Certificates have been floating in, in dribs and drabs throughout the last few days, all apart from one which I was refunded for.
My 3rd Great Grandmothers, Eliza Stockwell, original birth record is in too poor condition to be sent as a pdf, which is such a shame, as I am slowly buying all my direct ancestors certifications. I wonder if a paper copy may be available. I think I will try ordering one and cross my fingers.
You may remember, I ordered Elizabeth Stockwell nee Wren and George Stockwell’s, Son George’s birth certificate as there was conflicting information.
His birth index is for the October, December quarter of 1850, but he was christened on the 30th August 1850.
I thought that maybe they registered his birth late and I was right.
George Stockwell, was born on the 29th August 1850, at St Dennis, South Stoneham, Southampton, Hampshire, England.
His father George Stockwell was working as a Labourer.
His mother Elizabeth Stockwell nee Wren, registered his birth on the 8th October 1850.
Elizabeth and George Stockwell, had 11 children, four of them died in infancy, Mary, William Frank, Henry and Rosina Stockwell.😢 You can read all about Elizabeth Stockwell nee Wren, her childhood, her life as wife to George Stockwell and about their children, here.
As promised, I’m going to fill in the blanks about their angel babies and share with you, the death certificates and answers to why they lost so many children.
Mary Stockwell, died in 12th February 1856, at Marine Parade, Southampton, Hampshire, England. She died from Pneumonia, 4 days. Her mother Elizabeth Stockwell nee Wren, was present at her death and registered it on the 13th February 1856. Mary’s father was working as a Carter, at the time of her death.
William Frank Stockwell, died January 9th 1858, at Marine Parade, Southampton, Hampshire, England.
He died from, Pneumonia, 5 weeks.
William was 13 months old.
His Mother Elizabeth Stockwell, registered his death on the 11th January 1858. Elizabeth was present at William’s death.
His Father George, was working as a Carter, at the time of William’s death.
4 day old, Henry Stockwell, died on the 27th June 1858, at Number 1, Marine Street, Southamton, Hampshire, England. Henry’s cause of death was from Dibility. Jane Dymott was present at his death and she registered it on the 29th June 1858. Henry’s Father was working as a Dock Labour at the time of his death.
Rosina Stockwell, died October 22nd 1865, at Number 13, Godfrey Street, Southampton, Hampshire, England, when she was 22 months old. Rosina died from, Scarlatina, 3 weeks and Anasarca, 2 weeks. Her Father George was working as a Labourer at the time of her death. Rosina’s Mother Elizabeth Stockwell nee Wren, was present and registered Rosina’s death on the 23rd October 1865.
Receiving death certificates always saddens my soul especially when it’s a child death.
Death is so very cruel and no mother or father should ever have to bury their child, Never.
Thanks to the world of genealogy these angels will never be forgotten.
May they rest in peace.
Mary, William Frank, Henry and Rosina Stockwell.
Gone but not forgotten.
4 thoughts on “Stockwell Angels – Elizabeth Wren, 52 Ancestors In 52 Weeks, Week 34 Update.”
Terribly sad but once once again beautifully written Georgina and what a lovely angel picture.
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Thank you Bruce, and thank you for all your help, I wouldn’t be able to do it without you x
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