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Ellis, John (1789-1862), railway promoter and politician

Miller Christy and Alan Griffin

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI:

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Ellis, John (1789-1862), railway promoter and politician, was born on 3 August 1789 at Sharman's Lodge, near Leicester, the eldest of six children of Joseph Ellis (1755-1810), farmer, and his wife, Rebekah, née Burgess (1760-1826), who was Joseph's second cousin. Both parents were Quakers. Ellis was married twice: first, on ...

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