Elizabeth was born about 1740, the daughter of unknown parents. The place is not known.
Her husband was Richard Gardiner, who she married on 16 MAY 1759 in Rotherham, Yorkshire, England. Their nine known children were Richard (c1760-?), Jane (c1762-?), John (c1764-?), Charles (c1766-?), Elizabeth (c1768-?), William (c1770-?), Isabella (c1772-1820), Thomas (c1774-?) and Lydia (c1776-?).