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Civil Parish: Bridport
County: Dorsetshire
Registration District: Bridport
Sub-RD: Bridport
Mary Ellen 60 Dorset

I'd like the full census ref and the rest of the household please.

Also her death and burial if it can be found.



Ref: ED:4; Piece: 294; Book: 4; Folio: 4; Page: 2

John Allin 60 [unable to read occ]
Mary Allin 60
Mary Allin 20
[All BIC]

Thanks Geoff.

Don't know about that one yet. May or may not be the Mary I'm after.

This is the Mary I thought I had in 1841.

Thomas ELLEN & Mary KING
14 Jul 1801 Holy Trinity Shaftesbury, Dorset

Elizh. King Ellen b. 3 Sep 1802
Baptised 4 Jan 1803 Mustons Lane Independent Church Shaftesbury, Dorset
Thomas ELLEN & Mary Elizabeth KING
Batch: C074311

William King Ellen b. 29 Nov 1804
Baptised 8 Dec 1805 Mustons Lane Independent Church Shaftesbury, Dorset
Thomas Ellen & Mary King
Batch: C074311

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Hi Dave,

Ellen John 60 Post Dealer yes
Ellen Mary 60 Yes
Ellen Mary 20 Yes

Doesn't look as though this is the Mary you are after as hubbie is John not Thomas.

FreeBMD has only one death in Dorset for a Mary Ellen

Sep 1838 Sherborne vol 8 p61

Just realised I've posted the same Census entry as Geoff.Living on the same street are Thomas Ellen 40 Shipwright and presumably his wife Mary age 30 both born in county. Possibly son of John and Mary.

And finally, the familtsearch site has a burial for a Thomas Ellen born 1778 buried 19th May 1837 at Holy Trinity, Shaftesbury. Can't see a burial for Mary.

Elizh. King Ellen b. 3 Sep 1802
Baptised 4 Jan 1803 Mustons Lane Independent Church Shaftesbury, Dorset
Thomas ELLEN & Mary Elizabeth KING
Batch: C074311


Looks like the correct family, dau Elizabeth's death has her parents as Thomas & Mary...
Thanks Emeltee.

I can't find that burial for Thomas. I'll blame the mouse. :)

So either Mary remarried or the Mary I'm chasing died 1838.

John is possibly a brother of Thomas. Probably can't prove it.

I can't find a marriage for a John ELLEN to a Mary before 1838 or 1838 - 1841.

Helo Geoff,

Marriage and baptisms in post #3 are the definites. Post #1 was speculation.

Marriage: St Antholin & St John the Baptist, London
14 July 1833 John Barnes bach otp and Elizabeth King ELLEN spinster otp by Banns
Both signed
Witnesses: William Waller & Eliza Brewster

London, England, Marriages and Banns, 1754-1921
John Barnes
Spouse: Elizabeth King Ellen
30 Jun 1833
Parish: St Antholin Budge Row
Borough: City of London

Anything re Thomas ELLEN ? Occupation and deceased or not??
Hi Dave

The BI has this...

19 May 1837
Thomas ELLEN
Shaftesbury, Holy Trinity

Can't see anything for Mary yet :rolleyes:


Edit: confirms Em's find..
This is the 1838 Mary Ellen and appears to be the only one in Dorset between Sep 1837-1841

Deaths Q3 1838
Ellen Mary
8 61

Mary Ellen
Birth Year: abt 1836
Age: 2
Burial Date: 16 Jul 1838
Burial Place: Sherborne, Dorset, England

Thanks Geoff.

I don't think we can find enough to prove John is a brother of Thomas and that John married a different Mary.