Eliza Thorn

Author: Sylvia Green
Date published: 10/04/2018
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Eliza is purported to have been born aboard HMS Victory in 1797 off Cape St Vincent
©FNRC
Eliza is purported to have been born aboard HMS Victory in 1797 off Cape St Vincent

ELIZA  THORN  b. 1797 on  board

HMS  Victory  at  sea  and  stationed

off  Lisbon

 

 

Eliza  was  possibly  baptised  in  1798  at  Gosport  when  HMS  Victory  returned  to  her  home  port.

 

 

 

 

It  appears  that  Eliza  married  her  first  husband,  a  Mr  Pain,  in  Hampshire  at  some  stage  and  on  being  widowed  came  to  Newbury  and was  married for  a  second  time  in  1849  to  John  Thorn, a  local  blind  man  and  a  rural  postman.

 

Upon  the  death  of  her  second  husband  in  1877  it  seems  she  entered  the  Union  Workhouse  in  Newbury.  She  died  there  in  1883  and  was  buried  in  Newtown  Road  Cemetery  on  2nd  October  1883.

 

Her  husband  John  is  also  buried  in  the  Cemetery    

Sources:Censuses and Death Certificate

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