1818 - 1895 baptised 24 Feb 1818 The
12th child of Daniel
Adamson (snr) and Nanny Gibson, of Shildon, Co.
1838 July 22 her daughter
Ann was born. (g.grandmother)
1839 May 23 she
James Dent, joiner, who was father of Ann then aged 10
at St.John's church, Old Shildon.
1841 Census The family was at Coundon, nr Shildon.
1851 Census The family was at Shildon.
1861 Census The family was
at Shildon. By then her daughter Ann was
to Robert Brown and had left home.
1871 Census Elizabeth and James were lodging with Ann
their neice, at 29
Birch Street, Gorton, Manchester.
1881 Census Elizabeth and James were at 34 Brunswick
1882 Jun. 27 (as chronological ref.) Her brother Daniel Adamson, at
his home The Towers, Didsbury [link],
was host of 76 influential guests, including some of the
wealthiest and shrewest
Manchester. It was the historic occasion upon which
the decision to go ahead with the Ship Canal was made.
August 8th. Following the passing of the Ship Canal Act, Daniel, who
promoter of the Bill returned from
Parliament to Didsbury . The
reception he received from the people of Stockport and Didsbury is the
stuff of legends. (see an account of
this event here) I know
that my grandmother Helena Brown 9yrs was there, and probably in
the company of her own
Her brother Daniel died at the Towers, Didsbury. (see his memorial at
1890 May 16 James died at 2 Prospect St., Gorton.
Alice Ann Brown, his granddaughter also lived there.
1891 Census Elizabeth at 17 George Henry Street, Salford,
on a legacy
from brother Daniel's will. Alice Ann Brown also there
1894 May 21
Manchester Ship Canal was officially opened by Queen Victoria
aboard the yacht Enchantress.
1895 Mar 17 Elizabeth
died at 17 George Henry Street,
Salford. Her granddaughter Alice Ann Brown was present.
from her brother Daniel's Will amounted to
£50 / annum, to be paid quarterly. (In those days
of a working man's wage).
She died at
her home which was a very short distance from the docks of The
Manchester Ship Canal, her brother's brainchild.
She shares the same
grave as her husband James Dent (no.L432), Philips Park Cemetery.