Eliza Jane Larn1

#29932, b. 21 December 1862, d. March 1909

Individual's Timeline

Birth21 December 1862Eliza Jane Larn2
Christening25 January 1863Eliza Jane Larn2
Birth RegMarch 1863Eliza Jane Larn1
Marriage8 October 1882Robert Daniel Collins3,4
Marriage18 October 1885Eliza Jane Larn5
Death RegMarch 1909Eliza Jane Larn6
Death12 March 1909Eliza Jane Larn7

Primary events

Secondary circumstances

Census details

Some aspects of Eliza Jane Larn's life. Eliza seems to have had a tragic life. She was married at 22 and had (according to her widower in 1911) 7 children, with 4 still alive when the census was taken.

She was often the worse for drink, had 1 child die of starvation, was separated from her husband by 1907, and died in 1909 from setting herself on fire by upsetting a fuel lamp onto herself. There was a trial for neglect of the child who died, where she was found not guilty by the Jury.

The 1909 newspaper report, which refers to her child's death in 1898, and of her trial for manslaughter, was incorrect in every aspect. The child died of undernourishment not burns, she was tried for neglect not manslaughter, and she was found not guilty by a jury, not discharged by the judge.

On a better note (I think) Eliza died in 1909. Her eldest daughter died in 1967, in Centru Road, at the age of 80. They are buried in adjacent plots in Caister, which I think means the family relationships were still intact over the years.

Even further down the years, her granddaughter Dorothy Maud Christina BROWNE died at 11 Century Road in 1993. She was unmarried and left over £125,000.
Brushes with the LAW

In 1898 Eliza and Arthur were charged with neglecting a child, but were both found not guilty. A child of theirs had died of starvation at the age of 4 months, after being fed baked flour and water (which was said to be a common practise in Yarmouth at the time, even though this was known to be bad for children). William had no case to answer (as the judge believed he could not have known of the child's emaciated condition as, being the father, would only have seen the child's face!!). Eliza was having issues with drink, and had indeed been drinking with friends on the day the child died. She had been in and out of the house during the day according to her eldest daughter who was 11. The judge stated that there was no sign of neglect (other than the inappropriate food) on the child, and the jury found her not guilty.9

Children of Eliza Jane Larn and Arthur Benjamin Hawes

Citations

  1. Free UK BDM index from 1837, online http://freebmd.rootsweb.com, LARN      Eliza Jane            Yarmouth      4b     17.
  2. Free parish registers, online http://www.freereg.org.uk,      Norfolk
    Place     Great Yarmouth
    Church     St Nicholas Tr
    RegisterNumber     1706
    DateOfBirth     21 Dec 1862
    BaptismDate     25 Jan 1863
    Forename     Eliza Jane
    Sex     -
    FatherForename     George
    MotherForename     Mary Ann
    FatherSurname     LARN
    MotherSurname     
    Abode     
    FatherOccupation     Fisherman
    Notes     
    FileNumber     15920.
  3. Free parish registers, online http://www.freereg.org.uk,      Norfolk
    Place     Great Yarmouth
    Church     St Nicholas
    RegisterNumber     493
    MarriageDate     08 Oct 1882
    GroomForename     Robert Daniels
    GroomSurname     COLLINS
    GroomAge     26
    GroomParish     
    GroomCondition     Bachelor
    GroomOccupation     Blacksmith
    GroomAbode     Lancaster Rd
    BrideForename     Mary Ann Sophia Booth
    BrideSurname     LARN
    BrideAge     25
    BrideParish     
    BrideCondition     Spinster
    BrideOccupation     
    BrideAbode     Row
    GroomFatherForename     Daniel Capps
    GroomFatherSurname     COLLINS
    GroomFatherOccupation     Farmer
    BrideFatherForename     George
    BrideFatherSurname     LARN
    BrideFatherOccupation     Fishmonger
    WitnessOneForename     Charles
    WitnessOneSurname     HALL
    WitnessTwoForename     Eliza J
    WitnessTwoSurname     LARN
    Notes     
    FileNumber     3257.
  4. BDM, British Isles Vital Record CD, COLLINS, Robert Daniel     Age:     26     Marriage
         Wife:     Mary Ann Sophia Booth LARN     Age:     25
         Marriage Date:     8 Oct 1882     Recorded in:     Yarmouth, Norfolk, England
                   Collection:     St Nicholas
         Husband's Father:     Daniel Capps COLLINS
         Wife's Father:     George LARN
    Source:     FHL Film 1526458     Dates:     1877 - 1886.     
  5. Free parish registers, online http://www.freereg.org.uk,      Norfolk
    Place     Great Yarmouth
    Church     St Nicholas
    RegisterNumber     413
    MarriageDate     18 Oct 1885
    GroomForename     Arthur Benjamin
    GroomSurname     HAWES
    GroomAge     22
    GroomParish     
    GroomCondition     Bachelor
    GroomOccupation     Mast Maker
    GroomAbode     Southtown
    BrideForename     Eliza Jane
    BrideSurname     LARN
    BrideAge     22
    BrideParish     
    BrideCondition     Spinster
    BrideOccupation     
    BrideAbode     Row
    GroomFatherForename     Henry
    GroomFatherSurname     HAWES
    GroomFatherOccupation     Shoemaker
    BrideFatherForename     George
    BrideFatherSurname     LARN
    BrideFatherOccupation     Fisherman
    WitnessOneForename     George
    WitnessOneSurname     LARN
    WitnessTwoForename     Emma A
    WitnessTwoSurname     LONG
    Notes     
    FileNumber     3003.
  6. Free UK BDM index from 1837, online http://freebmd.rootsweb.com, HAWES      Eliza Jane      45      Yarmouth      4b     6.
  7. Website Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com) "Name:     Eliza Jane Hawes
    Death Age:     45
    Birth Date:     abt 1864
    Death Date:     abt 1909
    Death Place:     48 Market Place
    Burial Date:     18 Mar 1909
    Burial Place:     Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, England
    Cemetery Section:     C
    Grave Number:     228
    Interment Number:     451
    Cemetery Notes:     Consecrated."
  8. Find my past web sites, online http://www.findmypast.com or http://www.findmypast.com.au, Yarmouth Independent 20 March 1909.
  9. Find my past web sites, online http://www.findmypast.com or http://www.findmypast.com.au, 20 March 1909 - Yarmouth Independent - Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, England.
  10. Find my past web sites, online http://www.findmypast.com or http://www.findmypast.com.au, First name(s)     Gertrude
    Last name     Hawes
    Birth year     1892
    Birth date     29 Jun 1892
    Event year     1895
    School name     Northgate Infants School
    Town     Great Yarmouth
    County     Norfolk
    Country     England
    Parent name(s)     Arthur Hawes
    Book type     Admissions
    Archive reference     Y_ED_S_7
    Folio / page no.     -
    Archive     Norfolk Record Office
    Record set     National School Admission Registers & Log-Books 1870-1914
    Category     Education & work
    Subcategory     Schools & education
    Collections from     United Kingdom, England.
  11. Find my past web sites, online http://www.findmypast.com or http://www.findmypast.com.au, Eastern Evening News 27 January 1898.