Eliza finds romance

We left Eliza Goode working in service at the household of a wealthy London family in the 1880s. There she met Charles Robertson, a joiner, and they decided to get married back in Haslingfield, in 1886.

They would probably have travelled third class from Clapham Junction via Liverpool Street to Harston, where they would have walked the remaining two miles to the village. Living in the village were her parents, in a house in Rotten Row with sister Elizabeth, brother Frederick and uncle Deves. Uncle Thomas worked land off Cantelupe Road.

The marriage took place on 6th September, 1886. Elizabeth and brother William acted as witnesses at a ceremony conducted by the Reverend Clements.

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