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EDWARD ELLACOTT (1768 - 1847)
Edward Ellacott (or Ellicott) was born on 29 May 1768. He seems to have married more than once. With his first wife (name unknown) he had at least one child, a daughter, Elizabeth, born in 1807/8. He served in the Royal Navy, and his career ran as follows: promoted Lieutenant on 22 June 1794, Commander 12 June 1797, Post-Captain 12 August 1812, with honorary rank of Rear-Admiral on retirement. He took part in the second Battle of Copenhagen in 1807. On 1 August 1821 he married Ann Prudence Starey in Croydon. He died on 24 January 1847, being described at the proving of his will as “of Alcombe in the parish of Dunster”; Ann died in 1865.
Edward’s daughter Elizabeth was born in 1807/8 in Plymouth. She married William Henry Pavey on 7 October 1829 in Maker, Cornwall. The couple had eleven children: William Henry born c.1831, Frederick Archibald c.1833, Jemima Anne c. 1834, John Leonard c.1837, Marianne c.1839, Isabella c.1841, Charles A c.1843, Mary c.1845, Julia Anne c.1847, Fanny c.1849 and Harry Alfred in 1852. In 1851 the family were living at 18 Clarendon Place, Plymouth, with William Henry & Elizabeth described as “Lodging-House keepers”; while the following year they were at 31 Athenæum Street. By 1861 the family had moved to London, and William was working as a cabinet maker and living at 16 Queens Crescent, St Pancras: Charles, Fanny & Harry were with him, but Elizabeth was staying with her daughter Marianne in Albert Terrace. William died, intestate, on 9 November 1880 at 30 Alma Street in London, and was buried in Finchley cemetery. The following year Elizabeth is recorded as living with her son Charles at 1a Albany Road, Camberwell; she died on 2 September 1885 and was buried with William in Finchley cemetery.
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