Elizabeth Jane Williams


Brief Life History of Elizabeth Jane

When Elizabeth Jane Williams was born in 1836, in Calstock, Cornwall, England, United Kingdom, her father, James Williams, was 24 and her mother, Mary Nettle, was 21. She married Robert Ash in 1856, in Stoke Damerel, Devon, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Tawstock, Devon, England, United Kingdom in 1861. She died in 1889, in Eaglehawk, Victoria, Australia, at the age of 53, and was buried in Eaglehawk, Victoria, Australia.

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Robert Ash
Elizabeth Jane Williams
Marriage: 1856
Mary Sarah Ash
Thomas George Williams Ash
Robert Reginald Ash
William John Ash
Andrew Ash

Sources (4)

  • Elizabeth J Williams in household of James Williams, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
  • Elizabeth Jane Williams, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Elizabeth Jane Williams Ash, "Find A Grave Index"

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  • Marriage
    1856Stoke Damerel, Devon, England, United Kingdom
  • Children (5)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (3)

    World Events (7)


    Age 1

    George Grey explores Western Australia.


    Age 7

    Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.

    1854 · The Crimean War

    Age 18

    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

    English: variant of William , with genitival or post-medieval excrescent -s. This form of the surname is also common in Wales. In North America, this surname has also absorbed some cognates from other languages, such as Dutch Willems . Williams is the third most frequent surname in the US. It is also very common among African Americans and Native Americans.

    History: This surname was brought to North America from southern England and Wales independently by many different bearers from the 17th century onward. Roger Williams, born in London in 1603, came to MA in 1630, but the clergyman was banished from the colony for his criticism of the Puritan government; he fled to RI and founded Providence.

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

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