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Job Ellis [el.5.8]

Job Ellis was the eighth child of William Ellis & Mary Allsop born at Pinxton Wharf & christened October 17th, 1824 at Pinxton, Derbyshire.

In 1841 Job was an apprentice shoe maker to William Bollington & living with him at Foundery Row, Alfreton, Derbyshire.

On August 24th, 1847 Job married Mary Streets, a minor, at Staveley, Derbyshire. Witnesses at the wedding were William Allcock & Mary Fretwell.   Mary was christened March 28th, 1830 at Pinxton, the daughter of Elizabeth & Robert Streets, a nail maker.

Sadly 19 year old Mary died in 1848 at Canal Houses, Pinxton & was buried on October 3rd, 1848 at St Helen’s, Pinxton.

Job married again on November 23rd, 1849  at St Helen’s, Pinxton.  His second wife was Ann Bryan born c1829 in Nottinghamshire, the daughter of Jonathan Bryan, labourer.   Job of Meadow Row was 24 years old & widowed & Ann, a spinster, of Pinxton was 20 at the time of marriage.  Witnesses at the wedding were Ann Ellis & Matthew Lee. 

In 1851 Job & Ann were living at Pinxton Wharf with Job’s widowed father, William. Job was now a coal miner & he & Ann had a 5 month old son Thomas. Also with them at the time of the census were the children of Job’s deceased sister, Sarah Hardy.

Tragically Job’s second wife Ann also died very young, just a few months after giving birth to a daughter Emma. She was buried on December 12th, 1852 at Pinxton, aged 22 years.

The children of Job Ellis & Ann Bryan were:

el.5.8.1  Thomas Ellis born at Pinxton Wharf & christened November 18th, 1850 at Pinxton, Derbyshire; died July-September 1925 at Chesterfield, Derbyshire
el.5.8.2  Emma Ellis born at Pinxton Wharf & christened April 3rd, 1852 at Pinxton, Derbyshire

Job married for the third time in July 1853.  He married Louisa Bush at Mansfield General Baptist Chapel.  Louisa was born c1823 in Nottinghamshire.

At the time of the christening of their first child, James, in 1854 Job & Louisa were still living at Pinxton Wharf.  Strangely Job’s daughter Emma was christened again on the same day as James.

By 1861 Job & family had moved to Skegby, Notts & Job had returned to being a cordwainer (shoemaker).  As well as son Thomas (10) children & daughter Emma (9), from his second marriage he & Louisa had children James (7), Mary (4), Richard (2) & William (1 month). 

Job & Louisa were living at 97 Forest St, Sutton in Ashfield, Notts in 1871. Both Job & son James were cordwainers. Children Mary & Richard were still at home.

Daughter Mary married George Lewis, a coal miner, in 1876 at Handley-by Staveley, Derbyshire.  They were to live in Bulwell, Notts & have at least 8 children before Mary died aged 42.

In 1881 Job & Louisa were living at 33 Festus St, Nottingham St Mary & Job & son Richard were described as book makers – however this probably was boot makers! They had a 15 year old servant Elizabeth Pratt.

Louisa died aged 61 & was buried on October 10th, 1890 at St Mary’s, Bulwell, Nottingham.

By 1891 widowed Job had moved to Brownin Terrace, Portland St, Arnold, Notts & was now described as a boot & shoe maker. With him was daughter-in-law Eliza Ellis (27) & 2 grandchildren Albert (3?) born in Nottingham & Nellie (5) born in New York, USA.  Son Richard had married Eliza Smith on April 10th, 1882 at Sneinton, Notts.  There is a record of Eliza Ellis sailing from Liverpool to New York on May 9th, 1891 with children Albert, 11 months, & Nellie, aged 4 years.  The whereabouts of Richard at this time are unknown.

Job died in 1896 & was buried on May 2nd , 1896 at St Mary’s Bulwell, Nottingham.

The children of Job Ellis & Louisa Bush were:

el.5.8.3 James Ellis born Jan-March 1854 at Pinxton Wharf & & christened July 9th, 1854 at Pinxton; died June 26th, 1919 at 14A Gaolgate, Stafford
el.5.8.4 Mary Ellis born at Meadow Row & christened August 10th, 1856 at Pinxton, Derbyshire; buried August 17th, 1898 at St Mary’s, Bulwell, Notts
el.5.8.5 Richard Ellis born Oct-December 1858 at Mansfield, Notts
el.5.8.6 William Ellis christened March 19th, 1861 at Skegby by Mansfield, Nottingham; buried January 11th, 1868 at St Mary Magdalene, Sutton-in-Ashfield, Notts


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