Elizabeth Belton

about 1749–23 January 1792 (Age 43)
Wakefield, Yorkshire, England

The Life of Elizabeth

When Elizabeth Belton was born about 1749, in Wakefield, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, her father, Edmund Belton, was 32 and her mother, Isabella Gilderson, was 38. She married Thomas Gooch on 10 May 1769, in Leeds, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 7 daughters. She died on 23 January 1792, in Wakefield, Yorkshire, England, at the age of 43, and was buried in Wakefield, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Gooch
Elizabeth Belton
Marriage: 10 May 1769
Ann Gooch
Eleanor Gooch
Thomas Gooch
John Gooch
Hannah Gooch
Ann Gooch
Biddy Gooch
Elizabeth Gooch
Edmond Gooch
Martha Gooch

Spouse and Children

    Thomas Gooch



10 May 1769
Leeds, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom


    Ann Gooch





    Hannah Gooch


+5 More Children

Parents and Siblings



World Events (6)

1752 · Gregorian Calendar is Adopted

Age 3

Gregorian calendar was adopted in England in 1752. That year, Wednesday, September 2, 1752, was followed by Thursday, September 14th, 1752, which caused the country to skip ahead eleven days.
1754 · Seven Years' War

Age 5

The Seven Years' War began as a North American conflict then stretched between England and France. England, along with allies, battled France in America, India, and Europe, making it arguably the first global war. The conflict ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris in 1763 and England was victorious. The Seven Years' war ultimately led to discontent in the colonies and the American Revolution.
1770 · Boston Tea Party

Age 21

Thousands of British troops were sent to Boston to enforce Britain's tax laws. Taxes were repealed on all imports to the American Colonies except tea. Americans, disguised as Native Americans, dumped chests of tea imported by the East India Company into the Boston Harbor in protest. This escalated tensions between the American Colonies and the British government.

Name Meaning

1 English: habitational name from any of various places called Belton, for example in Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, and Suffolk. The first element, bel, is of uncertain origin; the second is Old English tūn ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’.2 Irish: the name Weldon , relatively common in Ireland, has sometimes been Gaelicized as de Bhéalatún and re-Anglicized as Veldon and Belton.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Elizabeth in entry for Hannah Gooch, "England, Norfolk Bishop's Transcripts, 1685-1941"
  • Eliz. in entry for Mark Gooch, "England, Norfolk Bishop's Transcripts, 1685-1941"
  • Elizabeth in entry for Joseph Gooch, "England, Norfolk Bishop's Transcripts, 1685-1941"

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