Harriet Lightfoot [1813 - 1875]

[1813 - 1875] FFFFMM

Father: Stephen Lightfoot

5-generation pedigree

Married 1: Isaac Leek [1815 - 29 October 1834], 15 October 1834, Burslem St John STS

Newspaper: Staffordshire Advertiser Saturday 18 October 1834:


On Wednesday 15/10/1834 at Burslem by the Rev. John Cooper. Isaac Leak, China, Glass & Earthenware dealer, of Stafford to Miss Harriett Lightfoot of the former place.

Newspaper: Staffordshire Advertiser Saturday 1 November 1834:


On Wednesday last Mr Isaac Leak of Stafford, China and Glass Dealer Aged 19. The Marriage of this young man was announced in our paper on the 18th ultimate, from which it appears he has survived his nuptial day only two brief weeks.

Married 2: Thomas Kimber

Marriage Entry:

Date2 August 1836
NameThomas Kimber
Ofthis parish Plumber a Widower
and NameHarriet Leake
Ofthis parish Widow
WitnessesElizth. Ball, John Ball

Children of second marriage:

  1. Henry Kimber
  2. Esther Kimber
  3. Elizabeth Kimber
  4. Martha Kimber
  5. William Kimber

Married 3: 27 December 1862, Edward Rickus

Marriage Certificate:

Registration DistrictBirmingham  I take Edward Rickus to be the 16-year-old Edwin Rickees, (apparent) son of James Rickees, living at Floodgate Street Birmingham in 1841 (HO107/1142/3 f46 p10).

In the 1861 census, he is listed as Edward Ricketts, a 36-year-old Brass dresser, lodging at Ct next 205 Watery Lane, Aston (RG9/2174 f74 p22).

In the 1881 census, the widowed Edward Rickus was a pauper inmate of Birmingham Workhouse (RG11/3011 f58 p5), a Brass founder whose age is given as 58.

His death certificate (1st qtr 1891, Birmingham) gives his age as 66.

If this is the right man, then his age on the marriage certificate is overstated by at least 10 years.

Solemnized atthe Registry Office
in the District ofBirmingham
in the County ofWarwick
When Married27 December 1862
Name and SurnameHarriet KimberX Edward Rickus
Age49 years48 years
Rank or ProfessionBrass FounderBrass Founder
ResidenceSummer LaneSummer Lane
Father's NameStephen Lightfoot
James Rickus
Father's Profession-Brass Founder
WitnessesJoseph Jackson, Jane Page

Died: 11 June 1875

Death Certificate:

Registration DistrictBirmingham
in the Sub-District ofSaint George
in the County ofWarwick
When and where died11 June 1875, Back of 175 Brearley Street West
Name and SurnameHarriett Ricketts
Age63 years
OccupationWife of Edward Ricketts, Brassfounder
Cause of deathBronchitis, certified
InformantHenry Kimber, son, In attendance. 12 High Street
When Registered11 June 1875


1841Bleak Hill, Rushton Grange, Burslem STS
1851Cecil St, Birmingham
1861Court 21 No 3, Summer Lane Courts, Birmingham
1871Tower Street 29, Ct 5, Birmingham

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