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