Ellen Lelliott came from Sussex in England like her husband, George Fairs.
When the 1881 census was conducted, Ellen was working at Upper Beeding as a cook in the household of the local curate. Upper Beeding is a village about five miles from Ellen’s home of Henfield.
It was the following year that she married George Fairs. They lived at North Mundham for a number of years before moving to Maresfield and later to 85 Framfield Road, Uckfield.
Ellen died in Perth, Western Australia.