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E.D. Ellis

Grey Friars FC




  Edwin Dennis Ellis
Birth Sunday, 7 June 1857 in Nottingham, Nottinghamshire [registered in Nottingham, June 1857].
Attended Nottingham High School
According to the 1861 census, three year old Edwin is the youngest of six children to Edwin and Harriet (née Dennis). They have one servant and live at the factory on St. Anns Hill Road in the St. Mary's area of Nottingham. His father is a lace manufacturer and employer of 135.
  According to the 1871 census, Edwin is the youngest of five living with their parents at 29 Birkland Avenue in Sherwood. His father is s till a lace manufacturer, but now employs seven.
  According to the 1881 census, Edwin is lodging at 33 The Grove in Camberwell, and working as a Lace merchant.
Marriage to Ada Mary Eliza Thompson, on 23 February 1882 at St. Giles Church in Camberwell. Address stated as 19 Shenky Road in Camberwell. They had six children.
  The Baptism Register for Constance and Gladys on 22 August 1886 state that they were living at 4 South Park Road in Wimbledon.
The London Electoral Register state that Edwin was living at Tolworth Lodge in Surbiton in 1890.
According to the 1891 census, lace merchant Edwin is married to Ada and they have four children, Constance Maude Mary (b.1883), Gladys Dorothy (b.1887), Guy Dennie (b.1889), Robert Langhorne (b.1890), and live at Tolworth Lodge with two servants.
Freedom of the City of London Admission Papers state that Ellis had a lace merchant shop at 91 Watling Street.
The Surrey Electoral Registers state that the Ellis' are living at Upton Lodge on Maldon Road from 1893.
  According to the 1901 census, Edwin, a Lace merchant, and Ada, and have two more children, Frederick Bruce (b.1892) and Norman Cecil (b.1896), along with Constance, they are still living at Upton Lodge on the Maldon Road in Wallington, Surrey, with a governess and two servants.
The Surrey Electoral Registers state that they were still living here in 1905, however, by 1908, the London version states they were living at Tudor House in Upper Teddington Road in Hampton Wick.
  According to the 1911 census, Edwin, a retired merchant, is still married to Ada, and with three of his children and a single servant, they live at 4 Church Crescent in Muswell Hill.
The London Electoral Registers state that Edwin and Ada were still living there in 1915, and living at Flat 5, 20 Cathcart Hill in Islington by 1919.
  According to the 1939 register, Edwin, now widowed, is a retired lace merchant and is a patient at Morden College (a residential home for poor ex-merchants).

Electoral Registers show that Ellis was at Morden since at least 1933, sharing number 14 with John Thomas Beckett.
Death Saturday, 30 September 1939, aged 82 years 115 days. Buried on 4 October in Greenwich.
Probate "ELLIS Edwin Dennie of Morden College Blackheath London S.E.3 died 30 September 1939 Administration London 7 December to Robert Langborne Ellis accountant.
Effects Nil."



Playing Career

Club(s) Played for Grey Friars FC in the late 1870's and then played with Upton Park FC in the early 1880's.
Club honours not known
Height/Weight not known

England Career

Position(s) Half-back
Distinctions None

Beyond England


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Match History

 Club: Grey Friars F.C. - no full appearances

F.A. Committee (Charles Alcock) - no full appearancesx