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Name: Elizabeth Gudgeon

Burial Number: 1221

Gender: Female

Occupation: Cotton Winder

Born: 00/1/1839

Died: 20/1/1926

Buried: 20/01/1926


Elizabeth was the daughter of Thomas Whitehead, an engineer and Hannah. She was born in Oldham the eldest of a large family.

Elizabeth was 17 when she married Christopher Gudgeon, a machine fitter and engineer, at St Mary’s Church, Oldham on 25th March 1855.

By 1861, the couple had three children. The eldest, Robert went to live with Elizabeth’s parents. No other census records could be found for the family until 1921.

Elizabeth seems to have spent a lot of time abroad mainly in Belgium. The Belgium Antwerp Police Immigration “citizenship and naturalisation” register 1840-1930 lists Elizabeth as Elise plus several of her children: Agnes b1864 in Oldham; Mina b1869 in Verviers; Sarah Ellen b1871 in Verviers; Fred b 1873 in Verviers; Francis b 1877 in Verviers; Guy b 1878 in Verviers.

Christopher died in 1887. Fred married a Lancashire girl but their daughter Emmie was born in Lodz, Poland in 1905. By 1921, Fred was running a confectionery and tobacconist’s shop in Worthing, his mother Elizabeth and sister Agnes living with him and his family. Elizabeth died on 20th January 1936. No probate.

Researcher: Angela Levy

The Grave

No headstone image available

Location in Cemetery

Area: NWS Row: 7 Plot: 14

Exact Location (what3words): marked.dome.closet

Ashes or Urn: Unknown



None Found - Listed in Heene Cemetery Index of Graves


None Found - Listed in Heene Cemetery Index of Graves

Further Information


Name: Elizabeth Gudgeon

Gender: Female

Born: 00/1/1839

Town: Oldham

County: Lancashire

Country: England


Maiden Name:Whitehead

Marriage Date: 25/3/1855

Spouse First Name: Christopher

Spouse Last Name: Gudgeon

Town of Marriage: Oldham

County of Marriage: Lancashire

Country of Marriage: England

Information at Death

Date of Death: 20/1/1926

Cause of death: Unknown

Address line 1: 26

Address line 3: Railway Approach

Town: Worthing

County: Sussex

Country: England


No obituary has been entered.

Personal Effects

Money left to others: No value recorded

Current value of effects: Not calculated

Census Information


Lee Street, Oldham, Lancashire

Thomas aged 35, engineer. Hannah aged 32. Elizabeth aged 12, cotton winder. Sarah A aged 6. Alice aged 5. William aged 2. Hannah aged 1 month.


Chatham Street, Oldham, Lancashire

Christopher aged 25, machine fitter. Elizabeth aged 22. Robert aged 5. William aged 3. Annie aged 1. Robert Gudgeon aged 18, brother, machine fitter.


26 Railway Approach, Worthing, Sussex.

Fred Gudgeon aged 48, confectioner and tobacconist own account. Born in Belgium. Nellie aged 51. Emmie aged 16, born in Lodz, Poland. Elizabeth Gudgeon aged 83, mother. Agnes Gudgeon aged 58, sister.

Miscellaneous Information

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