George ELLSE and family
George ELLSE was Wirksworth churchwarden.
Marilyn Poole (marilyn.poole#deakin.edu.au) writes:
My great uncle George Ellse was not in Wirksworth in 1901 although he
was already in the police. I attach a family portrait. George Ellse
and Nellie Peppitt were brother and sister, born and brought up in
Chesterfield. The families were quite close and my mother Elsie Peppitt
recalled visiting George Ellse in Wirksworth when he was posted there
and his daughter Mabel when she lived there.
Back row George Ellse and his wife Louisa nee Jackson (always known as
Louie). Middle row is Mary Ellen Peppitt nee Ellse (always known as
Nellie) and her husband Albert Peppitt. Front row (children) left to
right: Elsie Peppitt (my mother who lived in Wirksworth from 1937 until
her death in 1999), her brother John and Mabel Ellse daughter of George
Marilyn writes again:
George James Ellse was born in Chesterfield in 1870 eldest son of
George William Ellse and Lydia Ann (nee Martin). He was brought up
at the Brickyards in Chesterfield. George had something of a
falling out with his father and left home and joined the Derbyshire
Constabulary. In the 1901 census he was stationed at Hathersage and
married to wife Louisa nee Jackson from Belper and had a daughter
called Mabel born in Draycott in 1896.
George Ellse was stationed in Wirksworth and lived next to the old
'lock-up' on North End. The lock-up later became the surgery of Dr
Leslie Fletcher until he retired and I believe is now a private
residence. During this time he was a church warden at St. Mary's
church in Wirksworth. George Ellse later moved to Buxton where he
became a police inspector.
Mabel Ellse his daughter married Arthur John Marsden an auctioneer
and valuer who lived at Slaley House, Wirksworth. Mabel had two
sons. The eldest son born in Wirksworth George Arthur John Marsden
born around 1928 (died in Wirksworth in 1998) and a second son Allen
born 1926 in Wirksworth. Mabel died in childbirth in 1926. in
George Ellse returned to Wirksworth in his retirement. Louisa had
died and he had married a second time to Florence___? He lived up
Summer Lane, Wirksworth.
I have a faint memory of my great uncle George and think he probably
died in the early-mid 1940s.
Source:Marilyn Poole of Australia
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