1821 Born 1821 to parents John Richards, carpenter, & Elizabeth Blacker. IGI entry & in parish register. Christened 30/12/1821 at St. Marys Lambeth, parents John & Elizabeth Richards. Abode- Kennington.
St Johns Waterloo
St Johns Waterloo interior
1840. 13/10/1840 married Charles Andrews at St. Johns Waterloo. Both given as of full age. His occupation given as carpenter, as is that of his father, Charles Andrews. Her father, John Richards, is also a carpenter. Address St. Georges Road [where the Andrews, parents and newly weds, were living in 1841C.]. A protestant marriage. Witnesses M.Bennett & T. Neal. Marriage Certificate MA1.
Her parents and all her younger siblings are living in Regent Street in the 1841C.
From 1840 - 1870 her life mirrors that of her husband, Charles Andrews 1821
61 St Georges Road, Southwark
1868- 1870. Charles King was the occupier of 11 Hanover Street, & an Edwin Butterworth was its occupier in 1870 so Elizabeth Andrews would have moved there only late in 1870
1870. Husband, Charles Andrews, carpenter, dies,1/12/1870, aged 49, at 11, Hanover St. Newington, of Apoplexy,3 days. Informant was F.T.Andrews[son Frederick 1846] of same address..
1871 Census. Elizabeth Andrews, 49, widow, is living at 11, Hanover Street, Newington.[Hanover Street was just south of the Elephant & Castle, between Newington Butts & Walworth Road]
|Elizabeth M. Andrews||49||Widow. Wool toy maker b. Lambeth|
|Frances H.||22||unm. Wool toy maker b. Southwark|
|Hannah||20||unm. Wool toy maker b. Southwark|
|18||lodger. Writer & House Decorator b.Brompton|
|Richard Markham||21||lodger. Sign & Facia writer b.Brompton, Middlesex|
|And another family of 3|
She paid 10s rent for the house in 1871 , then 18s, at 9d in the £, in 1873 - from Southwark Rate Books,. Parish of St Mary Newington - Southwark Archives, Sep 2014. There seems to have been a Sam Crowhurst also living there, in the yard, both in 1871 & in 1873- from Southwark Rate Books
1871. Son, Frederick Thomas, marries Martha Ladbury[1844-1920], 29/12/1871
1872. Daughter, Frances, marries William Markham 3/4/1872
In 1877 Hanover Street was renamed Steedman Street . And in 1878& 1879 a James Coveney is the occupier of 11 Steedman Street. Also in 1878 a Joseph Tolano was the occupant of 16 Draper Street
So, seemingly, Elizabeth moved out from 11 Hanover Street between 1874 and 1877, but not into 16 Draper Streeet until 1879.
1881Census. Elizabeth Andrews, 59, widow, living at 16, Draper Street, Newington [very near Hanover Street: Draper St came into existence in 1868, it being the renamed Cross St - Draper Street, containing almshouses, was redeveloped in 1956 ]
|Elizabeth Andrews||59||widow Toy Manufacturer b. Lambeth|
|Hannah||30||Daughter Toy maker b. Southwark|
|Maud. M.||7||Granddaughter b. Newington|
1883. Daughter, Hannah Andrews, gives birth to Jessie in the Union Workhouse, St. Olave on 28/06/1883. Birth Certificate BA2. No father given.
I wonder why this birth took place in the Workhouse whereas Maud's, in 1873, was in the family home. Was Elizabeth annoyed by a second illegitimate birth, or had she become even poorer ; Hannah is recorded as a servant, no longer a toymaker, living 50 Bermonsey Square, so maybe it was just that she had moved out of Draper Street between 1881 & 1883 and did not feel she could burden her mother with another birth. And 50 Bermondsey Square apparently never existed!
1891 Census. Elizabeth Andrew, 69, is living at 12 York Street, Southwark, in a 4 roomed house, with daughter, Hannah, & her family.
|John Sullivan||35||head P. house decorator b. St. George, Southwark|
|Hannah||40||b. St. George, Southwark|
|Jessie||7||daughter b. St. George, Southwark|
|Elizabeth Andrew||69||m.in.law Toy maker b. Lambeth|
|Maud Marion Andrew||17||niece Toy maker b. Newington, Lambeth[ actually wife's daughter]|
1892. Son-in-law, John Sullivan, dies, aged 36,13/1/1892 at 12 York Street.
1893. Elizabeth Andrews living 12 York Street
1894. Elizabebeth Andrews living 12 Skipton Street, late 12 York Street - electoral register entries.
1894. Granddaughter, Maud Marion, marries George White, 2/12/1894 in St. George the Martyr Church
1895 Elizabeth Andrews dies , 2/02/1895, aged 74, widow of Charles Andrews a carpenter, at 12, Skipton St.[York St. renamed] of Bronchitis Cardiac Debility, informant being her son Charles of 28, Runham Street, Walworth. Death Certificate DA4.
Summary of place she lived...