Eliza Andrews, the eldest daughter of the Reverend Edward Andrews, was born in Romford in 1816. She married Charles Orme, the son of a wealthy brewer. The couple were friends with Thomas Carlyle, John Ruskin and Alfred Tennyson.
A supporter of women's rights Eliza Orme joined the National Society for Women's Suffrage in 1867. Later she was an active member of the London Society for Women's Suffrage. She also taught Hertha Ayrton mathematics.
Eliza Orme died in 1892.