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Tuesday 29 January 2013

Elizabeth Grubb - Laundress

Taphophilia is a passion for and enjoyment of cemeteries.
Monument to Elizabeth Grubb, All Saints Churchyard, Boyne Hill, Maidenhead Berkshire.
"Sacred to the memory of Elizabeth Grubb who died Sept 10th 1863 aged 83 years - He that spared not his own son.  But delivered him up for us all. How shall he not with him also freely give us all things-"
Elizabeth Grubb was born Elizabeth Miles in 1780 in Heckfield Hampshire, to William Miles and his wife Prudence Stone.
Sometime between 1808 and 1811 Elizabeth married John Grubb in Bray, Berkshire.  Together they had five children, Sarah Ann born in 1811, Elizabeth born in 1814, William born in 1817, Mary born in 1819 and Hannah born in 1821.  Sadly John died in 1833.
Widowed Elizabeth and her children William and Hannah can be found on the 1851 Census living in Boyne Hill, Maidenhead.  Elizabeth is a laundress, along with Hannah while William is a mason's labourer.
I am unable to find any trace of Elizabeth or her children on the 1871 Census
Elizabeth was to pass away in 1863.

1 comment:

  1. As always, lovely photo and interesting post. Thanks for sharing on Taphophile Tragics!


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