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Re: Agnes Ann Ellis

By Kathryn Betts on 30/12/2016 at 16:25
info@meldrethhistory.org.uk

Thank you for your enquiry. According to a scan of a non-conformist birth/baptism available on FindMyPast (National Archives reference TNA/RG/5/148), Agnes Ann Ellis was born at the house of Ann Fitch in Meldreth on 1st March 1837. She was the daughter of Joseph Ellis of Meldreth, Gentleman and Ann his wife, who was the daughter of George Starkins Wallis of Meldreth, Miller.

According to a newspaper report (also available on FindMyPast or via the British Newspaper Archive) her marriage to Edward Thomas Egg, pastor of the Congregational Church, Woodford, Essex took place in 1859 in the Independent Chapel in Melbourn. Agnes' father had died by this time and her mother had remarried, as her name is given as Mrs A C Wright.

You can find more information on the Ellis/Egg families in the Victoria County History for Meldreth and on this site (search for Egg in both cases). For example, Mrs Agnes Egg appears as a landowner in several of the Kelly's Directories and the Valuation Office Survey and was the owner of four cottages destroyed in a fire in 1905.

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