On 24th December 1851 Elizabeth Buckley married George Henry Hall at the parish church in High Hoyland, Yorkshire. She was twenty one and he was twenty three.
This lovely photograph of Hoyland Parish Church is © copyright Steve Fareham and licensed for reuse under the Creative Commons Licence and I found it on a wonderful website called Geograph which aims to collect photographs and information for every square kilometre in the U.K.
Anyway, back to the story.
Elizabeth's father, John Buckley (1797 - 1870), was a farmer and her mother was named Sarah (1811 - 1901). John and Sarah had eleven children of which Elizabeth, born in 1831, was the oldest: Fanny Anne (1833), Rebeccah (1835), Benjamin (1838), Hannah (1840), Mary Ann (1843), Robert (1848), William (1850), John (1851), Henry (1853) and Frederick (1856). Amazingly, after all that child-bearing, Sarah lived until she was ninety years old.
Elizabeth's surname, Buckley, is not a typo for one of our main family names: just a coincidence.
Elizabeth and George had four children: Eliza Ann in 1856, Arthur in 1860, Sarah Elizabeth in 1867 and Mary Adelaide in 1870. All their children married and had childen and by the time of her death Elizabeth had eleven grand-children. There's more information about their life together on a previous blogpost.
Elizabeth was my great great grandma: her daughter Eliza Ann was the mother of my grandmother, Elsie Smith (1885 - 1952). Elizabeth died in 1904 although her husband lived on for a further six years.
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