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From: "Jennifer Ellis-Newman" <>
Subject: Re: Ellis in Lowestoft
Date: Mon, 08 Jul 2002 21:04:09 +0800
I have all the Lowestoft records for ELLIS up until about 1900 and
think I may have found your family but cannot be sure without the name
of Charles Edward ELLIS' father. There is only one Charles ELLIS born
c.1883 living in Lowestoft but I do not know whether he has a second
name. I found him in the 1891 census, details as follows:
Whapload Rd - 1891
Names relation status age occup
I have details of this family back a few further generations and they
are actually from Somerleyton. The parents are James ELLIS and Caroline
ALLERTON, nee CLARKE (1841-22/10/1901) . Caroline was the dau of William
CLARKE and was widowed when she married James on 11 Dec 1872 at St
Margarets Lowestoft. I do not have a baptism for Charles but have a
birthdate for his brother Walter as Sep 1881. Walter attended St
Margarets School from 2/6/1890 and was living at Eastern Sq at the time.
Prior to that they lived at Mariners Score, Lowestoft.
I do not have a marriage for Charles and nothing for your mother. I
wondered whether she had brothers or sisters?
Walter married Louisa and they buried a child in Lowestoft cemetery
3/4/1906. There are no burials that I could find for either Walter or
Charles at Lowestoft.
If you can locate your great grandparents' details I can probably help
you further and if this is your family I can certainly provide you with
information back to Edward ELLIS and Sophia BALLS in Somerleyton and to
Edward's parents who were John ELLIS and Martha COUSINS of Somerleyton.
I have heard of Freezer ELLIS and probably have information about him
in one of the books about the fishing and lifeboat industry. I will
Here are the details of my mother and her father, who were Ellis',
born, lived and died in Lowestoft:
My mother: Audrey Caroline Ellis,
Her father: Charles Edward Ellis, born ca 1883.
Charles was a fisherman (drifters and trawlers) all his life, and a
skipper for most of the time. Apparently, his nickname was "Freezer", on
account his look of disapproval of anything/anybody could freeze the
North Sea!! His wife, my grandmother, was an Adams, which was a large,
established family in Lowestoft.
>>> "Paul Bowler" <> 07/08/02 09:43AM >>>
My ISP rejected my first attempt to send you this.
Paul Bowler (aka "Sunray")
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