Elizabeth Clements

Elizabeth Clements was the second oldest of seven children of John Clements and his wife Elizabeth (née Slack) of Soham, Cambridgeshire, England.

She married Joseph Bishop when she was 22 years old, and at the time of her marriage, both she and her new husband were illiterate.

The couple had at least eight children between 1792 and 1809 in Soham.

In 1809, her son Joseph died aged 12. This was followed in 1817 by a tragic accident that claimed the life of her 14 year old son Robert, who was killed when a large roller went over him at a farm belonging to Mr Slack. The Slack family were Elizabeth's mother's family.

In 1819, a third son, the oldest - William - died aged 27, leaving the family with five surviving children.

Elizabeth appears on three censuses, her last at the age of 91 years in 1861, before her death two months later.

Further Details

Circa 1770.

26th January 1770 at St. Andrew's Church, Soham, Cambridgeshire, England.




June 1861, aged 91 years.

15th June 1861 at St. Andrew's Churchyard, Soham, Cambridgeshire, England. Grave ref: G977/145/