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Name: Elizabeth Hart

Burial Number: 0977

Gender: Female

Distinction: Born in Hawkshead

Born: 00/00/1838

Died: 12/01/1920

Buried: 16/01/1920


Elizabeth Sarah Hart (nee Myers) was born in 1838 Hawkshead in Lancashire to John Postlethwaite and Elizabeth Myers.

Elizabeth’s Father worked as a solicitor and lived at Park Stile House in Broughton in Furness.


Elizabeth married Reverend Robert Slater Hart on 17th October 1865 in Broughton in Furness Lancashire.

They had 4 children – Mary Cooper born 1867, Herbert L born 1870, Edith A born 1869, Gertrude E 1876.

Robert was the curate in charge of St. Oswald’s Church school, Knuzden, Lancashire until 1866 when he was appointed to the vicarage of Colton, Lancashire. He remained as Vicar of Colton until his death on the 25th July 1884 aged just 46. He was interred at St, Mary Magdalene church, Broughton in Furness.

By 1891 Elizabeth had moved to 3 Ainsworth Street Ulverston, Lancaster, she is living there with 2 of her children (Mary and Gertrude) and a servant. By 1901 just her Daughter Edith Alice Hart is living at home and Elizabeth has now moved to 15 Alexander road Ulverston, Lancashire. By 1911 she has moved to Worthing and is still living with her daughter Edith Alice Hart at ‘Rothesay’ Valencia road Worthing, Sussex.  Elizabeth died in Worthing on the 12th January 1920. After Elizabeth’s death Edith Alice (Elizabeth’s Daughter) moved to Hertford, Hertfordshire where she died in 1936

Researcher: Jackie Rooney

The Grave

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Location in Cemetery

Area: NB Row: 12 Plot: 3

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Ashes or Urn: Unknown



EndowedGrave: Cut grass and keep tidy


Elizabeth Sarah Hart 12th January 1920 Edith Alice Hart 23rd March 1936

Further Information


Name: Elizabeth Sarah Hart

Gender: Female

Born: 00/00/1838

Town: Unknown

County: Lancashire

Country: England


Maiden Name:Myers

Marriage Date: 17/10/1865

Spouse First Name: Robert

Spouse Second Name: Slater

Spouse Last Name: Hart

Town of Marriage: Broughton-in-Furness

County of Marriage: Lancashire

Country of Marriage: England

Information at Death

Date of Death: 12/01/1920

Cause of death: Unknown

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


Park Style, west Broughton, Lancashire

John Postlethwaite Myers (Head) age 30, Elizabeth (Wife) age 30, Georgina (Daughter) age 1, Mary Ann (daughter) age 7, Julia (Daughter) age 5, Elizabeth Sarah (Daughter) age 3,


Park Style house, West Broughton, Lancashire

John P Myers (Head) age 52, Elizabeth (Wife) age 54, Elizabeth S (Daughter) age 23, Georgina (Daughter) age 21, Thomas G Biskett (Son-in-law) age 39, Julia Biskett (Daughter) age 24, William Biskett (Grandson) age 2, Elizabeth Biskett (Grandaughter) age 5 months, plus 2 servants


Parsonage, Colton, Lancashire

Robert S Hart (Head) age 32, Elizabeth S Hart (Wife) age 33, Mary C (Daughter) age 4, Edith A (Daughter) age 2, Herbert L (Son) age 1, plus 2 servants


Vicarage, Colton, Lancashire

Robert S Hart (Head) age 42, Elizabeth S (Wife) age 43, Mary Cooper (Daughter) age 14, Herbert L (Son) age 11, Edith A (Daughter) age 12, Gertrude (Daughter) age 5, plus 1 Governess and 2 Servants


3 Ainsworth Street, Ulverston, Lancashire

Elizabeth S (Head) age 53, Mary C (Daughter) age 24, Gertrude E (Daughter) age15, plus 1 servant


15 Alexander Road, Ulverston, Lancashire

Elizabeth S (Head) age 63, Edith A (Daughter) age 32


Rothesay, Valencia Road, Worthing Sussex

Elizabeth Sarah Hart (Head) age 73, Edith Alice Hart (Daughter) age 42, plus 1 servant

Miscellaneous Information

Preston Herald 23 June 1866

St Oswald’s Church School, Knuzden – A tea party was held in the above school on Saturday last, after which Robert Lund, Esq., of Knuzden House, was called to the chair, and Mr Braithwaite, on behalf of the teachers and members of the congregation, presented to the Rev. Robert Slater Hart, the curate in charge of the district of Knuzden, who has lately been appointed to the vicarage of Colton, a very handsome candelabrum, as a token of their good feeling towards him, and of their appreciation of his services in the school and ministry amongst the poor. After referring at some length to the labours of the reverend gentleman in the parish, the loss the congregation would sustain by his leaving, and wishing that his labours would be abundantly blessed in is new parish, he concluded by reading the inscription on the candelabrum “Presented to the Rev. Robert Slater Hart, by the congregation of Knuzden Church School, 1866”
The reverend gentleman, who was deeply moved, in acknowledging the presentation, said that he was entirely taken by surprise at receiving so handsome a token of their esteem for him. He should ever prize it highly as a memento of his connection with the parish and should value it as one of the most precious heirlooms he could hand down to his children. Unlike many testimonials, which were often “carefully put by” by its daily use he should be perpetually reminded of them. After ascribing whatever good had been done in the parish to God only, in whose hands he was but a humble instrument, he earnestly exhorted them to continue steadfast in the faith and prayed that God’s blessing might ever rest upon them.
Appropriate addresses were afterwards delivered by Messrs. O L Booth, M Nightingale, E Leech, P Hewarth, C Nuttall, and others. the choir, ably assisted by Messrs. Sheffield and Calvert, sang a selection of songs and glees during the evening. Amongst those present were Mrs R S Hart, Mrs Robert Lund and Miss Lund, of Knuzden House, Thomas Walmsley esq., of Stanhill House, etc. After and exceedingly pleasant evening, the proceedings terminated about half past ten by the singing of the Doxology.

Park Stile House, Broughton-in-Furness

Soulbys Ulverston Advertiser 21 Aug 1873

To be sold by auction, by Mr John Coward – At the house of Mr Thomas Douglas, the Old Kings Hotel, Broughton-in-Furness, on Wednesday the 3rd day of September 1873 at 6 o’clock in the evening (together or in such lots as may be determined upon at the time of sale, and subject to such conditions as will be then produced and read):-
All that very desirable Freehold Residence known as “Park Stile House” situate at Broughton-in-Furness, on the east side of the highway leading from Ulverston to Whitehaven, formerly in the occupation of the late John Postlethwaite Myers Esq., Solicitor (the owner) as yearly tenant, and the yards, out buildings, gardens, orchard, and pleasure grounds thereto belonging.
The Dwellinghouse contains entrance hall 10ft.10in x 7ft.9in; drawing room 15ft.9in x 11ft; excellent kitchen, scullery, and larder (with fittings complete), and small wine cellar; four good bedrooms, dressing room, anti-room, and closet (suitable for conversion into earth or waterclosets) and two lofty and commodious attics.
Ober the offices are two capacious rooms used as a laundry and store-room.
The outbuildings comprise good stabling for two horses, with an adjacent room suitable for a loose box, excellent barn and coach house, and other out-offices.
The gardens and orchard are very productive, and in good order.
The pleasure grounds comprise therein an ornamental and substantial summer-house, from which the views of the Dudden estuary and surrounding mountains are truly magnificent.
The whole of the premises are in a good state of repair, and in every respect suitable for the residence of a genlteman’s family.
To view and for futher particulars apply at the office of H. Myers-Meakin, Esq., Solicitor, Broughton-in-Furness and Millom.