Ancestors of Mandy Willard

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James LELLIOTT (1847-1893)

and Harriet LANGRIDGE (1845-?)


James Lelliott and Harriet Langridge married on 25 May 1867 at the Registry Office in Brighton, Sussex.  At the time James was a 21 year old bachelor and a labourer.  Harriet was a 20 year old Spinster.  They were both of 13 Claremont Place, Brighton.  The witnesses to the marriage were Moses Elliott and Esther Elliott - see notes below for details about Moses and Esther.  Their fathers were named as Henry Lelliott and William Langridge (deceased).  (James and Harriet were not my direct ancestors.)

James Lelliott was baptised on 9 May 1847 in Ashurst, Sussex.  He was the ninth and final child of Henry Lilliott (1801-1887) and Hannah Hillman (c1808-?).  He died aged 46 years on 8 August 1893 at 527 Manchester Road in Poplar, London.  He was then a dock labourer.  The cause of death was "Otitis Media Temporo-sphenoidal Abscess".  His widow Harriet had been present at his death and was the informant on his death certificate.  At the time of the 1851 census he was 3 years old and living with his father and elder siblings at the Parish House in Ashurst.  In 1861 he was a general servant aged 14 years living at "Locks" in Ashurst.  When the 1871 census was recorded the family were living at 19 Henley Street in Brighton.

Harriet Langridge was baptised on 21 December 1845 at St. Nicholas in Brighton.  She was the only known child of William Langridge and Harriet.


James Lelliott and Harriet Langridge had 6 or 7 known children:

  1. William George Langridge Lelliott was born about 1865, before his parents marriage.  He was living with his parents when the 1871 census was recorded, when he was recorded as Son with the surname Lelliott, although it is not know if he was the son of James.  He was not with the family when the 1881 and 1891 census were recorded.  In 1895 a 32 year old William George Langridge died in Poplar.

  2. Ellen Harriet Lellyett was baptised on 12 April 1868 in Portslade, Sussex.  She was not living in the family home when the 1871 census was recorded, and may have died as an infant, although her death has not yet been identified.

  3. Alice Emma Lelliott was baptised on 6 August 1871 in Portslade.

  4. Rose Annie Lelliott was born on 24 March 1874 in East Molesley, Surrey.  She died on 12 December 1950 in Totton, Hampshire (just outside Southampton).  She married Alfred Ernest Smith in 1893 in South Shields.  He was born about 1871 in Plaistow, Essex and was the son of William Smith and Martha Leighton.  In 1891 the families of Alfred and Rose were living next door to one another in Millom, Cumbria.  Alfred was living with his married sister Emma and her husband Mark Blunt.  (One of their great grandsons, Paul, has provided the details of her birth and death date and parents marriage.  He also tells me that Rose Annie had a thatch of long red hair.)

  5. Kate Elizabeth Lelliott was born about 1876 in Poplar, Middlesex.  Her birth was registered in the first quarter 1876 in the Poplar registration district.  She died aged 15 years and her death was registered in the second quarter 1891 in the Bootle registration district.  Paul, Great Grandson of Rose Annie Lelliott, tells me that she probably died as a result of burns from her nightdress catching fire in front of the open grate at the house in Millom, Cumbria.  This happened shortly after the 1891 census was recorded.  He was also told by another Lelliott descendant that her Mum remembers this story of "Aunt Kate", of whom there used to be a picture of a beautiful girl with long red hair hanging in her Mother's house.

  6. Walter Ernest Lelliott was born 1877 in Plaistow, Essex.  His birth was registered in the fourth quarter 1877 in the West Ham registration district.  Paul tells me that he emigrated in the early 1930s, possibly firstly to Chicago but then on elsewhere in the USA.  The mother of the Lelliott descendant in touch with Paul, also told him that she vaguely remembers Walter Ernest turning up at their house with a suitcase the night before he embarked from Southampton.

  7. Florence Louisa Lelliott was born about 1880 in Plaistow.  Her death was registered in the second quarter of 1881 in the West Ham registration district.

When the 1881 census was recorded, James was not at home with his wife and children.  His family were then living at 14 Bengeo Street in West Ham, and the household was comprised of:  Harriett Lilliltt, Head, Married, aged 36 and General Labourers Wife; children Alice E (9), Rose A (7), Kate E (5), Walter E (2) and Florence L (3 months); and boarder 23 year old unmarried George Duckett a Dock Labourer born in Pensford, Somerset.

In 1891 James Lelliott aged 45 and his 14 year old son Walter, were lodging in Willesden.  His family were then living in Millom.  At the time James was a Labourer and gave his place of birth as Sussex.



Moses Elliott married Esther Muzzell in the second quarter 1867.  He was born 1847 in the Steyning registration district and had died before 1881.  She was born about 1848 in Steyning.  When the 1881 census was recorded Esther and her 13 year old son George Elliott (born in Portslade), were living at 1 Sussex Terrace, Eastbourne, Sussex, in the home of her brother-in-law George West, his wife Emily and their 2 sons Ernest West (4) and James West (8 months).  Moses and Esther had had 2 daughters baptised in Portslade:  Hester Elliott on 3 March 1872 and Emily Elliott on 15 March 1874 - I have not found either daughter in the 1881 census.



This page was reviewed on 11 April 2012