Elizabeth Middleton

Author: Christine Gambles
Date published: 21/05/2021

Elizabeth Middleton


Elizabeth Curtis was born c1835 in Newbury the daughter of Adam & Sarah Curtis (nee Danvers) who were married on the 5th October 1834 at St Nicolas Church Newbury.

Other children of Adam and Sarah were:

Amelia c 1834

George c1837  

Mary Ann c1839                                                                                                                                                                                      

Emma Maria 1841                                                                                                                                                                                

Charlotte 1843

Victoria 1845                                                                                                                                                                        

Richard James 1847

Frederick 1850

Edwin c1852  

Walter 1856      

In 1841 Elizabeth (6) was living in Newbury with her parents Adam (25), an Agricultural Labourer and Sarah (25), her brother George (4) and her sisters Amelia (8) and Mary (2),

The 1851 census records Elizabeth (16) living with her parents and siblings in Mayor Lane Newbury she married the following year.

Marriage details:

Place: St Nicolas Church Newbury

Date: 25th December 1852

Groom: William Tucker, widower, occupation: Labourer abode: Newbury

Bride: Elizabeth Curtis, aged 18 years, spinster, abode: Newbury

Fathers: John Tucker, occupation: Labourer and Adam Curtis, occupation: Labourer

Witnesses: Adam Curtis and George Stillman

(William was born c1823 in Brimpton Berkshire the son of John and Charlotte Tucker (nee Bidmead). He married Ann Brown in 1847 and was widowed the following year)


William and Elizabeth had the following ten children but sadly only two survived to adulthood:

John Arthur 1853-1858

George Samuel 1854-1856

William Walter 1857-1859

Alice Amelia 1859-1862

Henry Theodore 1861-1861

Joseph Charles 1861-1862

Albert c1864

Charles Edward 1866-1869

Charlotte Annie 1868-1869

Thomas 1870

The family were living in St Mary’s Hill Newbury and William was working as a Miller in 1871.

The 1881 census records the family living in Greenham Street Newbury and William as a Carman.

William died aged 57 on the 11th February 1882 he was laid to rest in the Newtown Road Cemetery on the 17th February.

Elizabeth remarried later the same year her 2nd husband was Richard Middleton, a Gardener. The 1891 census records them living in St Mary’s Hill and the 1901 census records the couple living at 78 Cheap Street.

Richard Middleton died in 1908 in Newbury District Hospital he was laid to rest in the Newtown Road Cemetery on the 9th March.

Elizabeth was recorded as an old age pensioner living at 2 Hillman’s Cottages Stroud Green Newbury in the 1911 census she died aged 74 on the 3rd April 1912 and was laid to rest in the Newtown Road Cemetery on the 6th April.


Sources: as above

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