Elizabeth Poll

Elizabeth Poll was the oldest child of Ishmael Poll and his wife Mary (née Fiddement) of Wymondham, Norfolk, England.

Elizabeth married Michael Goodings, a weaver of Wymondham in 1820 and soon afterwards gave birth to a daughter named Elizabeth. Unfortunately, Michael died in August 1821 whilst Elizabeth was pregnant with their second child. The child turned out to be a boy, which she named Michael.

In 1824, Elizabeth remarried to John Howlett, a weaver and she gave birth to a son just three months later. The couple went on to have six more children.

In 1841 and 1851, the couple are living in Burnt Fen, Lakenheath - very close to Mildenhall and the Cambridgeshire border. In 1861, Elizabeth appears as a Pauper widow living in the village Hilgay on the Cambridgeshire/Norfolk border. She is living with two borders - Robert Murfitt (a 17yr old Groom) and Thomas Johnson (a 21yr old Agricultural Labourer).

Elizabeth was pre-deceased by her husband by ten years.

Further Details

12th April 1796, Wymondham, Norfolk, England.

22nd April 1796 at Wymondham Abbey, Wymondham, Norfolk, England.




January 1871 at Poplar Farm, Littleport Road, Mildenhall, Suffolk, England, aged 76 years.

28th January 1871, Mildenhall, Suffolk, England.