William Joseph Ellis

1852–1915 (Age 62)
Helperby, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of William Joseph

When William Joseph Ellis was born on 18 December 1852, in Helperby, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, John Ellis, was 33 and his mother, Jane Hardcastle, was 23. He married Mary Ann Price on 8 March 1873, in Middlesbrough, North Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters. He died on 22 February 1915, in Middlesbrough, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 62.

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William Joseph Ellis
Mary Ann Price
Marriage: 8 March 1873
John William Ellis
Sarah J Ellis
Matthew James Ellis
William Ellis
John Austin Ellis
Lily Maud Ellis
Ethel Jane Ellis
Joseph Ellis

Spouse & Children

8 March 1873
Middlesbrough, North Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom


+3 More Children

Parents & Siblings



  • Robert Ellis


  • Male1852–1915Male

  • Robert Ellis


World Events (6)

1854 · The Crimean War

Age 2

The Crimean War was fought between Russia and an alliance of Britain, France, Sardinia and Turkey on the Crimean Peninsula. Russia had put pressure on Turkey which threatened British interests in the Middle East.
1863 · Lendal Bridge Opened

Age 11

The Lendal Bridge was opened in 1863, after a previous failed attempt at building it Thomas Page was brought in to design it. It is an iron bridge styled with the gothic style popular in England. When it was first opened, it was a toll bridge but in 1894, it accepted it’s last toll.
1880 · School Attendance Becomes Mandatory for Children

Age 28

School attendance became compulsory from ages five to ten on August 2, 1880.

Name Meaning

English and Welsh: from the medieval personal name Elis, a vernacular form of Elijah ( see Elias ). In Wales this surname absorbed forms derived from the Welsh personal name Elisedd, a derivative of elus ‘kindly’, ‘benevolent’.

Possible Related Names

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Sources (1)

  • William Ellis, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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