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Sepia Saturday 205 – They are Good Sports in Surrey!

This week on Saturday Sepia I am going to go along with the sports theme. By coincidence I had an email yesterday that talked about the Ellis family of Elstead in Surrey and several other associated names. This morning whilst … Continue reading

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Remembrance Day Photo Collage – Day Twelve

This is the document that relates to Edward Ellis, born in Geelong Victoria Australia the son of Frederick Ellis (1845 – 1914) and Sarah Ann Newton (1851 – 1923) on 3rd March 1882 and was one of 14 children.  All of Edward’s … Continue reading

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Sepia Saturday – 203

For this week’s visionary prompt of standing in doorways, I thought I would share this image The picture is of my Great, Great Grandparents Henry Harris (1843-1929) and Caroline Harris nee Ellis (1844 -1935). This photograph was taken on the … Continue reading

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Remembrance Day Photo Collage – Day Seven

This photograph was taken on a really grey and miserable autumn day about 20 years ago. It is the War Memorial at Elstead in Surrey, about 2 miles from Puttenham where the majority of my Great Grandmother’s family hailed from. … Continue reading

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Remembrance Day Photo Collage – Day Six

This post is about my 4th Great Grandfather George Ellis. He has lead me on quite a journey! George Ellis was baptised on 12 June 1774 at Holy Trinity Church in Guildford Surrey, the son of James Ellis and Elizabeth … Continue reading

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Remembrance Day Photo Collage – Day Three

William Arthur West was born in 1863 in Guildford. I became aware of him through the his marriage to my Grandfather’s Aunt – Emma Jane Ellis (Harris). They married in 1897 and raised two children. A son called William James … Continue reading

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Remembrance Day Photo Collage – Day Two

William James West was born in Aldershot Hampshire in 1898, the son of William Arthur West, a military man and, Emma Jane Ellis (Harris). I had always known that my Grandfather’s first cousin had died in the First World War, … Continue reading

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Mystery Monday – Harris in Headley Hampshire

Background  Caroline Ellis, shown here on the left, was born in Puttenham Surrey in 1844 the daughter of George Ellis, a former military man and Prudence Budd. The Budd family had been established in the parish of Puttenham since 1723, … Continue reading

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Carnival Of Genealogy 116 – Picture/Story for Women’s History Month.

This pretty young woman is my Great Great Aunt, Emma Jane Harris, although she was born to her parents just before they married!Emma Jane was born on the 1st November 1864 in Puttenham Surrey the daughter of Henry Harris and … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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