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Eliza Elizabeth Willis was born in Alderton, Wiltshire, England and was christened on December 21, 1834.  She was the daughter of James Willis and Edith Andrews.
Eliza's mother died in 1838. In 1841, she was living with her father and siblings in Potterne, Wiltshire. Her father remarried, and in 1842 the family moved to Prince Edward Island.
Eliza marred Samuel Prowse in Charlottetown, PEI on October 17, 1856. Shortly after the birth of their 2nd child, the young family moved from Charlottetown to Murray Harbour, PEI, where Samuel went into business. On March 10, 1860, just 3 weeks after the birth of their third child, Eliza died at the age of 26, presumably of complications related to childbirth. The baby died a few months later.
↑ 1841 UK Census, Wiltshire, Potterne (High Street), 12, Pg 15-16 – James Willis and 5 children (note: Although this is clearly the right family, the ages of James and all 5 children are off by 5 years. Eliza is listed as being 2, whereas she would have been 7).
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It may be possible to confirm family relationships with Eliza by comparing test results with other carriers of her mitochondrial DNA.
However, there are no known mtDNA test-takers in her direct maternal line.
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