Elizabeth Slack

Elizabeth Slack was most likely the daughter of labourer Jeremiah Slack and his wife Rose Fanham of Soham, Cambridgeshire, England.

Elizabeth married John Clements of Soham, and together the couple settled down to have a family of seven children (5 sons, 2 daughters), of which the second daughter ('Edy') died as an infant.

Elizabeth was outlived by her husband John, who lived until he was 91 years - a remarkable age for that period of history (he died in 1831). Perhaps this longevity was genetic - their daughter Elizabeth also reached this age.

Sadly, their grandson Robert Bishop was not so lucky, as he was killed when a large roller crushed him at a 'Mr Slack's farm' in 1817. Whilst this 'Mr Slack' would not have been Elizabeth's father, it is likely that her grandson died on the farm belonging to one of her brothers or nephews.

Life Events


  • circa 1742 in Soham, Cambridgeshire, England.


  • 24th March 1742 at St. Andrew's Church, Soham, Cambridgeshire, England.



  • John Clements (1767-?) married Elizabeth Nixon (17??-?)
  • Elizabeth Clements (1770-1861) married Joseph Bishop (1771-1845)
  • Edy Clements (1771-1772)
  • James Clements (1773-?)
  • William Clements (1775-?) married Elizabeth Horsley (17??-?)
  • Robert Clements (1779-?) married Eleanor Ginn (17??-?)
  • Isaac Clements (1781-?) married Mary Staples (17??-?)


  • During April 1822 aged 79 years.


  • 24th April 1822 at St. Andrew's Church, Soham, Cambridgeshire, England.


  • Jeremiah Slack (1715-1782)
  • Rose Fanham (17??-1755)


  • Jeremiah Slack (16??-17??)
  • Elizabeth Fuller (16?-17??)
  • Not yet known
  • Not yet known

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