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Elizabeth (Yates) Williscroft (abt. 1777 - 1832)

Elizabeth Williscroft formerly Yates
Born about in Colwich, Staffordshire, Englandmap
Daughter of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Wife of — married 19 Nov 1800 in Colwich, Staffordshire, Englandmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Little Haywood, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdommap
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Profile last modified | Created 1 Sep 2020 | Last significant change: 17 Sep 2020
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Biography

Elizabeth was born about 1777. She was baptised 30 March 1777 at St Michael, Colwich, Staffordshire, the daughter of Benjamin Yates and Mary Beardsmore.

John married Elizabeth Yates, aged 23, by licence on the 19 November 1800 at St Michael, Colwich, Staffordshire, England. [1] Elizabeth was from Stowe and John from Swanmore, Colwich. The marriage licence had been issued on the 19 November 1799.[2]

The couple settled in Colton until about 1814. During this time they had nine children baptised at St Mary's Church, Colton. The couple were living in Little Haywood in 1816 when their son William was baptised at St Michael, Colwich. Elizabeth passed away in 1832 at the time she was living in Little Haywood. She was buried at Colwich on the 28 July 1832, aged 57. (surname 'Woollerscroft')[3]

Family

John and Elizabeth are known to have had eleven children:

Sarah (1801-1819)
Ellen (1802-1853) married Joseph Hudson in 1833.
Thomas Williscroft (1804 -1890) married Hannah (Hiden) Williscroft in 1837.
Daniel (1805-1864) married Sarah Greathoulder in 1835.
John (1807-1878) married Elizabeth Johnson in 1834
Joseph (1809-1857) married Mary Ann Jackson in 1830.
Mary (1812 - 1843) married Edward Deakin in 1830.
Benjamin (1814-1874) married Elizabeth Jackson in 1837.
William (1816-1879) married Elizabeth Smart in 1870.
Eliza (1819-1820).
Hannah (Susannah) (1822-1865) married Richard Hill in 1843.

Sources

  1. "England, Staffordshire, Church Records, 1538-1944", database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QLQZ-8BQ5 : 8 July 2020), John Wollescraft and Elizabeth Yates, 1800.[1]
  2. Staffordshire, Dioceses Of Lichfield & Coventry Marriage Allegations And Bonds, 1636-1893, (database online) findmypast.co.uk [2]
  3. "England, Staffordshire, Church Records, 1538-1944," database with images, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QL7H-XJJF : 8 July 2020), Elizabeth Woollerscroft, 28 Jul 1832; citing Burial, Colwich, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom, Staffordshire & Stoke on Trent Archive Service, Stafford; FHL microfilm 100,839,238.[ https://search.findmypast.co.uk/record?id=GBPRS%2FSTAFF%2FCOLWICH-ST-MICHAEL--ALL-ANGELS--D874-1-11-1813-1872%2F00109&parentid=GBPRS%2FSTAFF%2FBUR2%2F056543]

Williscroft & Woolliscroft one-name study [3]

DNA

Elizabeth's maternal relationship to her son Thomas is confirmed by an AncestryDNA test match between Jill (Clements) Dixon and her fourth cousin once removed (JP). Their most-recent common ancestors are her 3x great grandparents and their 4x great grandparents, John Williscroft andElizabeth Yates through their daughter Mary. Predicted relationship from AncestryDNA: 5th–8th Cousin, based on sharing 19 cM across 1 segments;

Elizabeth's maternal relationship to her son Thomas is confirmed by an AncestryDNA test match between Jill (Clements) Dixon and her second cousin twice removed (STM). Their most-recent common ancestors are her great grandparents and their 3x great grandparents, John Williscroft andElizabeth Yates through their daughter Mary. Predicted relationship from AncestryDNA: 5th–8th Cousin, based on sharing 18 cM across 1 segments;

Elizabeth's maternal relationship to her son Thomas is confirmed by an AncestryDNA test match between Jill (Clements) Dixon and fourth cousin (DH). Their most-recent common ancestors are their 3x great grandparents, John Williscroft andElizabeth Yates through their son Benjamin. Predicted relationship from AncestryDNA: 4th–6th Cousin, based on sharing 25 cM across 2 segments;

John's paternal relationship to his son Thomas is confirmed by an AncestryDNA test match between Jill (Clements) Dixon and fourth cousin twice removed(JC). Their most-recent common ancestors are her 3x great grandparents and their 5x great grandparents, John Williscroft andElizabeth Yates through their daughter Mary. Predicted relationship from AncestryDNA: 5th–8th Cousin, based on sharing 9.4 cM across 1 segments;

Elizabeth's maternal relationship to her Thomas is confirmed by an AncestryDNA test match between Jill (Clements) Dixon and fourth cousin one removed(TJB). Their most-recent common ancestors are her 3x great grandparents and their 4x great grandparents, John Williscroft andElizabeth Yates through their daughter Mary. Predicted relationship from AncestryDNA: 5th–8th Cousin, based on sharing 6.7 cM across 1 segment;

Elizabeth's maternal relationship to her son Thomas is confirmed by an AncestryDNA test match between Jill (Clements) Dixon and fourth cousin twice removed(JKH). Their most-recent common ancestors are her 3x great grandparents and their 5x great grandparents, John Williscroft andElizabeth Yates through their daughter Ellen. Predicted relationship from AncestryDNA: 5th–8th Cousin, based on sharing 6.7 cM across 1 segment;



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