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Alice Baines at Winckley Square Convent School

7 Mar

My lovely Baines cousin, Elsie, has met up with another Baines family member over in England and just told me that my great-grandmother Alice Baines went to Winckley Square Convent School in Preston before she went to America in 1911.

You can see what remains of the school here:

http://www.winckleysquare.org.uk/

On a very interesting note, you will see that if you tour Winckley Square on the above website, you will read mention of a Paul Catterall and his brother Peter Catterall. I am wondering what connection these gentleman have to my ancestor Margaret J Catterall, who married Henry “Harry” Baines. Their son James Baines was Alice’s father.

The men were members of the Winckley Club.

You can read about the Winckley Club (and the Square) at Google Books.

Thank you, Elsie!!

Sadler Family of Thornham, Norfolk, England

17 Dec

 

1871EnglandCensusJohnSadlerFamily1871EnglandCensusForElizaSadler

 

The 1871 England Census, shown above, lists the John Sadler family in Thornham, Norfolk, England. John and Elizabeth Vincent Sadler were the parents of Eliza Ann Sadler Fry, who was Edith Dorothy Fry’s mother and Ethel Tasker Ellison’s grandmother. Ethel Ellison was my Nana.

The census lists the family as living at the Life Boat and Hailehelane in Thornham. John is a “carter” and a “beerhouse keeper”. His 13 year old son is also a “carter.” A carter was a person who transported goods by wagon or cart.

John was the keeper of the Lifeboat Inn. You can click here and see the Inn: http://www.norfolkpubs.co.uk/norfolkt/thornham/thornhli.htm

When John died in 1880, his wife Elizabeth took over as the keeper.

Here she is on the 1881 Census:

1881EnglandCensusForElizaSaddler

 

Here is the Lifeboat Inn’s own site: http://lifeboatinnthornham.com/#

I also found their daughter, Eliza Ann Sadler’s baptismal record:

ElizaAnnSadlerBaptismRec

Ancestral Places in England for Descendants of Harold D and Alice Baines Ellison

8 Sep

I put this together recently and thought others may get some use out of it, especially if traveling to England.

Ancestral Places:

Ellison – Other surnames in Ellison family: Cooper, Ambler

From Wikipedia “Easingwold is a small market town and a civil parish in North Yorkshire, England. It has a population of 4,233.[1] It is located 13 miles (21 km) north of York, at the foot of the Howardian Hills.”

~Supposed Burial site of Walker Ellison, father of Benjamin Walker Ellison died 31 MAR 1841

From St Wilfrid’s Church website: St Wilfrid’s Church is located at the northern end of the village, alongside the B6160. Parking is normally available on the roadside, except during the high tourist season, when there will usually be space in one of the car parks in the village. The church is open every day during daylight hours.

From Wikipedia “Burnsall is a village and civil parish in the Craven district of North Yorkshire, England. It is situated on the River Wharfe in Wharfedale, with a five-arched bridge over which the Dalesway passes, and is in the Yorkshire Dales National Park. It is 2 miles (3.2 km) southeast of Hebden, along a river path dated to Viking times.”

~Monumental inscriptions inside church North Aisle of Mary Maria and Benjamin Ellison, parents of Walker Ellison, died 25 MAR 1829 and 20 MAR 1832.

From Wikipedia “Otley is a market town and civil parish in the metropolitan borough of the City of Leeds, West Yorkshire, England, by the River Wharfe.”

~ Walker Ellison and Margaret Cooper married here 11 NOV 1838

  • Baildon – this is the village the Ellison’s, Ambler’s and Cooper’s lived in for what I think are several generations. The Ambler’s were a prominent, wealthy family and the Ellison’s owned a woolen mill in 19th century.

From Wikipedia “Baildon is a civil parish and village north of Bradford in Northern England. It is part of the Bradford Metropolitan District in the metropolitan county of West Yorkshire and within the historic boundaries of the West Riding of Yorkshire. It lies 5 miles (8 km) north of Bradford and 9.5 miles (15 km) northwest of Leeds city centre.”

 

~ Benjamin Walker Ellison baptized here in 1841 (b. 20 JUN 1841), son of Walker & Margaret

~ Benjamin Ellison and Mary Maria Ambler married here 13 AUG 1810

~ Francis Cooper and Sarah Booth married here 13 OCT 1815, Margaret Cooper’s parents, Margaret is Benjamin Walker Ellison’s mother.

Baines – Other surnames in Baines family: Livesey, Prince. Alice Baines Ellison was born in Preston, Lancashire.

Address of Alice Baines childhood home:

  • 7 Dallas Street, Ward of Moor Brook, Preston, Lancashire 1901

Addresses of Henry and Margaret Baines, parents of James Baines:

  • Dover Street, City of Preston, Lancashire 1841
  • 13 Beverly House, Ashton, Lancashire  1871
  • 4 Elmsley Street, Ward of Moor Brook, Preston, Lancashire 1901
  • Old Hall Heighton near Preston, Lancashire is where Henry Baines died 25 APR 1918

Livesey Family:

~ Reuben Livesey and Alice Prince were married here 12 NOV 1873, parents of Elizabeth Ellen Livesey who married James Baines.

~ Reuben and Alice Livesey and Reuben’s father Richard are buried here. Probably also, Reuben’s wife, Jane. Reuben died 5 FEB 1934, Alice 24 JUL 1941, Richard 14 DEC 1907.

Prince Family:

Address of John Prince, father of Alice Prince married Reuben Livesey:

  • 43 Bedford Street, City of Preston, Preston, Lancashire 1861

Address of Alice Prince, at age 16, living alone after her mother had died:

  • 13 Heysham Street, City of Preston, Preston, Lancashire 1871