Eliza Cordell1,2

#311, (30 December 1832 - 1891)
FatherJames Cordell1 (1804 - 1886)
MotherEliza Forster1 (circa 1809 - 1878)
ChartsAncestors of Mabel Smart
Descendants of Henry Smart

Children of Eliza Cordell and William Smart

Overview
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Eliza grew up in the farming community of Harlow, Essex. She had six siblings and her father was an agricultural labourer. By 1851, and probably before, Eliza was a house servant in St James Westminster. There she met William Smart, a clerk, and they married in Eliza's home parish of Harlow. The Smarts lived in Shoreditch, then briefly in Berkshire, finally settling on Barclay Street in St Pancras. They had six children, one of whom died young.

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BaptismEliza Cordell was baptized on 30 Dec 1832 in St Mary & St Hugh Church, Harlow, Essex. She was the daughter of James, a labourer, & Eliza Cordle of Forster Street Harlow.3 
(with Father) 1841 CensusEliza appeared on the 1841 Census of Harlow, Essex in the household of her father James Cordell. She was 8 years old and born in the county of Essex. She had an older brother and three younger siblings.4 
1851 CensusEliza Cordell appeared on the 1851 Census of St James Westminster, Middlesex, at 26 Sherrard Street. Eliza was age 18, a House Servant to a tailor, and born in Harlow, Essex.5 
Marriage BannMarriage banns were published on May 24th, 31st and June 7th of 1857 in Harlow, Essex. The register recorded William as a bachelor residing in the parish of St Bartholomew the Great and Eliza residing in Harlow parish.1 
MarriageShe married William Smart, son of George Smart and Caroline Cooper, on 13 Jun 1857 in St. Mary's Church, Harlow, Essex.
Information from certificate: Wm was above age, a bachelor, a clerk, his residence was St Bartholomew the Great parish, and his father was George Smart, grocer. Eliza was above age, a spinster, a servant, her residence was Harlow, and her father was James Cordell, labourer. They were married after banns and the witnesses were John Cordell and Elizabeth Cordell [likely Eliza's siblings].1
William Smart & Eliza Cordell
marriage, 1857
1861 CensusWilliam and Eliza Smart appeared on the 1861 Census of St Leonards Shoreditch, Middlesex, at 9 New Gloster Street, enumerated 7 Apr 1861. Three families lived at this address. William was age 28, a Carriers Clerk, and born in St Jas Westminster, Middx. Eliza was 28 and born in Harlow, Essex. Their children were Wm James (age 2) and Caroline E (1, born in Reading Berkshire.)6 
1871 CensusWilliam and Eliza appeared on the 1871 Census of St. Pancras, Middlesex, at 55 Barclay Street, enumerated 2 Apr 1871. Three families lived at this address. William Smart was 38, a Carrier's Clerk, and was born in St James, Middlesex. Eliza was 28 and born in Harlow, Essex. Their children were William J (12, junior clerk to a barrister), Lilly (9, scholar), Thomas C (5, scholar), Louise (2), and Henry G (8 months). William's widowed mother Ann C Smart, a monthly nurse, was also with them.7 
1881 CensusWilliam and Eliza appeared on the 1881 Census of St. Pancras, Middlesex, at 63 Barclay Street, enumerated 3 Apr 1881. Two families lived at this address. William was 48, a Carriers Clerk, and born in St James, Middlesex. Eliza was 48 and born in Harlow, Essex. Their children were William J (22, chancery clerk), Lillie (19, dressmaker), Thomas C (15, railway clerk), Louisa (12, scholar), and Henry G (10, scholar). Caroline Smart, William's mother (73, nurse, widow, born in Stowmarket) was also with them.8 
1891 CensusWilliam and Elizabeth [sic] appeared on the 1891 Census of St. Pancras, Middlesex, at 63 Barclay Street, enumerated 5 Apr 1891. There were two families at this address, the Smarts living in 3 rooms and a couple living in 1 room. William was 57, employed as a Carrier's Clerk, and was born in St Pancras, London. Elizabeth was 57 and born in Harlow, Essex. Two daughters and a son were still at home: Lilly (29, dressmaker), Louisa (22, milliner), and Henry (20, merchants clerk.)9 
DeathEliza died in 1891.10
 
BurialShe was buried on 8 Aug 1891 in Hampstead Cemetery.11 
Last Edited14 Mar 2015

Citations

  1. Microfilm of the Parish Register of St. Mary's and St. Hugh's church, Harlow, Essex, 1755-1984 (Family History Library, 1472363).
  2. Copy birth certificate of William James Smart, born 4 May 1858, registered 21 May 1858 in the Registration District of Shoreditch.
  3. St Mary and St Hugh Harlow Essex Baptism Register. Image viewed at SEAX. Eliza Cordle, 1832, #1095.
  4. 1841 Census for England & Wales, HO107/33 Book 3 Folio 47. Image viewed at Ancestry or Findmypast.
  5. 1851 Census for England & Wales, HO107/1484 folio 38. Image viewed at Ancestry.
  6. 1861 Census for England & Wales, RG9/241 folio 66. Image viewed at Ancestry.
  7. 1871 Census for England & Wales, RG10/228 folio 58. Image viewed at Ancestry.
  8. 1881 Census for England & Wales, RG11/0204 folio 41. Image viewed at Ancestry.
  9. 1891 Census for England & Wales, RG12/126 folio 164. Image viewed at Ancestry.
  10. FreeBMD. Eliza Smart, age 58, Sep Q 1891, Pancras RD.
  11. DeceasedOnline.com Indexes to Burials (http://www.deceasedonline), Eliza Smart, 1891.