Eliza Charles

26 November 1874–14 December 1953 (Age 79)
Dudley, Worcestershire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Eliza

When Eliza Charles was born on 26 November 1874, in Dudley, Worcestershire, England, United Kingdom, her father, Daniel Charles, was 36 and her mother, Maria Cautherington, was 32. She married John Henry Poultney on 18 February 1901. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in Dudley, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom in 1891. She died on 14 December 1953, in Birmingham, Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 79.

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Family Time Line

John Henry Poultney
Eliza Charles
Marriage: 18 February 1901
Constance Lillian Charles Poultney
Charles William Poultney

Spouse and Children

18 February 1901


Parents and Siblings

    Daniel Charles


    Maria Cautherington




    Maria Charles


    Daniel Charles


    Sarah Charles


    Emma "Emmie" Charles


    Minnie Louisa Charles


+5 More Children

World Events (8)

1880 · School Attendance Becomes Mandatory for Children

Age 6

School attendance became compulsory from ages five to ten on August 2, 1880.

Age 10

Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).
1904 · The Entente Cordiale

Age 30

The Entente Cordiale was signed between Britain and France on April 8, 1904, to reconcile imperial interests and pave the way for future diplomatic cooperation. This ended hundreds of years of conflict between the two states.

Name Meaning

1 French, Welsh, and English: from the French form of the Germanic personal name Carl ‘man’ (which was Latinized as Carolus). In France the personal name was popular from an early date, due to the fame of the Emperor Charlemagne ( ?742–814 ; Latin name Carolus Magnus, i.e. Charles the Great). The Old French form Charles was briefly introduced to England by the Normans, but was rare during the main period of surname formation. It was introduced more successfully to Scotland in the 16th century by the Stuarts, who had strong ties with France, and was brought by them to England in the 17th century. Its frequency as a Welsh surname is attributable to the late date of Welsh surname formation. Old English Ceorl ‘peasant’ is also found as a byname, but the resulting Middle English form, Charl, with a patronymic in -s, if it existed at all, would have been absorbed by the French form introduced by the Normans. Compare Carl . English variants pronounced with initial k- for the most part reflect the cognate Old Norse personal name Karl, Karli.2 Swedish: ornamental form of a Frenchified form of the Old Norse personal name Karl.

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

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Sources (2)

  • Eliza Charles in household of Daniel Charles, "England and Wales Census, 1891"
  • Eliza Poultney in entry for Charles William, "England, Warwickshire, Parish Registers, 1535-1963"

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