Elizabeth Waterhouse (who would later marry John Needham) was born March 25th, 1855. Her family lived at 37 Worship St., Norton Folgate, London. She was the daughter of William Waterhouse, a carpenter, and Elizabeth Maria (Pooley) Waterhouse.

To give some perspective on the geography, Worship St. is about a 10 minute walk from St. Leonard’s Church in Shoreditch, which I will discuss in a future post along with other members of the Waterhouse family. The street still exists, although I am sure it was quite different when the Waterhouse family lived there. I am working on comparing maps from the mid 19th C. to modern day google and multimaps, which is turning into quite a task but it is fascinating to see how much is still the same.

Below is the birth cert for Elizabeth Waterhouse, click the image to see full size.

Here is the 1851 Census record of William Waterhouse, his wife Elizabeth M. and son William H. Waterhouse, living at 37 Worship St. His occupation is Journeyman Carpenter. Click to see the full size image.