Ann Greenwood (Holmfirth Flood of 1852)

This page is part of the Holmfirth Flood Project which aims to make content available to researchers in advance of the 175th anniversary of the 1852 Flood which will be commemorated in 2027.

The name "Ann Greenwood" appears in lists of the victims of the 1852 Flood in both newspaper articles and also subsequent books. However, "Ann" was actually Eliza Matthews who had been raised from infancy by her material aunt, Lydia Greenwood and her husband Samuel.

Eliza's mother was Ann Matthews, so it may be that Eliza was nicknamed after her.