Elizabeth Harris Pitts
- Born: 1836 - Private Baptism 13 March, Chivelstone, Devon
- Christened: 29 Apr 1836, Chivelstone
- Died: 1926 Q4, Plymouth at age 89
Elizabeth Harris was privately baptised on the 13th March 1836 at South Allington House.
In the 1841 Census, Elizabeth (aged 5) was living at South Allington House.
In 1851 Elizabeth was at school at Larkbeare House Walk in St. Leonards, then ouside the Exeter Registration District.
In 1861 Elizabeth was recorded as unmarried and living at South Alligton House, Chivelstone.
In 1862 - when the will of Nicholas Pitts was drafted - Elizabeth was ackowledged as residing at South Allington House.
In the will of her father executed in 1870 at his death, Elizabeth was provided with a legacy together with her three sisters. One of those sisters pre-deceased her father and thus the amount of £10000 was directed to be divided among the surviving brothers and sisters.
".......the sum of ten thousand pounds the aggregate amount of the legacies hereby given to my said daughters shall not be paid off without the wish or consent of my said daughters or daughter respectively it being my wish that the said lands shall remain charged with the said legacies and that the interest thereon shall be paid regularly to my said daughters respectively until from marriage or other circumstances they shall respectively desire payment of the principal."
"........And in case either of my said daughters should happen to die under the age of twenty one years and without leaving any lawful issue, then I direct that her original legacies and resulting income therefrom as well as any share or interest in any other legacy which shall have accrued to the one so dying shall pass and belong unto and be divided between and among all my then surviving sons and daughters......"
At the time of the 1871 Census, Elizabeth was living in Lower Knole.
In the 1881 Census she was the head of the household living in Fore St, Lower Knole, in the Kingsbridge registration district. She was living with her sister Annie E. Pitts. They were reported as living off the income from interest of money.
In the 1891 Census she was living with Anne Eliza and Louisa Prettejohn in Fore Street, Lower Knole. They had a cook and a housemaid.
In the 1901 census, Elizabeth and her sister Anne were living on their own means at 28 Leigham Terrace, in Plymouth.