William Ellis was the fifth child of John Ellis & Sarah Reynolds christened June 19th, 1814 at Tibshelf, Derbyshire.
William married Mary Jarvis (nee Allen) on December 14th, 1840, the marriage being registered at Chesterfield. Mary was christened March 22nd, 1807 at Staveley, Derbyshire, the daughter of John & Ann Allen. This was Mary’s second marriage as she had previously married Samuel Jarvis on May 14th, 1826 at Staveley, Derbyshire. Samuel & Mary had 2 children – Charles & Sarah. Samuel died in April-June 1839, his death being registered at Chesterfield.
In 1841 William & Mary were living at Staveley where William worked as a coal miner. At the time of the census they had a 4 day old daughter Amy who sadly died in childhood. Living with them were Mary’s children from her previous marriage – Charles & Sarah Jarvis, aged 11 & 2 respectively.
William & Mary were still living at Staveley in 1851 & William was still a coal miner, as was his step-son Charles who was still at home, along with sister Sarah. There were also 2 lodgers with them – William & Hannah Ashley who were in fact William’s nephew & niece – the children of Ann Ellis, William’s widowed sister.
In 1861 William & Mary were living at Low Gates, Staveley & with them at the time of the census was grandson Samuel Jarvis, aged 8, the son of Charles & his wife Hannah.
William was widowed by the time of the 1871 census when he was still a coal miner. He was living with his step-son Charles Jarvis & his wife & their 8 children at Cottage Blocks, Staveley.
William died in April-June 1878, aged 63, his death being registered at Chesterfield.
The children of William Ellis & Mary Jarvis (nee Allen) were:
el.6.5.1 Am(e)y Ellis born June 2nd, 1841 at Staveley, Derbyshire, died Jan-March
1847 at Staveley, Derbyshire