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Richard Ellis [el.1]

Richard Ellis was the first child of John Ellis & Ellen (Helen) Wright christened February 29th, 1776 at Tibshelf, Derbyshire.

Richard married Sarah (Wass? On August 5th, 1816 at Tibshelf) born c1786 at Pilsley, Derbyshire.  There is a baptism for Sarah Wass, daughter of Mary Wass of Pilsley, on March 5th, 1786 at North Wingfield, Derbyshire.  (‘Spurious’ was written by the entry indicating that Sarah was illegitimate.)

Richard & Sarah had a son Richard who was reported to have been chopping sticks in December 1842 at Palterton.  A portion of stick flew into his eye which unfortunately caused it to burst leaving him blind in one eye. (Derbyshire Courier December 3rd, 1842)

In 1851 Richard & Sarah were living at Palterton, Scarcliffe, Derbyshire & Richard was an agricultural labourer.  With them were son Richard (22), also an agricultural labourer & a 7 year old grandson, Samuel Ellis born at Palterton.  This was the illegitimate son of Richard & Sarah’s daughter Mary, who was christened May 15th, 1844 at St Leonard, Scarcliffe.  Mary was working as a servant for Samuel Warner, a farmer, & family in Palterton at the time of the census. 

Richard died in 1855 & was buried on June 3rd, 1855 at Scarcliffe.

In 1861 widowed Sarah was still living in Palterton, Scarcliffe & with her was son Richard, still an agricultural labourer.

Sarah died in 1863 & was buried on May 5th, 1867 at Scarcliffe.

The children of Richard Ellis & Sarah Wass were:

el.1.1 Ellen Ellis christened July 20th, 1817 at Tibshelf; buried September 19th, 1817 at Tibshelf

el.1.2  Mary Ellis christened November 15th, 1818 at St Leonard, Scarcliffe
el.1.3  John Ellis born at Palterton & christened May 24th, 1823 a St Leonard, Scarcliffe
el.1.4  Richard Ellis born c1829 at Palterton, Scarcliffe




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