Eliza Bairstow

Littleborough, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Eliza

When Eliza Bairstow was born in 1854, in Littleborough, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, her father, James Bairstow, was 34 and her mother, Ellen, was 31. She married Joshua Ross Skirrow in 1872, in Bradford, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom. She lived in Bradford, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom for about 20 years and Bradford St James, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom in 1901.

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Joshua Ross Skirrow
Eliza Bairstow
Marriage: 1872

Spouse and Children

    Joshua Ross Skirrow



Bradford, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom

Parents and Siblings

    James Bairstow






    Thomas Bairstow


    Annes Bairstow


    Mary Ann Bairstow


    Jacob Bairstow



+2 More Children

World Events (8)

1859 · Lancashire Rifle Volunteers

Age 5

The Lancashire Rifle Volunteers started in the eighteenth century. Those that fought in the militia were selected by ballot. They were formed because of threat due to the Revolutionary War and the Napoleonic War.

Age 30

Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).
1901 · East Lancashire Royal Engineers

Age 47

The East Lancashire Royal Engineers was a group of volunteers in a unit of Britian's Royal Engineers. They were started in Manchester in 1901. They fought on the western front during WWI and were part of the Dunkirk Evacuation during WWII.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Bairstow in West Yorkshire, probably named with Old English beger ‘berry’ + stōw ‘place’. The surname is still most common in Yorkshire.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Eliza Smith, "England and Wales Census, 1881"
  • Eliza Bairstow in household of James Bairstow, "England and Wales Census, 1861"
  • Eliza Bairstow, "England and Wales Census, 1871"

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