NameElizabeth FREEMAN
Birth23 Jan 1837, Alresford, Hampshire, England1076,1411
Death16 Apr 1912, Chula Vista, San Diego County, California1076 Age: 75
BurialOtay Flats, Chula Vista, San Diego County, California2
Birthabt 1830, Hammersmith, Middlesex, England1411
Death17 Jan 1905, Kensington, London, England1951 Age: 75
OccupationServant; Cab Proprietor; Coal Merchant1697,1411,1893
Marriage4 Mar 1862, St. Marylebone, Middlesex, England1697
ChildrenEmily (1873-1958)
Notes for Elizabeth FREEMAN

Family Remembrance:2 "Emily Constant [born 1873] was the only one of ten children born to Elizabeth and John Constant who lived. All the others died in infancy and Emily only remembered a little sister, Alice."

Family Remembrance:2 "Elizabeth Freeman Constant, mother of Emily, whose great dream was to one day see the 'golden land' of California. When she finally reached her goal she found herself longing for her London home and friends. She lived to see her first grandchild but died two months before her grandson was born. She died the night the Titanic sank and was buried in a casket made by my father in the garden behind the little house in Otay Flats, Chula Vista, San Diego."

Geographic Note:2504 In census and vital records for Elizabeth, there are references to Alresford in both Hampshire and Hants. They are different names for the same area, according to the Hampshire County Council. "Why is Hampshire sometimes called Hants? 'Hampshire' is often abbreviated in written form to 'Hants' and which sometimes gives rise to puzzlement. The abbreviated form is derived from the Old English Hantum plus Scir (meaning a district governed from the settlement now known as Southampton) and the Anglo-Saxons called it Hamtunschire. At the time of the Domesday Book (1086) this was compressed to Hantescire."

1842 Birth Registration: Elizabeth Freeman, birth registration, Q1 Jan-Mar, Alresford, Hampshire, v. 7, p. 4 (FreeBMD)

1841 British Census:2990
Hampshire, England (All Saints Parish)
Enumerated 6 June 1841
Richard Freeman •• 32, male, coach maker, born in Hampshire
Francis •• 31, female, born in Hampshire
Charles Crisp •• 13, male, born in Hampshire
Elizabeth Freeman •• 4, female, born in Hampshire

1851 British Census:2989
Hampshire, England (Bishops Sutton Parish)
Enumerated 30 March 1851
Richard Freeman •• head, married, 41, wheelwright, born in Hants, Alresford
Francis •• wife, married, 40, born in Somersetshire, Bath
Elizabeth •• niece, unmarried, 14, servant, born in Hants, Alresford

1861 British Census:2991
Middlesex, England (St. Pancras, Tottenham)
Enumerated 7 April 1861
3 Byng Place
Elizabeth Freeman •• servant, unmarried, 26, cook, born in Hants, Alresford
Elizabeth living as part of the staff of five household servants for the family of George Matchey and his wife Charlotte. George, at age 35, was a metal assayer.

1862 Marriage Certificate:1697 Marriage solemnized at Christ Church in the parish of St. Marylebone in the County of Middlesex, 4 March 1862; John Constant, of full age, bachelor, servant, North St.; father, Robert Constant, servant; Elizabeth Freeman, of full age, spinster, North St.; father, William Freeman, wheelwright; witnessed by George and Sarah Moodie.

1881 British Census:1411
London, England (Islington)
Enumerated 3 April 1881
17 St. Thomas Rd.
John Constance •• married, age 49, male, born in Hammersmith, head of household, coal merchant
Elizabeth •• married, age 44, female, born in Alford (i.e. Alresford), Hampshire, wife
Emily •• age 7, female, born in Wood Green, daughter, scholar

1891 British Census:2709
Islington, London, England (St. Marks Ecclesiastical Parish)
Enumerated 5 April 1891
52 Morey Road (one of three families)
John Constant •• head, married, 59, cab proprietor, neither employed nor employer, born Hammersmith, London
Elizabeth •• wife, married, 55, born Alresford, Hants
Emily •• daughter, single, 17, sorting clerk post office, employed, born Wood Green, London

1901 British Census:2505 (Elizabeth and Emily Constant)
Surrey, England (Wandsworth)
Enumerated 31 March 1901
76 Gaskarth Road
E. Constant •• head, widow, female, 65, living on own means, born Alresford, Hants.
Emily •• daughter, single, female, 27, sorting clerk at P.O., civil servant, born Wood Green, Middlesex.
This appears to be a two-family dwelling, with the other family being George R. Unwin, age 62, and his wife Sarah A., age 62, both born in the London area.

1901 British Census:3003 (John Constant)
London, England (Kensington; St. Clement Ecclesiastical Parish; Kensington Registration District)
Enumerated 31 March 1901
185 Walmore Terrace
John Constance •• boarder, married, 70, (no occupation given), born in Hammersmith, London
One of two boarders in the household of Thomas and Mary Wallen.

1909 Immigration:3085,3086 Empress of Britain, landed at Quebec, 2 September 1909, 2nd Class, Elizabeth Constant, age 73 widowed, with her daughter, born in England, speaks English, destination: Victoria, Church of England. Accompanied by daughter Emily Constant. The party travelled on contract ticket 41538, held by Emily.

1911 Canadian Census:
British Columbia, Canada (Len Milas P E, Saanich, Nanaimo)
Enumeration date not given
William Tippet2993 •• male, head, married, born March 1888, born in England, immigrated 1907, British heritage, Canadian nationality, Theosophist religion, carpenter, employer, works on own account, works on houses, worked 50 weeks in 1910, has $1,000 life insurance, can read, can write, can speak English
Florence •• female, wife, married, born March 1877, age 34, born in England, immigrated 1907, British heritage, Canadian nationality, Theosophist religion, worked 50 weeks in 1910, can read, can write, can speak English
John G. Ortis •• male, lodger, single, born February 1873, age 38, born in England, immigrated 1911, British heritage, Canadian nationality, Theosophist religion, carpenter, can read, can write, can speak English
Next Household, Separate Dwelling
George Gray2992 •• male, head, married, born May 1872, age 39, born in England, immigrated 1907, British heritage, Canadian nationality, Theosophist religion, can read, can write, can speak English
Emily •• female, wife, married, born May 1874, age 37, born in England, immigrated 1910, British heritage, Canadian nationality, Theosophist religion, can read, can write, can speak English
Vera •• female, daughter, single, born August 1910, age 9 months, born in British Columbia, British heritage, Canadian nationality, Theosophist religion
Eliz Constant •• female, mother-in-law, widowed, born May 1840, age 71, born in England, immigrated 1910, British heritage, Canadian nationality, Theosophist religion, can read, can write, can speak English

1912 Death Certificate:1076 Elizabeth Constant; place of death, 16 April 1912, county of San Diego, town of Otay; length of residence at the place of death, 5 months; length of residence in California, 5 months; female; race, white; date of birth, 23 January 1837; age, 75 years, 2 months, 23 days; widowed; birthplace, England; occupation, retired; name and birthplace of father, - - - Freeman, England; maiden name and birthplace of mother, unkown, England; informant, George Gray, Box 59A RFD, Chula Vista, California; cause of death, uremia; place of burial, Fairfield Acres, Otay, Lot 41.
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