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(nee WEST)



Ellen was born in Exhall in about 1825 and christened in the Parish church on 22nd Feb that year.

Parents: 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 babies).

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 Eliza.

Children: The couple had 7 children:

Sarah Ann 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.
Eliza 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 1852 Thomas married Emma Marriott on 5 Jul 1875 at St.Laurence's Church, Foleshill. They lived at Church Rd, Bell Green, Foleshill.
Ellen 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,
William 24th July 1856 My Gt.Grandfather.
Mary 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 James 1900.
Martha 28 Aug 1863 Chr. 15 July 1877 Martha married Henry Butler in 1889. (reg. at Coventry). Sadly she died 4 years later in 1893.
Elizabeth 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, Foleshill.
It is possible that these last 3 addresses were in fact the same place.

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.

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