Ellen Lamb

Ellen was born in 1864 in the small village of Bildershaw, just outside West Auckland, County Durham

She was the eldest daughter of John (coalminer) and Anne Lamb

Having met Patrick when he arrived in the area, they married at West Auckland Registry Office on 24th March 1883 - Ellen was 19 years of age and Patrick 22 years old.

Their first born son John (who died before his second birthday) was born around November 1883 - so Ellen may have been pregnant when she got married - if not, then she fell pregnant straight away.


Taken outside the family home on Leases Terrace, The Square, St Helen Auckland. Ellen with youngest daughter Flossy and youngest son Harry


This photograph shows Ellen shortly before she died on 8th July 1944 at the grand age of 80

Taken at Leases Terrace


Patrick and Ellen

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