Eliza Byard

25 November 1822–12 July 1915 (Age 92)
Lincolns Inn Fields, London, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Eliza

When Eliza Byard was born on 25 November 1822, in Lincolns Inn Fields, London, England, United Kingdom, her father, William Thomas Byard, was 26 and her mother, Ann Elizabeth Stephens, was 26. She married George Frederick Watkins Kershaw on 17 December 1849, in Port Elizabeth, Cape Province, South Africa. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. She immigrated to Port Elizabeth, Nelson Mandela Bay, Eastern Cape, South Africa in 1865 and lived in Salt Lake City Ward 4, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1900. She died on 12 July 1915, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 92, and was buried in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

George Frederick Watkins Kershaw
Eliza Byard
Marriage: 17 December 1849
Sarah Lucretia Kershaw
Annie Maria Kershaw
Joseph Hyrum Watkins Kershaw
Lydia Eliza Kershaw
Samuel Frederick Kershaw Sr
George Jabez Kershaw

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    17 December 1849Port Elizabeth, Cape Province, South Africa
  • Children


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    +4 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1825 · The Crimes Act
    Age 3
    The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
    1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State
    Age 5
    During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.
    1852 · First Public Lavatory Erected 
    Age 30
    George Jenning was the person that invented and gave us the public lavatory. It cost people a penny to use. 

    Name Meaning

    English: topographic name for someone who lived ‘(by the) enclosure’, from Middle English bi yerd.

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

    Story Highlight

    Lydia Eliza Kershaw Smith

    Lydia Eliza Kershaw was born September 13, 1857 in Uitenhage, South Africa, the fourth child of George Fredrick Kershaw and Eliza Byard. After the death of her father at sea she came on to Utah in the …

    Sources (56)

    • Eliza Kershaw, "United States Census, 1900"
    • Eliza Byand in entry for George Fredrick Watkins Kershaw, "South Africa, Civil Marriage Records, 1840-1973"
    • Elizabeth Byard in entry for George Jabez Kershaw, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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