Graveyard query - Elizabeth Botham (nee Hopley)

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JessR
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Graveyard query - Elizabeth Botham (nee Hopley)

Post by JessR » Sat Jan 07, 2012 1:45 pm

Hi all,

I was wondering if anyone could provide any information about whether someone is buried in a cemetry in Driffield? I'm trying to find where this lady is buried for my mum.

Her name was Elizabeth Binnington Botham (sometimes just going by Elizabeth Botham), her maiden name was Hopley. She died some time in June 1911, all I can find through research is she died in Driffield. She was around 59 years old at death.

Any help would be wonderful!

Thank you,

Jess

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Post by Ian Soanes » Sat Jan 07, 2012 8:14 pm

Elizabeth Botham's death was registered in Driffield District in the June quarter of 1911:

England & Wales, FreeBMD Death Index: 1837-1915
Name: Elizabeth Botham
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1852
Date of Registration: Apr-May-Jun 1911
Age at Death: 59
Registration district: Driffield
Inferred County: Yorkshire East Riding
Volume: 9d
Page: 198

She probably died in Driffield itself but I haven't found her burial record there.

The following may be of interest.

Richard Botham was baptised Richard Binnington Botham on 30 Sep 1850, the illegitimate son of Charlotte Botham:

http://www.familysearch.org/eng/search/ ... 0168388140
RICHARD BINNINGTON BOTHAM
Christening: 30 SEP 1850 Great Driffield, Yorkshire, England
Mother: CHARLOTTE BOTHAM


Charlotte married John Binnington in the December quarter of 1850 in Driffield District. Richard is probably not John's natural father as he is described as John's stepson in the 1851 census:

1851 Census // East Gate, Driffield, East Yorkshire, England
Given Name // Surname // Relationship // Age // Estimated Birth Year // Gender // Birth City // Birth County // Occupation
John // Binnington // Head // 31 // abt 1820 // Male // Great Driffield // Yorkshire // General Labourer
Charlotte // Binnington // Wife // 26 // abt 1825 // Female // Sledmere // Yorkshire //
Richard Binnington // Botham // Stepson // 6 Mo // abt 1850 // Male // Great Driffield // Yorkshire //


Richard Binnington Botham married Elizabeth Hopley in 1870:

England & Wales, FreeBMD Marriage Index: 1837-1915
Name: Richard Binnington Botham
Date of Registration: Oct-Nov-Dec 1870
Registration district: Hull
Inferred County: Yorkshire East Riding
Volume Number: 9d
Page Number: 426
Names on page: Richard Binnington Botham; Elizabeth Hopley; Sarah Jane Tanton; Robert Thompson.


They appear to have lived in Driffield throughout their marriage, although Richard flipped his name between Botham and Binnington:

1871 Census // Brook Street, Driffield, East Yorkshire, England
Given Name // Surname // Relationship // Age // Estimated Birth Year // Gender // Birth City // Birth County // Occupation
Richard // Binnington // Head // 20 // abt 1851 // Male // Driffield // Yorkshire // Printer (Pressman)
Elizabeth // Binnington // Wife // 19 // abt 1852 // Female // Middlewich // Cheshire //

1881 Census // 12 Brook Street, Driffield, East Yorkshire, England
Given Name // Surname // Relationship // Age // Estimated Birth Year // Gender // Birth City // Birth County // Occupation
Richard B. // Botham // Head // 30 // abt 1851 // Male // Driffield // Yorkshire // Printer
Elizabeth // Botham // Wife // 29 // abt 1852 // Female // // Cheshire //
Arthur B. // Botham // Son // 9 // abt 1872 // Male // Driffield // Yorkshire // Scholar
Agnes // Botham // Daughter // 6 // abt 1875 // Female // Driffield // Yorkshire // Scholar
Alfred // Botham // Son // 2 // abt 1879 // Male // Driffield // Yorkshire // Scholar
James // Bielby // Boarder // 18 // abt 1863 // Male // Garton // Yorkshire // Labourer in Oil Mills

1891 Census // 16 Brook Street, Driffield, East Yorkshire, England
Given Name // Surname // Relationship // Age // Estimated Birth Year // Gender // Birth City // Birth County // Occupation
Richard // Binnington // Head // 40 // abt 1851 // Male // Driffield // Yorkshire // Printer
Elizabeth // Binnington // Wife // 39 // abt 1852 // Female // Nantwich // Cheshire //
Agnes // Binnington // Daughter // 16 // abt 1875 // Female // Driffield // Yorkshire //
Alfred // Binnington // Son // 12 // abt 1879 // Male // Driffield // Yorkshire // Scholar
Andrew // Binnington // Son // 3 // abt 1888 // Male // Driffield // Yorkshire //
John // Moat // Boarder (Widower) // 77 // abt 1814 // Male // Middleton // Yorkshire // Living on his own means

1901 Census // 18 Exchange Street, Driffield, East Yorkshire, England
Given Name // Surname // Relationship // Age // Estimated Birth Year // Gender // Birth City // Birth County // Occupation
Richard B // Botham // Head // 50 // abt 1851 // Male // Driffield // Yorkshire // Caretaker of Offices
Elizabeth // Botham // Wife // 49 // abt 1852 // Female // Northwich // Cheshire //
Andrew B // Botham // Son // 13 // abt 1888 // Male // Driffield // Yorkshire // Painter's Apprentice

1911 Census // 18 Exchange Street, Driffield, East Yorkshire, England
Given Name // Surname // Relationship // Age // Estimated Birth Year // Gender // Birth City // Birth County // Occupation
Richard B // Botham // Head // 60 // abt 1851 // Male // Driffield // East Yorkshire // Caretaker
Elizabeth // Botham // Wife // 59 // abt 1852 // Female // // Cheshire //
Andrew B // Botham // Son // 23 // abt 1888 // Male // Driffield // East Yorkshire // Painter ( House )


Richard Binnington Botham died in 1928:

England & Wales, Death Index: 1916-2005
Name: Richard B Botham
Birth Date: abt 1851
Date of Registration: Jan-Feb-Mar 1928
Age at Death: 77
Registration district: Hemsworth
Inferred County: Yorkshire West Riding
Volume: 9c
Page: 213

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Post by JessR » Sun Jan 08, 2012 9:46 am

Well how fascinating, I don't think anyone's picked up yet on Richard Binnington being an illegitimate son! A bit of scandal in the family! Thanks ever so much for all of that, Ian. I'll be cross-referencing it with what I've already got and adding what I'm missing.

It's a shame about Elizabeth, a lot of the family started heading to West Yorkshire so it's entirely possible she was brought down here. Will keep looking!

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Post by Ian Soanes » Sun Jan 08, 2012 8:16 pm

Is your mum called Linda?

If so, Hi Jessica. I think you are my 3rd cousin.

If I'm right, we share a great great grandfather - William Eastwood [b. 1840 Brandesburton, d. 1916 Middleton-on-the-Wolds].

Regards,
Ian

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Post by JessR » Sun Jan 22, 2012 10:06 pm

I wasn't expecting to come on here and find a relative, hello cousin Ian! I understand you've been in touch with my Aunty Pat (Patricia Nye) too. She emailed me the other day telling me she had been in contact with someone who had a lot of information about the Eastwood family tree. It's only when she emailed my mum (who is indeed Linda!) the document that I realised that person was your good self!

It's absolutely amazing how much information you've got, I'm going to have a good read through it and fill in all he gaps on mine. It's particularly nice to read all the occupations. Whilst going through all the censuses, I kept forgetting to take note of what everyone did for a living. Also looking at where people lived then using Google Street View to see if it's still standing is good fun!

It was almost scary when I read the bit with me in as you've even got my degree! The other person mentioned in the same part of that article, Adam, is my partner :)

Thank you for passing on all the information you've gathered.

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Post by Ian Soanes » Mon Jan 23, 2012 10:34 am

Hi Jess.

Lovely to hear from you and I'm so pleased you found my Eastwood family research useful.

If you come across any questions or errors or if you can add any further details, please let me know. You should have my email address, via Pat Nye.

NB: I've just sent your Aunt Pat some further notes about Elizabeth (Hopley) Botham but I haven't yet pinned down her birth or parents. She's a bit of a mystery.

Kind regards,
Ian

NB: If anyone out there knows any more details about Elizabeth Hopley, we'd be very pleased to hear from you.
All we know is that she was probably born in or near Middlewich or Northwich, Cheshire about 1852, married Richard Binnington Botham on 26 Dec 1870 in Hull and died in the June quarter of 1911 in Driffield District. We have census details for her between 1871 and 1911, when she lived in Driffield, but where was she in 1861? And who were her parents?

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Re: Graveyard query - Elizabeth Botham (nee Hopley)

Post by Adie » Tue Oct 22, 2013 2:47 am

Hi, not sure if this is the same family but my grandfather was Andrew Botham from Driffield and I know he was a decorator by trade. He moved to Fitzwilliam with my grandmother Emily and had two daughters and a son. Both grandparents are buried in the Hemsworth cemetery along with my dad and also my mums ashes. If anyone wants any further faily information please feel free to get in touch.
Adrian.

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Re: Graveyard query - Elizabeth Botham (nee Hopley)

Post by Ian Soanes » Tue Oct 22, 2013 12:58 pm

Andrew Botham is the Andrew Binnington / Andrew B Botham included in the 1891, 1901 and 1911 census transcriptions posted above.

Andrew Binnington Botham was born in Driffield and registered in the June quarter of 1887 in Driffield District, although incorrectly transcribed on FreeBMD as Andrea Binnington Botham. He is the son of Richard Binnington Botham (1850-1928) and Elizabeth Hopley (1852-1911). Richard is the son of Charlotte Botham (1824-1914), who married John Binnington (1820-1902) shortly after Richard’s birth and went on to have at least five more Binnington children.

Emily was born Emily Kirby in 1889 at Fridaythorpe, daughter of George Robert Kirby Kirby from Fridaythorpe who in turn is the son of William Kirby from Fimber and a long line of Fimber Kirbys before him.

Ian

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Re: Graveyard query - Elizabeth Botham (nee Hopley)

Post by Adie » Thu Oct 24, 2013 7:54 pm

Many thanks for the information. Are you a relative of ours with having this information or is it an hobby of yours to provide the info for people searching for relatives.
Adie.

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Re: Graveyard query - Elizabeth Botham (nee Hopley)

Post by Ian Soanes » Thu Oct 24, 2013 8:25 pm

I am distantly related.

Richard Binnington Botham's daughter Agnes Botham (1875-1934) married my gt gt uncle Charles Eastwood (b. 1872 Middleton-on-the-Wolds - d. 1956 Fitzwilliam, Hemsworth, West Yorkshire). Charles's father William Eastwood (1840 Brandesburton - 1916 Middleton) is one of my gt gt grandfathers.

However, I enjoy researching any families, related or non-related, to help other forum members.

Regards,
Ian

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