Birth: 6th February 1860 in Garth, Llangollen (date from 1939 register)
1861 census: Square, Garth Road, Trevor Issa, Llangollen
1871 census: Brynygroes, Garth Ucha, Trevor Issa, Llangollen
1881 census: Brynygroes, Garth Ucha, Trevor Issa, Llangollen
First Marriage: To William Edwards on 20th October 1881 at the Register Office, Corwen
1891 census: 33 Carr Street, Habergham Eaves, Burnley
1901 census: 23 Llewelyn Road, Brymbo
Second marriage: To Robert Evans on 4th November 1901 at the Register Office, Wrexham
1911 census: 2 Blast Road, Brymbo
1939 Register: 31 Nant Road, Coedpoeth
Death: October 1940, Coedpoeth.
Square, Garth Road, Trevor Issa, Llangollen
[We have not managed exactly to pinpoint this address, but it is likely to be at the upper end of Garth Road]
Robert Roberts age 30, Coal Miner, born Llangollen
Ann Roberts age 27, born Llangollen
John Roberts age 3, born Llangollen
Elizabeth Roberts age 1 month, born Llangollen
Brynygroes, Garth Ucha, Trevor Issa, Llangollen
Robert Roberts age 44, Coal Miner, born Llangollen
Ann Roberts age 38, born Llangollen
John Roberts age 13, born Llangollen
Elizabeth Roberts age 11, born Llangollen
Ellen Roberts age 9, born Llangollen
Louisa Roberts age 7, born Llangollen
Robert Roberts age 4 months, born Llangollen
We have not confirmed Elizabeth on the 1881 census yet, but she was married later that year.
Marriage (from certificate)
Elizabeth Roberts, age 21, spinster, married William Edwards (age 29), widower, Engineer, at the Register Office, Corwen, 20 October 1881
Both gave their addresses as Garth Trevor.
William's father was George Edwards, labourer.
Elizabeth's father was Robert Roberts, collier (deceased)
Witnesses were William Evans and Jane Evans
Elizabeth, William and their young family, Annie Ellen aged 4, Mary Louisa aged 2 and Robert Trevor aged 1, left Liverpool aboard the SS Germanic, arriving in New York on 16th September 1887
They travelled to Pennsylvania, presumably joining the numerous other Welsh immigrants who had moved there to work in the emerging mining and iron working industries.
Their son John William was born in Pennsylvania on 28th August 1889.
They returned to Britain before 1891 and lived for a short while in Lancashire before returning to Wales.
33 Carr Street, Habergham Eaves, Burnley, Lancashire
William Edwards age 39, blacksmith's labourer, born Llangollen
age 31, born Llangollen
Annie Ellen Edwards, age 7, born Llangollen
Mary Louisa Edwards, age 5, born Llangollen
Robert Trevor Edwards, age 4, born Llangollen
John William Edwards, age 1, born Pennsylvania, America
Robert Roberts (Elizabeth's brother), age 19, labourer - loom maker's shop, born Llangollen.
23 Llewelyn Road, Brymbo
(widow) age 41, born Llangollen
Robert T Edwards, age 14, attendant shot lighter (coal mine) born Llangollen
John W Edwards, age 11, born America
Sarah E Edwards, age 9, born Denbigh Wrexham
Tom M Edwards, age 7, born Denbigh Wrexham
Juan Edwards, age 5, born Denbigh, Wrexham
Lavinia Edwards, age 3, born Denbigh, Wrexham
William E Edwards, age 1, Denbigh, Wrexham
Elizabeth's second marriage (from certificate)
4th November 1901
Elizabeth married Robert Evans, widower
(age 36) collier, of 41 Hill Street, Brymbo, at the Register Office, Wrexham,
Elizabeth's age was given as 41 years.
She lived at 23 Llewelyn Road, Vron, Brymbo.
Elizabeth's father, Robert Roberts (Deceased), collier
Robert's father, John, was a stone quarryman
Witnesses James Griffiths, (his mark), Mary Ann Griffiths
2 Blast Road, Brymbo
Elizabeth now married to Robert Evans, widower
age 45, labourer, steelworks, born Denbigh
age 52, born Llangollen
(Marriage has lasted 10 years with one child, still living)
David Evans, age 18, cutter, coal mine, born Brymbo
Ioon (Juan, Joan?) Edwards, (Roberts' stepson) age 16, labourer, coal mine, born Brymbo
Arthur Evans, son age 14, scholar, born Brymbo
Lavinia Edwards, (Roberts' stepdaughter) age 13, born Brymbo
William Eric Edwards, (Roberts' stepson) age 11, born Brymbo
Margaret Alice Evans
, age 9, born Brymbo
Robert was buried on 18th December 1916, aged 51, at Coedpoeth Cemetery
At this time, Elizabeth was living at 'Bryn Hyfryd', 11 Tudor Street, Coedpoeth.
[This information taken from the service record of her son John William Edwards who had emigrated to Canada in 1910 and was serving with the Royal Canadian Overseas Expeditionary Force. The record shows a change of address, the original having been 'Rock Cottage', Nant, Coedpoeth.]
"2, Bryn Hyfryd", (31) Nant Road, Coedpoeth
Evans Arthur born 16th July 1897, married, Heavy Haulage Hand Below (Heavy Work)
Evans Charlotte born 18th June 1902, married, unpaid Domestic Duties
Evans Kenneth born 1st April 1933, at school
1 record still officially closed
Grimshaw born 26th May 1931, at school (Margin note 16.7.55 CR283 MAN)
born 6th February 1860, widow, unpaid Domestic Duties
Elizabeth was buried on 5th October 1940, aged 80, in the same plot as Robert, at Coedpoeth Cemetery