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ID:210 Emma Easthope (Mansfield)1824-1885
Gaz’s 3rd Great Grandmother
Birth    20 SEP 1824 Burlington, Shifnal, Shropshire
Death 2 FEB 1885 Tong, Shropshire
Emma Easthope was born in 1824 in Shifnal, Shropshire. Her father was James Easthope, from Shifnal and her mother was Ann Easthope, nee Jones. She was the couples seventh child, having older brothers Benjamin, born 1805 but who died in 1807, John, 1807, Bartholemew in 1811, Edward in 1813 and Thomas in 1818 and an older sister Mary Ann born in 1815.
1824
20 September 1824 - Baptism of Emma Easthope in Shifnal, Shropshire
Sadly, in 1840, Emmas father James, passed away.
From what we know all the children in the family went away to work in 1841 after their fathers death. In the 1841 census Emma, 16, is listed as living in Tong Norton. The census is difficult to transcribe but we think she was a domestic servant, possibly for the publican and his family listed above them in the census. Interestingly, the publicans daughter is called 'Selina' and Emma went on later to have a daughter named Selina so could this be who she named her future child after, being an relatively unusual name for that time?
1847
21st January 1847 - Marriage of John Thomas Mansfield and Emma Eastope at St Bartholomews, Tong, Shropshire
In 1847, on 21st January, at 22, Emma married John Thomas Mansfield , an agricultural labourer born in Donington, Shropshire, now living in Shifnal. They married at St Bartholomews chuch in Tong. 


Their first child Mary Ann was born in 1848. Their second daughter Eliza Jane was born in 1850.

In 1851 the family lived at Havannah, on the west side of the village of Tong, near Burlington. John was an agricultural labourer, probably working at one of the local farms.

Emmas younger sister Jane Easthope, 23,  was staying with them, and also their niece, Margaret, age 8. 

Their daughters Mary Ann and Eliza were aged 3 and 1 respectively.
1851
1851-  Census for 'Havannah, Tong, Shropshire' 
Name                            
Relationship    Status    
Age     Est YOB Gender   Birth County                    Occupation           
John Mansfield              Head                Married  27        1824       Male        Donnington Shropshire Agricultural Labourer
Emma Mansfield Wife Married 26
1825 Female Shifnal Shropshire  
Jane Easthope Sister in law Single
23 1828 Female Shifnal Shropshire  
Margaret Easthope Neice
8 1843 Female Codsall, Staffs  
Mary Ann Mansfield Daughter   3 1848 Female Tong Shropshire
Eliza F Mansfield Daughter   1 1850 Female Tong Shropshire  
1861
1861-  Census for 'Tong Norton, Shropshire' 
Name                            
Relationship    Status    
Age     Est YOB Gender   Birth County                    Occupation           
John Mansfield              Head                Married  38        1823       Male        Donnington Shropshire Agricultural Labourer
Emma Mansfield Wife Married 35 1826 Female Shifnal Shropshire  
Eliza Mansfield Daughter   9 1852 Female Tong Shropshire  
Samuel Mansfield Son   6 1855 Male Tong Shropshire
Alfred Mansfield Son   3 1858 Male Tong Shropshire  
Margaret Mansfield Daughter   1 1860 Female Tong Shropshire
1862
11 October 1862 -  Baptism of daughter, Selina Mansfield at Tong Norton, Shropshire
S: Shropshire Baptisms
1871
2 April 1871-  Census for 'Tong Norton, Shropshire' 
Name                            
Relationship    Status    
Age     Est YOB Gender   Birth County                    Occupation           
John Mansfield              Head                Married  50        1821       Male        Donnington Shropshire Agricultural Labourer
Emma Mansfield Wife Married 49 1822 Female Shifnal Shropshire  
Samuel Mansfield Son   17 1854 Male Tong Shropshire Agricultural Labourer
Edward Mansfield Son   13 1858 Male Tong Shropshire  
Margaret Mansfield Daughter   11 1860 Female Tong Shropshire Scholar
Selina Mansfield Daughter   9 1862 Female Tong Shropshire Scholar
Emma Mansfield Daughter   6 1865 Female Tong Shropshire Scholar
1881
1881 -  Census for 'Tong Norton, Shropshire' 
Name                            
Relationship    Status    
Age     Est YOB Gender   Birth County                    Occupation           
John Mansfield              Head                Married  56        1825       Male        Neachley, Shropshire Farm Labourer
Emma Mansfield Wife Married 55 1826 Female Burlington, Shropshire  
William Ayres Lodger Singlr 57 1826 Male Oxford, Oxon Farm Labourer
1885
5th February 1885 - Burial of Emma Mansfield, age 62 at Tong Norton, Shropshire. She had died on 2nd February 1885.