Elizabeth (Betsey) Canham1

#41896, b. 6 March 1841

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Christening6 March 1841Elizabeth (Betsey) Canham1

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Census details

  • In the census taken on the night of 6th June 1841 Elizabeth (Betsey) was included in the household of John Canham in Victoria Street, Littleport, Cambridgeshire, England along with Rebecca (?), Marianne Canham, Hannah Canham and Susan Canham. 1841 census - Upwell is in or near the Isle of Ely. In 1841 the census included Upwell in Cambridgeshire. Littleport is also in or near the Isle of Ely. See source details.2
  • In 1841 in Littleport Elizabeth (Betsey) Canham was included in the household of John CANHAM AGED 75 a farmer. Rebecca and her children (all of whom were fathered by a John CANHAM, but I am not sure if the 75 year old is he).


  1. International Genealogical Index (IGI), name:     Betsey Canham
    gender:     Female
    baptism/christening date:     03 May 1841
    baptism/christening place:     Littleport, Cambridge, England
    father's name:     John Canham
    mother's name:     Rebecca Canham
    indexing project (batch) number:     I01966-5
    system origin:     England-EASy
    source film number:     2206071.
  2. Census data as per CD,, and there was the following in the census

    In what appears to be 1 building in Victoria Steet there was

    John CANHAM 50 (agricultural labourer)
    Mary CANHAM 50
    John 20
    Jacob 15
    Sarah 15
    Thomas SPINKS 40 Tailor
    Ann SPINKS 35
    Henry 15 Tailor
    Mary 15
    George 7
    Hannah 3
    Thomas 1
    Then a family named Lee
    Then a family named STAPLES (both 80 years old) but with an Ann BLOWERS aged 50 living with them - they were grocers
    Then a blacksmith
    Then John CANHAM 75 a farmer
    Rebecca CANHAM 35
    Mary 9
    Hannah 7
    Susan 3
    Elizabeth 5 weeks

    This John is most likely not the one who was christened (LDS member submission) in Littleport 9th October 1768 in Littleport, as there is a death of John as an infant?. Father John and Mother Susanna WARNER.

    He could be the John aged 75 in the census above. John aged 86 (therefore DOB c1755) was buried in St George's Churchyard, Littleport 17th September 1846. There is a christened in IGI 9th July 1761, Father William and Mother Hannah (both of these names have been used by our John for his children). In 6th Jan 1756 William CANHAM married Hannah FLETCHER in Littleport.