On 25 Jul 2011 at 19:46, gillianmckenna wrote:
> I am new to the Ellwood group. I live in Montpellier, France.
Welcome! I hope we can help one another with our research, and the more the
merrier. Having different people look at research problems often makes them
easier to solve.
> I am researching Ellwoods from Westmorland. I can trace them back to Edward
> Elwald from Dufton (see Bruce Morrison's site).
> My ggg grandfather is John Ellwood b1807 Bongate, son of William Ellwood &
> Anne Simpson.
> John married in Kirkby Stephen to Margaret Parker in 1840. According to their
> marriage cert, they were both previously married. I have found Margaret's 1st
> marriage but have never been able to find John's 1st marriage.
> On John's marriage cert of 1840 he was living Smaredale, a farmer.
I don't think i can help there, though I have been looking at that branch of
the family (descendants of Mark Ellwood and Anne Loadman) mainly because it
was interested in what had happened to the Michael's.
> Here is John's family:
> John Ellwood- He was born 1807 in Bongate.
> Baptism on 15 Feb 1807. He died on 02 Jan 1884 in Crosby Ravensworth.
> Margaret Parker is the daughter of William Parker and Mary Nelson. She was
> born 1817 in Warcop . Baptism on 02 Dec 1817 in Warcop. She died on 03 Jul
> John Ellwood and Margaret Parker. They were married on 16 Dec 1840 in Kirkby
> Stephen. They had 8 children.
> i. Mary Anne Ellwood. She was born 1842 in Smardale. Baptism on 14 Aug
> 1842 in Kirkby Stephen. She died on 24 Jul 1885 in Appleby.
I have her with a daughter Agnes born 1870.
> ii. Isabella Ellwood. She was born 1844 in Crosby Ravensworth. Baptism on 19
> Apr 1844 in Crosby Ravensworth. She died on 06 Jul 1912 in Crosby Ravensworth.
I have her with a daughter Margaret, born 1868.
> iii. Elizabeth Ellwood. She was born 1846 in Crosby Ravensworth. She died on
> 08 Dec 1926 in Crosby Ravensworth.
> iv. Margaret Ellwood. She was born 1849 in Crosby Ravensworth. Baptism on 13
> May 1849 in CrosbyRavensworth. She died 1854 in Crosby Ravensworth.
> v. John Ellwood. He was born 1851 in Crosby Ravensworth. Baptism on 06 Sep
> 1851 in Crosby Ravensworth. He married Alice Farrer. They were married on 01
> Jun 1879. He died on 31 Jan 1921 in Warcop.
I have him with three sons, John, Thomas and William - any more?
> vi. Thomas Parker Ellwood. He was born 1854 in Crosby Ravensworth. Baptism on
> 09 Jun 1854 in Crosby Ravensworth.
I didn't have him - must add him.
> vii. Michael Ellwood. He was born 1856 in Crosby Ravensworth. Baptism on 12
> 1856 in Crosby Ravensworth. He died 1918 in Crosby Ravenaworth.
> viii. William Henry Ellwood. He was born 1861 in Crosby Ravensworth. Baptism
> 09 May 1861 in Crosby Ravensworth. He married Rachel Robertson. They were
> married 1889.
I have him with a daughter Margaret. He seems to have disappeared after she
was born in 1890 though.
My wife Val's ggg grandfather was Robert Ellwood who married Martha Saxon.
For a long time they were as far back as we could go, until we discovered the
link on Bruce Morrison's site.