Sepia Saturday 116 – Hair

This week I am featuring some of my Ellis ancestors – they had a thing about hair!

First up is Job and Lucy Ellis. They lived in the rural village of Elstead Surrey. Job was born in 1848, married Lucy in 1868 and he passed away, aged 89 years in 1937. I love the big bushy beard.

Meet John Ellis

John Ellis was an Uncle to Job. He was born in Elstead in 1817. He married Sarah Turpin in 1842. Sarah worked at Elstead Mill as a lace maker. In 1854, John and Sarah migrated to Geelong Victoria Australia where they had another 4 children. John died, aged 83 years in 1900.

Taking part in Sepia Saturday
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13 Responses to Sepia Saturday 116 – Hair

  1. Jo says:

    Amazing beards, but I find it even more amazing that you have such wonderful old photos! You must be so pleased to have them 🙂 Jo

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  2. Those are some impressive beards!

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  3. Karen S. says:

    It's simply amazing, how they wore their hair and beards, and some still do today, not so much like this but if you like beards you might as well do it right I guess. But isn't less really more?!!!

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  4. Little Nell says:

    Goodness they did go in for big and bushy! I can’t help wondering how much younger they may have looked under all that hair though.

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  5. Wibbo says:

    That's what I call a proper beard!

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  6. Seeing their beards and John's white head of hair makes me think of Proverbs 16:31: Gray hair is a crown of splendor; it is attained by a righteous life.

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  7. Kristin says:

    What full and bushy beards! Wonderful!

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  8. When you're over 80 years old you're allowed to have such large white beards.

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  9. Whoa!those are some bushy beards. So white and fluffy. they both look so distinguished.
    Nancy

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  10. Bob Scotney says:

    My thoughts were just like Postcardy's. Santa it is!

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  11. Postcardy says:

    If they had beards like that now, people would call them “Santa.”

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  12. Job reminds me of an old fashioned boat captain with his beard. It is fun meeting your people this morning.

    Happy Sepia Saturday,

    Kathy M.

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  13. Wendy says:

    Job and John both are lion-esque. How fortunate to have PURE white hair on their heads and face to match.

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