Elizabeth Ann Hastings (Lill)

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Born 1888 (or 9)

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Father: Jacob Alfred Hastings

Married 3.9.1883
Holy Trinity, Birkenhead

b. 1854 Crewe, Cheshire James Hastings
d. 25.3.1906 Margaret Sophia lamb
Mother: Ellen Adams

 Married 38 years then widowed.

b. 4.4.1862 Robert Adams
d. 14.6.1938 (75yrs) Anne Howard
  My dad told me stories about his grandma. (Granny Hastings? - Ellen Adams?) She was crippled in a train crash and was in a cane wheel chair for many years. She lived with Elizabeth & family. (Elizabeth's sister, Emily?? also lived with them). Dad, and, I presume, the other brothers, would push her in the chair down the road. Dad said she gave him money to buy beers for her.
Dad  told the story about the  undertakers who  came to their house (Grandma lived with them) and he heard them say "We will have to break them", meaning her legs, to put her into the coffin." Dad seemed quite fond of her.
Siblings: Margaret Ann b. 29.10.1883 m. John (Rathbone) Shaw - 8.10 1907

Could her nic name have been Nellie?

b. 1886
d. c June, 1976
m. John Joseph Kelly (b.1882 - Birkenhead)
Children: Kathleen (1908), Ellen (1909), Mona (1911), Sarah Ann (1913), John Joseph (1914), Anne (1917), Charles (1920), Francis (1924), Janet M (1926)
Katie b. 1889 m. Joseph Greaves 1907
Elizabeth Ann b. 1891?1989?
d. Jan, 1959
She was 22 on marriage certificate,
m. William Miller Boyd -  27.5.1911
Sarah Ann b. Dec.1893
d. c1973
m. Samuel Youde (1888 - 1959) on 4.4.1919 Children: Eileen Youde (1920) who married John William Slawson
Janet May b. June Qtr 1896 m. John Sadler - 5.4.1915
In 1911, Janet was in the Seaman's Orphan Institution
Emily b. 1898  
Mum said her sisters were : Nellie, May, Emily , Sarah and they lived off Conway Street
N.B. Willam James Garrock and Nellie Garrock were witnesses at the wedding of Elizabeth & William
Occupation: Manual worker on the railways during the war.
Married: William Miller Boyd at Church of St Peter, Birkenhead
May 27th, 1911
(Vol. 8a page 1034)
Marriage Certificate - Click here
William was living at 15 Dover St, Birkenhead
Elizabeth was living at 40 Dover Street
William (Bill) was living at 15 Dover Street
1901 Census:  
1911 Census:  
Children: Lilian (Sarah Lillian) b. 1911, James (b.1914), William Miller (1915), Robert McGee (1918), John Noel, 1921, William Miller (1927), Eunice, 1930, (died at 3months)
Grandchildren::           Click here
1951: Lived in 36 Palatine Road, Wallasey, Cheshire , England UK
Died:  from Cancer, January 1959. (aged 69) in Mill Lane Hospital (Vol 10a Pge 827)
 (Greasby) Frankby Cemetery, Landican Cemetery,  Birkenhead No. 590
(see letter dated 1959)
Buried with daughter, Lilian (Sarah Lilian).
The ashes of 'Old Bill' and Joe Reynolds (husband of daughter, Lilian)  were scattered over the graves. Muriel & Bill Boyd were present when this happened. They had taken Joe's ashes back to U.K. as this is what the family wanted.
Medical: Elizabeth had a duodenal ulcer. Bowel Cancer later and a colostomy bag.
Notes: (Elizabeth became a gambler and an alcoholic. At one time she pawned John's clothes and he couldn't go out with his girlfriend. He was so embarrassed and couldn't tell her why.
The family was forced to move regularly because they were unable to pay the rent.)

Below: 1941 - Elizabeth with her grandson Robert Boyd (Bob)

Below: Photo sent to Australia, 195?


Below: Image of the WALKER'S MONA CASTLE HOTEL from Google earth 2007.