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Ellis Family Notes, Co. Tyrone, Northern Ireland 1825-69

Personal announcements extracted from the STRABANE MORNING POST & LONDONDERRY SENTINEL
Transcribed, compiled and submitted by Len Swindley, Melbourne, Australia


September 20 1825


On Wednesday evening last, as MR. RICHARD ELLIS, of Benoan, in the neighbourhood of Donemanagh, and county of Tyrone, a publican, was on his return home from this City (in which he had been renewing his stock of liquors) accompanied by his wife, his son, a youth of 18, and another individual, he met with instant death from the following occurrence:-

The party were ascending a steep hill, about four miles hence, the woman a little in advance, on foot, the son at the horse’s head, and the other young man sitting in the cart with Mr. Ellis who was a bulky unwielding person, when the horse either from restiveness or inability to proceed, began to retrograde, and, in spite all the efforts of the ---- continued doing so, until the cart reached the foot of the acclivity, and unfortunately the edge of the road, where there was a deep and almost perpendicular fall, when it went over, dragging the horse with it, and capsizing, the boxing struck the illfated Mr. Ellis upon the head, and fractured it in a shocking manner. Immediate death ensued. The other individual sprung from the cart before it reached the fatal spot, and escaped unhurt. It is remarkable that the horse, cart, or goods, sustained no damage. - There was, among other things, a jar of liquor, and it was found safe in a little glen into which it had rolled a few yards from where the cart lay. Mr. Ellis was 66 years of age, was a man of unspotted character and great respectability in his situation, and is much regretted in the neighbourhood. --- Derry Journal.



August 20 1842 Married in the Cathedral of Londonderry, on Wednesday, the 10th inst., by the Rev. James Graham, MR. DAVID G. ELLIS, Benoan, to MARGARET, youngest daughter of the late MR. JAMES RAMSAY, Donemana
May 16 1846 Birth: At 1 Merrion Square, East, Dublin, the lady of FRANCIS ELLIS, ESQ., of Fecary House, county Tyrone, of a daughter
June 9 1854 Died June 2nd, at Fecarry House, Omagh, DYMPHNA LOUISA, second daughter of FRANCIS ELLIS, ESQ., aged 8 years
May 30 1862 Died May 9, at Fecarry House, Omagh, of scarletina, GERTRUDE MADELINA, aged 3 years, daughter of MAJOR FRANCIS ELLIS
May 30 1862 Died May 22, at Fecarry House, Omagh, of scarletina, FREDERICK RICHARD aged 6 years, son of MAJOR FRANCIS ELLIS
February 23 1866 Married February 22, in the Parish Church, Donagheady, by the Rev. G.T. Thomas, Rector, JOHN LYON KNOX, ESQ., Ballyskeagh, Strabane, to JULIA, second daughter of DAVID GEORGE ELLIS, ESQ., Benoan, Donemana
August 24 1866 Died on the 23rd August, at his residence, Drain, MR. GEORGE ELLIS, aged 84 years
January 18 1867 Married January 15, at Donemanagh Presbyterian Church, by the Rev. John Monteeth, MR. GEORGE ELLIS, Castlewarren, to MATILDA, second daughter of MR. JOSEPH POLLOCK, Castlewarren
June 28 1867 Birth: June 25, at Gortmore, Omagh, county Tyrone, the wife of CAPTAIN R.C.D. ELLIS, Royal Tyrone Fusiliers, of a daughter
August 20 1869 Died August 16, at her residence, Castlewarren, ANNE ELLIS, aged 54 years, wife of MR. ROBERT ELLIS
November 26 1869 Birth: November 20, at Gortmore, Omagh, county Tyrone, the wife of CAPTAIN ROBERT CONWAY DOBBS ELLIS, Adjutant Royal Tyrone Fusiliers, of a son