Clifton Women’s Institute

PUBLISHED: 15:05 30 October 2006 | UPDATED: 11:06 06 May 2010

On Wednesday, October 5, 44 members and two visitors attended the meeting at the Church Hall. They were entertained by a portrayal of Elizabeth Tilley, who was baptised in Henlow Church in 1607. She was the youngest of four children and when she was seven

On Wednesday, October 5, 44 members and two visitors attended the meeting at the Church Hall. They were entertained by a portrayal of Elizabeth Tilley, who was baptised in Henlow Church in 1607. She was the youngest of four children and when she was seven years old the family moved to London and later she and her family travelled on the Mayflower to set up a colony in the New World (America). The journey left Elizabeth orphaned and John Carver opened up his own house to accommodate all the orphans. When she was 16 years old she married John Howland who was a carpenter and they had ten children. Elizabeth died in Rhode Island aged 81. It was an amazing story and Jackie Painter answered questions afterwards. Next months speaker will be G Lawrence - his subject is The Old


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