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Elizabeth Gould 1676-1753

Hartington Church

Hartington Church

Elizabeth Gould was the eldest child of William and Mary Gould, and was born in 1676 probably in Elkstone, Staffordshire. She married Richard Edensor (1675-1736) yeoman of Hartington in Derbyshire, and died in 1753.

By the end of the seventeenth century, the Edensor family (1) had long been resident in Hartington parish. They may have stemmed from the medieval line of Edensoures in Staffordshire. Of this family William Edensor had married Anne Brereton at Hartington on 28 April 1617. Their grandson was probably Richard Edensor who married Mary Naden at Hartington on 23 October 1671. The children of Richard and Mary Edensor were:

Anne Edensor. Baptised at Hartington on 5 November 1672.
Richard Edensor. Baptised at Hartington on 17 June 1675.
William Edensor. Baptised at Hartington on 13 December 1677.
Edward Edensor. Baptised at Hartington on 16 December 1680.

Richard Edensor married Elizabeth Gould, at a place and date unknown. He died aged 61 years on 19 May 1736 and was buried at Hartington on 24 May 1736. His wife Elizabeth died aged 77 years and was buried at Hartington on 4 September 1753.

Their children were:

Richard Edensor 1700-1776. He was baptised at Hartington in 1700. He married Ann [[maiden surname unknown] and was known as Richard Edensor of Congleton, Esquire. He died on 1 July 1776 aged 76 years and was buried at Hartington on 9 July 1776. His wife Ann had died on 10 September 1762 and was buried at Hartington on 14 September 1762. Inside Hartington church there is an inscription recording his benefaction to the deserving poor of the parish.

William Edensor 1703-1767. He was baptised at Hartington on 5 December 1703, and died in 1767. He seems to have been unmarried or at least childless, for when he died his estate passed to his brother Richard.

Mary Edensor 1709-1722. She was baptised at Hartington on 24 March 1709 (by modern reckoning) and buried there on 20 August 1722.

John Edensor 1711-1754. He was baptised at Hartington on 4 March 1711. He married Elizabeth [[her maiden surname unknown] and was an apothecary and surgeon of “Warsall” (2). John Edensor died on 23 January 1754 aged only 42 years and was buried at Hartington on 27 January 1754. His infant son Richard died on 25 February in that same year of 1754 aged only 20 weeks, and was also buried at Hartington (3).

Rachel Edensor 1714-1791. She was baptised at Hartington on 29 November 1714. She was married to Michael Heathcote, gentleman of Hartington, but the date and place are unknown. She died at Bagnall in Staffordshire, and was buried at Hartington on 15 April 1791, having survived her three brothers, to whom she was heir.

Sarah Edensor 1718-1718. She was baptised at Hartington on 6 January 1718 (modern reckoning) and was buried there on 11 January in the same year.

Hannah Edensor 1719-1748. She was baptised at Hartington on 21 April 1719 and died on 16 January 1748 (modern reckoning) aged only 29 years.

References

(1) The family surname Edensor is pronounced "Enza".
(2) So stated in the Register. The place is probably Walsall in Staffordshire.
(3) He evidently had no surviving children, and his wife must have predeceased him, as his estate passed to his sister Rachel Edensor.