Ancestors of Elizabeth(Kitty) Routledge
Birth: 20 Aug 1853 - Leatherhead, Surrey or Haggerstone, London
Christening: St Leonards,Shoreditch
Death: 29 Jun 1943
Cause of Death:
Father: James Routledge
Mother: Sarah Barber
Spouses and Children
1. *Granville Brian Chetwynd-Stapylton
Marriage: 15 Dec 1885 - Chetwynd/Fruitland Park, Florida, USA
1. Lady Ella Mabel Chetwynd-Stapylton JP
2. Colonel Granville Brian Chetwynd-Stapylton C.B.,O.B.E.,T.D.
Elizabeth was born to James (Chemist) and Sarah Routledge on 20 August 1853, and baptised at St Leonard's Shoreditch.
She was not born in Lambeth (which is south of the river) as it states in the 1911 Census, (or Leatherhead, as some 'ancestry' trees have it) - although the 1911 date of birth roughly agrees.
She must have been nearly five years older than her husband - but her age is given as 30 on the voyage from New York in 1891. Perhaps the crew were too polite to ask, and made a guess, having ascertained that her husband was 33!
I cannot find James and Sarah Routledge and their family in England after 1853 - however in a very interesting document I found online about the history of Chetwynd, Fruitland Park , there is a reference to a Mr Routledge taking over the running of the store. Is it possible that Elizabeth was his daughter?
She married Granville there in 1885