Ellen Wills1

#4880, (August 1870-January 1951)
Father*John James Galton Wills2 b. 1832, d. Mar 1902
Mother*Ann Eliza Russell2 b. 1832, d. Sep 1908
ChartsThe Galtons of Poole
Birth*AUG 1870 Ellen Wills was born in AUG 1870 at Poole, Dorset, England.1 
Baptism21 SEP 1870 She was baptized on 21 SEP 1870 at St James' Church, Poole, Dorset, England.3 
Marriage*8 DEC 1909 She married Henry Smith on 8 DEC 1909 at Poole, Dorset, witnessed by Mary Ann Margaret Wills and Thomas James Wills.4 
Death*JAN 1951 Ellen Wills died in JAN 1951 at Hackney, London, England, aged 80.5 
Burial*30 JAN 1951 She was buried on 30 JAN 1951 at Chingford Mount Cemetery, Waltham Forest, London, England.5 
(Witness) Residence30 MAR 1871 She lived with John James Galton Wills and Ann Eliza Russell at 3 High Street, Poole, Dorset, England, together with Mary Ann Margaret Wills, Charlotte Wills, Thomas James Wills and Ann Eliza Wills.6 
(Witness) Residence30 MAR 1881 Ellen Wills lived with John James Galton Wills and Ann Eliza Russell at Swan Alley, Poole, Dorset, England, together with Thomas James Wills and Susan Wills.7 
(Witness) Residence30 MAR 1891 Ellen Wills lived with Mary Ann Margaret Wills at 10 Lower Belgrave Street, Knightsbridge, London, England.8 
Employment*30 MAR 1901 Ellen Wills was employed as Barmaid for her brother-in-law.9 
(Witness) Residence30 MAR 1901 She lived with Henry Randall at Ashenden Arms, 90 Glyn Road, Hackney, London, England, together with Ellen Eliza Randall, Edward John Randall and Mary Ann Margaret Wills.10 
Married Name8 DEC 1909 Her married name was Smith.4 
Residence*2 APR 1911 Ellen Wills and Henry Smith lived at 96a Glyn Street, Clapton Park, London, England, together with Alice Smith and Elsie Smith.11 
Last Edited8 May 2017


  1. [S17] BMD indices, birth, Poole, Dorset, Jul-Sep 1870, vol 5a 301.
  2. [S21] Extracted from the 1881 census, age & birthplace.
  3. [S48] Parish Register, bapt., Ellen Wills, parents James John & Ann Eliza, St James, Poole, Dorset, no 2073, p 260.
  4. [S48] Parish Register, marriage; Henry Smith, 37, widower, father William, & Ellen Wills, 37, spinster, father John James Galton, (dec.) St James, Poole, no 55, p 28.
  5. [S109] England, Deaths & Burials, Burial Register, Chingford Mount, London. register 81386, p 168. with husband Henry & his 1st wife..
  6. [S45] Extracted from the 1871 census.
  7. [S21] Extracted from the 1881 census.
  8. [S46] Extracted from the 1891 census, as Cook for Arthur Smith, retd Army. visitor her sister Ellen.
  9. [S35] Extracted from the 1901 census.
  10. [S35] Extracted from the 1901 census, Margaret as visitor & Ellen as worker.
  11. [S68] The England & Wales 1911 census, present with Ellen written as Helen, married 1 year. Two children, Alice, 14 & Elsie,2. Father-in-law Robert Cracknell, widower, 72.
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