Nigel and I made contact very recently through Genes Reunited (a rare success!) He has Ellis connections. So I started digging in my database to see what I could find.
I knew I had quite a few Ellis entries in the database – in fact it’s equal 8th in the list of most common spouse names:
I looked into the use of Micklethwaite as a given name last year as use of surnames as given names was not uncommon in the mid to late 1800s (see also http://andymick.magix.net/public/name.htm) – I found a Micklethwaite Ellis to go with the Ellis Micklethwaite (see below for both)!
So who are these folks? (Numbers in brackets are the identifiers in my database)
Ellis Micklethwaite (m3339), born/died 1878 to Henry and Harriet nee Ellis (see below). Ellis and Henry are descended from Joseph of Thornhill (m1038)
Ellis Jade Micklethwaite (k1951), born 1995 Leeds to Gary and Yvette nee Rainford. Ellis and Gary are descended from Jonas of Mirfield (J1)
Nadia Ellis Micklethwaite (k1887), born 1991 Barnsley, to Donna Micklethwaite and Ian Shirt. Nadia and Donna are descended from John of Penistone (m2600)
Albert Ellis married Annie Micklethwaite (m7549) in Dewsbury in 1927. Annie is descended from Elias of Mirfield (E1).
Ben Ellis married Elizabeth Micklethwaite (m1172) in Scisset in 1868. Elizabeth is descended from Maria of Penistone (m5646)
Benjamin Ellis married Rachel Micklethwaite (m2108) in Mirfield in 1797. Rachel is descended from Elias of Mirfield (E1)
Bertha Ellis married George Edward Micklethwaite (k3870) in Middlesbrough in 1957. George is descended from George of Emley (m3131)
Clarence F Ellis married Harriet Micklethwaite (m2706) in Barnsley in 1926. Harriet is the daughter of Frederick (m1425) and Fanny nee Ellis who married in Barnsley in 1889. A contact has found that Clarence is Fanny’s nephew, so this was a first cousin marriage. Frederick is descended from Joseph of Thornhill (m1038).
Edwin Ellis married Phoebe Micklethwaite (m1384) in Skelmanthorpe in 1898. Phoebe is descended from Maria of Penistone (m5646)
Ellen Ellis married Richard Micklethwaite (m7977) in Rotherham 1839. So far I haven’t identified Richard, but he could be the son of Jonathan and Ruth of Hatfield, descended from Richard of Cawthorne (JM1025), but I haven’t found census entries for 1841 or 1851, and by 1861 he’s married to Mary Woodley.
Fanny Ellis – see Clarence above.
Hannah Ellis married William Micklethwaite (m92) in Thornhill in 1845. William is descended from Elias of Mirfield (E1)
Harriet Ellis married Henry Micklethwaite (m65) in Thornhill in 1874. Henry is descended from Joseph of Thornhill (m1038)
Jabez Ellis married Julia Micklethwaite (m2115) in Mirfield in 1812. Julia is descended from Elias of Mirfield (E1). She later married George Lee in Mirfield in 1841.
John Ellis married Ann Micklethwaite (JMF11) in Felkirk in 1780. Ann is daughter of Richard of Felkirk, who is currently not connected to any of the branches.
John E Ellis married Alice A Micklethwaite (m7544) in Barnsley in 1934. Alice is descended from John of Penistone (m2600)
Louisa Elliss married Benjamin Micklethwaite (m5146) of Sheffield in London in 1813. Benjamin is descended from Josias of Silkstone m5590. See also Mary Ann. Was she related to Mary Ann?
Mary Ellis married Joseph Micklethwaite (m9588) in Penistone in 1785. Joseph is currently unidentified.
Mary Ellis married William Micklethwaite (m2487) in Ackworth in 1806. William is descended from Jonathan of Campsall (m5934)
Mary Ann Ellis married Benjamin Micklethwaite (m5146) in Sheffield in 1833, his second wife. Benjamin is descended from Josias of Silkstone m5590. Was she related to his first wife Louisa – see above? In 1851 and 1861 she was widowed housekeeper to her brothers John, Edwin, Frederick and Joseph.
Micklethwaite Ellis (m9452) believed to be the son of Henry and Mercy (or Mary) of Hartshead. The Micklethwaite connection is not yet known.
It’s interesting to see that the Micklethwaite – Ellis connections span many years, many places and several of the main Micklethwaite branches.