Elizabeth Allen

#78592, b. 17 November 1826

Individual's Timeline

Christening17 November 1826Elizabeth Allen1
Marriage25 December 1857Elizabeth Allen2
Deathbefore 1861William Crane Claxton

Primary events

Secondary circumstances

  • Married Name: Her married name was Claxton.2

Census details

Anecdote - Musings and Reasonings

Research note (complicated): I believe that Elizabeth married William CLAXTON in Lowestoft. The register has been transcribed as her father William RANNEL, but as no births are recorded in Lowestoft for this name, I am comfortable to make this our Elizabeth.

I thought more proof turned up when I found a Mrs EARL with her eldest daughter in 1901 -- HOWEVER -- Elizabeth's father's name on this marriage was Richard GEORGE, a shipwright.

We are certain the Elizabeth who married Robert EARL is the mother of the CLAXTON children, as some are with them in later census. As there is confirmation that a William CLAXTON did marry an Elizabeth GEORGE in Yarmouth we now know that the CLAXTON children born in Yarmouth are not the children of our Elizabeth ALLEN..

Locus Operandi

Family of Elizabeth Allen and William Crane Claxton


  1. Burials in Britain, DB - National Burial Index (Britain), County      Suffolk
    Place (link for place information)      Lowestoft
    Church name      St Margaret
    Register type      Parish Register
    Baptism date      17 Nov 1826
    Person forename      Elizabeth
    Person sex      F
    Person abode      Lowestoft
    Father forename      William
    Father surname      ALLEN
    Father occupation      Fisherman
    Mother forename      Elizabeth
    Register note      Baptised by Ewd. Millard- Clerk.
  2. Website Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com) "Name:     William Crane Claxton
    Gender:     Male
    Age:     21
    Birth Date:     1836
    Marriage Date:     25 Dec 1857
    Marriage Place:     Lowestoft, Suffolk, England
    Father:     William Claxton
    Spouse:     Elizabeth Allen
    FHL Film Number:     1526139
    Reference ID:     394

    Ancestry.com. England, Select Marriages, 1538–1973 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2014.
    Original data: England, Marriages, 1538–1973. Salt Lake City, Utah: FamilySearch, 2013."