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Eliza Maria Topham

Eliza Maria Topham

Female 1818 - 1876  (57 years)

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  • Name Eliza Maria Topham 
    Born 2 May 1818  Leeds, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Christened 13 Aug 1818  Saint Peter, Leeds, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Female 
    Died 6 Feb 1876  Jefferson City, Jefferson Township, Cole, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I7662  Watson Clan Tree
    Last Modified 30 Sep 2018 

    Father Ancestors Thomas S. Topham,   b. 17 Nov 1795, Ousebridge, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Nov 1839, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 43 years) 
    Mother Ancestors Eliza Livesey,   b. 17 Jul 1796, Briggate, Leeds, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Jul 1840, Leeds, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 44 years) 
    Married 16 Jul 1815  Saint Peter, Bradford, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    _UID D4BF21D1691B724DABE3D1257837C8AD7008 
    Notes 
    • There are two significant anomalies to note in the children listed.

      First: James and Anne were christened in Belper, Derbyshire, England.

      Second: Thomas, Hannah, and John all have the same christening date.

      I have a scenario that makes some sense of this, though it may be creative fiction until it is proven. Note the consistent two years between births. With the exception of one three year gap, they had a child every two years like clockwork. The two children from Belper fit right into this scenario.

      It also make sense that if they moved to Belper and then back to Leeds, when they went to christen John, the parish would confirm their records of the family. Were they not able to find Hannah and Thomas Jr's records, it would make sense they would re-christen them at the same time as John was christened. This is further supported by the fact that Thomas Jr actually has two christening dates, one that is the same as John's, and another in 1821.

      For this scenario to work, it would really make more sense for James and Anne to be a part this Thomas and Eliza Toppham's family.

      This scenario could easily be disproved, but it is my current working theory.

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    Family ID F110  Group Sheet

    Family Ancestors Jonathan Grimshaw,   b. 24 Jan 1818, Rawdon, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Jan 1888  (Age 70 years) 
    Married 17 Jun 1841  Leeds, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Children 
     1. Elizabeth Grimshaw,   b. 1842, England Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Emma Grimshaw,   b. 1843, England Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Maria Grimshaw,   b. 1846, England Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Arthur Grimshaw,   b. 1849, England Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Fannie Grimshaw,   b. 1851, England Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Sarah Grimshaw,   b. 1856, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Jonathan Grimshaw,   b. 1853, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 6 Jun 2014 
    Family ID F5178  Group Sheet

  • Documents
    The Express Gazette Vol 1 Page 96
    The Express Gazette Vol 1 Page 96
    This article gives some dates and historical details for Eliza, but it mostly here to document that Eliza and Hannah Topham's father's name is Thomas Topham.
    Eliza Maria Topham (1818-1876) Birth Record
    Eliza Maria Topham (1818-1876) Birth Record
    Eliza Maria Topham

    in the West Yorkshire, England, Church of England Births and Baptisms, 1813-1910
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    Name: Eliza Maria Topham
    Age: 0
    Record Type: Baptism
    Birth Date: 2 May 1818
    Baptism Date: 13 Aug 1818
    Baptism Place: Leeds, St Peter, Yorkshire, England
    Parish as it Appears: Leeds, St Peter
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    Father: Thomas Topham
    Mother: Eliza Topham
    Source Citation

    West Yorkshire Archive Service; Wakefield, Yorkshire, England; Yorkshire Parish Records; New Reference Number: RDP68/3A/3
    Source Information

    Ancestry.com. West Yorkshire, England, Church of England Births and Baptisms, 1813-1910 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011.

    Original data: Yorkshire Parish Records. Leeds, England: West Yorkshire Archive Service.
    Description

    This database contains images of Church of England baptism records in registers from parishes in the West Yorkshire area of England. Learn more...

    Headstones
    Eliza Maria Topham (1818-1876) Headstone
    Eliza Maria Topham (1818-1876) Headstone
    Photo added by Nancy Arnold Thompson
    Eliza Maria Topham Grimshaw
    Birth 2 May 1818
    Death 6 Feb 1876 (aged 57)
    Burial
    Woodland-Old City Cemetery
    Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri, USA
    Plot Row 1-a, Lot 67, Plot 32
    Memorial ID 134623834 · View Source
    Plot:
    Woodland-Old City Cemetery
    Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri, USA
    Plot Row 1-a, Lot 67, Plot 32

  • Sources 
    1. [S46] The Express Gazette, Vol 1 Page 96 (Reliability: 2).
      --At Jefferson City, Mo., on Sunday, Feb. 6th, at half past six p.m., after a comparatively painless illness of four day, from an attack of pneumonia, Mrs. Eliza M. Grimshaw, beloved wife of Jonathan Grimshaw, Esq., agent of the U.S. Express Co. Eliza Maria Topham was born in Leeds, Englan, May 2d, 1818. Her father's name was Thomas Topham...

    2. [S306] England, Births and Christenings (Reliability: 3).
      Name Eliza Maria Topham
      Gender Female
      Baptism/Christening Date 13 Aug 1818
      Baptism/Christening Place SAINT PETER,LEEDS,YORK,ENGLAND
      Birth Date
      Birthplace
      Death Date
      Name Note
      Race
      Father's Name Thomas Topham
      Father's Birthplace
      Father's Age
      Mother's Name Eliza
      Mother's Birthplace
      Mother's Age
      Indexing Project (Batch) Number C07193-1
      System Origin England-ODM
      Source Film Number 918380
      Reference Number

    3. [S195] West Yorkshire, England, Baptisms, Marriages and Burials (Reliability: 3).
      Name: Thomas Topham
      Marriage or Bann Date: 16 Jul 1815
      Parish: Bradford, St Peter (Bradford Cathedral)
      Spouse's Name: Eliza Livesey

    4. [S45] UKBMD , (http://www.yorkshirebmd.org.uk/index.php), Vol 23 Page 381 (Reliability: 3).
      Marriage Indexes
      Surname TOPHAM
      Forename(s) Eliza M
      Spouse's Surname GRIMSHAW
      Spouse's Forename(s) Jonathan
      Year 1841
      Church / Register Office Leeds Registered Building
      Registers At Leeds
      Region Yorkshire
      Reference RB/2/110
      Order On-line N/A
      See Also "Marriages Registered April, May, June, 1941" Volume 23 Page 381