Elizabeth Lyons 1864 - 1940


Parents Catherine ( nee Buckley) and Stephen Lyons

Elizabeth Lyons From Our Lady of Salette register Elizabeth Lyons born 9/03/1864 , baptised 20/03/1864, gp. John Murphy & Ann Hearley to parents Stephen Lyons & Catherine Lyons, nee Buckley. I cannot find a b.c. on BMD; Jun 1865 is not her. I concluded, that like brother Michael/Joseph, she was registered under a different name, Sarah?, Sep 1864 St.G. Southwark ? or Ellen Dec 1864 St.G. Southwark, 1d.143?; more likely Sarah as I cannot find a Sarah in 1871C, but both of these a little late but maybe Sarah could have been born as early as mid-June & not registered till Jul-Sep quarter, but neither are even in St. Olaves or Bermondsey : no female Lyons born 1864 St.Olaves or Bermondsey. Obtained the cert. for a Bridget in 1864 , but this was not her.

UB2. Possible birth 27/04/1865 in St. Olave as Eliza Lyons ; this is NOT her. Parents are Thomas Lyons & Johanna Casey[married Jun 1864, Bermondsey - unsurprisingly not in a protestant church!], 10 College St.[curious 'cos Stephen was at 26 College St. in 1861]

1871 Census- taken on April 2/3 1871 .Eventually family found under "Lynes".
Stephen, age 45, b.Co Cork. 36 Brunswick Court, Bermondsey. "Dock Labourer"
Catherine, wife, 45, b. Co Cork
Timothy, son, 17, b.Bermondsey, Surrey. "Wharf Labourer"
Mary, daughter, 15 b.Bermondsey, Surrey
Stephen, son, 11, b.St Olaves, Surrey
Michael, son, 9, b.St Olaves, Surrey
Eliza, daughter, 7, b.St Olaves, Surrey.
Also given is John Lyons, and it says "son", age 35 and blind.
Also at same address are a family of 3 names Lacey, the parents born Limerick, and their 1 year old son, b.Co.Cork

1881 Census She appears, aged 17, listed as daughter,book folder, living with just her parents at 10, Freemans Lane. .

1888. When her father, Stephen Lyons, living 15 Snowsfield, entered St. Olave Workhouse, destitute, on 30/7/1888 her mother, Catherine Lyons, is given as living at Millstream Road. So I would suspect Elizabeth is also living there with her, as they appear together in 1891C. .

1890. Father Stephen dies, 1/03/1890, in St. Olaves Infirmary. He is down as of 3 Cross Street.. as is her brother Michael, the informant on the d.c.

1891C. Living at 2, Hanover Buildings, Horsleydown [ but brother Michael no longer living with the family: he has married in 1880]. I could find no entry for 2 Hanover Buildings in the Electoral Roll Books for this year or 1890 or 1892 - but maybe in a different Polling Ward.
Catherine Lions wid. head 61 b. Cork
Stephen s. 32 Labourer Waterside b. St. Olaves
Elizabeth s. 27 Bookfolder b. St. Olaves


1892. Catherine Lyons, born 1829, admitted on 4/3/1892, on order of StJ. Thomas, to the St. Olave Infirmary. Discharged Monday 30/5/1892 at her own request: LMA Infirmary Book H3/OLA/11/1/011. Then on 10/8/1892 she was admitted to St. Olaves Workhouse, aged 63, of 15 Boss Street, due to 'Sons neglect' , relations given as sons Michael of 12 Curlew Street, & Timothy & Stephen, both of unknown address. She was discharged on 18/8/1892 - fiche X104/287. Four days later, 22/8/1892, she was admitted to the Little Sisters of the Poor Carehome, St. Peters House. Their records have that Catherine was living in Dockhead, at a lodging house, before entering St. Peters House, Meadow Road, Lambeth on 22/08/1892; she was recommended by the Sisters of Mercy who were working in Dockhead at the time . Does Elizabeth then continue living with her brother Stephen somewhere?: from the 10/8/1892 Workhouse entry it would appear that Stephen had vanished! - he had in fact joined the Militia in late 1891. . Electoral Roll books exist for Hanover Buildings 1891-2 but have not found a number 2!

1898 . Aged 34, no occupation given, marries Compton Alexander Amos, 36, warehouseman, on 10/04/1898 in St. John's Church, Battersea .Protestant ceremony! Living at 107, Maysoule Road, Battersea. Her father Stephen Lyons, deceased , labourer: his, John Peek Amos, deceased, engineer. Witnesses William Cheyney & Harriet Amos. Have m.c. M10.

1901C. Living at 154, Maysoule Road, Battersea.
Compton A. Amos 39 Foreman Wool Warehouse b. Islington
Elizabeth wife 37 b. Bermondsey

There were no children , confirmed by the 1911C.

1902 & 1903 only. Comptom A Amos at 154  Maysoule Road. No listing for him in Electoral Registers either before or after this

1902 -1904. Her mother-in-law, Harriet Amos, listed at 32 Hanover Buildings!

1910. She and husband are godparents to nephew's, William's, firstborn Hilda Lyons . This in a catholic church and William a strong catholic!

1911C. Aged 42![ real age 47] , with Compton, aged 45, wool warehouse foreman, in 4 rooms at 5 Hope Street, Battersea, Wandsworth. Married 15 years, no children, dead or alive. So her husband has a reasonable job, in comparison to her brothers Michael & Stephen.Lyons. .


1918. Husband Compton A. Amos dies, aged 52 Wandsworth Mar 1918. No will. This d.c would tell me where she was living then.

Hilda once said Compton was a favourite uncle of WJL. Could it be that he helped him with his job, a carman age 19, maybe connected to warehousing? Elizabeth does not remarry.

1921-1924 Probably living, with many others, at 23 Marcia Road  - this near her brother Timothy at 3 Marcia Road.   Polling District C Ward 3 Bermondsey - does not include 3 Marcia Road. Numbers 1 -5c are in St Georges Ward , South East Polling District A. This maybe explains why I could not find 2 Hanover Buildings listed in 1891 - 2 different Polling Districts?.                        

1925. Great nephew christened Dennis Compton Lyons.               


1934-36. Seemingly at 7 Rouel Road: this runs N-S below Jamaica Road. . She is probably in the 1934 photo of the wedding of Eva Lyons to Harry Payne

1937-39. Has moved to 10 Rouel Road.      

1939 Register. 10 Rouel Road, birth year 2 years off! Colquhoun family in the same building

Elizabeth Amos 09 Mar 1866 Unpaid Domestic Duties

1940. 6/10/1940. Elizabeth Amos dies in St. Olaves Hospital, Bermondsey , aged 76, of 10 Rouel Road SE16, widow of Compton Alexander Amos, warehouse foreman, on 6/10/1940. Cause of death was Cardiorenal Sclerosis, informant was J.Lyons nephew, present at the death, of 19 Jamaica Road SE 16. DC 21. This J. Lyons would be the 1884 son of her brother Michael. Lyons

elizabeth Amos d.c

[This was obtained by her great nephew Bill in 1971 when he was probing the Lyons family history: So had he heard of this great aunt from his father?, or probably even remeber her from his childhood.? ]. She was buried, 10/10/1940, at St. Patrick's Catholic Cemetery Leytonstone: grave 28, row 62, plot 11,. the cost being £1.18.6d.. Body brought from 19 Jamaica Road - her nephew's home.


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