Matilda Ellis was the eighth child of John Ellis & Elizabeth Watson born Jan-March 1842 at Pinxton, Derbyshire.
In 1851 Matilda was living with her parents & 2 sisters & 2 brothers at Greenwich, Ripley, Derbyshire.
Matilda married Richard Burgin on August 20th, 1860, at Bloxwich, Stafford. Richard was born June 18th, 1837 at Codnor & christened June 30th 1837 at St Laurance, Heanor, Derbyshire, the son of Ann & James Burgin, a boot & shoe maker.
In 1861 Richard & Matilda were living at Canneries, Walsall Foreign, Staffs where Richard was a coal miner.
By 1871 they had moved to Greaves St, Ripley, Derbyshire & they now had a 1 year old daughter Elizabeth. Richard’s name was given as Burgoyne in the census. Living with them was Matilda’s father, John, a 68 year old widower, & her brother Edwin (21), both coal miners.
In 1881 they were living at 118 Primrose Hill, Blackwell, Derbyshire & Richard continued to be a coal miner. Daughter Elizabeth was at home & there was also a 1 year old nurse child Ellis D Taylor, born Oct-December 1879 at Pinxton, Derbyshire. They also had a boarder Joseph Bamford (50).
In 1891 Matilda & Richard were living at Hillcote, Blackwell with ‘son’ Ellis (now listed as Burgin) & another son, Arthur (8). Daughter Elizabeth had married Ferdinand Straw, a coal miner, in 1889.
By 1901 they had moved to Alfreton Colliery, Derbyshire & Richard was now described as a coal miner hewer, off work. Again their surname was given as Burgoyne in the census. At home were ‘sons’ Ellis Dawe Burgin, a colliery engine tester & Arthur, a colliery labourer. Again they had a boarder.
Richard died in Jan-March 1902, aged 63, at Alfreton, Derbyshire.
Son Arthur married his cousin, Emma Ellis (el.22.214.171.124), in 1905 at Derby.
Widowed Matilda was living at 153 Primrose Hill, Blackwell, Derbyshire in 1911 with her son Arthur, his wife Emma & their 3 children. Arthur was a coal miner (loader). In 1911 daughter Elizabeth & husband Ferdinand & 7 of their 8 surviving children were living nearby at 166 Primrose Hill.
Matilda died in April-June 1921, aged 79, her death being registered at Mansfield.
The 1939 register shows son Arthur & wife Emma living at 38 Brownlow Rd, Mansfield & Arthur was a colliery stoker. With them were sons Edwin, who had been incapacitated since birth & Raymond, a coal miner.
The children of Matilda Ellis & Richard Burgin were:
el.126.96.36.199 Edwin Burgin born Jan-March 1866 at Ripley; died Jan-March 1866 at Ripley
el.188.8.131.52 Elizabeth Burgin born April-June 1870 at Ripley, Derbyshire; died April-June 1938 at Chesterfield
el.184.108.40.206 Arthur Burgin born May 7th, 1882 at Radford, Notts; died April-June 1959 at Mansfield