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Elizabeth Adamson

1818 - 1895  baptised 24 Feb 1818

The 12th child of Daniel Adamson (snr) and Nanny Gibson, of Shildon, Co. Durham

1838 July 22 her daughter Ann was born. (g.grandmother)

1839 May 23 she married James Dent, joiner, who was father of  Ann then aged 10 months, 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 married to Robert Brown and had left home.

1871 Census  Elizabeth and James were lodging with Ann Lawson their neice, at 29 Birch Street, Gorton, Manchester.

1881 Census  Elizabeth and James were at 34 Brunswick St., Gorton.

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 men in Manchester.  It was the historic occasion upon which the decision to go ahead with the Ship Canal was made.

1885 Saturday, August 8th. Following the passing of the Ship Canal Act, Daniel, who was chief 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 grandmother, Elizabeth.

1890 Jan 13  Her brother Daniel died at the Towers, Didsbury.  (see his memorial at Southern Cemetery)
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, living on a legacy from brother Daniel's will. Alice Ann Brown also there with 'Rose'(?)
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.

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