of 1870 in Shrewsbury, Shropshire, United Kingdom[4]


  1. Source: #S64 Page: Name: Charles Barnes Date of Registration: Oct-Nov-Dec 1848 Registration District: Lichfield Inferred County: Staffordshire Volume Number: 17 Page Number: 118 Data: Text: Married to Elizabeth Spencer CONT Original data: General Register Office. England and Wales Civil Registration Indexes. London, England: General Register Office
  2. Source: #S8 Page: Class: HO107; Piece: 2015; Folio: 35; Page: 15; GSU roll: 87418 Object: @M425@
  3. Source: #S9 Page: Class: RG 9; Piece: 2542; Folio: 82; Page: 17; GSU roll: 542987 Object: @M126@
  4. Source: #S2 Object: @M426@
  • Baptism: England, Select Births and Christenings, 1538-1975 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2014. Original data: England, Births and Christenings, 1538-1975. Salt Lake City, Utah: FamilySearch, 2013. FHL Film Number: 503828.
  • Source: S7 Author: FreeBMD Title: England & Wales, FreeBMD Marriage Index, 1837-1915 Publication: Name: Operations Inc; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2006; Repository: #R1
  • Source: S8 Author: Title: 1851 England Census Publication: Name: Operations Inc; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2005; Repository: #R1
  • Source: S9 Author: Title: 1861 England Census Publication: Name: Operations Inc; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2005; Repository: #R1
  • Source: S2 Author: FreeBMD Title: England & Wales, FreeBMD Death Index, 1837-1915 Publication: Name: Operations Inc; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2006; Repository: #R1

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