Birth: 1830 Churt, Surrey, UK
Father: Charles Croucher (Crowcher) 1790-1843
Mother: Harriet (Harriot) Deadman (Dudman) c1798-1830
Christening: 26 February 1830 St Mary the Virgin, Frensham, Surrey, UK
Husband: John Matthews 1831-1892
Death: After 1851
Albert Ernest Matthews 1867-1925
The christening of Elizabeth Crowcher is in West Surrey Family History Society Frensham Baptisms on 26 February 1830, parents Charles Crowcher (potter) and Harriet. Her mother was buried the same day.
Entry in Ancestry London, England, Births and Baptisms, 1813-1906 for the baptism of Elizabeth Crowcher on 26 February 1830 at Frensham St Mary the Virgin, parents Charles and Harriet Crowcher. "Baptisms solemnized in the Parish of Frensham in the County of Surrey in the Year 1830 [...] February 26th No. 269 Elizabeth Daughter of Charles, a Potter, and Harriet Crowcher of Frensham".
Entry in Ancestry Surrey, England, Baptisms, 1813-1912 for Elizabeth Crowcher on 26 February 1830 at Frensham St Mary, parents Charles and Harriet Crowcher. "Baptisms folemnized in the Parifh of Frensham in the County of Surrey in the Year 1829 [...] 1830 [...] February the 26th No. 269 Elizabeth Daughter of Charles, a Potter, and Harriet Crowcher of Frensham".
Her father married Charlotte Shrub in 1832.
In the 1841 census as Elizabeth Croucher aged 10, born in Surrey, and living with Charles (father?), Charlotte (stepmother?), Charles (brother?), John and Stephen (half-brothers?), Mary (sister?) and Charlotte (half-sister?) at Lower Churt, Farnham, Surrey.
Her father died in 1843.
In the 1851 census as Elizabeth Croucher aged 22, born in Frensham, unmarried, employed as a servant and living with Thomas Thompson (aged 36, born in Leicestershire and employed as a schoolmaster), his wife Eliza (aged 36 and born in Ash, Suffolk), their two sons (Tyrrell Thompson aged 11 and born in London and Gordon aged 7 and born in Farnham, Surrey), a visitor (Harriott Warndell aged 26, born in Waresley, Surrey, unmarried, and no stated employment), a teacher (Charles A Jones aged 22, born in London and unmarried), a governess (Eliza Gatt aged 26, born in Swerford, Devon and unmarried) and two house servants (Ann and Harriot Bornett aged 20 and 16, born in Weybourne, Surrey, and unmarried) and 28 boys and 4 girls at Salt Hill Grammer School, Farnham Royal, Buckinghamshire (NE of A4/A355).
I cannot find any reference to her marriage.
In the 1861 census as Elizabeth Mathews aged 30, born in Frensham, Surrey, and living with her husband (John), four sons (Charles J, George T, James H and William L), daughter (Emily A) and a servant (Ann Lomax aged 63, born in St Giles, London and widowed) at 14 Great Wild Street, St Giles, Middlesex.
In the 1871 census as Elizabeth Matthews aged 41, born in Churton, Surrey, and living with her husband (John), four sons (Albert E, Charles J, James H and William A), daughter (Emily A) and a servant (Jane G Neil aged 16 and born in Bloomsbury, Middlesex) at 3 Craven Street Charing Cross, St Martin in the Fields, London. Two other families shared the same address.
In the 1881 census as Elizabeth Mathews aged 51, born in Churt, Surrey, and living with her husband (John), son (Albert E) and daughter (Emily A) at the Royal Oak, Holt Road, Farnham, Surrey.
Death of Elizabeth Matthews in FreeBMD in January-March 1883 aged 53 in Farnham (2a 79).
Entry in Ancestry All England, Select Deaths and Burials, 1538-1991 for Elizabeth Matthews buried on 14 March 1883 (no location).
Entry in Ancestry Surrey, England, Burials, 1813-1987 for Elizabeth Matthews on 14 March 1883 afed 53 at Frensham, St Mary. "Burials in the Parish of Frensham in the County of Surrey in the year One thousand eight hundred and eighty two [...] Elizabeth Matthews of Wrecclesham on March 14th 1883 aged 53".
Elizabeth Croucher was my half great grandaunt. Her husband was the brother of the husband of her half-sister Clara.