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Elizabeth Austin

Female 1782 - 1871  (89 years)


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  • Name Elizabeth Austin  [1
    Gender Female 
    Born 1782  probably, Penrith, Cumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Alias/AKA Betty Alston, Elisabeth Moffat  [4, 5
    Occupation 1851: Tailor’s Widow; 1871: Lodgings Keeper  [5, 6
    Residence 1841-1861: Well St, Moffat, Dumfriesshire, Scotland  [7
    Tombstone Old Chuchyard in Moffat, Dumfriesshire, Scotland

    A single stone near the front of the cemetery lists the following:

    In MEMORY of
    Adam Moffat, Tailor, who died at Moffat
    11th August, 1849 aged 73 years. Also 7
    of his children who died in infancy
    Also Agnes and John Tait children of
    Joseph Tait and Isabella Moffat and
    Grandchildren of the above Adam
    Moffat who died in October 1854 And
    June 1856 aged 13 and 10 months
    respectfully. Also Charlotte Tait died
    Decr 17, 1858 aged 20 months.
    Also Elizabeth Austin Spouse of the
    above Adam Moffat died Octr 1st 1871
    aged 89 years. Also Charlotte Moffat,
    daughter of the above Adam Moffat
    who died 10th Feby 1875 aged 60 years
    Also Isabella Moffat, wife of the said Joseph
    Tait, who died 21st of July 1898, aged 75 years.
    Also the above Joseph Tait who died 18th March
    1907, aged 84 years.

    Recorded by Alaric Faukner, June 20, 2002.  [8
    Died 1 October 1871  Moffat, Dumfriesshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Buried after 1 October 1871  Old Churchyard, Moffat, Dumfriesshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I42679  Clan Moffat Genealogy
    Last Modified 23 April 2010 

    Family/Spouse Adam Moffat,   b. about 1776,   d. 11 August 1849, Moffat, Dumfriesshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 73 years) 
    Married 1802  Moffat, Dumfriesshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Children 
    +1. Marrion Moffat,   b. 1805, Moffat, Dumfriesshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. before 1851  (Age < 45 years)
     2. May Moffat,   b. before 6 April 1805, Moffat, Dumfriesshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Charlotte Moffat,   b. before 9 March 1807, Moffat, Dumfriesshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Sophia J Moffat,   b. before 5 February 1809, Moffat, Dumfriesshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Sophia Moffat,   b. before 20 August 1811, Moffat, Dumfriesshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location
    +6. Elizabeth Moffat,   b. 1813, Moffat, Dumfriesshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 January 1885, Bradford, McKean Co., Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
     7. Charlotte Moffat,   b. about 1815,   d. 10 February 1875  (Age ~ 60 years)
    +8. Ann Moffat,   b. before 13 February 1820, Moffat, Dumfriesshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1848  (Age > 27 years)
     9. William J Moffat,   b. before 13 January 1822, Moffat, Dumfriesshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location
    +10. Isabella Moffat,   b. about 1823,   d. 21 July 1898  (Age ~ 75 years)
    Family ID F14376  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1802 - Moffat, Dumfriesshire, Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 1 October 1871 - Moffat, Dumfriesshire, Scotland Link to Google Earth
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  • Headstones
    Headstone for Adam Moffat and Family
    Headstone for Adam Moffat and Family
    Headstone in Old Churchyard, Moffat, Dumfriesshire, Scotland.

    A single stone near the front of the cemetery lists the following:

    In MEMORY of
    Adam Moffat, Tailor, who died at Moffat
    11th August, 1849 aged 73 years. Also 7
    of his children who died in infancy
    Also Agnes and John Tait children of
    Joseph Tait and Isabella Moffat and
    Grandchildren of the above Adam
    Moffat who died in October 1854 And
    June 1856 aged 13 and 10 months
    respectfully. Also Charlotte Tait died
    Decr 17, 1858 aged 20 months.
    Also Elizabeth Austin Spouse of the
    above Adam Moffat died Octr 1st 1871
    aged 89 years. Also Charlotte Moffat,
    daughter of the above Adam Moffat
    who died 10th Feby 1875 aged 60 years
    Also Isabella Moffat, wife of the said Joseph
    Tait, who died 21st of July 1898, aged 75 years.
    Also the above Joseph Tait who died 18th March
    1907, aged 84 years.

    Recorded by Alaric Faulkner, June 20, 2002.

  • Notes 
    • [Adapted by Alaric Faulkner from reminiscences of Lizzie Tait Gallaher, Notes of Stella Fox Beam]

      Adam Moffat married Elizabeth Austin, who lived to be 90 years old. She had 13 children, by Adam Moffat and lived to see them all but three of them die. She, like so many, was a religious woman and knew the Bible by heart.

      Her uncle took her to bring up and educated her in London. He was a British general who had four sons. He bequeathed a share of his estate to Elizabeth, but the oldest son had the will changed by codicil because of his large family.

      Nevertheless her uncle left her a nice big stone home in Moffat and she lived there all the rest of her life. It was a home for preachers and for her grandsons when their mothers died. She brought up Adam Johnson, her daughter Ann’s [Marian’s] son, who later came to Newfoundland and lived there all his life. She also brought up Adam Moffat, her daughter Ann's boy.

      Elizabeth and Adam had only one son who lived to be 13 years old. He [fell] over a precipice when fishing with some boys. His father sent him to weeding onions so he'd stay at home and when some boys came along to tease him he went to his mother and teased her till she gave him some bread and butter and told him shortly to go out and not come back--much to her grief when he was brought back injured.

      Elizabeth sold her stone house not long before her death and bought a little cottage where she lived with her granddaughter, Charlotte Johnson till she died.

      1841 Scotland Census
      Name: Elizabeth Moffat
      Age: 55
      Estimated birth year: abt 1786
      Gender: Female
      Where born: England
      Civil parish: Moffat
      County: Dumfriesshire
      Address: Well Street
      Parish Number: 842
      Household Members:
      Name Age
      Margret Carmichael 2
      Mary Carmichael 35
      Thomas Carmichael 15
      Elizabeth Halliday 65
      Sophia Halliday 70
      Margret Hyslop 5
      Charles Menin 25 [Charles McMin]Adam Moffat 60
      Elizabeth Moffat 55
      Isabella Moffat 15
      Thomas Tait 25
      Marton Taylor 5
      Mary Taylor 10
      Medeine Taylor 35 [Melinie Taylor]
      Nancy Taylor 2

      1851 Scotland Census
      Name: Elisabeth Moffat
      Age: 68
      Estimated birth year: abt 1783
      Relationship: Head
      Gender: Female
      Where born: England
      Parish Number: 842
      Civil parish: Moffat
      Town: Moffat
      County: Dumfriesshire
      Address: Well Street
      Occupation: Tailors Widow
      ED: 7
      Household schedule number: 21
      Line: 8
      Roll: CSSCT1851_209
      Household Members:
      Name Age
      Adam Moffat 4
      Elisabeth Moffat 68

      1861 Scotland Census
      Name: Elizabeth Moffat
      Age: 76
      Estimated birth year: abt 1785
      Relationship: Head
      Gender: Female
      Where born: England
      Registration Number: 842
      Registration district: Moffat
      Civil parish: Moffat
      County: Dumfriesshire
      Address: Well Street
      Household Members:
      Name Age
      Adam Moffat 14
      Elizabeth Moffat 76

      And just before she died:
      1871 Scotland Census
      Name: Elizabeth Moffat
      Age: 89
      Estimated birth year: abt 1782
      Relationship: Head
      Gender: Female
      Where born: England
      Registration Number: 842
      Registration district: Moffat
      Civil parish: Moffat
      County: Dumfriesshire
      Address: Well Road
      Occupation: Lodgings Keeper
      Household Members:
      Name Age
      Charlotte J Moffat 53
      Elizabeth Moffat 89 [5, 6, 9, 10, 11]

  • Sources 
    1. [S1398] GEDCOM file from file “AdamMoffatDesends”, submitted by Alaric Faulkner.

    2. [S1374] Moffat, Old Churchyard.

    3. [S1390] Clan Moffat Genealogy.

    4. [S1373] Moffat Dumfriesshire Scotland Baptisms 1723-1854.

    5. [S1370] Scotland Census, 1851.

    6. [S1370] Scotland Census, 1871.

    7. [S1370] Scotland Census, 1841, 1851, 1861.

    8. [S1291] Headstone in Old Churchyard at Moffat, Scotland, Inage and transcription provided by Alaric Faulkner.

    9. [S1388] Moffat Dumfriesshire Scotland Census Index for 1841, 1851, 1861, 1871, 1881, 1841.

    10. [S1370] Scotland Census, 1841.

    11. [S1370] Scotland Census, 1861.


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