This email is from Heather Noble, great grand-daughter of Josiah Denyer.
Here is a list of my granny’s siblings, who lived in the cottage with their parents, Josiah and Eliza nee Ellis Denyer,
HENRY D OF B 1865
ALFRED D OF B 1866
JOSIAH JNR D OF B 1868
EDWIN CHARLES D OF B 1870
EMILY – MY GRANNY – D OF B 1871
SYDNEY D OF B 1873
ALBERT D OF B 1875
EDITHA D OF B 1877
GEORGE D OF B 1880
BLANCHE D OF B 1881
FRANCES – FRANK – D OF B 1885
GUSTAVE D OF B 1886 – STEVE’S GT GRANDAD.
Recently Steve has also been doing some research on the Ellis side of the family and has discovered that my gt granny, Eliza Elllis, was related to Ellen Elizabeth Ellis nee Colebrook. Eliza’s family hailed from Elstead. Her parents were William and Hannah Ellis, nee Roe. Continuing the research re Ellen, it appears that she married Olivier Ellis -William’s first cousin.
I am particularly interested in Ellen as she went to a seminary in G/Ford and went on to open a boarding school for girls in the town, at a time when very few girls were educated. After her marriage to William, they went to N.Z, where she wrote an early feminist book, called Everything is Possible to Will. It appears Ellen was born at Gt Tangley Manor, Wonersh – one of 17 children! Olivier’s family were tenant farmers, living at Orange Ct Farm – part of the Loseley Estate, As we know so little of Eliza’s family we think if we could find out more of Ellen/Olivier, it may help us to discover further info on Eliza.
I will forward on my granny’s school certificate soon and if you would like to have more photos of the cottage and/or local landscapes eg the bridge,Shackleford Church, Peper Harow, which were amongst the photographs in Josiah’s album, I will send these to you as well.
With thanks, Heather Noble