Clement-Jones family - Person Sheet
Clement-Jones family - Person Sheet
NameElizabeth GASKELL , 11585
Birth1811, Upholland
FatherWilliam GASKELL , 6626 (1777-1819)
MotherMargaret JACKSON , 6627 (1781-1850)
Death1870, Rome, Italy
FatherSamuel HOLLAND , 675 (1768-1851)
MotherCatherine MENZIES , 11581 (1771-1847)
ChildrenCharles Menzies , 11588 (1840-1905)
 Margaret Anne , 11589 (1841-1918)
 Arthur , 11590 (1843-1928)
 Walter , 11591 (1842-1915)
 William Gaskell , 11592 (1844-1910)
 Edith , 11593 (1845-1931)
 Edgar Swinton , 11594 (1847-1896)
 Catherine Elizabeth , 11595 (1850-1891)
 Emily Lucy , 11596 (1853-)
 Mabel , 11597 (1856-1930)
Notes for Elizabeth GASKELL
Mrs. Charles Holland was the second daughter of William Gaskell, a manufacturer living at Latchford, near Warrington, by his wife Margaret Jackson of Leyland, near Preston, " of whom it is said * (and with reason) that she was the handsomest and best lady married in Leyland Church for some considerable time." Mrs. Charles Holland was born on the 21st September 1812 at Warrington. The following notice from the columns of The Inquirer is worthy of record : — " Mrs. Holland inherited the strong Nonconformist views of her father, William Gaskell of Warrington, who was a member of one of the oldest Presbyterian families in the North of England, and she derived from them all through her life a strong sense of comfort and religious support She was sister to the Rev. William Gaskell, the well-known minister of Cross Street, Manchester, whom she resembled in the unaffected charm of manner, which expressed the harmonies of a mind alike gentle and earnest, formed by nature and attuned by culture to be in all its utterances a part of this world's spiritual music. Like her brother, she had a grace of person and was brilliant in conversation, although never talking for effect. Her wit and wisdom were always humanised by kindly sympathies and dignified by unswerving adherence to the cause of truth and justice. " She received a thoroughly classical education, which confirmed in her an intellectual and poetic tendency, and raised her high above the level of what then was thought to be the sufficient culture of woman's mind. The classical authors, both Latin and Greek, were, even to the end of her life, a constant source of ever-recurring pleasure. When settled near Liver- pool, Mrs. Holland constantly interested herself in benevolent objects. One of these was the starting and carrying on of a club or drawing-room for working-men and their wives to come to of an evening ; another was the superintendence of a district nurse among the poor in their own homes, a charity which at that time was in its earliest infancy. She also helped to found a cottage hospital in the low populous part of Seacombe; and while she fulfilled in the highest sense of the word her duties as a wife and mother, she found time for lettered ease, and numbered among her intimate friends Hawthorne, Barry Cornwall, Professor Morley, and her sister-in-law, Mrs. Gaskell The intercourse with such minds encouraged the literary and poetical side of her nature. She translated a great deal of poetry from German authors, and wrote and published many original poems, besides writing many literary articles. After her husband's death she settled in London and helped all Holland's nephew, which met all the requirements and proved a great success. The line is to the present day a prominent feature in the progress and development of the Festiniog district
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