John Ellis was the first child of John Ellis & Sarah Reynolds christened July 18th, 1803 at Tibshelf, Derbyshire.
John married Elizabeth Watson on September 22nd, 1823 at Pinxton, Derbyshire. Witnesses at the wedding were Joshua & Ann Bingham.
In 1841 John & Elizabeth were living in Pinxton where John was a coal miner. With them were children Sarah (15), Mary (10), Hannah (8) & Harriet (5).
By 1851 John & family were living at Greenwich Village, Ripley, Derbyshire. Children at home were Hannah, a worker at candlewick manufacturers, Harriet, Matilda (9), William (4) & Edwin (1). John was still a coal miner.
John & Elizabeth were still living in Greenwich in 1861 & only sons William & Edwin, both coal miners like their father, were still at home.
There is a death for Elizabeth Ellis, aged 64, registered in Belper, Derbyshire in Jan-March 1871.
In 1871 widowed John was living with his daughter Matilda, now married to Richard Burgoyne, a coal miner, & their 1 year old daughter. They were living at Greaves St, Ripley & John was still a coal miner as was son Edwin who was also living there.
John died in 1872, aged 69, his death being registered in Ripley.
The children of John Ellis & Elizabeth Watson were:
el.6.1.1 John Ellis born 1824 at Pinxton Wharf & christened February 10th, 1824 at Pinxton; buried June 19th, 1832 (Canal Houses)
el.6.1.2 Sarah Ellis christened June 11th, 1826 at Pinxton, Derbyshire
el.6.1.3 Mary Ann Ellis christened August 31st, 1828 at Pinxton; died at Canal Houses October 3rd, 1848
el.6.1.4 Eliza Ellis born 1830 at Canal Houses & christened October 24th, 1830 at Pinxton; died at Canal Houses & buried February 24th, 1833 at Pinxton
el.6.1.5 Hannah Ellis christened November 11th, 1832 at Pinxton, Derbyshire; died April 26th, 1903 at Ripley, Derbyshire
el.6.1.6 Emma Ellis christened April 5th, 1835 at Pinxton; died at Canal Houses & buried on November 20th, 1836 at Pinxton
el.6.1.7 Harriet Ellis born c1837 at Pinxton, Derbyshire; died July-September 1914 at Belper, Derbyshire
el.6.1.8 Matilda Ellis born Jan-March 1842 at Pinxton, Derbyshire; died April-June 1921 at Mansfield, Derbyshire
el.6.1.9 William Ellis born Oct-December 1846 at Ripley, Derbyshire; died Jan-March 1924 at Derby
el.6.1.10 Edwin Ellis born July-September 1849 at Greenwich,Ripley, Derbyshire