Sarah Ann Ellis was the first child of John Thorpe Ellis & Ann Mills born 1858 at Blackwell, Derbyshire.
In 1861 Sarah Ann & her parents & younger sister Eliza were living at New Row, Coppull, Lancs.
By 1871 Sarah Ann, her parents & younger sister & brother had moved to Tibshelf, Nottinghamshire & were living at the Cottage. A 1 year old niece was visiting, Sarah A Nix, born at Tibshelf.
In July-September 1875 Sarah Ann married Frederick Dickens, at St John the Baptist, Tibshelf. Frederick (Dicken) was born April-June 1858 at Wednesfield Heath, nr Wolverhampton, Staffs, the son of Mary & James Dicken, a labourer at the iron works.
In 1881 Sarah Ann & Frederick were living next door to Sarah Ann’s parents at Hoyland, Hoyland Nether, Yorks. Frederick was a coal miner & he & Sarah Ann had 3 children – Mary (5), Jno James (3) & Frederick (1).
By 1891 Sarah Ann & Frederick (Dickinson in census) had moved to Church St, Elsecar, Hoyland Nether & Frederick was still working as a coal miner. There were 4 children at home – James, now a coal miner at the age of 13, Frederick, Eliza (7) & Edith (4).
The family were still at Elsecar in 1901 & were now living at St Helens St & Frederick continued to work as a coal hewer. At home were Edith, Walter (8), Alfred (6) & son Frederick, also a coal hewer, & his wife Clara.
Sarah Ann & Frederick were still at 155 St Helens St in 1911 & there were 2 children still at home – Walter & Alfred, both labourers below ground at the colliery. Sarah Ann’s mother, Ann Ellis, was living with them at the time of the census. It was noted on the census that Sarah Ann & Frederick had had 10 children, only 7 of whom were still living.
Sarah Ann died at 155 St Helens St, Elsecar in 1925, aged 66 & was buried on March 31st 1925 at Holy Trinity, Elsecar.
Frederick died in April-June 1937, aged 79, his death being registered in Barnsley.
The children of Sarah Ann Ellis & Frederick Dickens were:
el.188.8.131.52.1 Mary Dickens born Jan-March 1876 at Newton, Derbyshire
el.184.108.40.206.2 John James E Dickens born Oct-December 1877 at Newton, Derbyshire
el.220.127.116.11.3. Frederick Dicke(i)ns born Jan-March 1880 in West Yorks
el.18.104.22.168.4 Eliza Dicke(i)ns born Jan-March 1884 at Elsecar, West Yorks
el.22.214.171.124.5 Edith Dicke(i)ns born April-June 1887 at Elsecar, West Yorks
el.126.96.36.199.6 Walter Dickens born Oct-December 1892 at Elsecar, West Yorks
el.188.8.131.52.7 Alfred Dickens born Jan-March 1895 at Elsecar, West Yorks