Helen BURGESS 8
- Born: 1840, Glass, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
- Marriage: John ELLICE on 10 Dec 1862 8
- Died: 29 Jan 1928 at age 88
Nothing is known of Nellie before her marriage except that her parents rented Corsemaul Croft , where buildings still stand, unoccupied and probable altered or replaced since Nellies bro ther Alexander (1794 - 1879) lived there.
John Ellice himself built the cottage at Corsemaul where they lived. It had a but and a be n and a closet, a very primitive structure. The walls were made of stone and clay with a roo f of turf and earthen floors.
The intention was that John and Nellie should, in due course, take over her parents croft; b ut with the arrival of many children, this idea had to be abandoned as beyond their means.
John worked for some years as a coachman at Blairmore Lodge, a walk of several miles from hi s home. He also drove a grocers van for some time around the district, coming home only a t week-ends.
From the 1881 Census:
Census Place:Glass, Aberdeen, Scotland
Source:FHL Film 0203457 GRO Ref Volume 199 EnumDist 2 Page 8
Marr Age SexBirthplace
John ELLICEM 40 MTyrie, Aberdeen, Scotland
Hellan ELLICEM 40 FGlass, Aberdeen, Scotland
Isabella H. ELLICE 12 FGlass, Aberdeen, Scotland
Jessie J. ELLICE 9 FGlass, Aberdeen, Scotland
Maggie ELLICE 7 FGlass, Aberdeen, Scotland
Elsie ELLICE 5 FGlass, Aberdeen, Scotland
Alexina R. ELLICE 4 FGlass, Aberdeen, Scotland
John ELLICE 3 MGlass, Aberdeen, Scotland
Rebecca ELLICE 1 FGlass, Aberdeen, Scotland
Charlotte G. ELLICE 2 m FGlass, Aberdeen, Scotland
Noted events in her life were:
• Alt. Birth: Glass, MOR, SCT, Abt 1841. 8
• Alt. Death: Conval Street, Dufftown, ABD, SCT, 26 Jan 1928. 8
Helen married John ELLICE, son of Benjamin Fenwick ELLICE and Rebecca STEPHEN, on 10 Dec 1862.8 (John ELLICE was born in 1840 in Tyrie, Aberdeenshire, Scotland 8 and died on 5 Mar 1900 in Conval Street, Dufftown, Aberdeenshire, Scotland 8.)