Parents and family
Her birth would have been about 1843, based on 1881 Census. From her
re-marriage to George WAYLETT it appears that her middle name is
Sophia and that her maiden name was LLOYD. Her middle name is confirmed by her probable death registration which has
Harriet S. WAYLETT
Childhood and education
Unknown before marriage
I can find no
candidates for her on the 1851 Census, but there is a Joseph LLOYD,
born 1793 with no place of birth given, located in St Botolph
On the 1861 Census the following seem the most likely:
LLOYD, Harriet, born 1840, in Camberwell, located in Wandsworth, Streatham
There is also a Joseph LLOYD, born 1815, in Clerkenwell, and living in Islington
Relationship with John Lloyd
About 1864 her daughter Harriet LLOYD was born, at which time Harriet
snr would have been about 21. On Harriet jnr’s marriage certificate she gives her
father as John LLOYD, clerk.
have as yet been unable to locate either Harriet or John LLOYD on
the 1871 Census. Her daughter Harriet was seven and appears to be
listed in Whitechapel as Harriet LOIDE.
On the 1881 Census she is listed at 11 Handley Rd, Hackney, London. She
was was housekeeper to
William COTTON, with whom her daughter, Harriet, was boarding.
The unit comprised -
- William COTTON, Head, Wid'r, 50, Patent Band Manufacturer.
Employ[ing] 5 men, Also Boiler Inspector, Cheshire, Congleton
- Harriet LLOYD, Serv[ant], W[idow], 38,
Housekeeper, Middlesex, London St Botolphs
- Harriet LLOYD, Boarder, 17, Fancy Box Maker, Middlex,
- Emily BOOBLER, Visitor, 7, , Middlex, Hackney Mile
On 24 March 1883, her daughter Harriet jnr married George Cook, at which
time Harriet jnr gave her father as John LLOYD (deceased), clerk
Marriage to George Waylett
only candiate I have found for a possible marriage is the occurence of
Harriet Sophia LLOYD and George WAYLETT under the same register ref in
West Ham (the appropriate district for her next move), in the December
Quarter of 1887 (4a, 95). The witness details on the marriage
certificate would seem to confirm that this is indeed her marriage. The
full details on the certificate are as follows -
1887 Marriage solemnized at Parish Church in the Parish of West Ham in the County of Essex
Column no. 115
When Married: Decr 25 1887
George WAYLETT, aged 45. Bachelor and painter, residing in West Ham, son of John WAYLETT (Deceased), brewer.
Harriet Sophia LLOYD, aged 45. Spinster, residing in West Ham, daughter of Joseph LLOYD (Deceased), carpenter.
Married by Thomas Scott after Banns.
Witnessed by George COOK [probably her son-in-law of that name] and Anne COOK [probably her son-in-law's sister, Annie COOK]
reference to her status as "spinster" is surprising as, from the 1881
census details, one would have expected “Widow.” It suggests that the
status of "W" on the 1881 Census was a deliberate subterfuge.
marriage could be annulled if it had not been consummated or was to a
prohibited relation, in which case the woman's status would revert to
Spinster. Given the similarity in surname of both John LLOYD and
Harriet Sophia LLOYD, then the latter might be a possibility. In the
19th C., however, every divorce was very expensive as it required its
own an act of parliament, so it was common practice for the poor to lie
about their status in order to re-marry bigamously. It is worth noting
that in 1891 Harriet's status was described on the census form as "U,"
In the Mar Quarter of 1890 the death of one George WAYLETT, aged 49, was registered in Whitechapel district (1c 296).
On the 1891 Census she is at 3 Jupp Road, Stratford, Essex.. At
that time the family comprised
- George COOK, Head, M[arried], 30, Engine Driver, Employed,
- Harriet COOK, Wife, M, 27, , , London, Mile End
- Maud COOK, Daur, 7, , , Essex, Stratford
- Florence COOK, Daur, 6, , , Essex, Stratford
- George COOK, Son, 4, , , Essex, West Ham
- Harriet WAYLETT, Mother, [squiggle that
does not resemble the Mar, S, or Wid used elsewhere], 48, Charwoman,
Cornwall, St Botolphs
Harriet WAYLETT is described as George COOK's
Mother but appears to be
his mother in law.
On the 1901 Census she is at 3 Jupp Road, then part of West Ham, Essex.
At which time the family comprised -
- Harriet COOK, Head, Wid[ow], 37, Office Cleaner, Worker,
- Maud COOK, Daur, S[ingle], 17, Waitress, Worker, Stratford,
- Florence COOK, Daur, S, 16, Fancy Worker,Worker ,
- George COOK, Son, S, 14, Printer's Boy, Worker, Stratford,
- Ivy COOK, Daur, , 4, , , Stratford, Essex
- Daisy COOK, Daur, , 3, , , Stratford,
- Harriet WAYLETT, Mother, Wid[ow], 57,
Charwoman, Employed, London, St Botolphs
Also listed at the same house were William HUNT, a widowed
builder's labourer born in Cambridgeshire, and his unmarried daughter
Last Will and Testament
The only candidate death I have found is a registration in West Ham in
the June Quarter of 1919, for Harriet S WAYLETT,
aged 76, i.e. born about 1843 (Vol. 4a, Pg 265).
Descendants and notable relations
To be continued...
The LLOYDE family of Alverstoke registration district
1871 the seven year old Harriet LLOYD jnr spelt her surname LOIDE. This
is of interest, for it suggests that the family may have spelt their
surname with a final E. I for Y is ean easy enough mistake, as is L for
LL, but adding the final E involves inventing something that would not
naturally be suggested by the name LLOYD. She is on her own as a Lodger
with LEE in Whitechapel, London. At that time Walter & Harriet
LLOYD, with Ada, but not Harriet, are in the Alverstoke region.
West Ham marriage of George WAYLETT and Harriet Sophia LLOYD suggests
that her middle name was Sophia. Marriages between Harriet Sophia [X]
and [X] LLOYD are so rare that only one possibility was
found on a fairly complete index. That being the occurence on the dame
page of one Walter LLOYDE and a Harriet Sophia BROWN. This was
registered in the Dec Q of 1862 in the Alvestoke registration district.
Searching for a birth registration of Harriet Sophia BROWN returns only
one that is within four years of Harriet Snr's apparent birth date of
1842. That is the birth of Harriet Sophia BROWN, registered in
Alvestoke district in the Jun Q of 1842 (7, 17).
Alverstoke, and spelling, LLOYDE, suggest registrations that may
relate to the children of this marriage. They include:
- Harriet Rachel LLOYDE registered in the Alverstoke region in Mar Q 1864 (2b, 501);
- Ada Emmeline LLOYDE registered in the Alverstoke region in Dec Q 1865 (2b, 460), married 1888 to NORSTER;
John LLOYDE registered in the Alverstoke region in Mar Q 1867 (2b,
490), died aged 1 (reg Sep Q 1868, Alverstoke, 2b, 332).
the birth locations don't agree with those given on the Census
records, and the father's name disagrees with that given in Harriet
Jnr's marriage certificate, the details link with the missing LLOYD
family on five other grounds:
- The spelling of LLOYDE with an E;
- The unusual first-name combination of Harriet Sophia;
presence of a George WAYLETT/ Harriet Sophia LLOYD marriage in
West Ham district during the period in which the Census data suggests
that she married;
- The presence of both a mother and daughter named Harriet and with the appropriate birth dates;
data suggests that Harriet WAYLETT died after 1911, and the only likely
death registration is for a Harriet S. WAYLETT, aged 76, in the West
Ham region in the Jun Q 1919, which agrees fairly well with the age of
our Harriet snr, as given on the 1901 census (i.e. 57).
The circumstantial data is strong enough to suggest that this avenue would bear further research