Elizabeth NORWOOD (1786?-1828?)

1 Elizabeth NORWOOD (1786?-1828?).

Born 1786 (cal). Marr Francis SHORTLAND 1814. Died 1828 (est).

In 1828 an Elizabeth ShortNALL aged 42 died.

Sp. Francis SHORTLAND (1796?-1875), son of John SHORTLAND (1738?-1820) and Mary YOUNG (1750?-1818).

But now for the real anomalies. The baptismal certs give mother to all his children as "Elizabeth". So where is Jane Ridgeway?
Baptisms:
a) 1816 Mary: Elizabeth "first daughter" of Francis and Elizabeth Shortnall (born 1815)
b) 1835: Ellen, "adult, daughter of Francis & Elizabeth" (born 1818) (presumably "second daughter"?)
c) 1836 20th March: Margaret "third daughter" (born 1821)
d) 1836 20th March: John "second son" (born 1832) (Who was first son?)
e) 1836 20th March: Joseph "third son" (born 1834)
f) 1836 20th March: George "fourth son" (born 1836)

Note that the George born 1836, baptised 1836, is without doubt the same George who died aged 1 in 1837. But we know his mother was Jane Ridgeway who died in 1838.
So it is clear that the recording of "Elizabeth" as mother to ALL the baptised children is a clerical error. Perhaps Francis gave mother of Margaret, the eldest to be baptised, as "Elizabeth" and the clerk recorded them all as of same mother.

1 Mary Elizabeth SHORTLAND (1816- ).

Born 1816.

1816 Mary: Elizabeth "first daughter" of Francis and Elizabeth Shortnall (born 1815).

2 William SHORTLAND (1817-bef1871).

Born 12 Mar 1817, Berkhamsted, Herts. Died bef Apr 1871, Luton, Bedfordshire, UK.

Sp. Anne GLENISTER (1815?-1905).

Possible death ref: age 92, 3 b 233.

Note on Marriage to William SHORTLAND: Ref: 1851 Census.

1 Levenia SHORTLAND (1840-1900).

Born 1840, Luton, Bedfordshire, UK.1 Died 1900, Luton, Bedfordshire, UK.

Sp. (unknown).

1 Clara SHORTLAND (1868?- ).

Born 1868 (est).

2 Sarah SHORTLAND (1842- ).

Born 1842, Luton, Bedfordshire, UK.

Sarah Shortland had an unconventional relationship with Amos Haydon. They had 6 children. Amos was married to Sarah Hughes and they had 4 children together. Something???? happened, I dont think Sarah Hughes died, I think she just left and Amos took up with the housekeeper Sarah Shortland. All very strange!

Sp. Amos HAYDON (1826-1893).

Note on Marriage to Sarah SHORTLAND: Sarah Shortland had an unconventional relationship with Amos Haydon. They had 6 children. Amos was married to Sarah Hughes and they had 4 children together. Something???? happened, I dont think Sarah Hughes died, I think she just left and Amos took up with the housekeeper Sarah Shortland. All very strange!

1 Ruth SHORTLAND (1865?- ).

Born 1865 (est), Luton, Bedfordshire, UK. Marr William McNulty LISTER Q3 1886.

Sp. William McNulty LISTER (1859-1915).

1 Lilian LISTER (1887- ).

Born 1887, Luton, Bedfordshire, UK.

2 Henry LISTER (1888- ).

Born 1888, Luton, Bedfordshire, UK.

3 William LISTER (1890- ).

Born Q2 1890, Luton, Bedfordshire, UK.

4 Bert LISTER (1894- ).

Born Q2 1894, Luton, Bedfordshire, UK.

5 Florence LISTER (1896- ).

Born Q4 1896, Luton, Bedfordshire, UK.

6 Gladys LISTER (1899-1900).

Born Sep 1899, Luton, Bedfordshire, UK. Died 1900, Luton, Bedfordshire, UK.

7 Violet LISTER (1901- ).

Born Q3 1901, Luton, Bedfordshire, UK.

2 Alfred Charles Haydon SHORTLAND (1867?-1950).

Born 1867 (est), Luton, Bedfordshire, UK. Marr Susannah BLINDELL Q2 1889, Luton, Bedfordshire, UK. Died Q2 1950, Luton, Bedfordshire, UK. Q2, 1950, Luton, 4a 126.

Sp. Susannah BLINDELL (1868?- ).

Note on Marriage to Alfred Charles Haydon SHORTLAND: Named as Alfred Charles H Shortland. Could H mean Haydon, named after Amos Haydon.

1 Alfred SHORTLAND (1890?- ).

Born 1890 (est), Luton, Bedfordshire, UK.

2 Beatrice SHORTLAND (1896?- ).

Born 1896 (est), Luton, Bedfordshire, UK.

3 Edith SHORTLAND (1899?- ).

Born 1899 (est), Luton, Bedfordshire, UK.

3 Jane SHORTLAND (1870?-1871).

Born 1870 (est), Luton, Bedfordshire, UK. Died 1871, Luton, Bedfordshire, UK.

4 Emily SHORTLAND (1872- ).

Born 1872, Luton, Bedfordshire, UK.

5 Lillie SHORTLAND (1875- ).

Born 1875, Luton, Bedfordshire, UK.

6 Florence SHORTLAND (1882- ).

Born 1882, Luton, Bedfordshire, UK.

3 Margaret E SHORTLAND (1844- ).

Born 1844, Luton, Bedfordshire, UK.

Sp. (unknown).

1 Archibald William SHORTLAND (1870- ).

Born Q2 1870, Luton, Bedfordshire, UK. Marr Emily (SHORTLAND) Q3 1889, Luton, Bedfordshire, UK.

Sp. Emily (SHORTLAND) (1871?- ).

1 Mabel SHORTLAND (1890- ).

Born 1890.

2 Frederick SHORTLAND (1892-1896).

Born 1892, Luton, Bedfordshire, UK. Died Q2 1896, Luton, Bedfordshire, UK.

Possible death ref: Q2 1896, age 3, 3 b 223.

3 Stanley Archibald SHORTLAND (1894- ).

Born Q3 1894, Luton, Bedfordshire, UK.

4 Annie SHORTLAND (1897- ).

Born 1897.

5 Gladys SHORTLAND (1901- ).

Born 1901.

Sp. George E. EVANS (1845?- ).

4 Harriett SHORTLAND (1848-1871).

Born 1848, Luton, Bedfordshire, UK. Died Q3 1871, Luton, Bedfordshire, UK.

5 Edwin SHORTLAND (1850- ).

Born Q3 1850, Luton, Bedfordshire, UK.

6 William Henry SHORTLAND (1853-1892).

Born 1853, Luton, Bedfordshire, UK. Marr Agnes Emma WEBB 1884. Died 1892, Luton, Bedfordshire, UK.

Sp. Agnes Emma WEBB (1855-1923), dau. of William WEBB ( - ) and Rose Emma (WEBB) ( - ).

1 William SHORTLAND (1882?- ).

Born 1882 (est), Luton, Bedfordshire, UK.

7 Zachariah SHORTLAND (1855- ).

Born 1855, Luton, Bedfordshire, UK.

8 Vincent SHORTLAND (1857- ).

Born 1857, Luton, Bedfordshire, UK. Marr Harriette (SHORTLAND) 1894 (est).

Sp. Harriette (SHORTLAND) (1854?- ).

1 Lillie SHORTLAND (1885?- ).

Born 1885 (est), Luton, Bedfordshire, UK.

2 Lizzie SHORTLAND (1888?- ).

Born 1888 (est), Luton, Bedfordshire, UK.

3 Albert SHORTLAND (1890-1969?).

Born 22 Jan 1890, Luton, Bedfordshire, UK. Ref: Q2 1969, Albert Frederick Shortland, DOB 22 Jan 1890, Luton. 4a 419. Died 1969 (est), Luton, Bedfordshire, UK.

3 Ellen SHORTLAND (1818- ).

Born 1818.

1835: Ellen, "adult, daughter of Francis & Elizabeth" (born 1818).

4 Margaret SHORTLAND (1821- ).

Born 1821.

1836 20th March: Margaret "third daughter" (born 1821).

Sources

1"1851 Census".