Little is known at present aboutElizabeth WALTON (126) who married John Clark STEWARD(125) at St Dunstan's church, Stepney, London, on 11 Feb 17831. She died on 13 Mar 1841, aged 77, and was buried in a family vault in Effingham, Surrey2. This indicates that she was born in 1763 or 1764.
On 30 Oct 1830 Mrs Elizabeth Steward, Commander's widow, was granted an East India Company pension of £120 per annum for the period of her widowhood, on grounds of distress3.
Her death on 13 Mar 1841, aged 77, is confirmed by her death certificate, which also states that she was the widow of John Clark Steward, Cooper. Possibly this indicates that her husband was a member of the Worshipful Company of Coopers, as well as working for the East India Company.
1) Familysearch, based on FHL film 596920, one
of several covering the parish registers of the parish church of Stepney,
Middlesex. This particular film contains marriages, 1779-1792. The originals are
at the London Metropolitan Archives.
2) From a memorial plaque, one of seven on the south wall of the East India Company chapel in Poplar (now part of St Matthias, Poplar), quoted in a Rootsweb posting by Tony Fuller on 29 Jul 1998. There is also a GRO deaths index entry, Dorking, Mar quarter 1841, vol.4, p.92. There is also an entry in the National Burial Index, for St Laurence, Effingham, in 1841, accessed through Findmypast.co.uk.
3) East India Company Pensions 1793-1833.
© John Stowell 2011 This file last edited on 19 June 2011.
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