09 August 2015

52 Ancestors Week 30 - Elizabeth Croffts

This weeks theme over at No Story Too Small is "Challenging". Until a couple months ago I didn't even know the name of my 3rd great-grandmother. It was challenging to find the information needed to even find her name. And once I ordered the records from England, it was challenging to wait for them to come in the mail! Now that I know who she is, I can move on finding out more about her. Here is what I know so far.

Elizabeth Croffts was born in Hawarden, Wales around 1815. Some time in the 1830's or early 1840's, in Wales, she married Thomas Edwards (who may have been a widow with some children). Elizabeth, Thomas, and children moved to Monk Hesleden, Durham, England to work in the coal mines sometime between 1845 and 1847. According to various census records, we have identified 9 children in this family.

She died sometime after 1881, the last census she is found in (possibly died in 1890 in Easington, England).




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Parents and sbilings:
unknown so far

Spouse:
Thomas Edwards (1817-?)

Children:
John Edwards (1836–?)
Thomas Edwards (1838–?)
Joseph Edwards (1840–?)
Sarah Edwards (1842–?)
Ann Edwards (1845–?)
Margaret Edwards (1847–?)
Edward Edwards (1848–1923)
William Edwards (1850–?)
Peter Edwards (1853–?)