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Samuel McCourt

Elizabeth Unthank

  • Born: Jan 1819, Whitehaven, , Cumberland, England
  • Christened: 22 Jan 1819, Holy Trinity, Whitehaven, Cumberland, England 647
  • Marriage: Samuel McCourt on 13 Jun 1839 in St Gregory Chapel, Whitehaven

bullet  General Notes:

Colin MCourt almost sure that her father was killed in the Kells pit disaster of 1819.
Her uncle Thomas Unthank was jailed for writing a petition to Lord Lowther (the land owner) about the safety of mines.

bullet  Research Notes:

email Colin McCourt Aug 5 2003.
Mentioned in book "Newhouses, a Celebration" by Colin McCourt, published 2002.
This information given by Amanda Roberts, Cambridge Ont Canada.
Page 36 in book.
4/17/09 1851 census found on Roots web aged 32
8/25/09 1841 census aged 20 living in Croft Pit, Preston quarter with husband
1/21/2011 Noted that there is an incorrect record on IGI with a christening in 1810, but there is a correct one of 1819
5/1/11 Can't find death so did she marry again?


bullet  Noted events in her life were:

1841 Census Whitehaven McCourt Samuel: Elizabeth McCourt aged 20 born Cumberland, 6 Jun 1841, Croft Pit, st Bee, Preston Quarter. 648

1851 Census Whitehaven McCourt Samuel: Elizabeth McCourt wife mar aged 32 Coal miner wife born Preston quarter Cumberland, 20 Mar 1851, 57 Back Row, New Houses, Preston Quarters, Whitehaven, England. 649

1861 Census Whitehaven MCCourt: Elizabeth McCourt, wife aged 42, born Whitehaven, 7 Apr 1861, Mount Pleasant, Preston Quarter, Whitehaven. 650

1871 Census Whitehaven McCourt Samuel: Elizabeth McCourt wife aged 52, born Whitehaven, 2 Apr 1871, 11 Front Row, Preston quarter, Whitehaven, Cumberland. 651


Elizabeth married Samuel McCourt, son of John McCourt and Mary Holmes, on 13 Jun 1839 in St Gregory Chapel, Whitehaven. (Samuel McCourt was born about Feb 1819 in Whitehaven, , Cumberland, England and died about Jan 1876 in Whitehaven, , Cumberland, England 642.)

bullet  Marriage Notes:

Photo copy marriage certificate, Colin McCourts, book "Newhouses - A Celebration"

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