William Ellis was the fourth child of William Ellis & Mary Allsop christened November 8th, 1814 at Pinxton, Derbyshire.
William married Mary Hayes on July 30th, 1839 at Pinxton, Derbyshire, both were of Pinxton Wharf. Witnesses at the wedding were John Hays & Hannah Watson. Mary was christened December 18th, 1819 at Pinxton, the daughter of Elizabeth Wood & John Hayes, a coal miner.
In 1841 William & Mary were living at Pinxton Wharf, Pinxton where William was a coal miner. They had a 2 month old son George.
By 1851 William (Elms in Ancestry.co.uk index), still a coal miner, & Mary were still living at Pinxton Wharf with children George, Ann (6), John (4) & Elizabeth (1). Living next door were Mary’s parents – John & Elizabeth Hayes.
In 1861 William & Mary were still living in Pinxton with children George & John, both coal miners, Ann, Elizabeth, William (9), Martha (incorrectly listed as Catherine) (4) & Joseph (2). Daughter Ann was to marry Matthew Lee (or Mellor) on May 20th, 1861 at Pinxton, but sadly after having had 2 sons she died in 1866.
By 1871 William & Mary had moved to Balls Row, Pinxton & still at home were William, a coal miner like his father, Martha E (14) & Joseph.
William, who was still working as a coal miner at the age of 67, & Mary were both found at Wharf Road, Pinxton in 1881. There were no children at home.
Mary, aged 66, died on June 26th, 1885 & was buried June 29th at Pinxton & William, aged 71, died a few months later on October 30th, 1885 & was buried November 2nd, also at Pinxton.
The children of William Ellis & Mary Hayes were:
el.5.4.1. George Ellis born April 8th, 1841 & christened May 15th, 1841
el.5.4.2 Ann Ellis born at Canal Houses & christened June 23rd, 1844 at Pinxton, Derbyshire; died February 1866 at Pinxton
el.5.4.3 John Ellis christened August 22nd, 1846 at Blackwell, Derbyshire; died at Lower Kirkstead & buried April 19th, 1863 at Pinxton
el.5.4.4 Elizabeth Ellis born at Canal Houses & christened April 29th, 1849 at Pinxtonl, Derbyshire
el.5.4.5 William Ellis born July 17th, 1851 at Pinxton & christened July 17th, 1851 at Pinxton, Derbyshire
el.5.4.6 Joseph Ellis christened August 30th, 1853 at Blackwell, Derbyshire, died April-June 1854 at Pinxton
el.5.4.7 Martha Ellis born April-June 1856 & christened August 22nd, 1858 at Pinxton
el.5.4.8 Joseph Ellis christened August 22nd, 1858 at Pinxton