Elizabeth Rookyard

Female10 July 1818–15 August 1903

Brief Life History 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

Sources (8)

  • Elizabeth Abbott in household of John Abbott, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
  • Betsy Rookyard, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Elizabeth Rookyard Bailey, "Find A Grave Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    9 October 1838Thorndon, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom
  • Children (4)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (9)

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    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

    English: locative name perhaps from Rookyard Farm in Old Newton (Suffolk), although earlier evidence is needed to establish this.

    Dictionary of Family Names in Britain and Ireland © University of the West of England 2016

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