Monthly Archives: April 2011

Gustav Ellissen & Co, 4 Drapers Gardens, City of London

I recently bought this random survivor of Gustav Ellissen’s stockbroking business on eBay for £1.50. (Full document here.) On 30 May 1868, Gustav Ellissen (b. 13 May 1836-d. 23 Nov 1910) wrote a ‘memorial’, a hand-written résumé to submit to … Continue reading

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How many Johanna Ellissens are there?

A series of Johanna Ellissens crops up in genealogical sources. The problem is which is which? Basic sources for identities, births, marriages and deaths have for some time been Alexander Dietz’s Stammbaum, Jean-Louis Ellissen’s ‘La Famille Ellissen’, the International Genealogical … Continue reading

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Descendants of Philipp Ellissen and Betty May

Philipp Ellissen, b. 13 Feb 1802-d. 11 Mar 1882, and Betty (Philippina) May, b. 19 Dec 1806-d. 1880, have at least 61 living descendants. Their children gave rise to branches of the family in London and Paris to start with, … Continue reading

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Guest list at the wedding of Herbert Ellissen and Florence Lucas

The wedding of Herbert Ellissen and Florence Lucas took place in London on 31 March 1906. A news clipping of the event, shown below courtesy of Rick Lucas via Cathy Bruneau, is notable for what it adds to our knowledge … Continue reading

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