SAMUEL ELLIS c1816 – 1880
SARAH ELLIS c1814 – 1884
SAMUEL ELLIS was born in Liverpool about 1816. On 1 June 1840 he married Sarah Edwards who was from Dublin. They married at St Oswalds Church, Chester, the certificate shows his father was Edward Ellis a smith. Sarah was the daughter of Robert Edwards a gardener, her sister Eliza was a witness along with Thomas Evans.
In 1841 the couple were living in Leadworks Lane, Chester. Eliza Edwards was with them, she was Sarah`s unmarried sister. Samuel was a joiner.
By 1851 Samuel had moved to Gwersyllt and was living in the Wheatsheaf area. They were still there in 1861 with 4 children William 19, Henry 13, Robert 10 and Emily aged 6.
On 25 June 1866 his son William married Eliza Jane Turley.
MARRIAGES. ELLIS—TURLEY—On the 25th inst. by licence, at Gwersyllt Church, by the Rev. Jenkin Jones, incumbent, Mr Wm. Ellis, of Wrexham Colliery, to Eliza Jane, youngest daughter of Mr James Turley, cashier, Broughton Hall Iron Works, near Wrexham.
By 1871 Samuel and his family had moved to Greenfield, Rhosddu, he was still a joiner
In 1875 his daughter Emily married John E Lash.
LASH-ELLIS-October 2nd, at the Parish Church, Wrexham, by the Rev D. Howell, vicar, Mr John E. Lash, architect, Manchester, Emilie, only daughter of Mr Samuel Ellis, Greenfield, Rhosddu, Wrexham.
Samuel Ellis died in Cunliffe Street aged 64, and was buried in Wrexham Cemetery on 25 October 1880.
FUNERAL OF MR. SAMUEL ELLIS. Our obituary of last week contained the death of Mr Samuel Ellis, Rhosddu, who died October 21st, in the sixty-fourth year of his age. The deceased was well known in temperance circles as a warm and ardent supporter of the cause he had espoused. The funeral took place on Monday last, and was numerously attended by representatives of the various temperance organisations and by his fellow workmen. The Rechabite Order, of which deceased was a prominent member, mustered in good force, Mr Ellis up to the time of his death being Chief Ruler and a trustee of “Cambria’s Glory Tent,” he having been a member of the same nearly 30 years, and we believe this is the first death in the Tent (which numbers considerably over 100 members) for the last four or five years. The remains were interred in the pretty little cemetery on Ruabon- road, the Vicar officiating, and at the close of the ceremony spoke a few appropriate words referring to the special good qualities of the deceased and urging ail present to emulate his example.
Sarah also died in the same street and was buried with Samuel on 5 April 1884, she was aged 67.
Annette Edwards, with help from Judy Robert of Chirk.
Photo of Samuel kindly supplied by Angela Ellis.
Grave ref: Wrexham Cemetery J-02829