Elizabeth Bartram

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Born: 1819 Died: Married: John Smith Mother: Phebe Gay Father: Isaac Bartram Descendant: Phoebe Smith
Census 1841 1851 1861 1871 1881 1891 1901 1911 1921

Elizabeth Bartram (sometimes Bertram) was born in around 1819 in Wymondham, Norfolk. She married a John Smith and they had a daughter called Phoebe Smith.


She was baptised on the 5th September 1819 at Wymondham in Norfolk. Her father was Isaac Bartram and her mother was Phoebe Gay. Their abode was Bridewell Street, Wymondham and her father was a Husbandman.


Elizabeth married John Smith probably between 1835 (when she was 16) and 1841 (the birth of the first child we know of).

1838. Marriage solemnized at the Parish Church in the Parish of St John Sepulchre in the County of Norfolk
When Married. Name and Surname. Age Condition. Rank or Profession Residence at the Time of Marriage Father's Name and Surname Rank or Profession of Father

13th November 1838

John Smith Minor Bachelor Comber Ber Street Robert Smith Shoemaker
Elizabeth Barham Minor Spinster Ber Street Isaac Barham Husbandman
Married in the Parish Church according to the Rites and Ceremonies of the Established Church after Banns by me Peter Hansell, perpetual curate
This marriage was solemnized between us John Smith's X mark In the Presence of us Edward Smith's X mark
Elizabeth Barham's X mark Susannah Smith's

There is one potential record of such a marriage BMD:M: Elizabeth Bartram, Dec 1838, Norwich, 13, 635 - certificate on order. This page also has a John Smith on it. However, note that the register only started in 1837, so it is possible that if this is not the correct entry then the marriage predates registration.

On the night of 6 June 1841 she was living with her husband in Mill Street in the Hamlet of Lakenham, in Norwich. Interestingly, next door was the family of her parents Isaac and Phebe Bartram.


John and Elizabeth had the following children:

  • Robert Smith, born ~1841, Norwich.
  • Sarah Ann Smith, born ~1843, Norwich.
  • Phoebe Smith, born 17 April 1845, Norwich.
  • George W/N Smith, born ~1849, Norwich.
  • Hannah Smith, born ~1850, Norwich.
  • Cabel Smith, born ~1872, Norwich.

On the night of 30 March 1851 Elizabeth was living with her husband John Smith and five children including daughter Phoebe Smith at Mill Street, Lakenham, Norwich.

On the night of 7 April 1861 Elizabeth was living with her husband and family at Hall Road, Road Side (Pendell/Pendise Row), Lakenham


The death of an Elizabeth Smith (age 62) was registered in Q1, 1884 in Norwich, vol 4b, page 80.

Other Records

Annoyingly there is another possible set of parents for Elizabeth, as there was an Elizabeth Bartram who was christened on the 25th April 1820 in Wymondham whose parents were John Bartram and Ann Payne/Pain. However, luckily, in the 1841 census there is an Isaac Bartram and Phebe Bartram living next door to Elizabeth Smith, so this makes it highly probable that Isaac and Phebe are Elizabeth parents.