Elizabeth Rookyard

10 July 1818–15 August 1903 (Age 85)
Thwaite, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Elizabeth

When Elizabeth Rookyard was born on 10 July 1818, in Thwaite, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom, her father, John Rookyard, was 33 and her mother, Mary Baldwin, was 29. She married John Abbott on 9 October 1838, in Thorndon, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. She lived in Riccall, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom in 1851 and Horsforth, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom in 1861. She died on 15 August 1903, in Kaysville, Davis, Utah, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Kaysville City Cemetery, Kaysville, Davis, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Abbott
Elizabeth Rookyard
Marriage: 9 October 1838
Ellen Abbott
Robert Abbott
Julia Ann Abbott
Mary Ann Abbott

Spouse and Children

9 October 1838
Thorndon, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom


    Ellen Abbott


    Robert Abbott



    Julia Ann Abbott


Parents and Siblings

    John Rookyard


    Mary Baldwin




    Thomas Rockyard


    John Rookyard


    Susan Rookyard



    Henry Rookyard


+4 More Children

World Events (8)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 1

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
1821 · New Ouse Bridge Completed

Age 3

The original Ouse Bridge collapsed in 1154 under the weight of a crowd that was on it. In 1367, after the bridge had been replaced with stone and became the site of the first public toilets. In 1564-1565 the bridge was finally done being repaired. In 1810 and 1818 the bridge was dismantled to make way for a new Ouse Bridge design and completed in 1821.

Age 25

Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.

Name Meaning

1 English (East Anglia): unexplained.2 Probably an Americanized spelling of German Rückert or Ruckert .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Elizabeth Abbott in household of John Abbott, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
  • Elizabeth Abbott in household of John Abbott, "England and Wales Census, 1861"
  • Elizabeth Armstrong in entry for Mary Ann Wilkinson, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"

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