Elizabeth Lockwood [2]


b 1859/60

    St George in the East, London

d. date unknown

    place unknown


daughter of John William Lockwood and Sarah Cuthbert

mother of James Jerwood, George Thomas Jerwood and possibly Sarah Ann Jerwood




Elizabeth Lockwood [2] was the ninth of the 11 children born to John William Lockwood and Sarah Cuthbert. She was born October-December 1859 in St George in the East, London E1.


She was listed as living with her parents in the family home at the time of the 1861, 1871 and 1881 Census forms, and in 1891 was living with her mother and her mother’s grandson Edward Lockwood at 17 Philip Street. (NOTE: The handwritten entry had read “Eliz. Lockwood, 32” and had subsequently been wrongly transcribed as being aged 52.)

In 1894, Elizabeth’s elder sister Rachel died at the age of 38. She had been the wife of William George Jerwood [1], the son of George William Jerwood (born c1832) and Mary Ann Jerwood (born c1830), and the mother of his six children: William George Jerwood [2] (c1878), Bella Eliza Jerwood (c1882), Hannah Maud Jerwood (c1886), Alfred John Jerwood (c1888), Thomas Jerwood (c1890) and John Jerwood (c1893). Rachel’s death was registered in the July-September quarter of 1894. 

One year later, in July-September 1895, Elizabeth married her former brother-in-law and became stepmother to her nephews and nieces. She had three children with William George Jerwood [1] - James Jerwood (c1898), George Thomas Jerwood (c1900) and Saran Ann Jerwood [c1901]. According to the 1901 Census there were 11 persons in residence at 93 Hind Street, Poplar. They were William Jerwood (Head – 46), Elizabeth Jerwood (Wife – 42), their children William (23), Bella (19), Hannah (15), Alfred (13), Thomas (11), John (8), James (3), and George (1). The 11th person was named Edward Lockwood, aged 12, described as a Cousin.  

There appears little doubt that he is the same Edward Lockwood described as being the “born about 1888” “Grandson of Sarah Lockwood in the 1891 Census. Sarah Lockwood was still alive in 1901, and her Census entry has her living with son John Lockwood and another grandchild, Grace Garnham. 


Edward’s parentage remains a mystery. Of Elizabeth’s four brothers, two were fathering their own children before and after Edward’s birth; a third, Thomas Lockwood, is believed to have died in 1871, and the fourth, John Philip Lockwood, could potentially be a candidate. However, in 1901 he was living with his mother and her grandchild Grace in Gough Street, in another part of Poplar. 


The most likely explanation is that he was Edward B Lockwood, born 1887/8, who was a grandson of  John William Lockwood’s brother, Philip James Lockwood.

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