Back in the Spring of 1990 I was visiting an elderly relative, who was the first Cousin of my Grandfather. Their Grandmother was Caroline Ellis (1844 – 1935) of Puttenham, who was my Great Great Grandmother
The cousin’s daughter had married the Grandson of a chap called Job Ellis from Elstead and found it somewhat amusing that perhaps the Ellis connection was stronger than we first thought.
Over a tea and chat I was presented with a birthday book and it is this book that is transcribed here, written in the order the details appear in the book.
Owner identified as Adelaide Underwood May 14th, 1776
Harriett Street 1852 Jan 15th
Marjorie Ellis Jan 27th 1910
Frederick Street 1857 Feb 2nd
Herbert Ellis Feb 23rd
Frederick Street 1882 April 1st
Emma Street 1854 May 3rd
Annie Underwood 1854 June 6th
John Street 1859 Oct 5th
Adelaide Ellen Underwood 1853 Nov 7th
Annie Street 1886 Dec 3rd
Of course hindsight is a wonderful thing and I have often wished that I had photographed the birthday book. I can’t even recall what it looked like now, which is rather disappointing.
|Book of Me
Copyrighted Julie Goucher
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