Rebecca Elizabeth Harrison
1840 - 20 Feb 1919
1840 Rebecca was born in Kirkby-cum-Osgodby, Lincolnshire.
Her father William was a carpenter.
1861 She would have
'come of age'.
1871 census her
husband was James Thomas Gibson,
of the Cheshire Cheese public house, Doncaster [ extant DN1 2SD ].
They had no children, and James, inn-keeper; ex butcher; died aged 29
1875 Feb 1st she married John Henry Barrett at
The Parish Church, Doncaster.
1881 census. Rebecca was still in her old homestead the
Cheese; and John was the landlord. I wonder whether her
father-in-law to be, Frederick Barrett had taken over the licence of
following the death of James Gibson, leading to the
relationship between his son, widower John Henry and Rebecca ?
In later censuses she appears to have styled herself as 'Elizabeth' in
lieu of Rebecca. Was this because husband John could not shake
the habit of speaking the name of his first wife ? Rebecca might
have borne that quite well as her mother's name was Elizabeth.
Their children were born in
- Rosa Susannah 1877 (webmaster's grandmother)
- Marie Easter Barrett 1879 (Yes her middle name was
'Easter'. She was born on Easter Monday. Actress in Oldham
- John Henry 1881
1919 Feb 20 Rebecca
Elizabeth Barrett died at 90 Cottenham Sreet, Chorlton-upon Medlock
(Ardwick), Manchester. Her husband John died shortly after on the
4th of March (only 12 days later). See John's page for death