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Isabella BACK (c. 1829-1887)

Name: Isabella BACK
Sex: Female
Father: John BACK (c. 1762-1842)
Mother: Mary LOWER (c. 1789-1867)

Individual Events and Attributes

Birth c. Nov 1829 Rodmell, Sussex, UK1,2
Assumed born in month of baptism
Christening 27 Nov 1829 (age 0) Rodmell, Sussex, UK3
Entry is for Isabel daughter of John & Mary BACK labourer
Occupation 7 Jun 1841 (age 11) Child At Home; Rodmell, Sussex, UK4
Rodmell Village, Rodmell, Sussex, UK
Entry was for Isabella BACK stated age 11
Occupation 30 Mar 1851 (age 21) Not Found; Hampshire, UK
Entry for Isabella BACK not found in UK 1851 Census
Occupation 23 Jul 1855 (age 25) Felon; Lewes, Sussex, UK5
Lewes Assizes, Lewes, Sussex
Entry was for Isabella THOMAS sentenced to 4 years gaol for Housebreaking and Larceny
Occupation 7 Apr 1861 (age 31) Servant ?; Brighton, Sussex, UK6
32 Bread Street, Brighton, Sussex, UK
Entry was for Isabella BECK stated age 30
Occupation 2 Apr 1871 (age 41) Housewife; Brighton, Sussex, UK7
42 Holland Street, Brighton, Sussex, UK
Entry was for Isabella THOMAS stated age 41
Occupation 3 Apr 1881 (age 51) Washer Woman; Brighton, Sussex, UK8
36 Holland Street, Brighton, Sussex, UK
Entry was for Isabel THOMAS stated age 50
Death 23 Sep 1887 (age 57) Brighton, Sussex, UK9
68 Lincoln Street, Brighton, Sussex, UK
Q3 1887 Brighton 2b 158 for Isabel THOMAS stated age 56

Marriage (1)

Spouse Walter (John) THOMAS (c. 1836-1882)
Children Mary Ann BACK (1856-1872)
Caroline THOMAS (1863-1908)
Walter THOMAS (1867-1869)
Wallace Walter THOMAS (1867-1912)
Ellen THOMAS (c. 1870- )
Marriage "None found"

Marriage (2)

Spouse (unknown)
Children Joseph William BACK (c. 1851-1859)
Emma BACK (c. 1853-1854)

Individual Note

Isabella BACK was born in the small rural village of Rodmell, Sussex, in 1829, as the third of 4 chidren born to John BACK, an Agricultural Labourer, and his second wife Mary BACK nee LOWER. In the UK 1841 Census aged 11 IsabelIa was living at home in Rodmell with her parents and 3 other siblings. Her father John BACK however died shortly afterwards in 1842, which is likely to have caused the family great hardship. (Isabel's surname seems to have been given as BACK or BECK or THOMAS to suit circumstances after she leaves Rodmell). Isabel cannot be located in the 1851 census. Isabel's daughter Emma died in Rodmell in 1854 aged 1. Isabel's son Joseph is known to have died in Newhaven Union Workhouse in 1959 aged 7. By 1855 Isabel seems to have been associating with Walter John THOMAS (but no marriage record has been located); as in Jul 1855 they were both convicted of Housebreaking and Larceny, in the Lewes Assizes, and sentenced to 4 yrs gaol. By 1861 aged 31 Isabel seems to be working in Brighton as a Servant. By 1871 aged 41 Isabel THOMAS was lodging (without a partner but with 4 children) in 42 Holland Street, Brighton. By 1881 Isabel THOMAS aged 50 and her partner Walter THOMAS plus 4 children were living a few doors away at 36 Holland Street in Brighton. At this time Isabel was working as a Washer woman (with her 16 yr old daughter Caroline working as an Ironer). Isabel's partner Walter died in 1882 aged 46. Isabel THOMAS nee BECK herself died in Brighton in 1887 aged 57 (at the home of her daughter Caroline TICEHURST nee THOMAS).




1"Surname Origin". See
2"Family Tree". See
3"Rodmell Parish Baptism Register 1813-1914" (PAR464/1/2/1 East Sussex Record Office).
4"UK Census 1841". See
5"Court Record". See
6"UK Census 1861". See
7"UK Census 1871". See
8"UK Census 1881". See
9"UK GRO D Cert.". See