90. James Ellis was born in 1828 in Waltham Cross. James married Harriet Woodard on 14 Aug 1853 in Church of St. James, Enfield.
Very little is know. about the Ellis Family. We do know however that the grandfather of Isabella Sarah Ellis as named John Ellis, and that he had at least one child, a son named James.
James Ellis was born circa 1828 at Waltham Cross. He married Harriet Woodard, who was from Edmonton, Middlesex, on August 14, 1853 at the church of St. James in Enfield. She had also been born circa 1828.
After their marriage, James and Harriet lived in Enfield, Middlesex for a short time. Their daughter Isabella Sarah as born there in 1854. The family then moved to Goffs Oak, Hertfordshire, where two sons, Edward Charles and Amos James were born.
According to the 1861 census, the family was living in the village of Mimms, Middlesex and daughter Harriet Clara ,as one yea, old and born at South Mimms. However, the only Harriet Clara Ellis in the registry of births was registered at Uxbridge, so it is possible that the family made a short stay at Uxbridge before moving to Mimms Village where James was a journeyman Blacksmith.
Sometime after the census in 1861, the family moved to Barnet, where their last three children were born. In 1871, James was a blacksmith, living at Tapster Street, Barnet. It is not known if this was also his place of business. James died in 1891. Harriet died February 20, 1913 in Barnet.
The children of James and Harriet
Isabella Sarah Ellis
Born at Enfield, Middlesex, Isabella Sarah was chastened on February 5,1854.
Edward Charles Ellis was born in the first quarter of 1856 at Goffs Oak (registered in Mimms), Hertfordshire. He was called Charles, rather than Edward. In 1871, he was working as a grocer's assistant. In the 1881 census, his occupation was listed as a "Carrier" and he was living at Moxon Street, Barnet. He had a wife named Ellen who was born in 1855 at Tarringdon, Berkshire. They had threechildren: 1) Charles Edward; 2) Celia Gace; 3) Nellie.
Amos James was born at Goffs Oak, Herfordshire in the first quarter of 1857. In the 1881 census, he was listed as a house painter. He died May 1, 1905 and was buried at Christchurch, Barnet.
Harriet Clara was born in the first quarter of 1860 (registered at Uxbridge). In 1881, she had apparently left Barnet or had married, since she does not appear as an Ellis in the census for that area.
Grace was born in the fourth quarter of 1861 (registered at Barnet). In 1881, she was a domestic servant working at Treliwyd House, Wood Street, Barnet for Henry Griffiths, a congregational ministers
She married Samuel John Waghorn in the fourth quarter of 1881 and had eight children. She died circa 1935. Her children were:
Celia, married Richard Moor. She died in 1986. They had one son, Basil
Daisey, born 1884, married Benjamin Johnson ca. 1908. He was a brother of Sarah Sophia Jane Johnson who married Frederick Bartlett, Daisey's cousin on her mother's side. Daisey died circa 1954. Daisey and Benjamin had children:
i) Ivy, born 1910, married in 1937 to Jack Frechter who was born 1902, and had children: 1)Colin;
ii) Irene, born 1915, married 1940 to Eric Bickerstaff who was born 1915.
They had children: 1) Marion; 2) Elaine, an actress/singer using the stage name, Elaine Paige.
3) Basil, died in Cairo, Egypt in a car accident
4) Harry, nicknamed "Tiny", died circa 1954, unmarried
5) Ernest, nicknamed "Jinks"
6) Herbert, nicknamed "Chappie"
8) Stanley, killed in World War I
Henry John Ellis
Henry John was born in the fourth quarter of 1863. In the 1881 census he was listed as unemployed.
Selina Ann Ellis
Born circa 1866 at Barnet, she was baptized January 27, 1867. In 1881, she was still a student, although at 14 years of age, it would have been her last year of school. Selina died unmarried on November 14, 1940 and was buried with her mother at Christchurch, Barnet.