Ellen Butterfield

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Ellen Butterfield was James Carrington's first wife, they married in December 1897 in Blackburn (Volume 8e, page 530).

So far I do not know if they had any children together.

She was born on the 23rd May 1856 to Thomas and Alice Butterfield. She was christened at St Mary-The-Virgin, Blackburn, Lancashire on the 4th June 1856 (Volume 8e, Page 371), and registered that month.

She had certainly died by the 9th December 1909, as this is when James Carrington remarried (listing widower as marital status). She was 12 years his senior.

What we do know is that in 1901 she was to be found living with James in Blackburn, where they were listed as occupying the Ship Inn at 151 Penny Street (his occupation given as a beer seller). Her place of birth is listed as Blackburn. Her age at 45 gives a birth year of around 1854.

I cannot find her in the 1881 census -  she would have been 25 years old, and I suspect the reason is she was married. A search of FreeBMD turns up the following:

 

Marriages Dec 1877
BUTTERFIELD  Ellen    Blackburn  8e 479  
Hickey  John    Blackburn  8e 479  
HOLMES  Emma Rebecca    Blackburn  8e 479  
Pomfret  William    Blackburn  8e 479  

I suspect the husband here was William Pomfret, (I have found a John and Emma Hickey in the 1881 census), and there are several Ellen Pomfret's (sadly none born in Blackburn, but several from Lancashire)in the census:

Name  Relation Marital Status Gender Age Birthplace Occupation Disability
 William POMFRET   Head   M   Male   33   Burnley, Lancashire, England   Butcher    
 Ellen POMFRET   Wife   M   Female   25   Burnley, Lancashire, England       
 Mary E. POMFRET   Dau   U   Female   5   Burnley, Lancashire, England   Scholar    
 Henry POMFRET   Son      Male   4   Burnley, Lancashire, England   Scholar    
 Alice POMFRET   Dau      Female   7 m   Burnley, Lancashire, England       


 


Source Information:
 

  Dwelling   139 Padiham Rd
  Census Place Habergham Eaves, Lancashire, England
  Family History Library Film   1341995
  Public Records Office Reference   RG11
  Piece / Folio   4152 / 87
  Page Number   11

 

The only issue in the above is the birthplace being Burnley, or Livesey as below...

Household:

 
 Name  Relation Marital Status Gender Age Birthplace Occupation Disability
 William POMFRET   Head   M   Male   32   Kendal, Westmorland, England   Cotton Weaver    
 Ellen POMFRET   Wife   M   Female   25   Livesey, Lancashire, England   Cotton Weaver    
 Daniel POMFRET   Son      Male   3   Livesey, Lancashire, England       
 Alice POMFRET   Dau      Female   1   Livesey, Lancashire, England       
 Ann EXTON   Boarder   M   Female   52   Blackburn, Lancashire, England   Housekeeper    
 George EXTON   Boarder   M   Male   53   Chorley, Lancashire, England   Cotton Cloth Carrier    


 


Source Information:
 

  Dwelling   5 Francis St
  Census Place Livesey, Lancashire, England
  Family History Library Film   1342009
  Public Records Office Reference   RG11
  Piece / Folio   4211 / 61
  Page Number   21