Person:Ellen Harry (2)

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Ellen Sarah Harry
m. 17 Nov 1850
  1. Mary Ann Harry1851 - 1852
  2. Mary Ann Harry1853 - 1895
  3. Amelia Jane Harry1855 - 1909
  4. Louisa Kate Harry1857 - 1933
  5. William Richard Harry1859 - 1916
  6. John Edwin Harry1863 - 1935
  7. Ellen Sarah Harry1866 - 1944
  8. Lilian Harry1868 - 1869
  9. Elizabeth Mary Harry1870 - 1878
  • HWilliam Ballabt 1866 -
  • WEllen Sarah Harry1866 - 1944
m. 1893
  1. Cecil George Christoper Ball1895 - 1967
  2. Louis Stanley Ball1901 - 1964
  3. Millicent May Ball1904 - 1992
Facts and Events
Name Ellen Sarah Harry
Gender Female
Birth[1][2] 28 Jun 1866 Plymouth, Devon, England
Christening[2] 3 Aug 1866 Plymouth, Devon, EnglandChrist Church
Census[3] 2 Apr 1871 Plymouth, Devon, England25 Claremont Street
Census[4] 3 Apr 1881 Plymouth, Devon, England3 Claremont Place
Census[5] 5 Apr 1891 Camelford, Cornwall, EnglandFore Street
Marriage 1893 Plymouth, Devon, Englandto William Ball
Census[6] 31 Mar 1901 Plymouth, Devon, England15 William Street
Census[7] 2 Apr 1911 Plymouth, Devon, England26 William Street
Death[8] 1944 Plymouth, Devon, England

Ellen Sarah Harry was born on 28th June 1866 at Plymouth in Devon, daughter of Jane Harry, formerly Drake, and her husband William Richard Harry, a shipwright. Ellen appears in the 1871 and 1881 censuses living with her parents and siblings at Claremont Street and Claremont Place in Plymouth. Ellen was the seventh of nine children, although her parents' first child had died as a baby, and Ellen's younger sister Lilian also died as a baby and her younger sister Elizabeth died aged eight, leaving Ellen the youngest of six children who survived to adulthood.

In 1884, when Ellen was 18, her father died.

By 1891 Ellen had left home and was working as a cook for a publican at Camelford in Cornwall. She later returned to Plymouth, where she was married in 1893, aged 27, to William Henry Ball. The following year Ellen's mother died.

Ellen and William had eight children together, but five of them died young. Their existence is only known from the 1911 census recording how many children had been born. The 1901 and 1911 census each find Ellen, William and their children living at William Street in Plymouth. William worked as a stationary engine driver and dock labourer for a chemical manufacturer.

Of Ellen's three children who lived to adulthood, she saw her elder son Cecil marry in 1920 and her daughter Millicent marry in 1929. Ellen became a grandmother in 1925 when Cecil's son was born. He would be the only grandchild born in Ellen's lifetime; Millicent appears not to have had children whilst Louis did not marry until after Ellen's death.

Ellen died in 1944, aged 78.

References
  1. Births index, in General Register Office. England and Wales Civil Registration. (London: General Register Office), Primary quality.

    b. Ellen S. HARRY, September Quarter 1866, Plymouth Registration District, Vol. 5b, page 235

  2. 2.0 2.1 Baptisms Register, in Church of England. Parish Registers of Christ Church. (Plymouth: Plymouth and West Devon Record Office), Primary quality.
    BAPTISMS solemnized in the District of CHRIST CHURCH, PLYMOUTH, in the County of DEVON, in the year 1866
    When BornWhen BaptizedChild's Christian NameParents' NameAbodeQuality, Trade, or ProfessionBy whom the Ceremony was performed
    ChristianSurname
    28 June 1866
    No.1493
    3 August 1866Sarah Ellen
    William Richard & JaneHarry25 Claremont PlaceShip WrightTheophilus Bennett

    Baptised at same time as brothers William Richard and John Edwin

  3. General Register Office. The National Archives (TNA): Public Record Office (PRO) RG 10 General Register Office: 1871 Census Schedules, Class RG10; Piece 2118; Folio 109; Page 5, 2 Apr 1871, Primary quality.

    Address: 25 Claremont Street, Plymouth (St Andrew), Devon
    William R. Harry, head, married, male, 44 [1826/7], Shipwright (out of employ), b. Saltash, Cornwall
    Jane Harry, wife, married, female, 37 [1823/4], b. Parish of Beer Ferris, Devon
    Mary A. Harry, daughter, unmarried, female, 17 [1853/4], Domestic Serv[an]t, b. Portsmouth, Hampshire
    Louisa K. Harry, daughter, female, 13 [1857/8], Domestic Serv[an]t, b. Dartmouth, Devon
    William R. Harry, son, male, 11 [1859/60], Scholar, b. Plymouth, Devon
    John E. Harry, son, male, 7 [1863/4], Scholar, b. Plymouth, Devon
    Ellen S. Harry, daughter, female, 4 [1864/5], Scholar, b. Plymouth, Devon
    Elisabeth M. Harry, daughter, female, 1 [1869/70], b. Plymouth, Devon

  4. General Register Office. Public Record Office (PRO) RG 11 General Register Office: 1881 Census Schedules. (The National Archives), Class RG11; Piece 2197; Folio 24; Page 42, 3 Apr 1881, Primary quality.

    Address: 3 Claremont Place, Plymouth, Devon
    William R. Harry, head, married, male, 54 [1826/7], Shipwright, b. Saltash, Cornwall
    Jane Harry, wife, married, female, 57 [1823/4], b. Beer Ferris, Devon
    William R. Harry, son, unmarried, male, 21 [1859/60], Plasterer, b. Plymouth, Devon
    John E. Harry, son, male, 17 [1863/4], Painter's App (House), b. Plymouth, Devon
    Ellen S. Harry, daughter, female, 14 [1866/7], Sch, b. Plymouth, Devon

  5. General Register Office. The National Archives (TNA): Public Record Office (PRO) RG 12 General Register Office: 1891 Census Schedules, Class RG12; Piece 1800; Folio 10; Page 12, 5 Apr 1891, Primary quality.

    Address: Fore Street, Camelford, Lanteglos, Cornwall
    [Household of James Symons, Licensed Victualler, with three servants, including:]
    Ellen Harris, servant, single, female, 24 [1866/7], Cook - Domestic, employed, b. Plymouth, Devon

    Although name given as Harris not Harry there is no other sign of Ellen in the 1891 census, nor is there any sign of a corresponding 'Ellen Harris' in the 1881 census, suggesting they are the same person.

  6. General Register Office. The National Archives (TNA): Public Record Office (PRO) RG 13 General Register Office: 1901 Census Schedules, Class RG13; Piece 2102; Folio 171; Page 42, 31 Mar 1901, Primary quality.

    Address: 15 William Street, Plymouth, Devon
    1 room occupied
    William Ball, head, married, male, 34 [1866/7], Engine Driver Stationary, worker, b. Plymstock, Devon
    Ellen Ball, wife, married, female, 35 [1865/6], b. Plymouth, Devon
    Cecil Ball, son, single, male, 6 [1894/5], b. Plymouth, Devon
    Louis Ball, son, single, male, 2mo [1901], b. Plymouth, Devon

  7. General Register Office. The National Archives (TNA): Public Record Office (PRO) RG 14 General Register Office: 1911 Census Schedules, Class RG14; Piece 13001; Schedule 337, 2 Apr 1911, Primary quality.

    Address: 26 William Street, Plymouth, Devon
    3 rooms occupied
    William Henry Ball, head, male, 44 [1866/7], married, Dock Labourer - Chemical Manufacturers, worker, b. Plymstock, Devon
    Ellen Sarah Ball, wife, female, 44 [1866/7], married 17 years, 8 children born alive, 3 children still living, b. Plymouth, Devon
    Cecil George Ball, son, male, 16 [1894/5], single, b. Plymouth, Devon
    Louis Stanley Ball, son, male, 10 [1900/1], single, School, b. Plymouth, Devon
    Millicent May Ball, daughter, female, 7 [1903/4], daughter, b. Plymouth, Devon

  8. Deaths index, in General Register Office. England and Wales Civil Registration. (London: General Register Office), Primary quality.

    d. Ellen S. BALL, December Quarter 1944, Plymouth Registration District, Volume 5b, page 319, aged 78 [1865/6]