Ellen Wills1

#4880, (27 August 1870-January 1951)
Father*John James Galton Wills2 b. 1832, d. Mar 1908
Mother*Ann Eliza Russell2 b. 1832, d. Sep 1908
ChartsThe Galtons of Poole.
Birth*27 AUG 1870 Ellen Wills was born on 27 AUG 1870 at Poole, Dorset, EnglandG.1 
Baptism21 SEP 1870 She was baptized on 21 SEP 1870 at St James' Church, Poole, Dorset, EnglandG.3 
(Witness) Residence30 MAR 1871 She lived with John James Galton Wills and Ann Eliza Russell at 3 High Street, Poole, Dorset, EnglandG, together with Mary Ann Margaret Wills, Charlotte Wills, Thomas James Wills and Ann Eliza Wills.4 
(Witness) Residence30 MAR 1881 Ellen Wills lived with John James Galton Wills and Ann Eliza Russell at Swan Alley, Poole, Dorset, EnglandG, together with Thomas James Wills and Susan Wills.5 
(Witness) Residence30 MAR 1891 Ellen Wills lived with Mary Ann Margaret Wills at 10 Lower Belgrave Street, Knightsbridge, London, EnglandG.6 
Employment*30 MAR 1901 Ellen Wills was employed as Barmaid for her brother-in-law.7 
(Witness) Residence30 MAR 1901 She lived with Henry Randall at Ashenden Arms, 90 Glyn Road, Hackney, London, EnglandG, together with Ellen Eliza Randall, Edward John Randall and Mary Ann Margaret Wills.8 
Marriage*8 DEC 1909 Ellen Wills married Henry Smith on 8 DEC 1909 at Poole, DorsetG, witnessed by Mary Ann Margaret Wills and Thomas James Wills.9 
Residence*2 APR 1911 Ellen Wills and Henry Smith lived at 96a Glyn Street, Clapton Park, London, EnglandG, together with Alice Smith and Elsie Smith.10 
Residence*29 SEP 1939 Ellen Wills and Mary Ann Margaret Wills lived at 77 Clifden Road, Hackney, London, EnglandG.11 
Death*JAN 1951 Ellen Wills died in JAN 1951 at Hackney, London, EnglandG, aged 80.12 
Burial*30 JAN 1951 She was buried on 30 JAN 1951 at Chingford Mount Cemetery, Waltham Forest, London, EnglandG.12 
Last Edited5 Jan 2019


  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. [S45] Extracted from the 1871 census.
  5. [S21] Extracted from the 1881 census.
  6. [S46] Extracted from the 1891 census, as Cook for Arthur Smith, retd Army. visitor her sister Ellen.
  7. [S35] Extracted from the 1901 census.
  8. [S35] Extracted from the 1901 census, Margaret as visitor & Ellen as worker.
  9. [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.
  10. [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.
  11. [S124] 1939 register.
  12. [S109] England, Deaths & Burials, Burial Register, Chingford Mount, London. register 81386, p 168. with husband Henry & his 1st wife..
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