TO THE GLORY OF GOD
PRESENTED TO CHRIST CHURCH PORTSWOOD BY
EMILY MARY LEE
WIFE OF JOHN MORLEY LEE
RECTOR OF BOTLEY AND HON CANON OF WINCHESTER
AND HER DAUGHTERS
IN LOVING MEMORY
OF HER HUSBAND AND SISTER
ELLEN OGDEN GINGELL
WHO WORSHIPPED IN THIS CHURCH
In the 1841 census, Emily Mary Gingell (b.1828) and her sister Ellen Ogden (b.1826) were at school in the parish of St. John in Chester.
Source Citation: Class: HO107; Piece 129; Folio: 17; Page: 28; Line: 21; GSU roll: 241255.
Their brothers; William Henry (b.1830), Charles James (b.1829) and Frederick William (b.1831), were at school in Green Lanes, Woodberry Vale, Stoke Newington in Middlesex.
Source Citation: Class: HO107; Piece 669; Folio: 15; Page: 23; Line: 19; GSU roll: 438784.
In the 1851 census, Ellen Ogden Gingell (b.1826, London) was living in Wood House, East Ham. She was described as a Hay Factors daughter but no-one was listed as the head of the household and her parents were not present. Also on the census were her brothers; Charles, William and Frederick. Frederick was an architects assistant.
They had 7 domestic servants listed; 3 house servants, groom (+wife) and gardener (+wife and 2 year old child).
Source Citation: Class: HO107; Piece: 1768; Folio: 638; Page: 1; GSU roll: 207414.
In the 1861 census, Ellen was still living at Wood House. Again no head was present. Also living there was her brother Frederick (a Hay Factor), her cousin Dean Swift and visitor Edward Harwood (both clerks).
3 domestic servants were listed; 2 housemaids and a cook.
Source Citation: Class: RG9; Piece: 1058; Folio: 13; Page: 22; GSU roll: 542744.
In the 1871 census, Ellen and her sister Emily M. Lee were visiting their sister Martha Cruickshank and her family of Cranbourne Road, Winterbourne in Bournmouth, with their father, James Gingell (b.1801, Whitechapel, Middlesex). James was married and a Hay and Straw Factor. Martha was a widow. Ellen was unmarried. Emily was described as a clergymans wife and had with her, their daughter Alice M. (b.1859, Botley, Hampshire) and governess, Elizabeth Stearn (b.1848, Suffolk).
Source Citation: Class: RG10; Piece: 1178; Folio: 16; Page: 23; GSU roll: 827805.
In 1881 Ellen was staying with her brother-in-law, John Morley Lee, Rector of Botley, Hampshire. Emily was away, visiting her aunt & uncle at Highfield House.
Source Citation: Class: RG11; Piece: 1218; Folio: 10; Page: 13; GSU roll: 1341298.
In 1891, Ellen was living with her aunt, Jane Ogden (b.1803, Melksham, Wiltshire) in Highfield House, Highfield, Southampton. Her aunt was living by her own means. They had 5 domestic servants listed; 2 ladys maids, a cook, a table maid and an under housemaid.
Source Citation: Class: RG12; Piece: 926; Folio 104; Page 17-18; GSU roll: 6096036.
In 1901, Ellen aged 75, was head of the household and living by her own means at Highfield House. She had staying with her, her great-neice, Beatrice M. Cruikshank (b.1876, London). 5 domestic servants were listed including ladys maid, housemaid, cook, table maid and kitchen maid.
Source Citation: Class: RG13; Piece: 1068; Folio: 155; Page: 9.
Death recorded for Ellen Ogden Gingell (aged 76), Jul-Sep 1902, South Stoneham, Vol. 2c, page 38.
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