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Great Wratting Walden's continued: Elizabeth Ponder formerly Rayment (nee Walden)

Elizabeth Walden is my 1st cousin five times removed.  The daughter of Mary Walden and an unknown father she was born in Suffolk, England in about 1841, with the birth registered at Risbridge, Suffolk. Elizabeth was baptised on the 17th October 1841 at Great Wratting, Suffolk, Entry No. 352.

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England & Wales, Civil Registration Birth Index, 1837-1915 
Name Elizabeth Walden
Registration Year 1841
Registration Quarter Jul-Aug-Sep
Registration district Risbridge
Parishes for this Registration District Risbridge
Inferred County Suffolk
Volume 12
Page 386
Source: Birth Registration for Elizabeth Walden. England & Wales, Civil Registration Birth Index, 1837-1915. Retrieved from https://www.ancestry.com.au

In 1842 her mother married John Bowers and for a time she was known as Elizabeth Bowers.

The 1851 England Census finds her living with her parents John Bowers, her mother Elizabeth Bowers (nee Walden) and siblings in the village of Great Wratting, Suffolk.

1851 England Census
Name Elizabeth Bowers
Age 10
Estimated Birth Year abt 1841
Relation Daughter
Father's Name John Bowers
Mother's Name Mary Bowers
Gender Female
Where born G W
Civil parish Great Wratting
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County/Island Suffolk
Country England
Registration district Risbridge
Sub-registration district Haverhill
ED, institution, or vessel 9
Household schedule number 9
Piece 1787
Folio 215
Page number 3
Household Members
Name
John Bowers
Age
31
Name
Mary Bowers
Age
29
Name
Elizabeth Bowers
Age
10
Name
Eliza Bowers
Age
7
Name
John Bowers
Age
5
Name
Eliza Bowers (should be Elijah)
Age
3
Source: Record for Elizabeth Bowers. 1851 England Census. Retrieved from https://www.ancestry.com.au

In 1861 Elizabeth has a daughter named Laura Louisa Walden, with her birth registered at Risbridge, Suffolk.

England & Wales, Civil Registration Birth Index, 1837-1915
Name: Laura Louisa Walden
Registration Year: 1861
Registration Quarter: Apr-May-Jun
Registration district: Risbridge
Inferred County: Suffolk
Volume: 4a
Page: 390
Source: Birth Registration for Laura Louise Walden. England & Wales, Civil Registration Birth Index, 1837-1915. Retrieved from https://search.ancestry.com.au


The 1861 England Census has her name recorded as Elizabeth Walden rather than Elizabeth Bowers and she and her three day old daughter Laura Walden were living with her Maternal Grandmother Elizabeth Walden in the village of Great Wratting, Suffolk.

1861 England Census
Name Elizabeth Walden

Age 20
Estimated Birth Year abt 1841
Relation Granddaughter
Gender Female
Where born Great Wratting, Suffolk, England
Civil parish Great Wratting
County/Island Suffolk
Country England
Registration district Risbridge
Sub-registration district Haverhill
ED, institution, or vessel 8
Household schedule number 76
Piece 1124
Folio 166
Page number 18
Household Members
Name
Elizabeth Walden
Name
Elizabeth Walden
Name
Laura Walden
Source: Record for Elizabeth Walden. 1861 England Census. Retrieved from https://www.ancestry.com.au

Elizabeth's daughter Laura Louisa Walden died in 1861 with her death registered at Risbridge, Suffolk.

England & Wales, Civil Registration Death Index, 1837-1915
Name: Laura Louisa Walden
Registration Year: 1861
Registration Quarter: Apr-May-Jun
Registration district: Risbridge
Inferred County: Suffolk
Volume: 4a
Page: 238
Source: Death Registration for Laura Louisa Walden. England & Wales, Civil Registration Death Index, 1837-1915.  Retrieved from https://www.ancestry.com.au

In 1863 Elizabeth Walden married Robert Rayment with the marriage registered in Risbridge, Suffolk.

England & Wales, Civil Registration Marriage Index, 1837-1915
Name Elizabeth Walden
Registration Year 1863
Registration Quarter Oct-Nov-Dec
Registration district Risbridge
Parishes for this Registration District Risbridge
Inferred County Suffolk
Volume 4a
Page 785
Household Members
Name
Robert Rayment
Name
Elizabeth Walden
Source: Walden/Rayment marriage. England & Wales, Civil Registration Marriage Index, 1837-1915. Retrieved from https://www.ancestry.com.au

The 1871 England Census has Robert and Elizabeth living at 13 East Street, Grays, Essex with no children listed.

1871 England Census
Name Elizabeth Rayment
Age 28
Estimated Birth 
Year abt 1843
Relation Wife
Spouse's Name Robert Rayment
Gender Female
Where born Great Wratting, Suffolk, England
Civil parish Grays
Ecclesiastical parish Rochester
Town Grays
County/Island Essex
Country England
Registration district Orsett
Source: Record for Elizabeth Rayment.  1871 UK Census. Ancestry.com.au.  Retrieved from https://www.ancestry.com/

There is a death registration for Robert Rayment at Orsett, Essex in 1871.

England & Wales, Civil Registration Death Index, 1837-1915
Name: Robert Rayment
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1834
Registration Year: 1871
Registration Quarter: Apr-May-Jun
Age at Death: 37
Registration district: Orsett
District
Inferred County: Essex
Volume: 4a
Page: 96
Source: Death Registration for Robert Rayment. England & Wales, Civil Registration Death Index, 1837-1915.  Retrieved from https://search.ancestry.com.au

On the 2nd of June 1872 Elizabeth married Robert Ponder at Emmanuel Church, Camberwell, London.  Elizabeth was listed as a widow and signed with her x mark.

London, England, Church of England Marriages and Banns, 1754-1932:
Elizabeth Rayment
[Elizabeth Bowers] 
Gender: Female
Marriage Age: 29
Record Type: Marriage
Birth Date: abt 1843
Marriage Date: 2 Jun 1872
Marriage Place: Emmanuel, Camberwell, Southwark, England
Father: John Bowers
Spouse: Robert Ponder
Register Type: Parish Register
Source: Rayment/Ponder marriage. London, England, Church of England Marriages and Banns, 1754-1932. Retrieved from https://search.ancestry.com.au

England & Wales, Civil Registration Marriage Index, 1837-1915
Name Robert Ponder
Registration Year 1872
Registration Quarter Apr-May-Jun
Registration district Camberwell
Parishes for this Registration District Camberwell
Inferred County London
Volume 1d
Page 883
Household Members
Name
Robert Ponder
Name
Elizabeth Rayment
Source: Rayment/Ponder marriage. England & Wales, Civil Registration Marriage Index, 1837-1915. Retrieved from https://www.ancestry.com.au

The 1881 England Census finds Robert and Elizabeth Ponder living at 1 Bond Street, Grays, Essex, England with Robert Bowers and Arthur J. Barrett.

1881 England Census
Name: Elizabeth Ponder
Age: 39
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1842
Relationship to Head: Wife
Spouse: Robert Ponder
Gender: Female
Where born: Great Ratling, Suffolk, England
[Great Wratting, Suffolk, England] 
Civil Parish: Grays Thurrock
County/Island: Essex
Country: England
Street address: 1 Bond St
Marital Status: Married
Registration district: Orsett
ED, institution, or vessel: 12
Piece: 1753
Folio: 13
Page Number: 20
Household Members:
Name Age
Robert Ponder 38
Elizabeth Ponder 39
Robert Bewers 22
Arthur J. Barrett 13
Source: Record for Elizabeth Ponder. 1881 England Census. Retrieved from https://search.ancestry.com.au

A possible son for Robert and Elizabeth, one Robert Ponder was born about 1884, with the birth registered at Orsett, Essex, England.

England & Wales, Civil Registration Birth Index, 1837-1915
Name Robert Ponder
Registration Year 1884
Registration Quarter Jan-Feb-Mar
Registration district Orsett
Parishes for this Registration District Orsett
Inferred County Essex
Volume 4a
Page 334
Source: Birth Registration for Robert Ponder. England & Wales, Civil Registration Birth Index, 1837-1915.  Retrieved from https://www.ancestry.com.au

The 1891 England Census finds Robert and Elizabeth Ponder still living in Grays, Essex with their son Robert, two nephews, a boarder and has John Bowers listed as a visitor.

1891 England Census
Name: Elizabeth Ponder
Gender: Female
Age: 44
Relationship: Wife
Birth Year: 1847
Spouse: Robert Ponder
Child: Robert Ponder
Birth Place: Weatting, Suffolk, England
Civil Parish: Grays Thurrock
Residence Place: Grays, Grays Thurrock, Essex, England
Sub registration district: Grays
ED, Institution or Vessel: 17
Piece: 1377
Folio: 69
Household Members:
Name Age
Robert Ponder 44
Elizabeth Ponder 44
Robert Ponder 7
Thomas Ponder 35
William Ponder 22
William Jarvis 25
John Bowers 75
Source: Record for Elizabeth Ponder. 1891 England Census. Retrieved from https://search.ancestry.com.au


The 1901 England Census has Robert and Elizabeth Ponder living with their son Robert and a nephew Robert Bowers at 30 Broadway, Grays, Essex.

1901 England Census
Name: Elizabeth Ponder
Age: 57
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1844
Relation to Head: Wife
Gender: Female
Spouse: Robert Ponder
Birth Place: Great Wratting, Suffolk, England
Civil Parish: Grays Thurrock
Ecclesiastical parish: St Peter and St Paul
Town: Grays
County/Island: Essex
Country: England
Street address:
Occupation:
Condition as to marriage:
Education:
Employment status:
Registration district: Orsett
Sub-registration district: Grays
ED, institution, or vessel: 18
Piece: 1660
Folio: 83
Page Number: 37
Household schedule number: 190
Household Members:
Name Age
Robert Ponder 58
Elizabeth Ponder 57
Robert Ponder 17
Robert Bowers 15
Source: Record for Elizabeth Ponder. 1901 England Census. Retrieved from https://search.ancestry.com.au

An Elizabeth Ponder had her death registered in 1901 at Orsett, Essex, England.

England & Wales, Civil Registration Death Index, 1837-1915
Name: Elizabeth Ponder
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1845
Registration Year: 1901
Registration Quarter: Jul-Aug-Sep
Age at Death: 56
Registration district: Orsett
Inferred County: Essex
Volume: 4a
Page: 357
Source: Death Registration for Elizabeth Ponder. England & Wales, Civil Registration Death Index, 1837-1915.  Retrieved from https://search.ancestry.com.au

It seems that Robert Ponder, Elizabeth's husband died in 1903 with his death registered at Orsett, Essex.

England & Wales, Civil Registration Death Index, 1837-1915
Name: Robert Ponder
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1837
Registration Year: 1903
Registration Quarter: Oct-Nov-Dec
Age at Death: 66
Registration district: Orsett
Inferred County: Essex
Volume: 4a
Page: 289
Source: Death Registration for Robert Ponder. England & Wales, Civil Registration Death Index, 1837-1915. Retrieved from https://search.ancestry.com.au


For more posts on the Great Wratting Walden's see here and here.  Please note that these records need verification and are a starting point not an ending!

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