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Elizabeth Bridger in 1901

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Gail Report 31 Mar 2013 23:34

Elizabeth was born Elizabeth Hobday 1864 in Brighton. She married Albert Bridger in 1883 and they had a daughter, Frances, in 1890.
Elizabeth died 1908 in Brighton.
I have her in 1871, 1881, 1891 census records but cannot find her in 1901.
Her husband, Albert, is living with his mother in 1901 (RG13/928 F67 P24) and is recorded as married (recorded as widowed in 1911).
Their daughter Frances is living with her great uncle and aunt (1901: RG13/876 F7 P5). I cannot find Elizabeth anywhere - would appreciate some help locating her in 1901.
Thanks in advance

Christina (Lancashire)

Christina (Lancashire) Report 1 Apr 2013 00:10

Is it possible she was placed in an asylum? Unfortunately it was common to commit women for conditions such as postnatal depression.

The image for this entry says the lady is married and her occupation is listed as Domestic Servant.

No place of birth listed.

1901 England Census
Name: E B
Age: 37
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1864
Gender: Female
Civil parish: Wivelsfield
Ecclesiastical parish: St John the Baptist
Town: Wivelsfield
County/Island: Sussex
Country: England

View image
Registration district: Lewes
Sub-registration district: Ditchling
ED, institution, or vessel: East Sussex County Lunatic Asylum
Neighbors: View others on page
Household schedule number: 1
Piece: 913
Folio: 100
Page Number: 11

I don't know who you would contact to see if admission info 1891 - 1901 exists.

May be held at the East Sussex Records Office?


KathleenBell Report 1 Apr 2013 00:11

Do you have her death certificate? It should give an address for where she was living when she died and the informant might give a clue.

Kath. x


Gail Report 1 Apr 2013 00:14

No I don't have death certificate but will be purchasing soon ... thanks Kathleen

Thanks Christina ... it is possible I suppose - I will look into it

Thanks for your time both


AnnCardiff Report 1 Apr 2013 00:44


Name: Elizabeth Charlotte Bridger
Event Type: Census
Event Date: 31 Mar 1901
Gender: Female
Age: 37
Relationship to Head of Household: Wife
Birthplace: Brighton, Sussex
Schedule Type: Household
Registration District: Brighton
Sub-District: West Brighton
Ecclesiastical Parish: Brighton St Martins
Civil Parish: Brighton
District/Parish/County: Sussex


AnnCardiff Report 1 Apr 2013 00:46

Name: Elizabeth Charlotte Bridger
Event Type: Census
Event Date: 1911
Gender: Female
Age: 47
Birthplace: Brighton, Sussex
Schedule Type: Household
Registration District: Brighton
Sub-District: West Brighton
Parish: Brighton
County: Sussex


MarieCeleste Report 1 Apr 2013 10:21

The census samples that Ann has posted relate to a woman married to a Henry William Bridger who had an oil and hardware shop, so can be eliminated.


Vera Report 1 Apr 2013 10:36

Re Christina(lancashire)

Hopefully they will be able to help you...

Address The East Sussex Record Office, The Maltings, Castle Precincts, Lewes, East Sussex, BN7 1YT
Telephone (01273) 482349

Regards Vera


MarieCeleste Report 1 Apr 2013 18:11

Previous thread:

Gail, if you look to the left of the pages there's a link "My Threads" - that takes you back to all threads you've started or posted on. If you need further help on one of them, or fresh eyes to take a look, then just add a new post to it and it moves to the front of the boards.