Elizabeth Harley

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Father Mother Birth Death Marriage 1841 1851 1861 1871 1881 1891 1901 1911

Elizabeth was born in around 1838, her father was John Harley, a teacher, and her mother was Dorothy.

Elizabeth married Robert Dunn on July the third, 1865.


Elizabeth Harley was the mother of Mary Ann Steward Dunn. Their grandson was to be named Harley (presumably after Elizabeth's maiden name).

in 1871 she was living as a widow at 62 Thames Street, Westoe, South Shields with her two young daughters, Mary Ann Stewart Dunn (4) and Margaret Harley Dunn (2).



Marriage Certificate of Elizabeth Harley and Robert Dunn

1865. Marriage solemnized at Parish Church in the Parish of St Hilda, South Shields in the County of Durham
When Married. Name and Surname. Age Condition. Rank or Profession Residence at the Time of Marriage Father's Name and Surname Rank or Profession of Father

July 3rd

Robert Dunn both of full age Bachelor Mariner Parish of St Hilda

South Shields


John Dunn Gardener
Elizabeth Harley Spinster John Harley Teacher
Married in the Parish Church according to the Rites and Ceremonies of the Established Church after Banns by me J.H.Chester.
This marriage was solemnized between us Robert Dunn In the Presence of us Thomas Stewart
Elizabeth Harley Dorothy Coulson




She married Robert Dunn (who died between 1869 and 1871).

Her parents were *NOT*  Thomas and Margaret Harley.

In 1861 she was seven years old and living with her parents in one half of number three, Denmark Street, Westoe, Durham. Her father Thomas (37) was a master mariner and her mother was Margaret (33). She also had a sister Dorothy I Harley (2). All were born in South Shields, apart from her father who was born in Lamesley in Durham (a village south of Gateshead).

According to the 1871 census (where she was widowed) she was born in around 1838 in South Shields, Durham.

Her maiden name may be Harley, as an Elizabeth Harley married a Robert Dunn in South Shields in Jul-Sep 1865 (S.Shields 10a 732a). Also the fact that her grandson was named Harley Watson might be a bit of a give away.