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LEEDER, Ellen

Female 1847 - 1921  (74 years)


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  • Name LEEDER, Ellen 
    Born 15 Jan 1847  Acle, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Reference Number 833 
    _UID 7555DA2B71284AB39C55F07622900D6FEA7B 
    Died 6 Nov 1921  Blofield Registration District, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I833  Edgoose
    Last Modified 11 Oct 2017 

    Father LEEDER, Richard,   b. 29 Aug 1820, Bungay, Suffolk Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Mar 1893, Acle, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    Mother BROWNING, Elizabeth,   b. 1811, Ramsden, Essex Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Jan 1902, Acle, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years) 
    Married 13 Oct 1840  Limpenhoe, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F258  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family LAIGHT, William,   b. 24 Dec 1845, Lincoln Registration District, Lincolnshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Dec 1928, Blofield Registration District, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Married 31 Jul 1865  Norwich, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. LAIGHT, Ellen Elizabeth Kate,   b. 1866, Sprowston, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Aug 1946, Acle, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
     2. LAIGHT, Alice,   b. 1868, Acle, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. LAIGHT, William Leeder,   b. 21 Oct 1869, Acle, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Mar 1917, Active Service in World War 1 Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 47 years)
     4. LAIGHT, Charles Henry,   b. 1871, Acle, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Nov 1902, China Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 31 years)
     5. LAIGHT, George,   b. 1872, Acle, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. LAIGHT, Florence,   b. 1874, Acle, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. LAIGHT, Ida May,   b. 1875, Acle, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1935, Totnes Registration District, Devon Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years)
     8. LAIGHT, Ruth,   b. 1876, Acle, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1932, Blofield Registration District, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years)
     9. LAIGHT, Edward,   b. 1877, Blofield Registration District, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1878, Blofield Registration District, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 1 years)
     10. LAIGHT, Edward,   b. 1879,   d. 1879, Blofield Registration District, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     11. LAIGHT, Ethel,   b. 18 Dec 1879, Acle, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1970, Acle Registration District, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years)
     12. LAIGHT, Emma,   b. 1882, Acle, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1907, Blofield Registration District, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 25 years)
     13. LAIGHT, Eleanor,   b. 1883, Blofield Registration District, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1883, Blofield Registration District, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     14. LAIGHT, Ella,   b. 1884, Acle, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1945, Norwich Registration District, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years)
     15. LAIGHT, Herbert,   b. 1885, Acle, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Nov 1918, Active Service in World War 1 Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 33 years)
     16. LAIGHT, Frank,   b. 1886, Blofield Registration District, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1886, Blofield Registration District, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     17. LAIGHT, Edward,   b. 29 Jan 1888, Acle, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1969, Acle Registration District, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
     18. LAIGHT, Ralph,   b. 1891, Acle, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 8 Apr 2017 
    Family ID F655  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
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    ELIZABETH LEEDER nee BROWNING (1811-1902)

    Date: Circa 1870

    She is pictured here with three of her four daughters: Ellen Leeder (1847-1921); Julia Hannah Leeder (1850-1946); and Jessie Elmer Leeder (1853-1947).
    The eldest daughter, Elizabeth Ann Leeder, died in infancy. The identity of the fourth woman in the photograph is unknown.

  • Notes 
    • ELLEN LEEDER 1847-1921

      Ellen LEEDER was born at Acle, Norfolk, on 5 January 1847, daughter of Richard and Elizabeth LEEDER.
      (GRO March Q 1847 Blofield 13 23)
      Richard LEEDER had married Elizabeth BROWNING at Limpenhoe in Norfolk on 13 October 1840.

      The 1851 census of The Street, Acle, Norfolk;
      Richard LEEDER, head, aged 31, hairdresser, born at Bungay, Suffolk;
      Elizabeth LEEDER, wife, aged 29, shoe binder, born at Ramsden, Essex;
      Richard LEEDER, son, aged 9, scholar, born at Acle;
      *Ellen LEEDER, daughter, aged 4, scholar, born at Acle;
      Julia LEEDER, daughter, aged 7 months, born at Acle.
      (HO 107/1819/276/4)

      The 1861 census of Acle, Norfolk:
      Richard LEEDER, head, aged 40, shopkeeper and hairdresser, born at Bungay, Suffolk;
      Elizabeth LEEDER, wife, aged 50, hairdresser's wife, born at (illegible);
      *Ellen LEEDER, daughter, aged 14, shop maid, born at Acle;
      Julia H. LEEDER, daughter, aged 10, scholar, born at Acle;
      Jessie LEEDER, daughter, aged 7, scholar, born at Acle;
      Fred LEEDER, son, aged 3, born at Acle;
      Emily M. HASTINGS, boarder, pupil teacher to (illegible), born at Mundsley, Norfolk.
      (RG9/1227/92/9)

      She married William LAIGHT at Norwich on 31 July 1865. They lied about their ages, saying that they were 21. According to her granddaughter Gillian THAIN (nee LAIGHT) it was understood that Ellen would marry a man called HOLMES whose family were market gardeners in Acle. Ellen obviously had other ideas: one Sunday afternoon she went for a walk, met William LAIGHT at the Turnpike, and eloped to Norwich with him in his pony and trap. Richard LEEDER was extremely displeased by the scandal it caused in the village. Sometime later William LAIGHT received a message to say that all was forgiven and that Mr. LEEDER wanted him to come to Acle for a talk. He set off in the pony and trap, but on reaching the Acle Turnpike he met a good friend who told him the message came not from Mr. LEEDER but from the HOLMES brothers who were waiting for him near the church. William LAIGHT at once returned to Norwich.

      Eventually all was forgiven and by 1868 they were living in Acle. William LAIGHT was groom and gardener at the rectory and later farmed his own land in the village. Ellen became postmistress.

      The 1871 census of Middlesex, Acle:
      Willm LAIGHT, head, aged 25,domestic coachman, born at Lincoln;
      *Ellen LAIGHT, wife, aged 24, born at Acle, Norfolk;
      Ellen E. K. LAIGHT, daughter, aged 4, scholar, born at Sprowston, Norfolk;
      Allice (sic) LAIGHT, daughter, aged 3, born at Acle;
      Willm L. LAIGHT, son, aged 1, born at Acle, Norfolk;
      Charles H. LAIGHT, aged 2 months, born at Acle.
      (RG10/1829/100/32)

      The 1881 census of Acle, Norfolk:
      William LAIGHT, head, aged 35, domestic groom, born at Lincoln;
      *Ellen LAIGHT, wife, aged 34, born at Acle;
      Alice LAIGHT, daughter, aged 13, scholar, born at Acle;
      William L. LAIGHT, son, aged 11, scholar, born at Acle;
      Charles H. LAIGHT, son, aged 10, scholar, born at Acle;
      George LAIGHT, son, aged 8, scholar, born at Acle;
      Florence LAIGHT, daughter, aged 7, scholar, born at Acle;
      Ida May LAIGHT, daughter, aged 5, scholar, born at Acle;
      Ruth LAIGHT, daughter, aged 4, scholar, born at Acle;
      Ethel LAIGHT, daughter, aged 1, born at Acle.
      (RG11/1961/98/27)

      The 1891 census of Acle Street, Acle, Norfolk:
      William LAIGHT, head, aged 45, postmaster, grocer, gardener, Born at Lincoln;
      *Ellen LAIGHT, wife, aged 44, born at Acle;
      Charles H. LAIGHT, son, aged 20, postman, born at Acle;
      George LAIGHT, son, aged 18, gardener, domestic servant, born at Acle;
      Florence LAIGHT, daughter, aged 17, shop assistant, born at Acle;
      Ida M. LAIGHT, daughter, aged 15, shop assistant, born at Acle;
      Ruth LAIGHT, daughter, aged 14, shop assistant, born at Acle.
      Ethel LAIGHT, daughter, aged 11, scholar, born at Acle;
      Emma LAIGHT, daughter, aged 9, scholar, born at Acle;
      Ella LAIGHT, daughter, aged 7, scholar, born at Acle;
      Herbert LAIGHT, son, aged 6, scholar, born at Acle;
      Edward LAIGHT, son, aged 3, born at Acle.
      (RG12/1539/82/28)

      The 1901 census of the Post Office, The Street, Acle, Norfolk:
      William LAIGHT, head, aged 55, subpostmaster & general shopkeeper, born at Lincoln;
      *Ellen LAIGHT, wife, aged 54, shop, born Acle;
      Florence LAIGHT, daughter, aged 27, shop assistant, born at Acle;
      Ruth LAIGHT, daughter, aged 24, post office clerk, born at Acle;
      Ethel LAIGHT, daughter, aged 21, post office clerk, born at Acle;
      Emma LAIGHT, daughter, aged 20, post office assistant, born at Acle;
      Ella LAIGHT, daughter, aged 17, post office assistant, born at Acle;
      Herbert LAIGHT, son, aged 15, scholar, born at Acle;
      Edward LAIGHT, son, aged 13, scholar, born at Acle;
      Ralph LAIGHT, aged 9, born at Acle.
      (RG13/1855/7/5)

      From the 1911 census of the Post Office, Acle, Norfolk:
      William LAIGHT, head, aged 65, sub postmaster and general shopkeeper, born at Lincoln;
      *Ellen LAIGHT, wife, aged 64, married 44 years, assisting in the business, born at Acle, Norfolk;
      Ruth LAIGHT, daughter, aged 34, post office clerk, born at Acle;
      Ella LAIGHT, daughter, aged 27, post office clerk, born at Acle;
      Edward LAIGHT, son, aged 23, single, postman, born at Acle;
      Robert Charles FOX, grandson, aged 23, single, post office clerk, born at Mulbarton, Norfolk;
      Nellie Gladys FOX, granddaughter, aged 19, post office clerk, born at Old Lakenham, Norfolk.
      (RG14PN11380/RG78PN620/RD228/SD2/ED1/SN161)

      She died aged 74 on 6 November 1921.
      (GRO December Q 1921 Blofield 4b 224)

      (revised 27.06.2009)