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Ellen Nora Le Dan - 1843

brentor boy

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Ellen Nora Mounter/Pellmounter was born in Lamerton, Devon in 1843. She married Henry Frederic Le Dan, of Jersey, in Plymouth in 1866.

Henry, Royal Navy, was at sea/abroad in 1871 and Ellen was with her mother and siblings in Plymouth.

By 1881 Henry was co-habitating with Anne Emily Allen, from Cornwall, in Tormoham(Torquay). Where was Ellen? It is possible she may have been with a daughter, Alice, born Plymouth 1877.

Ellen died in 1890. Henry married Anne Emily in 1890.
 

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So he married months after his wifes death, so who told him? I would look for a Poor Relief Record in Plymouth .Either from Ellen herself, her daughter ,or Henry F. LeDan
,or he could have done it in Torquay.

Ellie

Edit--Catalogues listing most of the Devon Heritage Centre parish records, including many Overseers of the Poor records, can be searched on-line through The National Archives Discovery Catalogue (they were formerly on the Access to Archives website, but that has now been incorporated into the updated Discovery Catalogue - See more at: http://www.devon.gov.uk/index/counc...ief/poor_law_records.htm#sthash.VwywkUS2.dpuf
 
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Not sure if this is helpful..

Thomas Henry Ledan
Q4 1872
RD: Plymouth
Devon
Vol: 5b
Page: 286

UK, Army Registers of Soldiers' Effects, 1901-1929
Thos Hy Ledan
Gender: Male
Birth Place: Plymouth
Death Date: 25 Nov 1903
Death Place: Edinburgh
Rank: Gunner
Regiment: Royal Garrison Artillery
Regimental Number: 85121
[Image has father = Henry.. Henry F]
 
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Rejoice with me, for I have found that that was lost.

Maria L.E Daw. Piece 2198, folio 105, page 65. Plymouth St Andrew. Living with Thomas and Alice. Also her re-married mother. ( Ann Mounter/William Stewart Dec Q 1874 Plymouth). In addition to older son, William.

Parts of Brentor were in Lamerton parish. Cannot explain difference in first name and age, and "widow" a deviation from the truth, but perhaps a reasonable description of her effective status.
 
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Maria L.E Daw. Piece 2198, folio 105, page 65. Plymouth St Andrew. Living with Thomas and Alice. Also her re-married mother. ( Ann Mounter/William Stewart Dec Q 1874 Plymouth). In addition to older son, William.
The image looks like Le Dan/Le Daw, I think it's a transcription error, though as you say, it is almost certainly them, nice find.

Geoff
 
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Thanks, Geoff and Dave, for that final piece of evidence.

Geoff, it was you who provided the key when you posted details of Thomas. For reasons that are now obvious, when I looked for a household with an Alice/Ellen combination, I drew a blank but as soon as I tried Alice/ Thomas - BINGO!

The son William was with the family in 1871 as William Mounter, and I believe he was Ellen's. illegitimate child from before her marriage to Henry.
 

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Yeah, it's always nice when those final suspicions are put to rest. It took me a while to learn the value of teamwork, we all think we are good at this 'game' because we have spent years at it. But how valuable is another opinion?

Geoff
 

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