Person:Jessie Ellis (3)

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Jessie Eliza Ellis
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Name Jessie Eliza Ellis
Gender Female
Birth[1] 8 Jul 1862 Plymouth, Devon, England
Census[2] 2 Apr 1871 Okehampton, Devon, EnglandUnion Workhouse
Census[3] 3 Apr 1881 Plymouth, Devon, England3 Staddon Terrace
Marriage 1890 Plymouth, Devon, Englandto John Edwin Harry
Census[4] 5 Apr 1891 Plymouth, Devon, England42 King Gardens
Census[5] 31 Mar 1901 Plymouth, Devon, England61 King Gardens
Christening[6] 29 Mar 1902 Plymouth, Devon, EnglandAll Saints
Death[7] 1906 Plymouth, Devon, England

Jessie Eliza Ellis was born on 8th July 1862 in Plymouth. By the time of the 1871 census she was living at the Union Workhouse in Okehampton, with two other children called Ellis, suggesting possibly that their parents had died. She later returned to Plymouth, appearing in the 1881 census as a servant.

In 1890, aged 27, she married a postman named John Edwin Harry, who was just over a year younger than her and also from Plymouth. They settled at King Gardens in Plymouth, where they lived in two rooms. They do not appear to have had any children. Jessie was not baptised until just before her fortieth birthday. She then claimed that her parents had been a shoemaker named James John Ellis and his wife Maria Jane.

Jessie died in 1906, aged 43. She and John had been married for just under sixteen years.

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

    b. Jessie Eliza ELLIS, September Quarter 1862, Plymouth Registration District, Vol. 5b, page 226

  2. General Register Office. The National Archives (TNA): Public Record Office (PRO) RG 10 General Register Office: 1871 Census Schedules, Class RG10; Piece 2153; Folio 57; Page 20, 2 Apr 1871, Primary quality.

    Address: Union Workhouse, Okehampton, Devon
    [many inmates, including:]
    James Ellis, no relation to head, male, 12 [1858/9], Inmate, b. Plymouth, Devon
    Mary Ellis, no relation to head, female, 11 [1859/60], Inmate, b. Plymouth, Devon
    Jessie Ellis, no relation to head, female, 8 [1862/3], Inmate, b. Plymouth, Devon

  3. General Register Office. Public Record Office (PRO) RG 11 General Register Office: 1881 Census Schedules. (The National Archives), Class RG11; Piece 2196; Folio 68; Page 59, 3 Apr 1881, Primary quality.

    Address: 3 Staddon Terrace, Plymouth (St Andrew), Devon
    [House with family and two servants, including:]
    Jessie Ellis, servant, unmarried, female, 19 [1861/2], Domestic Servant, b. Plymouth, Devon

  4. General Register Office. The National Archives (TNA): Public Record Office (PRO) RG 12 General Register Office: 1891 Census Schedules, Class RG12; Piece 1732; Folio 101; Page 11, 5 Apr 1891, Primary quality.

    Address: 42 King Gardens, Plymouth (St Andrew), Devon
    2 rooms occupied
    John E. Harry, head, married, male, 27 [1863/4], Letter Carr[ie]r G.P.O., employed, b. Plymouth, Devon
    Jessie E. Harry, wife, married, female, 28 [1862/3], b. Plymouth, Devon

  5. General Register Office. The National Archives (TNA): Public Record Office (PRO) RG 13 General Register Office: 1901 Census Schedules, Class RG13; Piece 2012; Folio 39; Page 69, 31 Mar 1901, Primary quality.

    Address: 61 King Gardens, Plymouth, Devon
    5 or more rooms occupied
    John E. Harry, head, married, male, 37 [1863/4], Postman, b. Plymouth, Devon
    Jessie E. Harry, wife, married, female, 38 [1862/3], b. Plymouth, Devon

  6. Baptisms register, in Plymouth, Devon, England. Parish Registers of All Saints, Primary quality.

    BAPTISMS Solemnized in the Parish of ALL SAINTS, Plymouth, in the County of Devon in the year 1902
    No. 3060
    When Born: 1862 July 8
    When Baptized: 1902 March 29th
    Child's Christian Name: Jessie Eliza
    Parents' Name - Christian: James John & Maria Jane
    Parents' Name - Surname: Ellis
    Abode: 11 King Gardens
    Quality, Trade or Profession: Shoemaker
    By whom the Ceremony was Performed: W.E. Drage

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

    d. Jessie Eliza HARRY, March Quarter 1906, Plymouth Registration District, Vol. 5b, page 201, aged 43 [1862/3]