Matilda Elwood

Brief Life History of Matilda

When Matilda Elwood was born in 1861, in Cratfield, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom, her father, James Elwood, was 37 and her mother, Mary Ann Cole, was 34. She married George Smith on 17 April 1881, in Fulham, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Hammersmith, London, England, United Kingdom in 1901 and Hammersmith, Hammersmith and Fulham, London, England, United Kingdom in 1911.

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Family Time Line

George Smith
Matilda Elwood
Marriage: 17 April 1881
Florence Matilda Smith
George Major Elwood Smith
Nelson George James Smith

Sources (7)

  • Matilda Ellwood, "England and Wales Census, 1881"
  • Matilda Elwood, "England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008"
  • Matilda Elwood, "England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005"

World Events (8)

1868 · Abolition of Public Hangings at Newgate

On May 26, 1868 the Capital Punishment Act was put into action. This made it so that public hangings no longer existed at Newgate in London.


Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).

1894 · Tower Bridge Completed

Tower Bridge was completed in 1894. It is built across the Thames and is a suspension bridge. It has gothic towers on either side of it and is sometimes confused with the London Bridge. It is also the oldest bridge in London.

Name Meaning

English: from the Middle English personal name Elwald, Elwold, Alwold (Old English Ælfweald, ælf ‘elf’ + weald ‘rule’). The surname is now rare in Scotland, but was once quite common in the Scottish borders where it was altered to Elliott and Ellett . The different surnames may have co-existed and become confused with one other.

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

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