Harriet Lloyd born about 1864 in Whitechapel, London

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Summary

Yet to be summarised.

Parents and family

From her marriage certificate we know that her father was John LLOYD, a clerk.

The Censuses infer that her mother was Harriet, born in about 1843 and in St Botolphs (on the 1891 census "St Botolphs, Cornwall," but on the 1881 and 1901 census "St Botolphs, London"). To compound the difficulty there are four St Botolph's churches in London. St. Botolph without Aldgate is in the Whitechapel registration district in which her daughter Harriet appears to have been born. The other three St Botolphs are in the East London Registration District.

FreeBMD lists 12 Harriet Sophia birth registrations in London or Middlesex in the period 1842-5. Searching for marriages of a Harriet S, anywhere in the country to a soundex of the surnames for these people brought up nothing like LLOYD. Trying a similar exercise, but matching with John rather than LLOYD turns up a possible (assuming that there has been a transcription error).
Harriet EDWARDS & John HYDE (HYDE sounds vaguely similar, begins with a double vertical strokes and has the letters "yd" at the end, the "e" being optional), Dec 1859, Lambeth. On the 1851 Census this Harriet EDWARDS looks to be in Amersham, Beaconsfield.. However, there is also a Harriet P EDWARDS, born 1843 with no place of Birth and in St Luke, Old Street. There also happens to be a John LLOYD, born 1841, listed in St Luke, Old Street. This may merit further investigation.

There are no John LLOYD marriages to a Harriet at Gretna Green ten years either side of Harriet's birth.

Birth

Various Census records give her birth as Whitechapel, Mile End, and Bethnal Green. However, these are within a mile and a half of each other. There are no other major places within the triangle formed by these three so she was probably born somewhere in the area between them.

Possible registrations are (the earlier being the more likely) -

Childhood and education

On the 1871 Census she is listed at 3 Wells Yard, Whitechapel, London, Middlesex. The family unit comprised -

Employment

On the 1881 Census she is listed at 11 Handley Rd, Hackney, London. She was boarding with William COTTON, for whom her mother, Harriet, was housekeeper. The unit comprised -
She gave her occupation 'Fancy Box Maker' ('Maker' looks like 'Maller' on the census image. Comparison with 'Match Maker' on the same page shows that the author's 'k' is written as two vertical strokes the second bent to touch the first. So the 'll' is probably a badly written 'k'. Similarly the visitors name could be BOOKER rather than BOOBLER) Handley Road is still there and is in the parish of South Hackney (about 250m from Morpeth Road, where she was later living when she married)

Marriage

On 24 March 1883, at the Parish Church of South Hackney, she married George COOK. The account of their life together continues in the biography of George COOK.

Time as a widow

At some point before the 1901 Census (probably 1900) her husband died.

On the 1901 Census she is still at 3 Jupp Road, then part of West Ham, Essex. At which time the family comprised -
Also listed at 3 Jupp Road were the family of William HUNT
As William was from Cambridge there may be some relation to her late husband.

Last Will and Testament

None known.

Death

Unknown. The Harriet COOK death candidates prior to 1928 are -
I have yet to look for possible deaths later than that date.

As Harriet was still quite young when George died and had young children, she would probably have re-married if that were possible. In Dec. Quarter 1905 there was a Harriett COOK marriage registered in West Ham (Vol 4a, 242), possible husbands have been identified as George James SHEPPARD and Walter Rider SPEIGHT.

Burial

Unknown.

Descendants and notable relations



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