Miss Elizabeth EAGLESTONE (1860–1882)
St Giles section: Row 40, Grave K40
In Memory of
of Lower Heyford
who died 6 April 1882
Aged 21 Years.
A. + E.
Elizabeth Eaglestone was born in Lower Heyford, Oxfordshire in 1860 (reg. fourth quarter), the daughter of John Eaglestone and his wife Maria.
At the time of the 1871 census Elizabeth (10) was living at Lower Heyford with her father John (37), who was a groom, her mother Maria (33), and her younger siblings William (8), Susannah (4), Edward (2), and Joseph (four months).
In 1881 Elizabeth (20) was a kitchenmaid at Bicester House, the home of Frederick Myers, whom Viscount Valentia was visiting on census night.
Elizabeth caught scarlet fever a year later and was admitted to the Radcliffe Infirmary in Oxford, where she died:
† Miss Elizabeth Eaglestone died at the Radcliffe Infirmary at the age of 21 on 6 April 1882 and was buried at St Sepulchre’s Cemetery on 8 April (burial recorded in the parish register of St Giles's Church).