Elizabeth Heard

Andrew Heard married Elizabeth Burrows in Colebrooke in 1814. They had eight children, all born in Bow. He worked in Bow tannery until his death in 1835.


Their fifth child, also called Elizabeth, was born in 1825. When she was ten, she was assigned as a parish apprentice to  Edwin Partridge Longman, a saddler in Bow village, until she married or was 21.  She had a son, William, born in 1845, and Edwin Longman, as putative father, was ordered to pay maintainance. However William died aged three.


In 1848, she was married in the Wesleyan (Methodist) Chapel in Sticklepath to John Austin. He was born in Sampford Courtenay and was two years younger than her.


At the time of their marriage he was an agricultural labourer in Taw Green, and she was a servant at The Barton near the church in Sampford Courtenay.


        Sticklepath Methodist Church

      (built 1816)


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