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Family of Francis Herbert BOOTH and Eliza DUNCAN

Husband: Francis Herbert BOOTH (1863-1936)
Wife: Eliza DUNCAN (1861- )
Children: Edwin BOOTH ( - )
Clifford BOOTH (1904-1981)
Marriage 1895 Wath on Dearne

Husband: Francis Herbert BOOTH

Name: Francis Herbert BOOTH
Sex: Male
Father: Francis Mortimer BOOTH (1832- )
Mother: Agnes BOOTH (1826-1876)
Birth 1863 Gildersome
Occupation 1881 (age 17-18) Pupil Teacher; Leeds
Death 6 Apr 1936 (age 72-73) Scarborough

Wife: Eliza DUNCAN

Name: Eliza DUNCAN
Sex: Female
Father: -
Mother: -
Birth 1861 Lilford, Northampton
Census 1881 (age 19-20)
This is fairly certain to be her family:
Dwelling: 27 Spring Grove Terrace
Census Place: Headingley Cum Burley, York, England
Source: FHL Film 1342092 PRO Ref RG11 Piece 4540 Folio 17 Page 27
Marr Age Sex Birthplace
John DUNCAN W 56 M Scotland
Rel: Head
Occ: Gardner Jobbing
John DUNCAN U 18 M Lilford, Northampton, England
Rel: Son
Occ: Grocers Assistant
Elizabeth DUNCAN U 19 F Lilford, Northampton, England
Rel: Daur
Occ: Housekeeper Dom
George DUNCAN 15 M Roundhay, York, England
Rel: Son
Occ: Clothier Stockroom Boy
William DUNCAN 14 M Roundhay, York, England
Rel: Son
Occ: Machinist Stockroom Boy
David DUNCAN 12 M Roundhay, York, England
Rel: Son
Occ: Scholar
Charles DUNCAN 10 M Roundhay, York, England
Rel: Son
Occ: Scholar
Ann DUNCAN 8 F Roundhay, York, England
Rel: Daur
Occ: Scholar

Child 1: Edwin BOOTH

Name: Edwin BOOTH
Sex: Male

Child 2: Clifford BOOTH

Name: Clifford BOOTH
Sex: Male
Spouse: Bessie RHODES (1907-1996)
Birth 1904 Wath
Death 1981 (age 76-77) Leeds

Note on Husband: Francis Herbert BOOTH

E-mail from Norman Booth on 25 Jan 2003 -


You may be interested to know that Francis Mortimer Booth we believe remarried following the death of his wife Agnes. The 1901 census shows that he has a wife Elizabeth ????? and they had 5 children, Florence 19, Edith 17, Franklin 14, Lucy 11, and Clara 8.


I obtained his death certificate from which I discovered he took his own life and it was only reading the newspaper cuttings following the inquest that it mentions that his wife gave evidence to the inquest that it raised the possibility that he had remarried.


My grandfather was Francis Herbert Booth and his wife was Eliza Duncan. I have found out that her mother was Elizabeth Keir and she married William Duncan 26 Dec 1857 in Banff.

They had 6 children, William Duncan DOB 27/6/1859 born Banff, George Watson Duncan DOB 8/4/1861 born Boyndie, Georgina Duncan DOB 26/6/1868 born Rathven, Eliza Duncan DOB 29/8/1863 born Rathven, William Hector Duncan DOB 28/1/1866 born Rathven, and James Duncan or Keir DOB 4/6/1857 born Rathven.


William Duncan was deceased at the time of Eliza's marriage to Francis Herbert according to the marriage certificate and I cannot fine any trace of him on the 1881 census. William Duncan's father was also William Duncan.


Georgina Duncan was a witness at the marriage of her mother and is living in England according to the 1901 census. I have not been able to trace any of the other children. If you can obtain any information on them I would be very much obliged.


Eliza's mother, Elizabeth was according to the 1901 census living with Francis and Herbert but according to her death certificate (she died 18/6/1916) the informant was Henry Shaw and she was living in Great Hale, Lincolnshire and so far as I know neither Eliza or Francis ever lived there. By a strange coincidence the other witness at Eliza and Francis's marriage was Henry Shaw.