Sunday, May 21, 2006

Matilda Lavinia Elliott née Pask

Whilst researching John Pask, the Flute Maker, I located the family in the 1851 census. John was listed as a Musican and Musical Instrument Maker, Master employing 12 men living with his wife Harriet, and 16-year old daughter Matilda.

Matilda was not listed in the 1841 census. However Sue Keefe located her birth and baptism in She was born Matilda Lavinia Pask on 10 January 1835, and baptised on 17 April 1835 in the Old Church, Saint Pancras. Her parents were given as John & Matilda Lavinia Pask. It is therefore likely that Matilda's mother died between 1835 and 1837, when her father married Harriet Lander.

Based on this information I found Matilda (indexed as Park) living in Fore Street, Edmonton, Middlesex a Pupil aged 6 of Anne Connell at a school together with 9 other pupils. (HO107 Piece 652 Book 2 Folio 19-20). Interestingly enough also listed as pupils were Emily & John Lander aged 4 and 5. Could these be related to John's wife Harriet Lander?

In the 1851 census she was listed with John & Harriet. In the 1861 census she is listed with her father living at 4 Adelaide Road, Hampstead (RG9 Piece 0091 Folio 35 Page 17) . However, her father's name is crossed out, and marked (Absent).

Matilda married John Henry Elliott in 1864/Q4 in the Hampstead registration district. John & Matilda were listed in the 1871 Census (RG10 Piece 0359 Folio 50 Page 18). John was a Tea Dealer. They were living at 2 Adelaide Street, St. Martin in the Fields, London. Could this be the same house as she lived in the 1861 census?

These details will be included in the next website update.