Bridget Lloyd b1811

Born about 1811 in Henllan, Denbighshire to Robert & Elizabeth Lloyd according to her census data. Bridget Lloyd is only referred to in three times. Firstly in the birth registration as the mother of Elizabeth Lloyd, and secondly in the marriage to Napoleon Henry Stidworthy in 1844 and thirdly in the 1851 census. I have come across an old web enquiry about her marriage but have been unable to track down the Colin Jeisman who made the enquiry. Bridget is a very unusual name for a girl in Wales at that time.

1837 Elizabeth Lloyd was born, the illegitimate daughter of Bridget Lloyd and Henry Claton (birth certificate). Oddly the birth was reported in Bala by Bridget's sister Jane Lloyd. Usually the mother would report a birth. Further the place of birth is not recorded as it usually is. Elizabeth Lloyd's place of birth in censuses and marriage is given as Llangollen. So one assumes Bridget Lloyd was living in Llangollen in 1837.

1841 Census. Bridget does not appear in 1841 census in the Lloyd household in Bala, but her illegitimate daughter Elizabeth Lloyd does

1844 Bridget Lloyd marries in Liverpool (marriage cert) to the exotically named Napoleon Henry Stidworthy on 28 Nov 1844. He is a "mariner" & son of William Stidworthy, a stonemason. Both Bridget and Napoleon are given as living at Kay Street, Liverpool.

Then we see she has returned home by 1851as she appears in the census at Bala then, and without her husband.

1851 census

After this there is no sign of either Bridget Stidworthy nor her husband in censuses nor death indexes. It is such an odd name that I have to assume they emigrated. A Colin Jeisman seeking information on the Liverpool marriage referred to above was living in Perth, Western Australia. This indicates that they may well have gone to Australia and had children there, though I cannot find any details of emigration.

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