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ELIZA PALMER born 1820 in Shutford, Oxfordshire - Were was she in 1841 & 1851

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ELIZA PALMER born 1820 in Shutford, Oxfordshire - Were was she in 1841 & 1851

Posted: 22 Aug 2013 1:01AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 22 Aug 2013 4:17PM GMT
Surnames: Palmer, Bamford
ELIZA PALMER born 1820 in Shutford, Oxfordshire - Were was she in 1841 & 1851

I am trying to help a friend discover an ancestor in the 1841 census and 1851 census. If anyone can help it would be really appreciated. All the information I have discovered about her so far is:

ELIZA PALMER was born 1820 in Shutford, Oxfordshire, and died 25 Aug 1904 in Saltash Villas, Showell Green Lane, Sparkhill, Yardley,Birmingham. She married THOMAS BAMFORD 25 Mar 1860 in The Parish Church, Lamport, Northamptonshire. He was born Abt. 1812 in Lamport, Northamptonshire.
Notes for ELIZA PALMER:
In the 1871 census Eliza was 50, the head of the household so Thomas had died. She was the grocer and Post Mistress at Lamport Street Post Office in Lamport, Northants. Other member of the household were Florence (10), Charles (eight) and William (5) There was also a lodger John Goode (18, an undergardener)
In the 1881 census Eliza Bamford had become Eliza Smith (60) wife of Thomas Smith (62). Thomas Smith wasthe Station Master (Ott Railway), living at Uppingham Road Railway Station, Medbourne, Leics.
In 1891 Census Eliza Smith (70) was widowed again and living at 51, St. Andrews Road, (living on her own means) at thehome of her son Charles Bamford (28) single and a Railway Parcel Clerk.
The 1901 Census shows that Eliza,now80,was living with her daughter and son in law(Florence and William Tranter) at 1 Saltash Villas, Sparkhill, Birmingham.
She died 25 August 1904 at the above address age 84.Death Certificate states that she was the widow of Thomas Smith, a Railway Station Master.Cause of death is given as"Chronic Rheumatic Arthritis Diarrhoea 6 days 14 hours Cardiac failure". William Tranter son in law was present at the death and also the Informant.

At her marriage age 40 she was a spinster. Her father was given as John Palmer a Schoolmaster.

She was baptised as Eliza in Shutford, Oxfordshire on 18th February 1821 her father again is given here as John (Lab.) her mother is given as Hannah.

In 1822 a Charles Palmer is baptised in Shutford with parents given as John (Schoolmaster) and mother Hannah.

But where was she in the 1841 and 1851 census, between her birth in 1821 and when she married in 1860?

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