MacKAY, Eliza

1867 - 1941

Eliza Jane MacKay was born at Bramford, near Ipswich on 5 December 1867, daughter of John MacKay (1820-1899), a gardener of Strensham, Gloucestershire, and his wife Elisabeth Doughty (1827-1904), second daughter of Charles George Doughty of Great Yarmouth, who married at St Nicholas Church, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk on 10 June 1857. In 1881, Eliza was a 13 year old draper's apprentice, living at 16 Freehold Road, Ipswich with her parents, 61 year old John, who was born in Ireland, and 53 year old Elisabeth, who was born at Great Yarmouth, with five siblings, George Frederick 20, a shoe rivetter, Elisabeth 19, a pupil teacher, Ellen 17, a dressmaker, Susannah (1866-1941), a draper's apprentice, all born at Bramford and 10 year old scholar Frederick, who was born at Ipswich. Eliza studied at the Ipswich School of Art and won 1st prize in the 'Advanced Shading Ornament from the Cast' class in February 1900. In 1901, a 32-year-old, living at Rose Cottage, Freehold Road, Ipswich with her now widowed 73-year-old mother and 39-year-old sister Elizabeth, now a schoolmistress. By 1911, both Eliza and sister Elizabeth were schoolmistresses, living at School House, Cotton, near Stowmarket, Suffolk. In 1939, three unmarried sisters, Elizabeth, Susannah, and Eliza were living at Roseville, Grundisburgh, near Ipswich when she gives her year of birth 1868, and her birth was registered in the 1st quarter of 1868. Eliza Jane MacKay died at Grundisburgh on 27 April 1941.