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Benjamin Ellison and Mary Maria Ambler

1 Feb

Benjamin Ellison was baptized 27 MAR 1786 in Birstall, St Peter, Yorkshire. His father was Thomas Ellison. The record does not show his mother’s name.

Benjamin Ellison baptism.

Benjamin Ellison baptism.

He married Mary Maria Ambler on 13 AUG 1810 at St. John the Evangelist Church in Baildon, Yorkshire. You will note he was a Currier from Birstall. He worked with leather.

Marriage Bann

Marriage Bann

Marriage Announcement

Marriage Announcement

Mary Maria Ambler was the daughter of John Ambler and Hannah Walker of Baildon, Yorskshire. Mary was baptized on 19 FEB 1786 in Baildon.

Mary Maria Ambler Baptism

Mary Maria Ambler Baptism

John Ambler was the son of Jeremiah and Sarah Ambler of Baildon, Yorkshire, England.

That’s all I have thus far. Please share if you have more. Thank you.

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Benjamin and Mary Maria Ellison Family of Baildon, Yorkshire, England

24 Feb

Whatever happened to Walker Ellison’s family?

Walker Ellison was the son of Benjamin Ellison and Mary Maria Ambler of Baildon, West Riding Yorkshire. He was born on 31 AUG 1818 in Birstall, Yorkshire, England and was christened on 1 NOV 1818 at St. Peter’s Parish Church in Birstall.

On 11 NOV 1838 he married Margaret Cooper at the All Saint’s Church in Otley, Yorkshire. Walker and Margaret had two children: Mary Maria (1839-1909) and Benjamin Walker (1841-1913). Walker and Margaret are my 4th great-grandparents. Walker died on 31 MAR 1841 in Linton-on-Ouse, Easingwold, Yorkshire, England and is supposedly buried there. I have as of yet found his will. Walker was recorded as having been a wool sorter.

Benjamin Ellison was married on 13 AUG 1810 at St John the Evangelist Church in Baildon, Yorkshire to Mary Maria Ambler, the daughter of John Ambler (1757-1831) and Hannah Walker. Walker then was named after his paternal grandmother’s family name. Unfortunately, Mary Maria died shortly after having her last child on 25 MAR 1829 and she is buried, along with Benjamin, at St. Wilfrid’s Church in Burnsall and you can read their monument inscription here: http://www.burnsall.bradford.anglican.org/monuments.htm. Mary Maria was born 18 FEB 1786 in Baildon and was baptized on 19 FEB 1786 at St. John the Evangelist Church in Baildon. Mary Maria is descended from the wealthy Ambler family of Baildon. Benjamin was listed as being a bookkeeper and also often a gentleman on vital records.

The children of Mary Maria and Benjamin Ellison:

  1. Hannah Maria Margaret  (1811 – ?)
  2. William  (1813 – ?)
  3. Frances Rebecca (1814 – 1889)
  4. John (1815 – 1816)
  5. Benjamin Ambler  (1816 – ?)
  6. Walker (1818 – 1841)
  7. Christiana Sarah Alice (1821 – 1892)
  8. Peter Charles James (1823 – 1880)
  9. Jeremiah Thomas (1825 – 1844)
  10. Mary Martha (1828 – 1889)

1) Hannah Maria Margaret Ellison was born 30 JUN 1811 in Birstall, Yorkshire. She was married on 1 FEB 1830 to James Robinson. I have been unable to locate the Robinson’s in Yorkshire and suspect they immigrated but have been unable to trace them. Annie Hudson, Benjamin Walker Ellison’s half-sister, married Enoch Kimball Robinson (of Massachusetts) and I wonder if there isn’t a connection here. As Annie would not be a blood relation to the Robinson’s but may have met them through Benjamin Walker, a blood relation.

2) William Ellison was baptized on 19 SEP 1813 in Baildon at St. John the Evangelist Church. He was married on 16 MAY 1849 to Elizabeth Grimshaw (1817 – ?) at All Saints Church, Otley, Yorkshire. He is listed on the 1851 England Census in Bradford, Yorkshire on the 1861 Census in Eccleshill, Yorkshire and the 1871 and 1881 Censuses in Manningham, Yorkshire. William and Elizabeth had at least two children: Grimshaw and Mary E.

Grimshaw Ellison was born about 1853 in Bradford and married Mary Alice Walker (1859 – 1945) on 18 NOV 1891 in Baildon at St. John the Evangelist Church. On 27 NOV 1903, at the age of 50, Grimshaw arrived in New York, New York alone, having resided in Baildon as of the 1901 England Census. On 28 SEP 1904, Grimshaw died aboard the Ship Baltic while escorting his wife to America. Mary Alice arrived in New York two days later. She died about 1945 in Baildon. Grimshaw and Mary Alice had at least three children: William (1894 – ?), Mary Doris (1897 – ?) and the Reverend Geoffrey Walker (1898 – 1978).

3) Frances Rebecca Ellison was born 12 MAR 1814 in Birstall, Yorkshire and baptized on 25 MAY 1814 in Birstall at St. Peter’s Church. On the 1861 and 1871 England Census, she is listed in Ripon, Yorkshire and she died 19 DEC 1889 in West Riding Yorkshire. She never married.

4) John Ellison was born JUN 1815 in Baildon and died 10 JAN 1816, buried at St. John the Evangelist, Baildon, Yorkshire.

5) Benjamin Ambler Ellison was born 22 SEP 1816 in Baildon, Yorkshire. He was baptized on 6 APR 1817 in Baildon at St. John the Evangelist Church. On 22 NOV 1841, Benjamin arrived in New York, New York. On 23 MAY 1844, he married Mary Patten at St James Cathedral Anglican Church in Toronto, Canada. He is listed on 1852 and 1861 Canada Census as living in York, Canada West. Benjamin and Mary had at least nine children: Maria (1844 – ?), Susanna (1845 – ?), Alice (1846 – ?), Benjamin Ambler (1848 – 1926), John (1850 – ?), William (1854 – ?), Elizabeth (1866 – ?), Margaret (1868 – ?), and Catherine (1869 – ?). It is Benjamin that was the first emigrant out of Baildon in Walker’s family and it is my guess that he convinced Walker’s widowed wife, Margaret and her new husband William Hudson and his younger sister, Christiana Sarah Alice and her husband Martin Taylor, to leave England.  The Taylor’s lived by the Benjamin Ellison family after their arrival in New York in 1848.

Maria was born in 1844 in Canada. She was married to Thomas Lamb (1835 – ?) on 21 NOV 1865 in Haldimand, Ontario, Canada. The Lamb’s are listed on the 1880 US Census as living in Buffalo, Erie, New York. They had at least three children: William (1868 – ?), Emma (1870 – ?) and Thomas (1874 – ?).

Benjamin Ambler was born in 1848 in Ontario, Canada and was married to Sophia R. Birnie on 19 FEB 1880 in Ontario, Ontario, Canada. He died 8 DEC 1926 in Whitley, Ontario, Canada. They had at least one child: Margaret (1881 – 1945).

John was born 1850 in Canada and was listed on the 1880 US Census as living also in Buffalo, Erie, New York.

7) Christiana Sarah Alice was born about 1821 in Baildon, Yorkshire, England. On 31 MAY 1842, she married Martin Taylor (1819 – 1899) in Otley at the All Saint’s Church. She died on 13 SEP 1892 in Thorah, Ontario, Canada. On 15 SEP 1848, (Christiana Sarah) Alice, Martin and three of their children arrived in New York on the Ship Senator with Margaret and William Hudson and their children – Mary Maria Ellison, Benjamin Walker Ellison, Annie Hudson and Emma Hudson. Martin was a joiner; his father was John Taylor a dyer of Baildon. Alice and Martin Taylor had at least five children, the first three born in England: William (1844 – ?), Jeremiah (1846 – ?), Anne/Hannah (1848 – ?), Alice (1850 – ?), and Ada (1858 – ?). Beginning in 1852, the Taylor family is listed on Canada Censuses as living in York and then in 1871 in Ontario. They lived near Alice’s brother, Benjamin Ambler Ellison.

8) Peter Charles James was born 24 JUL 1823 in Yorkshire, England. He was married to Ann Steel (1825 – ?) on 13 AUG 1844 in Otley at the All Saint’s Church. On the 1851 England Census they are listed in Horton, Yorkshire and on the 1861 Census, in Baildon. On 12 SEP 1867, Peter arrived with his son Charles Steel in New York, New York, and he died 27 JUN 1880 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Peter and Ann had at least five children: Margaret (1846 – ?), Sophia (1849 – 1862), Alice (1850 – ?), Charles Steel (1853 – ?) and Emily (1855 – ?).

Charles Steel Ellison was born about 1853 in Bradford, Yorkshire, England. On the 1880 US Census he is listed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

9) Jeremiah Thomas Ellison was born 18 OCT 1825 in Yorkshire, England and died at 19 years of age on 24 NOV 1844 in Baildon, with burial at St. John the Evangelist.

10) Mary Martha Ellison was born 18 AUG 1828 in Burnsall, Yorkshire, England. She was married to Edward Poole Fearnley (1819 – ?) on 29 DEC 1849 in Baildon at St. John the Evangelist Church. On the 1851 England Census, they are listed in Shipley, Yorkshire and on the 1861 and 1871, they are in Bradford, Yorkshire. Mary Martha died in JUL 1889 in West Riding Yorkshire. Mary and Edward had at least four children: Samuel (1850 – ?), Alice (1853 – ?), Kate (1856 – ?), and Ellen (1858 – ?).

All of the information recorded above is sourced on my ancestry.com public ELLISON FAMILY TREE by Journeybooks. You will see the documents I found listed there. You can see this information without paying for a membership.

Please contact me through this blog if you are a cousin or have additional information. I look forward to hearing from you!

Jennifer Ralston Porter

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

The Ambler Family Book

17 Feb

Mary Maria Ambler married Benjamin Ellison on 28 AUG 1810 in Baildon, Yorkshire, England.

They had three sons: William, Walker and Benjamin.

Walker Ellison had two children Marian Maria Ellison and Benjamin Walker Ellison.

Mary Maria and Benjamin Ellison are Benjamin Walker Ellison’s grandparents.

There is a book about the the Ambler Family and below is an excerpt from this book as it pertains to Mary and Benjamin Ellison and family.

AmblerFamily

Source Title:The Ambler family

Authors:Ambler, Louis.

City of Publication:London :

Publisher:Percy Lund, Humphries, Date:1924 Page Count:111 Notes:Pref. dated: 1924.
Reproduction of original in the Family History Library (Salt Lake City, Utah).
ill., coat of arms, geneal. table (folded), ports. Reel/Fiche Number:(Genealogy and local history ; G9162). Primary Family Name:Ambler family.

You can view the entire 111 page book through http://www.heritagequestonline.com. You can access this site through your library and also for free through your home computer through the Detroit Public Library by using your library card issued anywhere in Michigan.  Go to Online Databases. Click on Biography and Genealogy.  Click on Heritage Quest Online. Search books for the title or “Benjamin Ellison”.