Ellen Reid

Author: Christine Gambles
Date published: 20/11/2021

Ellen Reid



Ellen was born in Newbury she was the daughter of George and Hannah Reid (nee Lloyd) who were married in Westminster Middlesex on the 29th November 1856.

Her father George was a Draper he was born c1825 in Kirkcudbright Scotland the son of George and Jane Reid (nee McCall). He died aged 84 on the 20th July 1909 and was laid to rest in the Newtown Road Cemetery on the 24th July.

Her mother Hannah was born c1829 in Newbury Berkshire the daughter of Thomas and Jane Lloyd (nee Crosswell). She died aged 61 on the 18th December 1890 and was laid to rest in the Newtown Road Cemetery on the 23rd December.

Ellen had seven brothers and three sisters, Jane born 1858, William born 1859, George born 1860, James born 1862, died aged 13th months in 1863, Margaret born 1863, Catherine born 1864, Thomas born 1867, died aged 14 months in 1868, Walter born 1868, died aged 3 weeks in 1868, Lloyd born 1870 and Gordon born 1872.

Ellen never married from the age of 19 she suffered from Epilepsy, she was recorded living with her parents and siblings in Cheap Street Newbury in 1871 and Bartholomew Street Newbury in 1881.

In the 1891 census Ellen’s sister Jane (32) was recorded as a Principal of a School (this school was a Boarding School for Girls situated at 63 Bartholomew Street Newbury) Ellen (25) and her sister Catherine (26) were recorded as Governesses at the school. All three women were also recorded at the school in 1901.

Ellen’s sister Jane died aged 53 in March 1911 she was laid to rest in the Newtown Road Cemetery on the 10th March.

The 1911 census records Ellen (45), as a Music Teacher, living at 48 Cheap Street Newbury with her sister Catherine (46), occupation recorded as, Registry Office for Servants (“Own Account”), her brother Gordon (30), a Commission Agent and her nephew Howard Reid (14).

 By 1913 Ellen was living in Rockingham Road Newbury. She died aged 47 on either the 26th August 1913 (as recorded in the Newbury Weekly News) or the 28th August 1913 (as recorded on the MI) she was laid to rest in the Newtown Road Cemetery on the 29th August.


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