An interesting contact through Ancestry – Lynn S contacted me about Elizabeth Willshaw (or Wilsher), my great-great grandmother. She is descended from Elizabeth’s sister, Ann Willshaw, so I’ve been able to add in some family members there. Elizabeth was born in 1828 in Biddulph, Staffordshire. She married Reuben Austin, and their eldest daughter, Mary Ann, … Continue reading
Elizabeth Wilsher was born in Biddulph, Staffordshire in 1828. She married Reuben Austin in 1845 in the Wolstanton District of Staffordshire, and they are my great-great-grandparents. I haven’t traced her death, although her last child was born in 1866, so it was that year or later. Her maiden name is also recorded as Willshaw.
It always surprises me to see 25 December listed as the date of marriage – I’ve got half a dozen, and don’t have marriage details for a good many of the people in my trees. I’m assuming that it was one of the few days that workers could have time off. In my immediate tree: … Continue reading