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Folk Biography Information

Folk Biography Information

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NameIles, Elijah
Date of Birth1824
Location/CommunityInglesham
NotesIn these notes and in the Census notes [DB] indicates family history material provided by David Bradfield, John Hodges and Allen Williams, relatives of Elijah Iles.

Birth / baptism
Elijah Iles, c. 1824, first child of Angel and Sophia Iles [nee Worton], who were married at Lechlade Church on 4th December 1821. Their second child was baptised at Coleshill, 12th February 1826. Many of the Iles lived at Coleshill for many years. [DB]

Birth / baptism of Sarah Ann Gibbs
Sarah Ann Gibbs born to Ann Gibbs [future wife of Elijah], 1848 at Highworth. Was she fathered by Elijah? She was certainly the one who looked after him throughout his long life as a widower. [DB]

Marriage
Wiltshire, Swindon, 1852, Jan Feb Mar, Vol. 5a, p 7; Elijaqh Iles married Ann Gibbs; Highworth, 25 February, 1852 (labourer) signed WRO 1184/15(2) to Ann Gibbs, made mark

Highworth, 21 February, 1852 to Ann Gibbs where he signed the register in his own hand, Ann made a mark. [DB]

Birth of children
Elijah, first son of Elijah and Ann, baptised at Highworth, 7th December 1856 [DB]
William, second son of Elijah and Ann, baptised at Highworth, 29th December 1858 [DB]
Elizabeth, first daughter of Elijah and Ann, baptised at Highworth, 11th October 1861. Probably the most troublesome of the children of Elijah in her teenage years. [DB]
John, third son of Eljiah and Ann baptised at Highworth, 2nd February 1864. [DB]
Harriet, second daughter, baptised at Highworth, 14th February 1868. [DB]

Death of Ann Iles his wife
22nd September 1869, aged 45 from Phthisis [tuberculosis]. She died at Middle Aston, Oxfordshire away from her family home for reasons not yet determined, but probably trying to get help for her condition. There appears to be no family connection with the woman who was caring for her. [DB]

Death of John Lawrence his son in law
17th July 1897 John Lawrence, aged 49, was buried at Longcot, Berkshire, his home village, although he died at Inglesham. So Elijah was now living at Inglesham with his newly widowed daughter Sarah. [DB]

Death / burial
Wiltshire, Swindon, 1917, Jan, Feb, Mar, Vol. 5a, p 12, age, 95; Inglesham, 15 March, 1917, burial, aged 95 WRO 1818/49 [AB]

Inglesham, 15 March, 1917. Wiltshire, Swindon, Jan Feb Mar, 1917, Vol. 5a, p 12, age, 95 [DB]
Census InformationCensus 1911
Listed as Elizah Iles. Place of birth, Lechlade, Gloucestershire, c. 1823, age, 88; address, Inglesham, Wiltshire; occupation, agricultural labourer; living as boarder in the household of Sarah Laurence, age, 60; place of birth, Highworth, Wiltshire; her daughter, Emily, age, 21; place of birth, Shrivenham, Berkshire. Also, boarder, Ernest Jerome, age,24; place of birth, Malmesbury, Wiltshire; occupation, general agricultural labourer.

Census reference: RG14PN11757 RG78PN650 RD240 SD1 ED3 DN105. [DB]

Census 1901
Listed as Elizah Iles. Place of birth, Lechlade, Gloucestershire, c. 1823, Age, 78; Address, in village, Inglesham, WIltshire; occupation, none, on parish relief, widower; living with, daughter, Sarah Lawrence, age, 51, place of birth, Highworth, WIltshire; widow; grand daughter, Emily Lawrence age, 11, place of birth, Ashbury, Berkshire; William Neate, age, 21; place of birth, Highworth; occupation, cowman on farm; boarder; Charles Leech, age 22; place of birth, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire; occupation, carter on farm; boarder; George, Thomas, age, 19; place of birth, Bampton, Devon; occupation, well digger; boarder.

Census reference: RG13/1903 Folio 99 Page 2. [DB]

Census 1891
Place of birth, Lechlade, Gloucestershire, c. 1822; age, 69; address, Ragnel Cottage, Ashbury, Berkshire; occupation, agricultural labourer; widower; living with John Lawrence, age, 42; place of birth, Longcot, Berkshire; occupation, agricultural labourer; his wife,Sarah Ann, age, 40; place of birth, Highworth, Wiltshire; his daughter, Ann, age, 19; place of birth, Alvescot, Oxfordshire; his son, James, age, 15; place of birth, Shrivenham, Berkshire; occupation, agricultural labourer; his daughter, Ellen, age, 13; place of birth, Compton Beauchamp, Berkshire; his daughter, Emily, age, 1; place of birth, Ashbury.

Census reference: RG12/974 Folio 47 Page 12. [DB]

Census 1881
Listed as Elijah Isles. Place of birth, Lechlade, Gloucestershire, c. 1824; age, 57; address, in village, Compton Beauchamp, [Knighton] Berkshire; occupation, agricultural labourer; widower; living with son in law, John Lawrence, age, 31; place of birth, Longcott, Berkshire; accupation, agricultural labourer; daughter, Sarah Ann, age, 29; place of birth, Highworth, Wiltshire; occupation, agricultural labourer; grand daughter, Ann, age, 9; placeof birth, Alvescott, Oxfordshire; scholar; grand daughter, Mary, age, 7; place of birth, Shrivenham, Berkshire; scholar; grandson, James, age 5; place of birth, Shrivenham, Berkshire; scholar; grand daughter, Ellen, age, 4; place of birth, Knighton, Berkshire.

Census reference: RG11/1277 Folio 65 Page 12. [DB]

Census 1871
Listed as Elizah Iles. Place of birth, Lechlade, Gloucestershire; c. 1823; age, 48; address, Gablehern Farm, Shrivenham, Berkshire [which still exists]; occupation, agricultural labourer; widower; living with, daughter, Sarah Ann, age, 21; occupation, agricultural labourer; son, Elijah, age, 14; occupation, agricultural labourer; son William, age, 14; occupation, agricultural labourer; daughter, Elizabeth, age, 9; son, John, age, 7; daughter, Harriet, age, 2; place of birth all siblings, Highworth.

Census reference: RG10/1257 Folio 54 Page 23. [DB]

Census 1861
Listed as Elizah Iles. Place of birth, Lechlade, Gloucestershire; c. 1824; Age, 37; address, Faringdon Road, Highworth, Wiltshire; occupation, agricultural labourer; living with, wife, Ann, age, 35; place of birth, Highworth, occupation, agricultural labourer; daughter, Sarah Ann, age, 13; scholar; son, Elijah, age, 4; son, William, age, 2; place of birth, all siblings, Highworth.

Census reference: RG9/1269 Folio 15 Page 23. [DB]

Census 1851
Place of birth Leach Cark [Lechlade]; c. 1824; Age, 27; address, in village, Coleshill, Berkshire; occupation, agricultrual labourer; living with, father, Angle, age, 50; place of birth, Inglesham; occupation, agricultural labourer; mother, Sophe, age, 53; place of birth, Chiseldon, Wiltshire; sister, Sarah, age, 16; place of birth, Coleshill; brother, Daniel, age, 14; place of birth, Colshill; scholar.

Census reference: HO 107/1687 Folio 149 Page 10. [DB]

Census 1841
Listed as Elijah Slee. Place of birth, c. 1826; age, 15; address, in village, Highworth; occupation, apprentice baker; living with, Walter Harris, age 35; occupation, baker; his wife, Eliza, age, 30; their daughter, Susan, age, 11; their daughter, Jane, age, 3; their daughter, Mary, age 1; their daughter, Ann, age, 5 weeks; Hannah Smith, age 15.

Census reference: HO 107/1178/15 District p Page 2 of 11. [DB]
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