Elizabeth Burton, born circa 1840 in Wombwell, is my second great aunt and daughter of Thomas Burton and Ann Pickersgill.
In 1858, Elizabeth married William Bowler Crossland in All Saints’ Church, Rotherham. For a number of years, Elizabeth and William lived in Greasbrough before moving to live in central Rotherham.
Elizabeth was a shopkeeper, selling secondhand clothes, on Drummond Street, in Rotherham, roughly where the TESCO petrol station stands today.
To my knowledge, Elizabeth and William issued four children, two of them being William Thomas Bowler Crossland and Eliza Jane Bowler Crossland. Below are four newspaper articles pertaining to Elizabeth and William.
THE ROTHERHAM ADVERTISER, SATURDAY, MAY 4, 1895
ROTHERHAM FIREMEN’S LONG SERVICE MEDALS.
On Tuesday evening, Sergeant William Bowler Crossland, who, we regret to record, died yesterday morning, and Sergeant Potter, members of the Rotherham Corporation Fire Brigade, were presented with long service medals. A social gathering took place at the Effingham Arms, and the presentation was made by Capt. Taylor of Doncaster, a member of the Council of the Fire Brigade Association, who had been deputed to discharge the duty by Sir Charles Firth, president of the association. In the absence of Superintendent Turner, who has recently suffered from indisposition, and is now recruiting at Southport, Deputy-Superintendent Williams occupied the chair. Sergeant Crossland was unable to be present at the ceremonial, he being at the time confined to his bed. He had been twenty-five years connected with the local fire brigade service, and for twenty-six years had been engaged in the water-works department of the old Rotherham and Kimberworth Local Board of Health, and afterwards the Corporation. He was highly respected, and his decease will be regretted by many friends. He was 59 years of age.
CROSSLAND. – May 3rd, at Drummond street, Mr. William Bowler Crossland, aged 57 years.
THE ROTHERHAM ADVERTISER, SATURDAY, MAY 11, 1895
FUNERAL OF A ROTHERHAM FIREMAN.
The funeral of Sergeant William Bowler Crossland took place on Sunday, at the Rotherham Cemetery, the Rev. W. A. Holiday being the officiating clergyman. The mourners were Mrs. Crossland, Mr. and Mrs. W. Crossland, Mr. and Mrs. F. Jarvis, Mr. and Mrs. G. H. Crossland, Mr. and Mrs. G. Crossland, Mrs. Morton, Mr. and Mrs. T. Burton, Miss K. Crossland, Miss F. Crossland, Miss J. Crossland, and the grandchildren, Master F. Jarvis, Miss J. Jarvis, and Miss L. Jarvis. Deceased had been connected with the waterworks department of the Corporation for a large number of years. He was a member of the old Local Board of Health Fire Brigade, and upon the formation of the Corporation Fire Brigade he transferred his services to it, his total service extending over a period of 28 years. He had also been connected with the working staff of the Rotherham Theatre Royal for about 24 years.
The deceased was 57 years of age. He was followed to the grave by the members of the brigade and the working staff of the Theatre. The ex-superintendent, Major Hirst, was present and Deputy-superintendent Williams was in command. Superintendent Turner was unable to be present in consequence of ill-health. Deceased had been a member of the Effingham Lodge of the Independent Order of Oddfellows, and about thirty members of the lodge joined in the procession.
The coffin was borne on the fire engine, which was partially covered by a Union Jack. Wreaths had been forwarded by the members of the Fire Brigade, Mr. Manning, manager of the Theatre Royal, Mrs. Crossland, Mr. and Mrs. Jarvis, Mr. and Mrs. G. Crossland, the Misses Crossland, Messrs. B. and W. Green, and the working staff of the Theatre Royal. The funeral arrangements were carried out by Mr. T. W. Outram.
THE ADVERTISER, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 14, 1905.
CROSSLAND. – October 7th, at 11 court, Drummond street, Rotherham, Elizabeth Crossland, aged 65 years.