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Ellen (Wright) Biggerstaff (1864 - 1940)

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Ellen Biggerstaff formerly Wright
Born in Abbots Langley, Hertfordshire, England, United Kingdommap
Daughter of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Wife of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died in Abbots Langley, Hertfordshire, England, United Kingdommap
Profile last modified 13 Feb 2020 | Created 30 May 2018
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Biography

Ellen Wright was born in 1864 in Abbots Langley, Hertfordshire, England to Joseph Wright and Matilda (Dollamore) Wright. Her birth was registered in Watford, Hertfordshire in the third quarter of the year, with mother's maiden name Dollamore.[1]

Ellen Wright, daughter of Joseph & Matilda, was christened on 20 Nov 1864 in Abbots Langley.[2]

In 1871 Ellen Wright (age 6, Scholar) lived in Abbots Langley with her father Joseph (37, Newsagent), mother Matilda (40, Laundress), and three brothers: Charles (13, Scholar), Thomas (11, Scholar), and John (8, Scholar).[3]

In 1881 Ellen Wright (age 17, Housework) lived in Abbots Langley with her father Joseph (44, News Agent), mother Matilda (48, Housework), and two brothers: Thomas (21, Groom Dom) and Edward (19, News Agent).[4]

Ellen Wright married Albert Biggerstaff before 1889. They may have only been married by common law as no marriage registration has been located.

Ellen and Albert had three children:

  1. Frank Biggerstaff (1889-1943)
  2. Margaret Biggerstaff (1891-1935)
  3. Walter Biggerstaff (1895-1973)

In 1891 Ellen Biggerstaff (age 24) lived in Abbots Langley with her husband Albert (24, Miller), son Frank (2), and daughter Margaret (0).[5]

In 1901 Ellen Biggerstaff (age 35) lived in Abbots Langley with her husband Albert (34, Laundryman in An Asylum) and three children: Frank (12, Scholar), Margaret (10, Scholar), and Walter (5, Scholar).[6]

In 1911 Elle Biggerstaff (age 44) lived in Abbots Langley with her husband Albert (44, Laundry Man) and two sons: Frank (22, Cycle Maker) and Walter (15, Unemployed), as well as her relative George Wright (26, Painter).[7] Ellen's daughter Margaret (20, Teacher) was living with relative Mabel Dickinson in Abbots Langley.

Ellen's husband passed away in 1927.

Ellen Biggerstaff passed away in 1940, aged 75 years. Her death was registered in Watford in the first quarter of the year.[8]

Sources

  1. "England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2XMG-VN3 : 1 October 2014), Ellen Wright, 1864; from "England & Wales Births, 1837-2006," database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Birth Registration, Watford, Hertfordshire, England, citing General Register Office, Southport, England. [mother's maiden name included on the GRO Index (https://www.gro.gov.uk/gro/content/certificates/indexes_search.asp)]
  2. "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NR4N-PVD : 11 February 2018, Ellen Wright, 20 Nov 1864); citing , index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City; FHL microfilm 991,387.
  3. "England and Wales Census, 1871", database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VF6J-TV9 : 27 September 2019), Ellen Wright in entry for Joseph Wright, 1871.
  4. "England and Wales Census, 1881," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q27Z-5Z9L : 13 December 2017), Ellen Wright in household of Joseph Wright, Abbots Langley, Hertfordshire, England; from "1881 England, Scotland and Wales Census," database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing p. 27, Piece/Folio 1441/17, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey; FHL microfilm 101,774,601.
  5. "England and Wales Census, 1891," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:W8KY-TMM : 2 May 2019), Ellen Biggerstaff in household of Albert Biggerstaff, Abbots Langley, Hertfordshire, England, United Kingdom; from "1891 England, Scotland and Wales census," database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO RG 12, Hertfordshire county, subdistrict, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.
  6. "England and Wales Census, 1901," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XS4X-YTJ : 20 May 2019), Ellen Biggerstaff in household of Albert Biggerstaff, Abbots Langley, Hertfordshire, England, United Kingdom; from "1901 England, Scotland and Wales census," database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing Abbots Langley subdistrict, PRO RG 13, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey.
  7. "England and Wales Census, 1911," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:X7LW-55P : 21 July 2019), Elle Biggerstaff in household of Albert Biggerstaff, Abbots Langley, Hertfordshire, England, United Kingdom; from "1911 England and Wales census," database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO RG 14, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.
  8. "England and Wales Death Registration Index 1837-2007," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVHB-TXN5 : 4 September 2014), Ellen Biggerstaff, 1940; from "England & Wales Deaths, 1837-2006," database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Death, Watford, Hertfordshire, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.


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Last name at birth was WRIGHT, according to the birth registrations of her children (https://www.gro.gov.uk/gro/content/certificates/indexes_search.asp).
posted by Jessica Gannon

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