Wednesday, 17 March 2010

At Elton

My 3 x great grandmother Hannah Bridge was born in 1793 at Newhall and was christened at St Peter's Stapenhill near Burton on Trent, as there wasn't a church then at Newhall. Her parents were Robert Bridge and Mary Shaw who married on 9th April 1787 at St Peter's Church. It is possible that Robert Bridge was born at Elton in 1763, the son of Robert and Hannah Bridge; he must have moved - presumably to find work further south in Derbyshire.

Above is All Saints church, Elton where I found quite a few memorial inscriptions to the Bridge family. The stones below are 19th century ones. The one on the left is to Ann (nee Holmes) and Benjamin Bridge who died in 1860 and 1864 respectively.

We found the second one really hard to read so I'm not sure who this one is for except we could make out the name Bridge.

The little stones above are a lot earlier. The one on the left is Joseph Bridge 1802 and the one on the right is inscribed with just RB 1773.

On the 1841 Census for Newhall Robert Bridge is listed as age 78 and a Blacksmith. His wife Mary is 76 and they have one son Joseph age 36 living at home, he is also a Blacksmith. There is also a five year old child called Sarah Porter living in the household.

By this time their daughter Hannah has married Benjamin Gough of Newhall and is living in with him and some of their children including their 20 year old son Benjamin my 2x great grandfather.

1 comment:

  1. Did you see the Pursglove Grave in Winster? I have sent you an email with it on. xxx

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