Eliza Elizabeth (Willis) Prowse

Eliza Elizabeth (Willis) Prowse (1834 - 1860)

Privacy Level: Open (White)
Eliza Elizabeth Prowse formerly Willis
Born in Alderton, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdommap
Ancestors ancestors
Wife of — married in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canadamap
Descendants descendants
Died in Murray Harbour, Kings, Prince Edward Island, Canadamap
Profile last modified | Created 20 Jun 2014
This page has been accessed 461 times.

Biography

Eliza Elizabeth Willis was born in Alderton, Wiltshire, England and was christened on December 21, 1834. [1] 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.[2] Her father remarried, and in 1842 the family moved to Prince Edward Island.[3]

Eliza marred Samuel Prowse in Charlottetown, PEI on October 17, 1856[4]. 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, 1861, 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.[5]

Sources

  1. "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975," index, FamilySearch; citing Alderton, Wiltshire, England, reference item 12-15; FHL microfilm 1279262 - Eliza Willis, 21 Dec 1834
  2. 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).
  3. Past and Present of Prince Edward Island: Embracing a concise review of its early settlement, development, and present conditions, MacKinnon, Donald Alexander, Warburton, Alexander Bannerman, 1906, pp430-31 - Albert P Prowse
  4. "Prince Edward Island, Church Records, 1777-1985," images, FamilySearch, Queens > Charlottetown > United Church of Canada Trinity United Church > Marriages 1836-1864 > image 31 of 37 - Line 291, Marriage of Samuel Prowse & Eliza Willis
  5. I Dream of Genealogy, Edward Josey, "Murray Harbour Old Cemetery", database - Prowse


More Genealogy Tools



Sponsored by MyHeritage




Search
Searching for someone else?
First: Last:

DNA Connections
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. It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share DNA with Eliza:

Have you taken a DNA test for genealogy? If so, login to add it. If not, see our friends at MyHeritage DNA.



Images: 2
Eliza and Samuel Prowse
Eliza and Samuel Prowse

Eliza (Willis) Prowse
Eliza (Willis) Prowse

Collaboration

There are no public comments yet.



Eliza is 18 degrees from Barbara Bush, 21 degrees from Amelia Earhart, 24 degrees from Kenneth Evans and 23 degrees from Queen Elizabeth II Windsor on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

W  >  Willis  |  P  >  Prowse  >  Eliza Elizabeth (Willis) Prowse