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Edwin Bellamy 1919-Deceased

Published: April 14, 2012    Last modified: January 12, 2017

 Edwin Bellamy 1919-Deceased
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Edwin Bellamy 1919-Deceased

Edwin BELLAMY 1919-Deceased was the 7th child of George Albert BELLAMY 1880-Deceased and Emily BELLAMY (née Emily ELLIS) 1883-1978, my grandmother Emily ASHFORTH (née Emily BELLAMY) 1903-1992 being the eldest.

I have fond memories of visiting Edwin and Peggy (Margaret) BELLAMY (née Margaret KETTLEWELL) 1924-Deceased at their home on a cul-de-sac at Shalesmoor, Sheffield, just around the corner from the old Roscoe Picture Palace (formerly the Peoples' Electric Picture Palace and latterly the Roscoe Casino). Eventually the area was cleared to make way for the Sheffield Ring Road and new tramway system.

Edwin and Peggy had just the one child, Philip BELLAMY 1949-Deceased. I was born a few months earlier, hence we often played together. Sadly Philip was to die in his mid-twenties.

I remember attending a 5th of November bonfire party, the bonfire being in the middle of the street, and the local community providing hot potatoes, hot chestnuts, bonfire toffee (sticky black toffee) and toffee apples. The Health and Safety zealots at Sheffield City Council had yet to make their mark, otherwise I'm sure the wonderful time we all had would soon have been curtailed. As it was, the street which was surfaced with ubiquitous and beautiful cobbles was eventually metalled, but my did the tar burn well the following year! I assume eventually the council came to realise why areas of cobbles were showing through scorched tarmacadam, since soon afterwards the event would pass into history.

At this time I lived just off Owlerton Green at Hawksley Road. Occasionally we would walk to Peggy and Edwin's house taking a route which lead along Owlerton Green, across Penistone Road, along Livesey Street towards Wardsend Cemetery. Here we would take a footbridge cross the River Don and turn right along a track by Neepsend Power Station. The track, Club Mill Road, headed south following the east bank of the River Don eventually re-joining the main road at Hillfoot Bridge, Neepsend.

I'm not certain where, but somewhere along this route closer to Neepsend, Edwin maintained an allotment. I never forget the sight of Edwin in amongst his pigs, while trying to hold a conversation with my parents.

After Peggy died Edwin moved to Thirsk, the town in north Yorkshire where Peggy was born. I understand from my mother that Peggy and Edwin met during the time Edwin was stationed near Thirsk, during World War II.

Mother and Edwin kept in touch and I recall sometime after his move to Thirsk he contacted my mother, regarding creating a family tree. I think he was hoping I might help, but at this time in my life, although I had always taken an interest in our family history I had never carried out any serious research. I was too busy renovating houses, and pursuing a career in IT. I didn't become involved in family history until 2000.

I have always regretted not contacting Edwin, I'm sure he would have been a mind of information, but that is family history, wait too long and the source will pass on.

Emily Bellamy (née Emily Ellis 1883-1978) and Marjorie Green (née Marjorie Ellis 1912-1988)

Published: April 2, 2012    Last modified: January 17, 2017

Emily Bellamy (née Emily Ellis) 1883-1978 and Marjorie Green (née Marjorie Ellis) 1912-1988
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Left: Emily Bellamy (née Emily Ellis) 1883-1978
Right: Marjorie Green (née Marjorie Ellis) 1912-1988

Over the last few weeks I have exchanged emails with two daughters of my great uncle Thomas Leslie BELLAMY 1922-2011, who of course are my 1st cousins 1 time removed. One of his daughters had seen this website and found this article and photograph of Emily BELLAMY (née Emily ELLIS) 1883-1978. Sadly, I was to learn Thomas Leslie BELLAMY 1922-2011 had passed away in November 2011, in his 90th year.

Thomas Leslie BELLAMY 1922-2011 was the youngest child of George Albert BELLAMY 1880-Deceased and Emily BELLAMY (née Emily ELLIS) 1883-1978 and the last surviving sibling of this marriage; my grandmother Emily ASHFORTH (née Emily BELLAMY) 1903-1992 being the eldest sibling.

As a result of this exchange of emails I promised to scan and upload some more photographs relating to this family. We do have a photograph that includes Thomas Leslie BELLAMY 1922-2011 but at the moment it is with my mother, so I will have to wait a little while longer before I can scan and upload it.

The above photograph shows Emily BELLAMY (née Emily ELLIS) 1883-1978, the mother of Thomas Leslie BELLAMY 1922-2011, with her youngest sister Marjorie GREEN (née Marjorie ELLIS) 1912-1988. This photograph was most likely taken in the garden of Marjorie's 'prefab' on the Wisewood Estate, Sheffield.

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Emily Bellamy (née Emily Ellis 1883-1978)

Published: September 3, 2007    Last modified: November 20, 2016

Emily Bellamy (née Emily Ellis 1883-1978)
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Emily Bellamy (née Emily Ellis 1883-1978)

Another photograph from the family collection, identified by my mother.

This photograph has a date stamp on the reverse of "23 Apr 1", exasperatingly the year falls off the edge of the photograph! Did photographic studios purposely do this knowing it would drive future researchers insane!

Emily BELLAMY (née Emily ELLIS 1883-1978) was my last surviving maternal great grandparent. She was born on the 23rd of July, 1883 and lived well into her nineties, passing away on the 2nd of October, 1978 at Middlewood Hospital, Sheffield.

My records show George Albert BELLAMY 1880-Deceased, a bachelor, age 21 and a 'File Cutter' by profession, residing at Quality Road, Sheffield, Yorkshire, married Emily ELLIS 1883-1978, on the 6th of October, 1901. The marriage ceremony was conducted by H A Goodwin after the reading of Banns at the Church of Saint John the Baptist, Owlerton, Sheffield.

George's father is recorded as Joseph BELLAMY 1857-Deceased and his father's profession that of 'File Cutter'. The Witnesses were Frank ELLIS and Mabel Louise ELLIS.

Frank ELLIS is most likely the uncle of Emily BELLAMY (née Emily ELLIS 1883-1978), since I have found a marriage record for a Frank ELLIS and a Mabel Louise HUMPHRIES in 1899.

On the same day that Frank ELLIS and Mabel Louise HUMPHRIES were married, I have found a record of marriage between one John Arthur BELLAMY and one Elizabeth SHELDON. Neither of these individuals feature in my GEDCOM so this is probably worth researching at a later date.

Read about the former Middlewood Hospital and the redevelopment of the site it occupied.

Old Comments:

Emily Bellamy
Submitted by Lyndsey Bellamy on Wed, 2012-02-22 19:57

Hi Im Thomas Bellamy's daughter Just googling some family names and came up with the picture of my grandmother Im sorry but there's no clues to who you are Can you tell me a little about yourself? Is there any more pictures?

Bellamy or Bellarmy

Published: December 15, 2005    Last modified: February 15, 2017

Earlier this year I obtained the England and Wales Census 1901 return for the household of Joseph BELLAMY 1857-Deceased. This is an outline of my transcription:

FHJ Ref: 025
Census: England and Wales Census 1901
Place: 156 Martin Street, Sheffield, Yorkshire
Household: Joseph Bellamy

BellamyJosephHeadMarriedMale44File CutterSheffield, Yorkshire
BellamyMary AnnWifeMarriedFemale40Sheffield, Yorkshire
BellamyGeorge AlbertSonSingleMale21File CutterSheffield, Yorkshire
BellamyMary AliceDaughterSingleFemale16Sheffield, Yorkshire
BellamyEdithDaughterSingleFemale11Sheffield, Yorkshire
BellamyEdwardSonSingleMale2Sheffield, Yorkshire

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Studying in more detail this information, I realise my previous research is probably flawed. To read my earlier post please click here. I have a copy of the marriage certificate for George Albert BELLAMY 1880-Deceased and Emily BELLAMY (née Emily ELLIS 1883-1978) so I can validate George Albert BELLAMY 1880-Deceased's father being recorded as Joseph BELLAMY 1857-Deceased and his mother as Mary Ann BELLAMY (née Mary Ann TURNER 1861-Deceased).

Searching the England and Wales Census 1881 I realise the problem is quite simple; BELLAMY is now BELLARMY.

FHJ Ref: 026
Census: England and Wales Census 1881
Place: 89 Martin Street, Sheffield, Yorkshire, England
Household: Joseph Bellarmy (Bellamy)

Bellarmy *JosephHeadMarriedMale24File CutterSheffield, YorkshireUnemployed
Bellarmy *Mary AnnWifeMarriedFemale20Sheffield, Yorkshire
Bellarmy *George AlbertSonSingleMale1Sheffield, Yorkshire
Note: Transcription error: for Bellarmy read Bellamy

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Searches on FreeCEN returns zero results.

I will add a note to my earlier posts expressing my doubts as to the accuracy of the data.

Frederick Rotherham

Published: April 15, 2005    Last modified: February 2, 2017

The England and Wales Census 1891 records Frederick ROTHERHAM living with George Albert BELLAMY and Emily BELLAMY and classified as 'grandson'. While trying to establish a marriage between a ROTHERHAM and a BELLAMY I came across this entry:

Marriages March 1891
ELLIS Frances Lily, Ecclesall Bierlow
GALVIN Thomas Saywell, Ecclesall Bierlow
HEATHCOTE Eleanor, Ecclesall Bierlow
ROTHERHAM Richard, Ecclesall Bierlow
THOMPSON Elizabeth, Ecclesall Bierlow

I feel sure I have heard my mother mention the name Frances Lily ELLIS so it may prove interesting to research this entry to see if there is a link between Richard ROTHERHAM and Frances Lily ELLIS.

2005-12-15 Further research has shown this data is probably NOT linked to my family. This data may prove useful to other researchers so I will retain it.

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Richard and Frederick Rotherham
Submitted by Neil Jacklin on Mon, 2005-11-14 14:43

It is a while since I wrote this post and I had to spend a few hours getting my head around this line of the family. I now have access to the 1901 British Census returns for George Albert BELLAMY born circa 1880 which has confirmed some of my research, though anything further back than this is still unconfirmed.

Do you have any further details regarding Richard or Frederick ROTHERHAM? I am still a little confused as to my train of thought at this time and any details you have may help disentangle some of the notes I made.

Richard Rotherham
Submitted by jillparker on Sun, 2005-11-13 22:00

I think richard rotherham is my great grandad, father to spencer huxley rotherham born 1907 in ecclesall bierlow.