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Ellen Elizabeth (Riley) Amass (1883 - 1956)

Ellen Elizabeth Amass formerly Riley
Born in Shoreditch, London, England, United Kingdommap
[sibling(s) unknown]
Wife of — married 18 May 1908 in St Chads, Haggerstone, Shoreditch, Middlesex, Englandmap
Descendants descendants
Died at about age 73 in London Central District, London, Englandmap
Profile last modified | Created 6 Jan 2010
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Ellen (Riley) Amass was born in England.

Ellen was born between Oct - Dec 1883, in Shoreditch, London, England. [1]

In 1891, when Ellen was 7 years old she was living at home with her parents Ellen Jane Lowe(32) and George James Riley(33), and her siblings George James(8), Lillian Maud(7), Walter(5), Edith(3) and Alice(0), in Hilcot street, Shoreditch, London England[2].

In 1901, Ellen may have been living and working away from home, as she was not registered at the address of her mother and siblings during the 1901 census. It appears her father had passed some time in the previous 3 years, as her mother is shown as the head of the household. They are were living in Exmouth place, Hackney, London. Her mother was a Bon Bon maker, George , brother a Boot Maker, Sister Lilian (house work) so they were probably all contributing to support the family.[3]. By this time, since 1891, her parents had had two more children Ernest (6) and Ada (3).

Ellen married Orford Richard Amass sometime between April and Jun) 1908.[4].

In 1911, Ellen was living in Shoreditch with husband Orford (Wood Carver), and her 3 Children, Lilian Maud(2), Orford Richard(1) and Ellen Elizabeth(0). She appears to have been employed as a Laundress.[5].

Ellen died at the age of 73 in between November and December in 1956, in the vicinity of London City [6]

Research Notes

Ellen's mother's maiden name was , LOWE.[7]

It is believed Ellen married Orford on May 18 1908. Orford Charles Amass was a 24 year old Bachelor Wood Carver of 77 Mansfield Street, Hoxton, Middlesex, England, Ellen Elizabeth Riley 24 Spinster, also of 77 Mansfield Street. Her Father, was George James Riley (deceased at the time) Mat Maker. Orford's father was Orford Charles Amass Barman, deceased. they were in the Parish Church according to the Rites and Ceremonies of the Established Church after Banns by Frederick William Goode Vicar. This marriage was solemnized in the presence of Ellen's brother and sister George James Riley and Lilian Maude Riley. [8]


  1. 1883 D Quarter in SHOREDITCH Volume 01C Page 155
  2. 1891 census (5 April 1891): Pg10: Reg No:RG12, Piece/Folio:253/94.
  3. 1901 census (31 March 1901): Pg 77: Sched: 491
  4. UK marriage registration: SHOREDITCH Volume 1c Page 118, June Quarter 1908
  5. 1911 census (31 Mar 1911): Pg10: Reg No:RG12, Piece/Folio:522/41.
  6. England and Wales Death Registration Index 1837-2007: 1942 : 1956 DEC Quarter in LONDON CITY Volume 05D Page 130
  7. 1883 D Quarter in SHOREDITCH Volume 01C Page 155
  8. Original data on this record, appeared to have been loaded from a sourced GEDfile (gl120368.ged), but sources did not load properly. So it is un-cited data added to this entry by persons unknown, possibly from an original Marriage Bann Document


This person was created on 06 January 2010 through the import of gl120368.ged, by persons unknown. The sources for the information were not successfully loaded.

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