In northern Staffordshire, England, about 1797, a girl was born called Elizabeth Artless/Hartless.
Elizabeth was my 4th great grandmother, unfortunately no baptism record has yet been found.
On the 27th June 1825, Elizabeth, apparently of the parish of Stoke on Trent at the time, a spinster, married John Stockton, the son (I believe) of Peter and Ann, a collier, widower of Keele at Stoke on Trent.
John and Elizabeth Stockton went on to have 7 children that I know of; Richard, William, John, George (my line), James Henry, Elijah and Anne between 1826 and 1841.
John and Elizabeth can be found on the 1841, 1851 and 1861 census. Elizabeth’s age is consistently given to indicate a birth in about 1797, while her place of birth is given as Keele, Staffordshire in 1851 and Balterley, Staffordshire in 1861.
On the 17th March 1864, Elizabeth Stockton, nee Artless/Hartless died of Bronchitis at the High Street, Silverdale, Staffordshire.
Elizabeth was buried at Keele, Staffordshire on the 20th March 1864.
Is there anyone who knows anything of the Artless/Hartless family from the north Staffordshire area? If so, please do get in touch by clicking here, i’d be pleased to hear from you.