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eliza ann williams

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showgirl Report 9 Dec 2011 18:45

hello,i am trying to find where my grandmother, eliza ann williams was born in lancaster. i have found out from your site,that she moved to huddersfield,and she was a servant at kirkburton huddersfield. she married john fisher who was killed in world war 1. any information would be very welcome. thanks


MarieCeleste Report 9 Dec 2011 18:51

Hi Showgirl, when was she born?

Who was her father from her marriage certificate?

There are over 1,500 variations of the name Eliza Ann Williams on the 1911 census so we need to narrow it down!


rootgatherer Report 9 Dec 2011 18:52

The marriage certificate will give her father's name and occupation which, if you have an approximate year of birth may help to trace her on census records.

Marriages Mar 1916
Fisher John T Williams Lancaster 8e 1367
Williams Eliza A Fisher Lancaster 8e 1367

Mike *

Mike * Report 9 Dec 2011 18:55

Was she Eliza or Elizabeth ?

Lancashire Marriage indexes for the years: 1916
WILLIAMS Elizabeth Annie - FISHER John Thomas - Lancaster, Skerton, St Luke ( register at Preston )


Marriages Mar 1916 --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Fisher John T - Williams - Lancaster 8e 1367
Williams Eliza A - Fisher - Lancaster 8e 1367


George_of_Westbury Report 9 Dec 2011 19:05

For ref, this might be the husband.
There is a medal card for this chap, but no service records

Initials: J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment)
Unit Text: 8th Bn.
Age: 33
Date of Death: 16/06/1917
Service No: 33549
Additional information: Son of George and Alice Fisher, of 13, Lune Rd., Lancaster; husband of Eliza Ann Fisher, of 17, Pinfold Lane, Skerton, Lancaster.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Bay 2.



Diamonds-R-A-Girls-Best-Friend Report 9 Dec 2011 19:09

I think this could be her in 1911

WILLIAMS, Eliza Annie Servant Single F 27 1884 Asylum Nurse Lancashire Lancaste

Mike *

Mike * Report 9 Dec 2011 19:17

The Eliza above ( still need confirmation of her age at marriage)

Lancashire Birth indexes for the years: 1884
WILLIAMS Eliza A - Saint George district, Manchester


MarieCeleste Report 9 Dec 2011 19:20

pm from Showgirl - have asked for further replies to be on here:

hi. she was born 1880. i havent any details of her
parents,although she had a sister called sally ,who lived in preston. hope you can help.


rootgatherer Report 9 Dec 2011 19:28


Name: Eliza A. Williams
Age: 2
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1879
Relation: Daughter
Father's Name: Thomas C. Williams
Mother's Name: Eliza Williams
Gender: Female
Where born: L Pool, Lancashire, England

Civil parish: Liverpool
County/Island: Lancashire
Country: England

Street Address: 25 Benson St

Employment status: View image

Registration district: Liverpool
Sub-registration district: Mount Pleasant
ED, institution, or vessel: 26
Neighbors: View others on page
Piece: 3624
Folio: 100
Page Number: 29
Household Members: Name Age
Thomas C. Williams 26 occ ...awmaths / Clerk Of Church
Eliza Williams 28
Eliza A. Williams 2
Sarah E. Williams 1 <<<<<<<<<<<< Sally?
Annie Clements 19

Mike *

Mike * Report 9 Dec 2011 19:29

No 1880 birth for Eliza A in Lancashire on freebmd .
Nearest are these

Births Mar 1878
Williams Eliza Ann Liverpool 8b 123

Births Sep 1878
Williams Eliza Ann Liverpool 8b 90

Births Jun 1884
Williams Eliza Ann Manchester 8d 314

Mike *

Mike * Report 12 Dec 2011 20:23


she was 36 when she married john thomas fisher
i know she was a mental nurse,but dont know where she was born. i always thought she was born in lancaster. thanks for your help


If you can tell us who her father was from her marriage certificate it may be helpful in finding the right family.


showgirl Report 13 Dec 2011 16:19

I have got two possible birth addresses.One in Manchester and one in Liverpool.. Fathers name could be Thomas C Williams and mothers name Eliza. I know that she had a sister ,we used to call Sally and there was a Sarah E Williams. Sally went to live in Preston and had a daughter Winifred. Thanks for you help.