Eliza Carr

#84, b. 1851

Individual's Timeline

Birth1851Eliza Carr
Marriage31 December 1872Matthew James Patterson1,2,3

Primary events

  • Birth: Eliza Carr was born in 1851 in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Northumberland, England, the census does not mention which Newcastle, but later details of marriages witnessed etc point to this being the one in Northumberland.
  • (Witness) Marriage: She witnessed the marriage of Matthew James Patterson and Alice Bonner on 31 December 1872 in St Nicholas' Church, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, England; Certificate reads Dec 31st 1872 Matthew PATTERSON 21 year old Bachelor fireman of South Quay Alice BONNER 20 year old spinster also of South Quay were married after banns by the rites of the established church by E M Sanderson. The groom's father was Matthew PATTERSON a sailor and the bride's father was Alexander BONNER a coal heaver. The ceremony was witnessed by Samuel KNIGHTS and Eliza CARR. All participants made their mark except Matthew the groom who signed his name.1,2,3
  • MARR_NOT: Eliza Carr and William Henry Patterson were not married, but were a couple.

Secondary circumstances

  • Married Name: Her married name was Patterson.

Census details

Research Notes

  • Research note 01: Proved mother is Eliza CARR from the christenings of the first 2 children. Eliza did not have her death recorded after 1881 as CARR or PATTERSON in Norfolk. There is NO marriage between PATTERSON and CARR that I can find in any index.
  • Research note 02: An Eliza CARR was a witness to the marriage between Mathhew PATTERSON and Alice BONNER in 1872.

Children of Eliza Carr and William Henry Patterson


  1. Copies of original certificates and docs.
  2. BDM, British Isles Vital Record CD, PATTERSON, Matthew     Age:     21 years     Marriage
    Wife:     Alice BONNER     Age:     20 years
    Marriage Date:     31 Dec 1872     Recorded in:     St. Nicholas, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, England
    Husband's Father:     Matthew PATTERSON
    Wife's Father:     Alexander BONNER
    Source:     FHL Number 1526458     Dates:     1869-1886

    BONNER Alice Yarmouth 4b 51 phaver dec 1872 qtr.
  3. Free parish registers, online http://www.freereg.org.uk,      Norfolk
    Place     Great Yarmouth
    Church     St Nicholas
    RegisterNumber     77
    MarriageDate     31 Dec 1872
    GroomForename     Matthew
    GroomSurname     PATTERSON
    GroomAge     21
    GroomParish     Great Yarmouth
    GroomCondition     Bachelor
    GroomOccupation     Fireman
    GroomAbode     S Quay
    BrideForename     Alice
    BrideSurname     BONNER
    BrideAge     20
    BrideParish     Great Yarmouth
    BrideCondition     Spinster
    BrideAbode     S Quay
    GroomFatherForename     Matthew
    GroomFatherSurname     PATTERSON
    GroomFatherOccupation     Sailor
    BrideFatherForename     Alexander
    BrideFatherSurname     BONNER
    BrideFatherOccupation     Coal Heaver
    WitnessOneForename     Samuel
    WitnessOneSurname     KNIGHT
    WitnessTwoForename     Eliza
    WitnessTwoSurname     CARR
    Notes     X Her Mark
    FileNumber     12209.
  4. Census data as per CD, Dwelling:     Row 142
         Census Place:     Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, England
         Source:     FHL Film 1341461 PRO Ref RG11 Piece 1909 Folio 154 Page 28
         Marr     Age     Sex     Birthplace
    Wm. PATTERSON     M     28      M     Yarmouth
         Rel:     Head
         Occ:     Fisherman
    E. PATTERSON     M     30      F     Newcastle
         Rel:     Wife
    Wm. PATTERSON           5      M     Yarmouth
         Rel:     Son
         Occ:     Scholar
    M. PATTERSON           2      M     Yarmouth
         Rel:     Son
    J. PATTERSON           9 m     M     Yarmouth
         Rel:     Son.