Category Archives: Ellis

Revisiting the Ellis family

I’ve written before about the Ellis family of Richmond Street, Soho, and the mystery of their connection to my Blanch and Roe ancestors (follow the links under their surname to the right of this page). I’m still trying to discover … Continue reading

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Alfred Henry Blanch Ellis

I’ve just found a record of the marriage of Henry Ellis, son of Richard and Marianne Ellis, a discovery which has thrown up some interesting new information. But first, some background. The first we hear of Richard and Marianne’s youngest … Continue reading

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Blanch, Ellis and Roe families in 1871

Continuing with this series: The years between 1861 and 1871 were a time of great change and tragic loss for the family of John Blanch. On 23 July 1862 John’s oldest daughter Mary Ann (Blanch) Roe gave birth to my … Continue reading

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Blanch, Ellis and Roe families in 1861

Following on from the last two posts: By the time of the 1861 census, John Blanch and his wife Keziah had moved from Bethnal Green, where they had lived for more than thirty years, to 8 Great Crown Court, Soho, … Continue reading

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Blanch, Ellis and Roe families in 1851

Following on from the last post: In 1851 John Blanch was 50 and living with his wife Keziah at 2 Green Street, Bethnal Green, where he was still working as a boot and shoe maker. Their son Joseph, 20, a … Continue reading

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Blanch, Ellis and Roe families in 1841

Following on from my recent posts on the Blanch family, I now want to track the movements of the Blanch, Roe and Ellis families through the decades of the nineteenth century. I’m intrigued by these families’ geographical movements across London … Continue reading

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Ellis and Metcalf

I’ve received a birth certificate which throws a little more light on the Ellis family of Soho. (To find out why I’m interested in them, and their connection to the Blanch and Roe families, start with this post and then … Continue reading

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