Author Topic: Lizzie LEA and Eliz.RULE -J.MOFFAT 'Wives' 1913  (Read 726 times)

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Lizzie LEA and Eliz.RULE -J.MOFFAT 'Wives' 1913
« on: Thursday 18 May 17 22:47 BST (UK) »
Maria Lea nee Smith was a dressmaker looking after baby Henrietta in Strafford Street Birkenhead  UK in 1881

I've just read in family notes that  after the death of her husband Henry James Lea Dec 1879
Her eldest child Lizzie H Lea b3/11/1877  was sent to relatives in Halifax UK until the age of 7 when she was brought back to help with her sister. step siblings and the children 
Of mariah with new husband Abiah Jones

Lizzie (Elizabeth Helen )is on 1891 and 1901 census with this Birkenhead family and with her mother in 1911

I  would like to find her in 1881 ....but I don't know which relatives were in Halifax

I've also spent a long time looking for a marriage with Joseph Moffat b 1862 with whom she had 3 children but there is also a note saying that on his death in 1926 his other family claimed the house ....!   Which sounds as if they never married .

Fresh eyes appreciated on this .thanks
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Re: Lizzie Lea sent to Halifax relatives as a toddler 1880
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 18 May 17 23:01 BST (UK) »
Hi

Have you checked this 1881 entry
13 St. James Street, Halifax

Sarah Elizth. Carter, b. 1831 Halifax, head, unmarried
Rachel Carter, b. 1862 Halifax, niece, unmarried
Lizzie LEE, b. 1878 Liverpool, visitor

RG11, Pc 4406, Fol 63, Pg 14
Robbins - Wolverhampton.
Spooner - Monmouthshire & Wolverhampton.
Warner & Loundes - Dudley/Smethwick.
Dod(g)son - Heysham/Liverpool/Wolverhampton

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Re: Lizzie Lea sent to Halifax relatives as a toddler 1880
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 18 May 17 23:09 BST (UK) »
Thanks jools .i.ll look at that one
I've not come across Carter's yet
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Re: Lizzie Lea sent to Halifax relatives as a toddler 1880
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 18 May 17 23:26 BST (UK) »
Yes she.s down as a visitor age 3 born Liverpool so it could be her .
Sarah Carter is down as unmarried....I don't know what the connection was if it is the right Lizzie
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Re: Lizzie Lea sent to Halifax relatives as a toddler 1880
« Reply #4 on: Friday 19 May 17 19:04 BST (UK) »
I think my family records must be wrong as James Henry Lea is down as born 1862 which is surely too young for him to have married Maria Smith in 1877 ...!


#  his birth was 1854 someone had written it wrong
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Re: Lizzie Lea sent to Halifax relatives as a toddler 1880
« Reply #5 on: Friday 19 May 17 20:16 BST (UK) »
Is this his death?

Birkenhead 1879 December quarter vol 8a pg 344
James Henry Lea 25 yrs born about 1854
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Re: Lizzie Lea sent to Halifax relatives as a toddler 1880
« Reply #6 on: Friday 19 May 17 20:48 BST (UK) »
Just been checking on ancestry ...it takes me ages
So  James Henry Lea was a reasonable age to be married after all

Notes say Lizzie was married to Joseph Moffat but tho they had 3 children I don't think he was widowed or divorced from his first wife Elizabeth Rule

In 1901 he is living with his parents and his 4 children noted as married at.      113 Conway St Birkenhead
In 1911 still married ( not divorced or widowed )with his two younger children     "

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Re: Lizzie Lea sent to Halifax relatives as a toddler 1880
« Reply #7 on: Friday 19 May 17 20:57 BST (UK) »
Lizzie Lea had Grace Moffat in 1913 followed by  Joan m Moffat 1916 and John Lea Moffat 1918
But the family story  is that they had to leave family home in 1862 when Joseph died

Joseph Moffat was a journeyman ship painter
He died from septecimia from a cut on his finger 

His children from first marriage were Ann Jane. Moffat  B 1885
Thomas Lancelot b1886
Joseph b1890
Lily  b 1895

Maybe one of them moved into Conway St  with their family

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Re: Lizzie Lea sent to Halifax relatives as a toddler 1880
« Reply #8 on: Friday 19 May 17 21:03 BST (UK) »
I have notes that Lizzie Lea later married Edward Whitaker a male nurse but i don't know what year or how old either of them were

Would she have used her assumed married name of Moffat or Lea ?
I have a death date of 31/03/1961
but am not finding it under various spellings of Whitaker .....!   

She lived in Wallesey in the 1950's
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