Eliza Ellis

Date published: 01/06/2017


She was born c. 1808 in East Woodhay,  Hampshire, daughter of The Rev. John Charles and Sarah Townsend. Her father was Rector and Patron of Ickford, Bucks, from 1808. In the 1841 Census she is the wife of the Rev. William May Ellis, Rector of Ickford Church, Bucks. He died on 21 July 1846 in Newbury, aged 42 years.

 Her father died on 13 December 1850 and in the 1851 and 1861 Census she is living with her widowed mother in Bartholomew Street. She died on 6 May 1864 aged 56 years and was buried in the family vault on 13 May 1864. Probate was first granted to her sister Ann Hemsted and then to her brother-in-law Stephen Hemsted the Younger.


Sources: 1841 to 1861 Census; National Probate/Wills Index; BMD 2Q 1864 Death; Reading Mercury dated 7 May and 14 May 1864.

Mrs. P. Code ChNW 12, page 93.


Obituaries and Newspaper Announcements:

Article Source: Reading Mercury

Date: 7 May 1864

 It is with the deepest regret that we announce the death, on Friday afternoon, of Mrs. E. Ellis, Bartholomew Street, relict of the Rev. W. M. Ellis, rector of Ickford.  The deceased lady was held in the highest esteem and respect by a numerous circle of friends and relations. Her loss will be severely felt by her poorer neighbours, to whom she was a constant visitor. Her charity knew no bounds: many a home has been made glad by her beneficence.

Article Source: Reading Mercury

Date: 14 May 1864

 Yesterday (Friday) the mortal remains of the late Mrs. E. Ellis, who had attained the age of 54, were conveyed, amidst the tears of her sorrowing relations and friends, to their final resting place in a vault at the Newbury Cemetery. The Rector (the Rev. J. L. Randall) read the burial service in a most impressive manner. The deceased leaves behind her an example worthy of imitation.

Mrs. P. Code ChNW 12, page 93.

Sources:Reading Mercury 7 and 14 May 1864, BMD, National Probate/Wills and Mrs Pattison

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