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Date: Wed, 21 Jul 2004 10:00:12 EDT
Another forwarding which may be of interest to you.
Thank you for your reply and we hope to hear from you again soon.
There is a book that mentions the senior branch of our Ella family of North
Yorkshire and the junior Leicestershire branch.
Title: THE VALE OF MOWBRAY, by William Grainge (1859 ed.).
There is no index to this publication, but the Ella family and a desciption
of their two coats-of-arms are for the village of Kirkby (now Kirby) Knowle.
It mentions the family in the 1700s (18th century) and the branch who
settled in Leicestershire, e.g. one of their off-springs being the musician John
Ella (born Leicester 1802, died London 1888). (It was his father Richard, a
baker in Leicester, that was born at Thirsk near Kirby Knowle in Yorkshire,
1769, not John himself stated in some textbooks on music).
There is also a mention of the Ella branch of Wimeswould (now WYMEWOLD) in
Leicestershire, they being Lords and Ladies of the Manor, e.g. a James Ella
having married the only issue/daughter of Lord and Lady William and Elizabeth
Fisher, hence James's son named William Fisher Ella, the last Lord of the
Manor of this branch.
Some of this is not in the said book, also the following:
High-up inside St.Mary's parish church in Wymeswold (Wimeswould in book),
there are some M.I's for the family, e.g. Lord William Fisher Ella, died 1859
(shortly after the book was published) and James Ella, Gent, died 1834, etc.,
etc. Because of poor light and the hight, these are hard to see and read,
also there is some damage on James's stone M.I., but the small coat-of
-arms above it seems to be intact. There are some headstones in the
churchyard, but these are in poor condition now.
In the 1980s and 1990s, there were re-prints of the said book, but copies of
the first edition (1859) or a re-print should be in some North Yorkshire
libraries. You could locate a copy and ask for photocopies of the section on
Kirby Knowle village and also the article on the Ella family of that village.
Two libraries to try would be in Northallerton, the other in Thirsk
itself, the latter just 2 to 4 miles away from Kirby Knowle.
However, I think that all Ellas would have an origin at the outset in the
old East Riding of Yorkshire, wherever some settled in other parts of
Yorkshire, the UK and indeed worldwide.
Ray & Cath Ella, (Mr & Mrs),
28 Edrich Way,