Ellen was born in Exhall in about 1825 and christened in the
Parish church on 22nd Feb that year.
William WEST, a ribbon weaver from Exhall,
and Mary (nee Fletcher).
Early Years: She was one of 7
children, having 2 sisters and 4 brothers. (2 other brothers died as
Occupation: In 1861 Ellen was a ribbon weaver,
and in 1881 she was a silk weaver.
Marriage: She married Thomas
Harrison, on 10th Jan 1847 at St. Laurence's Church, Foleshill,
Coventry. The witnesses were Thomas's brother Joseph and Ellen's sister
|| 27 Apr 1847
||Sarah married Alfred Haywood in 1866
at Foleshill, Coventry. They lived at Longford in later years. In 1901 they
were in Foleshill with children Eliza 29, Alfred 11, and Albert 2.
||20 May 1849
||Chr. 5 Dec 1865
||Eliza married James Chronicle in 1879
at Foleshill. In 1891 at New Zealand, Foleshill with children Eliza 1880,
Harriet E 1883, and Martha A. 1887.
||Thomas married Emma Marriott on 5 Jul
1875 at St.Laurence's Church, Foleshill. They lived at Church Rd, Bell Green,
||7 Dec 1853
||Ellen married William Garner on 3 Apr
1877 at St.Laurence's Church, Foleshill. In 1891 they were at Parting Of The
Heaths, Foleshill. William and Ellen were both Silk Weavers ,Employed in the
topshop above their house. with children Ellen E.1892, William T. Garner 1885,
Ernest J. 1889,
||24th July 1856
||23 April 1859
||Mary married Joseph Hammersley 30
October 1876 at St.Laurence's Church, Foleshill. In 1901 they were in Foleshill
with children Mary Ann 1877, Ellen 1879, Joseph 1883, Fanny 1886, Emma
Elizabeth 1889, Evelyn 1898, Thomas Harrison 1890, Oliver William 1896, Redvers
||28 Aug 1863
||Chr. 15 July 1877
||Martha married Henry Butler in 1889.
(reg. at Coventry). Sadly she died 4 years later in 1893.
||24 Sep 1868
||Chr. 15 July 1877
||Elizabeth married Walter Treddle in
1902 at Foleshill. She died 14 Jun 1930 at Foleshill.
Known Places of Residence:
After their marriage
the couple lived at Foxford, in the district of Longford about 3 miles north of
Coventry centre, and were there from at least 1851 to 1871.
By 1877 they lived near The Wheatsheaf Inn on the main road,
now known as Foleshill Road.
In the 1881 census their address was New
Zealand, Foleshill, which is believed to have been a local name for the same or
a nearby district.
In 1891 the now elderly couple lived at Turnpike Road,
It is possible that these last 3 addresses were in fact the same
Death: Ellen died aged 69 from Paralysis on 10th
March 1895 and was buried on the 14th March 1895 at St. Laurence's Church, Old
Church Road, Foleshill, Coventry.