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Family of Elizabeth Margaret KERR

Husband: (unknown)
Wife: Elizabeth Margaret KERR (1849-1892)
Marriage Q2 1867 East London Registration District

Wife: Elizabeth Margaret KERR

Name: Elizabeth Margaret KERR
Sex: Female
Father: -
Mother: -
Birth Sep 1849 Poole, Dorset
Occupation Milliner
Death 27 Feb 1892 (age 42) Bristol (Shirehampton)
Cause: Diseased heart
Burial 3 Mar 1892 Bristol (Shirehampton)

Note on Wife: Elizabeth Margaret KERR

In 1851 Margaret was living in 76 New Street, Poole, Dorset with her parents, William and Elizabeth. Her father was a Linen Draper and Tea Dealer from Dumfrieshire. Her mother was from Kinson, Bournemouth. Also living there were Margaret's two brothers - George and John, and two sisters - Maria and Sarah. They had a servant Mary Ann Allen age 15. On the day of the census they had visitors staying with them - Archibald Bryden, William McQuire and Adam Bryden - all were travelling Linen Drapers and Tea Dealers.

In 1861 she was living with her mother at 195 Russel Place, Poole, Dorset together with her sisters Maria and Ellen and brother John. Her is now refered to as Elizabeth Bryden. there is no reference to her husband. Also living there are William aged 6 and Emma aged 4 both with the surname of Bryden. Elizabeth Margaret was aged 11 and described as a scholar.

 

There is no record of Amos, her husband, dying between 1867 and 1872, so it looks very much as Elizabeth and George just ran off together and lived as man and wife.

 

In 1891 she was a 'widow' living at Flowers Cottages, Shirehampton, Bristol with her 4 children. She is refered to as Margaret Kennett (not Kerr) although so far no record has been found of her marriage to George. She was a Milliner (Dress) aged 39 and originally from Poole, Dorset.

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