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 inn 1837, 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.
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.
And the 1861 census gives just Elizabeth Lloyd, 83, butchers widow, living at Bala with just Winifred Lloyd, age 11, a granddaughter born in Birkenhead. Births Sep 1850 Winifred Lloyd at Liverpool 20 493.
From John Lloyd The writing is not clear but we found an Anthony Stidworthy,in Totnes in Devon, who was from a family of masons. As far as we can tell he had a brother Joseph (b1789) Stidworthy, who emigrated to South Africa and was living in Capetown in 1822 from a newspaper cutting., and is listed there as an architect,and stonemason. We are now thinking that Bridget & N Henry had a child Winifred and when returned to Bala in 1851 she took the 1 yr old with her to tell her mother Elizabeth that she could not take Winifred with her to SA. Elizabeth did so and Winifred appears again age 11 in 1861 census. Napoleon at the same time travels to Devon to tell his folks that he is emigrating and to bid his farewells. We have been unable to find any emigration or shipping refs.
1877 John Lloyd found a Bridget Lloyd died in Liverpool, age 63 but she was living under Bridget Lloyd not Stidworthy. Ref Sept 1877, Liverpool 8b 52. The 1871 census does give a Bridget Lloyd in Liverpool, b. circa 1814 which is almost certainly this woman. And she is listed as born on Ireland, and has sons John and Thomas. This woman appears in 1861 census as well, and is not our Bridget
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