Elizabeth Barber 1820-1866
Parents: Isaac and Frances Barber (1)
Born: 27th March 1820 in Haverhill.(1)
Baptised: 16th April 1820 in Haverhill.(1)
Married: John Whiting, batchelor, labourer of Burton End, son of Joseph Whiting, labourer, on 5th August 1838 at St Mary's Parish Church, Haverhill. Witnessed by James Barber and Sarah Mead.(2)
Children: Charles Whiting b.1840, Phoebe Whiting b.1844, Ruth Whiting b.1846 died in infancy, Caroline Whiting b.1847, Amelia Whiting b.1850, Walter Whiting b.1853, Mary Ann Whiting b.1856 and Emily Whiting b.1858.
Died: August 1866 in Haverhill. Buried at St Mary's Church, Haverhill, on 4th August 1866.(3,4)
Bio: Elizabeth lived all her life as far as we know in Burton End, Haverhill. Present on the 1841 census as the wife of John, she was to have 8 children by him. By 1861 when some of the children had grown up she was not only bringing up the rest, but also working as a cotton weaver. She died relatively young in August 1866, and was buried at St Mary's Church, Haverhill (3,4).
(1) LDS records. Place: Haverhill, Suffolk, England; Collection: ; BTs; Date Range: 1812 - 1822; Film Number: 951468.
(2) Suffolk Records Office, Bury St Edmunds, Parish Registers of St Mary's Church, Haverhill. Fiche 578/4/p23 of 37
(3) Suffolk Records Office, Bury St Edmunds, Parish Registers of St Mary's Church, Haverhill. Fiche 578/4/p37 of 37
(4) Death Register. 3rd Quarter 1866, Risbridge district, Volume 4a Page 276