Ellen Urry (abt 1854-1944)


I’m sure I have the 1871 location of Ellen Urry correct, but I can’t explain why she is so far from her home in Stow, Lincolnshire. She is listed as a servant in the household of Jane Simpson and her husband, Stephen, a gold thread manufacturer in Preston, Lancashire. Then 10 years later she is in Titley, Herefordshire with her husband, William Farr, and their young family.

Ellen Urry census locations

Ellen Urry census locations – annotated map from www.google.com.au/maps

When you consider where she was after another 10 years, that first move to Preston wasn’t so far after all. By 1891, the Farr family were living in Queensland, Australia.

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