Paul Frecker
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Miss E.C. Ricketts
1 March 1861

Volume 2, page 251, sitting number 2294.

Born in India on 22 March 1829, Eliza Carew Ricketts was the daughter of Sir Henry Ricketts, KCSI (Knight Commander of the Star of India), of the Bengal Civil Service. Her mother was Jane Wallace Ricketts née Carpenter.

She appears on the 1861 census living at Wood Lawn, her father’s residence in Walton-on-Thames, Surrey. Also present on the night of the census were two unmarried aunts, one sister, one brother and a nephew, as well as nine servants.

When the census was taken in 1881 she was still living with her father and her sister Jane, now at Oak Hill Grove in Surbiton, Surrey. The household included a staff of eight servants, among them a butler and a footman. Sir Henry Ricketts died in 1886 but Eliza and Jane were still living at Oak Hill Grove in 1891.

In 1901 Eliza was the head of her own household at 33 Cranley Gardens in South Kensington.

Miss Eliza Carew Ricketts died, aged 79, on 19 May 1908 at 33 Cranley Gardens, South Kensington. She left an estate valued at £13,093. She was buried in the churchyard of St Mary’s, Twyford, a village near Winchester in Hampshire. A plaque inside the church commemorates her and her two sisters.

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