Elizabeth Port

1849–1865 (Age 15)
Froyle, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Elizabeth

When Elizabeth Port was born on 1 February 1849, in Froyle, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom, her father, William Port, was 30 and her mother, Mary Garnet, was 31. She died in 1865, in Froyle, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 16, and was buried in Froyle, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom.

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Elizabeth Port
1849–1865
James Wrathall
1828–1896

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World Events (1)

1854 · The Crimean War

Age 5

The Crimean War was fought between Russia and an alliance of Britain, France, Sardinia and Turkey on the Crimean Peninsula. Russia had put pressure on Turkey which threatened British interests in the Middle East.

Name Meaning

1 English: from Middle English port ‘gateway’, ‘entrance’ (Old French porte, from Latin porta), hence a topographic name for someone who lived near the gates of a fortified town or city, typically, the man in charge of them. Compare Porter 1.2 English: topographic name for someone who lived near a harbor or in a market town, from the homonymous Middle English port (Old English port ‘harbor’, ‘market town’, from Latin portus ‘harbor’, ‘haven’, reinforced in Middle English by Old French port, from the same source).3 German: topographic name for someone who lived near a (city) gate, from Middle Low German porte (modern German Pforte) (see sense 1).

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

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History of Mary Garnett Port

Mary Garnett Port – TAKE A FLOWER TO HER GRAVE Born: 7 Mar. 1817 in Chalton, Hampshire, England Married 1st Mr. Burgess Abt. 1838 Chalton, Hampshire, England Married 2nd one year later Our William …

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Sources (3)

  • Elizabeth Port in household of William Port, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
  • Elizabeth Port in household of William Port, "England and Wales Census, 1861"
  • Elizabeth Port, "England, Hampshire Parish Registers, 1538-1980"

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