Some notes on John's Elliott ancestors




This page covers Leicestershire families in the maternal line of John's grandmother Priscilla May HAMBLETON. The narrative starts with John's fourth great grandfather Benjamin ELLIOTT.

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Benjamin ELLIOTT (b.1754)

Benjamin and his wife Ann had six children in Shearsby, but no record has yet been found of Benjamin's baptism or marriage.

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William ELLIOTT (b.1789)

William was born in Shearsby the third child of Benjamin and Ann Elliott. William and his wife Mary had seven children in Shearsby between 1813 and 1830. After Mary's death in 1836, William married Ann in 1841, they were living in Shearsby where William was employed as a grazier.

Of William's siblings, Thomas (b.1787) married Mary JELLEY. Richard (b.1791) married Ann and had five children. He died in 1836.

Benjamin ELLIOTT (b.1821)

Benjamin was born in Shearsby the fourth child of William and Mary ELLIOTT. He worked as a butcher and was living in Southgate Street, Leicester at the time of his marriage to Frances HARRIS. The family then moved back to Shearsby where they had five children prior to the death of Frances in 1867. In 1881, Benjamin was living with his brother John, butcher & grazier, in High Street, Shearsby.

Of Benjamin's siblings, Charlotte (b.1813) married Thomas READ who worked as a fellmonger and died in 1865. They had four children. John (b.1815) was a butcher and grazier in Shearsby. He married Sarah WARDEN and had nine children. John died in 1889 and Sarah in 1901.William (b.1818), licensed hawker, married Ann ALLIN. Their two children were born at Gilmorton, but baptised at Shearsby. Thomas (b.1823), licensed hawker and latterly also an innkeeper, married Jane SMART and had two children. Thomas died in 1885 and Jane in 1892.

Little is known about Benjamin's youngest sister Eliza (b.1826). His youngest brother Richard (b.1830) worked as an ostler in Leicester prior to his death in 1863.

Priscilla ELLIOTT (b.1850)

Priscilla was the third of the five children born to Benjamin and Frances ELLIOTT. In 1870, she married John's great grandfather Henry HAMBLETON.

Of Priscilla's siblings, Edwin (b.1847) was employed as a labourer in Shearsby. He married Mary CLOWES and they had one child. Alfred (b.1848) married Ann WELLS and they had four children. He worked initially as an agricultural labourer, but by 1877 was working in Leicester as a dyer in the hosiery industry. Clara (b.1853) married Vincent Cooper who worked as a farm labourer and subsequently as a fellmonger in Shearsby. They had four children. Harris (b.1855) married Annie from Great Ayton, Yorkshire and is recorded on the 1881 census working as a brick burner in Middlesborough prior to his death in 1888. Keziah (b.1861) moved to Leicester where she worked in the hosiery trade.


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