Ann Ellis was the second child of John Ellis & Sarah Reynolds christened February 28th, 1805 at Tibshelf, Derbyshire.
Ann married John Ashley on October 2nd, 1826 at Tibshelf, Derbyshire. John was christened January 16th, 1803 at North Wingfield, Derbyshire, the son of Caleb & Hannah Ashley.
In 1841 Ann & John were living at Tibshelf with her 55 year old widowed father. They had 5 children at home - William (14), Hannah (9), Mary (7), John (4), & Samuel (2). Both John & Ann’s father were coal miners.
John died in 1844 & was buried on December 29th, 1844 at St John the Baptist, Tibshelf.
Widowed Ann was still living with her father at Tibshelf in 1851, at Back Lane. Ann, who was a hose seamer, still had sons John (14) & Samuel (12), both coal miners, at home as well as a 7 year old daughter Ann. Ann’s granddaughter was also with them – Mary Ann Cluse, aged 3. Mary Ann was the child of Ann’s first daughter, Sarah Ashley who had married Hiram Clowes in 1847.
By 1861 Ann’s father had died & Ann was the head of the household at Back Lane, Tibshelf. Sons John & Samuel were still with her & employed as miners. Visiting was daughter Mary, now Mary Siddell, & her 2 daughters Sarah (6) & Ellen (2).
Ann died on June 19th, 1870, aged 65, at Tibshelf, her death being registered at Mansfield.
Ann’s children John & Ann were still living together at the time of the 1871 census at the Cottage, Tibshelf. With them was a niece Sarah A Ashley, aged 2.
The children of Ann Ellis & John Ashley were:
el.6.2.1 Sarah Ashley christened January 29th, 1827 at Tibshelf, Derbyshire
el.6.2.2 William Ashley born c1830 at Tibshelf, Derbyshire
el.6.2.3 Hannah Ashley christened August 7th, 1831 at Blackwell by Alfreton, Derbyshire
el.6.2.4 Mary Ashley christened February 2nd, 1834 at Blackwell by Alfreton, Derbyshire
el.6.2.5 John Ashley christened July 31st, 1836 at Blackwell by Alfreton, Derbyshire
el.6.2.6 Samuel Ashley christened November 11th, 1838 at Blackwell by Alfreton, Derbyshire
el.6.2.7 Ann Ashley christened October 9th, 1842 at Tibshelf, Derbyshire