Ancestors from Cambridgeshire and the Isle of Ely

James ELY born abt 1836 in Hilgay Norfolk,
Sarah GOLDING daughter of John Linton Golding & Mary MORLIN(G)
on 11 October 1856
in the Register Office, St Andrew the Great, Cambridge

From census information and/or GRO indexes they had the following children supposedly in Cottenham -

1. LYDIA 2q 1857 (Ref Chesterton 3b pg 452)
Married James WORLAND 5 October 1878 in Cottenham (ref Chesterton 3b pg 764)
children on census - William James 1879, Henry Jonathan 1880
Annie M 1881, Frank E 1886. No baptisms found
James died before 1901
2. MARY ANN 1q 1860 (ref Chesterton 3b pg 496)
May be the Mary who married Ephraim Haddow 1q 1888 (Chesterton 3b pg 572)
no children found, unable to find in 1891 or 1901 census
3. JOHN 2q 1862 (Ref Chesterton 3b pg 464)
Married Mary Ann AWORTH of Rampton in 1887 (Cambs BMD ref)
Four of his children were baptised in All Saints, Cottenham
They also had a Rhoda in Kingston in 1893
Sophy had a child Walter abt 1883, before she was married. He is given as Walter ELY in 1901 census and when he married in 1903
Married Walter SANDERSON 4q 1884 (Chesterton 3b pg 998)
They had a mass baptism 12 June 1897 of Sarah Jane (12), Alice (10), Clara (9), Horace (5) & Arthur Rodney (3), then continued to baptise future children at regular intervals, total of 11 children
5. LIZZIE (never Elizabeth) born 28 September 1866 (cert) - my ancestor
Married John ALLEN, son of John Allen & Elizabeth JENKINS of Thtacham, Berkshire in 3 July 1887 (cert) Marylebone, Middlesex.
Had 4 surviving children - Norah 1889, Lena 1892, Rita 1897 & Henry John 1902 in Islington/London. John was a coach painter.
Married Ann WAYMAN from Willingham 4q 1887 (Chesterton 3b pg 941)
They had 7 children by the 1901 census when George was a brickmaker- Elliot 1887, Amelia 1888, Emma 1890 Horace 1892, Adeline 1894, Frank 1896 & Cecil 1898. There are no baptisms. Elliot is buried in the dissenters cemetry in 1971 with his wife
7. FRED 1870
Married Martha WARREN 4q 1898 (Chesterton 3b pg 621)
One child in 1901 - George Warren Ely b Sept 1900. Fred is a brickmaker

JAMES 1872
At home with parents in 1901, age 19, no marriage found, or him in 1901

9. RHODA 1q 1874 (Ref Chesterton 3b pg 483)
Married Ernest INGLE, son of John & Amelia Ingle of Willingham 2q 1894, Chesterton 3b pg 832).
They had 2 children by 1901 census - Bertie 1894 & Amelia 1899
They were living in Willingham in 1901, records not yet searched for baptisms
10. KATE 1878
Married Arthur WAKEFIELD son of Samuel & Ann in 1897 (Cambs BMD)
In 1901 Arthur was at home with his parents (stated 'm') in Histon
Kate is living with the family of Arthur Warrington as a sick monthly nurse (they have a 6 day old baby) and her own son Vernon b 1899 in Histon
Near to where Arthur is living is a Caroline Warrington widow with a niece Ethel Wakefield makes me suspect a link between these families
11. DANIEL 4q 1881 (Ref Chesterton 3b pg 455)
Living with brother John & family in 1901
No marriage found on Cambs or free BMD
12. ALBERT 2q 1883 (Ref Chesterton 3b pg 505)
married Jennie BIGWOOD in 1903 according to Ray Golding & had 2 children
Baptised 2 children Ellen May 1903 & Arthur Wilfred 1911 in Cottenham, All Saints

Emma 4q 1875 only other child in same registration district - on freeBMD list, never found with this family

Family rumour has it there were 15 children, including one named Sarah.
The only census I have not found the family in 1861

Sarah death was registered 4q 1895 (Chesterton 3b pg 258)
James was living with John & his family as a widower in 1901


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