Descendants of John Ellison

 

Generation 1

1. JOHN ELLISON was born about 1726 in Bywell, Northumberland.
He married MARY SANDERSON 30 Dec 1751 in Slaley, Northumberland.
She was born about 1726 in Healy, Northumberland
She died 13 Feb 1789 in Bywell, Northumberland

Child of JOHN ELLISON and MARY SANDERSON is:

2. i. THOMAS ELLISON, born about 1760, Healy, Northumberland.

Generation 2

2. THOMAS ELLISON was born about 1760 in Healy, Northumberland.
He married SUSANNA SURTEES 12 May 1787 Bywell-St. Peter, Northumberland.
She was born about 1765 in Fortherley, Northumberland.

Children of THOMAS ELLISON and SUSANNA SURTEES are:

3. i. THOMAS ELLISON, born 12 Mar 1806, Bywell, Northumberland;
He died. 25 Dec 1885, Bleach Green.
Baptised: - 16 Mar 1806 at Bywell St Peters, Northumberland, England

ii. JOHN ELLISON, born about 1795, Northumberland.

iii. GEORGE ELLISON, born about 1797, Northumberland.

 

Generation 3

3. THOMAS ELLISON was born 12 Mar 1806 in Bywell, Northumberland,
He died 1874 in Bleach Green, Holmeside, Lanchester, age 67.
He married MARY HUNTER 27 May 1837 In Slaley, Northumberland.
daughter of Robert and Susanna Hunter.
She was born about 1815 in Medomsley, County Durham,
Baptised: 15 Jan 1815, Medomsley, County Durham
and died 1891 in Bleach Green, Holmeside, Lanchester, age 77.

Census Transcriptions for Thomas Ellison & Mary Hunter
1841 to 1891 at the end of this report.

Children of THOMAS ELLISON and MARY HUNTER are:

4. i. THOMAS ELLISON, born 17 May 1838, Slaley, Northumberland;
He died 14 May1906, in Old Waldridge, Chester-Le-Street.

ii. SUSANNA ELLISON, born about. 1840, Slaley, Northumberland; and died. 7 Mar 1882.

A1. iii. MARY ELLISON, born about. 1842, Slaley, Northumberland.
She died 1926 County Durham area.
Buried 14 June 1926, Chester-Le-Street, Cemetery, Ropery Lane, Plot H834, age 84.
She married Michael Benson 4 May 1867 Lanchester, County Durham.
He was born about 1831 Corbridge, Northumberland,
He died 1878 Holmside, County Durham.

iv. ANN ELLISON, born about 1844, Slaley, Northumberland.

B1. v. ROBERT HUNTER ELLISON, born 10 Sep 1845, Slaley, Northumberland;
and died 11 Sep 1913, Bleach Green, County Durham.

vi. JOHN ELLISON was born about 1848 in Slaley, Northumberland.
He died on 2 Jun 1901 in 156 Front Street, Chester-Le-Street.
Buried 5 June 1901, Chester-Le-Street, Cemetery, Ropery Lane, Plot B597, age 53.
He married Margaret Hedley, daughter of David and Elizabeth Hedley.
on 20 May 1896 in Witton Gilbert, County Durham.
She was born about 1855 in Kimblesworth, County Durham.
She died on 15 Dec 1897 in Chester-Le-Street, area.
Buried 18 Dec 1897, Chester-Le-Street, Cemetery, Ropery Lane, Plot B597, age 42.
Headstone photo in the "churchyards" section of this site.
John is recorded in the 1901 census for Chester-Le-Street.
(156 Front Street, Chester-Le-Street).
As a retired Farmer as Head of household, a widower, age 52
In the same house is his niece Jane Benson age 31.

Probate record
ELLISON John of front-street Chester-Le-Street, County Durham gentleman
died 2 June 1901 probate Durham 4 July
to Matthew Hodgson Ellison, forester Effects £10403 14s 3d. (£1,116,521.22 value today)

5. vii. ELIZA BETSY ELLISON, born 11 Dec 1849, Slaley, Northumberland;
She died 18 Apr 1922, Brandon, County Durham.

viii. BARBARA ELLISON, born about 1853, Slaley, Northumberland.
She died 1929 Witton Gilbert, County Durham.
She married Thomas Lawson 6 Jan 1878 Witton Gilbert, County Durham.
He was born about 1847 Witton Gilbert, County Durham.
He died 1926 Witton Gilbert, County Durham.
Note for Thomas Lawson.
Occupation: Farmer & Butcher at White house farm Witton Gilbert.

ix. JAMES WILLIAM ELLISON, born about 1855, Slaley, Northumberland.
He died 1876 Lanchester, area, County Durham, age 21.

x. SANDERSON ELLISON, born about 1858, Slaley, Northumberland.
He died 1875 Lanchester, area, County Durham, age 17.

C1. xi. MATTHEW HODGSON ELLISON, born 1860 Lanchester County Durham.
He died 9 Apr 1926 Witton Farm, Witton Gilbert.

 

Generation 4

4. THOMAS ELLISON was born 17 May 1838 in Slaley, Northumberland,
He died 14 May1906 in Brass Castle farm, Old Waldridge, Chester-Le-Street.
Buried: St Michaels Witton Gilbert, Headstone photo in “Church Yards” Section of this site.
He married Ann Elliott Daughter of Peter Pearson Elliott and Margaret Iveson,
On the 19 Nov 1866 at Witton Gilbert, County Durham.

His Will
ELLISON Thomas of Old Waldridge, Chester-Le-Street, county Durham.
died 14 May 1906 Probate Durham 30 June 1906
to Ann Ellison widow and Peter Thomas Sanderson Ellison woodman.
Effects £1444 13s 9d. (£153,356.18 Value today)
a copy of the Will in the “Family log-in” Section of this site.
He married ANN ELLIOTT 1866 in Witton Gilbert, County Durham,
daughter of PETER Pearson ELLIOTT and MARGARET IVESON.
She was born 19 May1838 in Witton Gilbert, County Durham,
and died 11 Nov1908 in Brass Castle farm, Old Waldridge, Chester-Le-Street.
Buried: St Michaels Witton Gilbert, Headstone photo in “Church Yards” Section of this site.


Ariel view of the farm 1945.

 

THOMAS ELLISON. Baptism 24 Jun 1838 Slaley, Northumberland.

(Thomas's Will in the "Family-login" section of this site)

Death notice in newspaper,
In the churchyard of Witton Gilbert on Friday, the remains of Mr Thomas Ellison were laid at rest,
in the presence of a large gathering of relations, friends and acquaintances.
Mr Ellison was an interesting figure in the Chester-Le-Street district.
For forty years he had acted as forester for The Hermitage estate.
Accepting service first under the late Rev. E.H. Shepperdson, he stayed with the owner
of the estate until his death.
Then followed Sir Henry Pottinger, who had married Miss Shepperdson, and who did so much
to improve the estate.
Twenty years since Sir Henry Meysey Thompson married Miss Pottinger, and Sir Henry Pottinger
sold the estate to Sir Lindsay Wood (Baronet), who has added extensive lands to it.
Under each Mr Ellison has been a faithful servant, up to the time of his death,
which followed an illness of a few days duration. He was 67yrs of age.
Mr Ellison was an enthusiastic and successful breeder and exhibiter of poultry.
At one time he showed the Waldridge Brahmas not only at local shows,
but at the great exhibitions including the Crystal Palace, Birmingham and Edinburgh,
with marked success. Latterly he had devoted his attention to the improvement of the Wyandotte varieties. He was a skilful apiarist, and an acknowledged authority on agriculture.

Children of THOMAS ELLISON and ANN ELLIOTT are:

i. MARGARET ANN ELLISON, born Mar qtr. 1868, Fallowfield, Hexham.
She died 30 Mar 1869, Fallowfield, Hexham. Age 13 months

ii. THOMAS ELLIOTT ELLISON, born Sep qtr. 1869, Fallowfield, Hexham.
He died 20 Jun 1873, Fallowfield, Nr, Hexham. Age 3 years 11 months

iii. MARGARET ELLISON, born Sep qtr. 1871, St Johns Chapel, Northumberland;
she died 18 Sep 1886, Old Waldridge, County Durham. Age 15 years 3 months

iv. STILLBORN Girl, born 8 Jun 1873, Fallowfield, Hexham;
and died 8 Jun 1873, Fallowfield, Hexham.

D1, v. PETER THOMAS SANDERSON ELLISON, born 13 May 1876,
in Brass Castle farm, Old Waldridge, County Durham.
he died. 20 Oct 1959 Chester-Le-Street, General Hospital, age 83.
He married LIZZIE ANN RAMSAY. She was born 13 Feb 1883
Rescobie, Forfarshire, Scotland.
She died in 1959 in Old Waldridge, County Durham, age 77.

 

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NOTES
Burials: Chester-Le-Street Cemetery, Ropery Lane.
Chester le Street plot B597 Ellison John 53y buried 5/6/1901
Chester le Street plot B597 Ellison Margaret 42y buried 18/12/1897
Chester le Street plot H831 Ellison John 67y buried 18/10/1947
Chester le Street plot H831 Ellison Peter 83y buried 24/10/1959
Chester le Street plot H831 Ellison Lizzie 77y buried 2/12/1959
(Layout of the Cemetery)
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vi. ANN MARY ELLISON, born Mar qtr. 1879,
in Brass Castle farm, Old Waldridge, County Durham.;
She died 11 Aug 1886, in Brass Castle farm, Old Waldridge, County Durham.

vii. JOHN JAMES ELLISON, born 15 Mar 1880,
in Brass Castle farm, Old Waldridge, County Durham.
Baptised: - 15 Apr 1880 Chester-Le-Street.
He died. 16 Oct 1947, Dryburn Emergency Hospital County Durham.
Burial 18 Oct 1947, Chester-Le-Street, Cemetery, Ropery Lane, Plot H831 age 67.
His headstone photo in the "churchyards" section of this site.

His Will
ELLISON John James of Old Waldridge, Chester-Le-Street, county Durham
died 16 October 1947 at Dryburn Emergency Hospital Durham.
Probate Newcastle-upon-Tyne 9 February 1948.
to Thomas Ramsay Ellison lecturer in economics and Robert Hunter Ellison school teacher.
Effects £6886 2s. 3d. (£234,925.93 Value today)

A1. MARY ELLISON, born about 1842, Slaley, Northumberland.
She married Michael Benson 4 May 1867 Lanchester, County Durham.
He was born about 1831 Corbridge, Northumberland. He died 1878 Holmside, County Durham.

Michael Benson and Mary Ellison had the following children:

i. THOMAS E BENSON was born in 1867 in Witton Gilbert, County Durham.

ii. ROBERT BENSON was born in 1868 in Witton Gilbert, County Durham.
He died in 1917 in Auckland area.

iii. JANE BENSON was born in 1870 in Witton Gilbert, County Durham.

iv. MARY BENSON was born in 1871 in Witton Gilbert, County Durham.

v. MICHAEL BENSON was born in 1874 in South Church Durham.

vi. MARK BENSON was born in 1875 in South Church Durham.

vii. SANDERSON BENSON was born in 1878 in South Church Durham.

B1. ROBERT HUNTER ELLISON was born on 10 Sep 1845 in Slaley, Northumberland.
He died on 11 Sep 1913 in Bleach Green.
He married ANN PEARSON. She was born about 1849 in Swinburne Northumberland.
daughter of Thomas and Elizabeth Pearson

Probate record
ELLISON Robert Hunter of Bleach Green, Witton Gilbert County Durham
Died 11 September 1913 Probate Durham
23 October to Ann Ellison and Thomas Hunter Ellison Solicitor’s Clerk.
Effects £768 12s 6d. (£77,356.03 value today)

Robert Hunter Ellison and Ann Pearson had the following children:

i. THOMAS ELLISON was born about 1879 in Holmside, Durham, England.

ii. ROBERT HUNTER ELLISON was born about 1881 in Bleach Green, County Durham.
He died in 1890 in Lanchester, area, County Durham.

iii. ELIZABETH ELLISON was born about 1883 in Bleach Green, County Durham.

iv. MARY JANE ELLISON was born about 1886 in Bleach Green, County Durham.

v. JOHN SANDERSON ELLISON was born about 1888 in Bleach Green, County Durham.

vi. ANN ELLISON was born about 1891 in Bleach Green, County Durham.

5. ELIZA BETSY ELLISON was born 11 Dec 1849 in Slaley, Northumberland,
She died 18 Apr 1922 in Brandon, County Durham.
She married EDWARD MILBURN PEARSON 1 Dec 1873 in Durham Area.
He was born 13 Jul 1848 in Heugh, Stamfordham, Northumberland,
He died 1 Feb 1933 in Brandon, County Durham.

Children of ELIZA ELLISON and EDWARD PEARSON are:

6. i. WILLIAM HUNTER PEARSON, born 29 Aug 1889, Lanchester, County Durham.
He died 9 Jul 1964, New Brancepeth.

ii. ELIZABETH ELLEN PEARSON, born 1887, Cornsay, county Durham; and died 25 Mar 1960.

iii. THOMAS JOHN PEARSON, born 1878, Cornsay, county Durham; and died about 1955.

iv. ISABELLA PEARSON, born 29 Dec 1879, Cornsay, county Durham; and died 5 Oct 1968.

v. EDWARD JAMES PEARSON, born 1881, Cornsay, county Durham; and died 18 Aug 1976.

vi. GEORGE SANDERSON PEARSON, born 3 Jul 1883, Cornsay, county Durham.
He died 8 Jun 1969, Essex.

vii. MATTHEW ELLISON PEARSON, born 20 May 1885, Cornsay, county Durham.
He died 11 Mar 1940, South Shields.

viii. MARY ANN PEARSON, born 17 Sep 1886, Cornsay, county Durham.
She died 1947, Birtley, County Durham.

ix. WILLIAM HUNTER PEARSON, born 29 Aug 1889, Lanchester, County Durham.
He died 9 Jul 1964, New Brancepeth.

x. ELIZA BETSY GERTRUDE PEARSON, born 1894 Brandon, County Durham.

C1. MATTHEW HODGSON ELLISON was born about 1860 in Holmside, County Durham.
He died on 09 Apr 1926 in Witton Farm, Witton Gilbert.
He married Emily Robson, daughter of Thomas and Jane Robson,
in 1899 in Lanchester, area, County Durham.
She was born about 1868 in Newbottle County Durham.
She died in 1924 in Witton Farm, Witton Gilbert.

Probate record
ELLISON Matthew Hodgson of Witton Farm Witton Gilbert, County Durham.
Died 9 April 1926. Probate Durham 10 June 1926
to John James Ellison Farmer. Effects £1665 4s 6d. (£88,718.03 value today)

Matthew Hodgson Ellison and Emily Robson had the following children:

i. THOMAS SANDERSON ELLISON was born about 1904 in Witton Farm, Witton Gilbert.
He died on 25 Mar 1963 in 4 Dorothy Terrace, Sacriston, County Durham.
He married Ada Leedale, daughter of John William Leedale and Sarah,
in 1940 in Durham Central. She was born on 23 Jun 1903 in Auckland area.
She died in 1984 in Durham Central.

Probate record
ELLISON Thomas Sanderson of 4 Dorothy Terrace Sacriston County Durham
Died 25 March 1963 Administration 10 April to Ada Ellison widow.
Effects £1291 12s. (£23,612.13 value today)

ii. MARY GLADYS ELLISON was born about 1908 in Witton Gilbert, County Durham.

D1, PETER THOMAS SANDERSON ELLISON, born 13 May 1876,
in Brass Castle farm, Old Waldridge, County Durham.
Baptised: - 16 May 1876 Chester-Le-Street.
he died. 20 Oct 1959 Chester-Le-Street, General Hospital.
Burial 24 Oct 1959, Chester-Le-Street, Cemetery, Ropery Lane, Plot H831, age83.
He married LIZZIE ANN RAMSAY. She was born She was born 13 Feb 1883
Rescobie, Forfarshire, Scotland.
She died in 1959 in Old Waldridge, County Durham.
Burial 2 Dec 1959, Chester-Le-Street, Cemetery, Ropery Lane, Plot H831, age77.

His Will
ELLISON Peter Thomas Sanderson of Old Waldridge
Chester-Le-Street county Durham died 20 October 1959
at The General Hospital Chester-Le-Street
Probate Newcastle-upon-Tyne 16 February 1960
to Thomas Ramsay Ellison. school teacher and John William Ellison. farmer.
Effects £2114 12s. 5d. (£42,950.28 Value today)

Peter Thomas Sanderson Ellison and Lizzie Ann Ramsay had the following children:

i. THOMAS RAMSAY ELLISON was born on 23 Sep 1912 in Old Waldridge, County Durham.
He died 1988 North Cleveland area, age 76.
Thomas R Ellison, birth certificate within “Family Log-in” section of this site.

ii. JOHN WILLIAM ELLISON was born in 20 Nov 1914 in Old Waldridge, County Durham.
He died 1991 Durham Northern Area, age 77.

 

Generation 5

6. WILLIAM HUNTER PEARSON was born 29 Aug 1889 in Lanchester, County Durham,
He died 9 Jul 1964 in New Brancepeth.
He married JANE HOSEBY 17 Jan 1919 in Durham Area.
She was born 21 Mar 1894 in Ohio, USA, and died 16 Apr 1979 in Dryburn Hospital.

Child of WILLIAM PEARSON and JANE HOSEBY is:

7. i. MATTHEW WILLIAM PEARSON, birth. 31 May 1920, Brandon, County Durham.
He died. 9 Jan 2000.

 

Generation 6

7. MATTHEW WILLIAM PEARSON was born 31 May 1920 in Brandon, County Durham,
He died 9 Jan 2000. He married MARY GALLESPIE 9 Aug 1958 in Falkirk, Scotland.
She was born 16 May 1920 in Falkirk, Scotland, and died 12 Aug 1991.

Census Transcriptions for Thomas Ellison & Mary Hunter 1841 to 1891.
1841 census for Witty’s House, Slaley Northumberland.
ELLISON, Thomas. M 35 1806  Northumberland.
ELLISON, Mary. F 25 1816  Northumberland.
ELLISON, Thomas. M 3 1838  Northumberland.
ELLISON, Susannah. F 1 1840  Northumberland.

1851 census for East Dukesfield, Slaley Northumberland.
ELLISON, Thomas Head Married  M 44 1807 Ag Lab Bywell Northumberland.
ELLISON, Mary Wife Married  F 36 1815 Medomsley Durham.
ELLISON, Thomas Son   M 12 1839 Slaley Northumberland.
ELLISON, Susannah Daughter   F 11 1840 Slaley Northumberland.
ELLISON, Mary Daughter   F 9 1842 Scholar Slaley Northumberland.
ELLISON, Ann Daughter   F 7 1844 Scholar Slaley Northumberland.
ELLISON, Robert Hunter Son   M 5 1846 Slaley Northumberland.
ELLISON, John Son   M 3 1848 Slaley Northumberland.
ELLISON, Eliza Betsy Daughter   F 1 1850 Slaley Northumberland.

1861 census for Bleach Green, Holmside, County Durham.
ELLISON, Thomas Head Married  M 52 1809 Woodman Bywell Northumberland.
ELLISON, Mary Wife Married  F 46 1815 Lanchester Durham.
ELLISON, Thomas Son Unmarried M 22 1839 Woodman Slaley Northumberland.
ELLISON, Mary Daughter Unmarried F 19 1842 Slaley Northumberland.
ELLISON, Robert Hunter Son   M 15 1846 Agricultural Labourer Slaley Northumberland.
ELLISON, John Son   M 13 1848 Woodman Slaley Northumberland.
ELLISON, Eliza Betsy Daughter   F 11 1850 Slaley Northumberland.
ELLISON, Barbara Daughter   F 8 1853 Slaley Northumberland.
ELLISON, James William Son   M 6 1855 Slaley Northumberland.
ELLISON, Sanderson Son   M 3 1858 Slaley Northumberland.
ELLISON, Matthew Hodgson Son   M 1 1860 Lanchester Durham.

1871 census for Bleach Green, Holmside, County Durham.
ELLISON Thomas Head M 64 1807 Northumberland.
ELLISON Mary Wife F 57 1814 County Durham.
ELLISON Robert H Son M 26 1845 Northumberland.
ELLISON John Son M 24 1847 Northumberland.
ELLISON Barbara Daughter F 18 1853 Northumberland.
ELLISON James Son M 16 1855 Northumberland.
ELLISON Sanderson Son M 14 1857 Northumberland.
ELLISON Matthew Son M 11 1860 County Durham.

1881 census for Bleach Green, Holmside, County Durham.
Mary Ellison Head Widow 66 Durham Medomsley.
John Ellison Son Single 33 Shepherd Northumberland Slaley.
Matthew Hodgson Ellison Son 21 Woodman Durham Holmeside.

1891 census for Bleach Green, Holmside, County Durham.
Mary Ellison Head Widow 77 Durham Medomsley.
John Ellison Son Single 43 Farmer Northumberland Slaley.
Matthew Hodgson Ellison Son 31 Woodman Durham Holmeside.

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