Holmes, Elizabeth (b 1818 – d 1905) (nee Hackworth) 1905
Holmes, Elizabeth (b 1818 – d 1905) (nee Hackworth) was born at 3 am 13/07/1818 at Warbottle and moved to Shildon in 1825 when her father gained employment with the Stockton and Darlington Railway Company. She was the daughter of Timothy (b 1786 - d 1850), Railway Engineer and Hackworth, Jane (b 1785 -d 1852) (nee Golightly). Elizabeth married Holmes, Benjamin (b 1816 – d 1847) 08/11/1837 at St John’s church Shildon, he was a Linen Merchant. They had three daughters and one son, the eldest daughter Jane Elizabeth Holmes died in 1863 aged 24, another daughter Ann died of alcoholism 05/12/1898. Elizabeth son is Samuel Holmes whose papers are listed in series HACK 6/2. Benjamin Holmes died on 05/01/1847 of tuberculosis and family moved from their home in Leeds back to Soho house, Shildon. Elizabeth did not remarry and died 26/05/1905 aged 86 years.