Miss Elizabeth Askham Nicholson
Biographical Account: Elizabeth Askham Nicholson was born in 1870 in Sheffield, Yorkshire, in the old parish of Ecclesall Bierlow. She was the daughter of Charles Brammall Nicholson, a Manager at a local table knife manufacturer, and Elizabeth Nicholson. Elizabeth's parents already had five children when she was born, ranging in age from three to sixteen. The 1881 Census shows the family still living together in Ecclesall Bierlow. By this time Elizabeth was 10 years old and attended the local Crookesmoor Road School, where it is likely that she made her samplers in 1882. By 1891, only Elizabeth and her brother Arthur were still living at home. Elizabeth was now 20 years old and working as a cabinet case liner. A year later, in 1892, she married James Seagrave in Sheffield. James was a Manager at a Scissor Manufacturer, continuing the family's strong links to the Sheffield cutlery industry. Elizabeth and James moved to the nearby parish of Crookes, where they had two daughters together. Elizabeth died in 1932, aged 62.