Eliza Kate Tyler
Eliza Kate Watson’s Last Will and Testament
Eliza and Andrew had two children: Henry Tyler and Phyllis Kate Watson. Applying her family name and middle name to her children may be significant as ‘Henry’, nor ‘Phyllis’ are Watson family names. Perhaps Eliza was intent on asserting the Tyler lineage over Watson’s, but why this was necessary is currently unknown.
Eliza and Andrew were married for 34 years before his death in 1921. For 28 of those years, they lived in Liverpool. When she died on 30th May 1949, she had been living in Richmond, Surrey for the previous 34 years.
In a hurriedly scribbled Last Will, she left everything to her two children. Eliza Kate was buried in Richmond Cemetery in Surrey, in a separate plot from her husband.
Eliza Kate was 85 years old. Later her daughter Phyllis would be buried with her.