Loveless, Mrs Elizabeth

Collection date: Aug 1906

Area: Somerset - Bridgwater Surrounds


Mrs Elizabeth Loveless of Stolford (1858-1953): age 49, 3 songs (FT1037-9) on 17 Aug 1906: Elizabeth Bourne was born c1858 in Bridgwater. She was probably daughter of William Bourne, travelling tradesman, born Langton Staffs, who was living in West Street, Bridgwater in 1861 census (RG9/1624 f64 p15). In 1881 Elizabeth Bourne was aged 23, a domestic servant for William Rawlings, farmer at Lower Stolford. On 13/4/1882 at Stogursey church she married Francis Henry Loveless, son of Francis Loveless, labourer. They had 4 children, 1 of whom died young. Francis was an agricultural labourer and a carter. They lived at Stogursey village (1901 ref RG13/2264 f54 p4) but moved to Stolford 3 miles away by 1911 census. Elizabeth probably died Mar qr 1953 (Exmoor 7c 198) aged 95.
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