Birth: 20 June 1819, in Dallington, Sussex,
Baptism: 23 August 1819, in Dallington,
Father: Thomas Ferris
Mother: Elizabeth Dorothy Lamb
Evans on 19 November 1846, in Chunar, Bengal, India.
Edward is listed as the son of Thomas Ferris. Laura is listed as the
daughter of Morison Evans. Simmond's Colonial Magazine Jan-Apr 1847 p364 MARRIAGES.
At Chunar, on the 19th Nov. Edward Fiott, son of the Rev. Thomas Ferris,
Vicar of Darlington, Sussex, to Laura, youngest daughter of the late
Maurice Evans, Esq., Army and Navy Agency, Strand, London.
Married (2nd): Martha Victoria (Ellis) Kent
on 20 July 1868, in St Mary, Leamington Priors, Warwickshire, England.
Edward is listed as the son of Edward Fiott Ferris. Martha is listed as the
daughter of William Ellis.
Martha was born on 25 July 1837, and baptised on 27 December 1840 in St
Luke, Old Street, Finsbury, Middlesex, the daughter of William Eliis and
Charlotte. She was previous married to Arthur Kent in 1861, in Newton
district, Devon, and had at least one child, Anne Kent, born on 4
October 1865, in Kidderminster, Worcestershire. Arthur Kent owned a house,
48 Franchise street, in Kidderminster which he bought in approximately 1855.
Days before her marriage to Edward Ferris, this house was put into a trust,
presumably to protect the interest of her daughter, Anne. The house was sold
in 1893, after after Edward's death in 1892.
Mabel Ferris (1869 - ? )
Edward and Martha were divorced in 1871, by the husband's petition. In 1881
Martha married William Henry Jones, a butler 15 years her junior, in Cheltenham
district, Gloucestershire. William and Martha are living, with Mabel
listed as a stepdaughter, at Merton
Winchcombe Road, Prestbury, Gloucestershire in the 1881 census.
Curiously, in the 1891 census, when she is a visitor in the house of Charles
Fontaine at 5 Welch Road, Herbert Terrace, in Portsea Island, Hampshire, she
is recorded again as Martha V. Ferris (rather than Jones).
Married (3rd): Louisa _____. Louisa was
born in 1832/3, in Bangor, Wales.
Occupation: Army Officer. It seems from
his appointments that Edward was actually in the service of the East India
Company rather than the regular army. In 1846, Edward is described as the
"sub. dep. opium agent" at Juanpore, Bengal (Allen's Indian Mail 30 November 1846 p719).
By 1849, as we see in the advertisement below, Edward was a captain, in
command of the "Rampore forces in Rohilcund". The Plantagenet Roll of the Blood Royal -
Mortimer-Percy p519 describes this assignment as "Commandant
Forces of Nawab
Rampur". Rampur was a princely state, now part of Uttar Pradesh. In
1853, in the birth announcement of his daughter, Edward is still ranked
captain. The 1881 census lists Edward as a retired army major.
In 1849, a letter written by Edward professing to have seen a miraculous
cure ascribed to Professor Holloway's ointment and pills, was reprinted in
advertisements for the ointment in many newspapers around the world. An
example of the advertisement, in Allen's Indian Mail 6 June 1849 p350 is
shown below. TO
PERSONS PARALYZED, &c.- EXTRAORDINARY CURE by HOLLOWAY'S OINTMENT and
PILLS.- Copy of a letter from Captain E. F. Ferris, commanding Rampore
forces, Rohilcund, India, Jan 15, 1849- "To Professor Holloway. Sir,- I
deem that your wonderful medicines ought to be well known, and I take the
liberty of reporting a miraculous cure under my own eye. An old woman had
been for the last two years quite bedridden, having entirely lost the use
of her legs from the hip joint. Her limbs were apparently quite dead, and
without the slightest feeling, but by the use of your Ointment and Pills
she is quite restored. (Signed): E. F. FERRIS."
Sold by all venders of medicines, and at Professor Holloway's
establishment, 244, Strand, London; and by all European and Native venders
of medicine throughout the whole of the East Indies.
On his return to England, Edward partnered with Andrew George Hunter to form
the Landore Alkali Company with premises at 75 Mark Lane in the city of
London and Landore, near Swansea, Glamorganshire. This company entered
bankruptcy on 26 May 1863 (London Gazette 29 May 1863 p2828), resolved
by the payment to creditors of 7s 6d. on the pound (London Gazette 8 September 1863 p4402).
Marriage (2nd): England Marriage
Index (3Q1868 Warwick vol 6d p604); exact date and place and parents
batch M15352-1; This marriage may have been between Martha and
Edward's son, Edward Stewart Fiott Ferris - the marriage record shows
the groom's father to be Edward Fiott Ferris, which would be true for
the younger Edward, but not for the older Edward whose father was Thomas
Ferris. Against that, however, the marriage (and divorce) records show
only "Edward Fiott Ferris" with no mention of the Stewart, and the age
of the participants (elder Edward is 49, Martha 31, younger Edward is
21) and marital status (elder Edward and Martha are both previously
married, and probably widowed, with children, younger Edward is a
bachelor) incline me to believe that Martha's marriage was with the
elder Edward. Both father and son died within months of each other in
1892, so we do not get any clue from the sale of the house held in trust
for Edward and Martha that was disposed of in 1893. Martha birth,
baptism, parents from England
and Christenings batch C02524-4; Martha 1st marriage from England
Marriage Index (2Q1861 vol 5b p267); Anne Kent birth from England
and Christenings batch C02069-4; Edward-Martha divorce from National
J77/111; Martha 3rd marriage from England Marriage Index (2Q1881
vol 6a p769); 48 Franchise Street details from Historic
Marriage (3rd): 1881 census;
Louisa birth from 1881 census
Married: Emma Susanna Campling. Emma was
born in 1850, in Norwich, Norfolk, England. In the 1901 census, Emma's
occupation is listed as grocer's shopkeeper. She died in Norwich
district in 1918, aged 67.
Census & Addresses:
1900: Sussex Road, Norwich, Norfolk (baptism registration of daughter Purrie
1901: Norwich, Norfolk: Emma Feris is aged 49, born in Norwich, a Grocers
1912: 42 Sussex Road, Norwich, Norfolk (manifest
the St Louis 27 October 1912)
1914: 42 Sussex Road, Norwich, Norfolk (manifest
the Olympic 17 October 1914)
Marriage: 1881 census; Emma
birth from England Birth Index (1Q1850 Norwich vol 13 p269) with exact
place from 1881 census; Emma's last name from The Plantagenet Roll of the Blood Royal -
Mortimer-Percy p519; Emma occupation from 1901 census;
Emma death from England Death Index (3Q1918 Norwich vol 4b p114)
Married (2nd): Wellington Phillips
Bartels on 21 June 1937, in Manchester, New Hampshire, United States.
Wellington was born on 5 January 1893, at 3 Savin Street, Boston,
Massachusetts, the son of Ernest O. Bartels and Ellen Mary Hall. He was
baptised on 24 March 1894 in All Sould Unitarian Church, Roxbury, Boston. In
1917 Wellington is recorded as being of medium height and build, with blue
eyes and dark brown hair. He attended four years of college. He is recorded
as a steamfitter in 1914, a machinist at Atlantic Works in 1917 and a
plumber, in his own business, in 1940. Wellington was first married to
Idlene May Streeter on 15 January 1914. Wellington died on 1 January 1961 in
Bucksport, Hancock county, Maine and is buried in Riverview cemetery in
Census & Addresses:
1893: 3 Savin Street, Boston, Suffolk county, Massachusetts (Massachusetts
Births film 1651223)
1914: 171 Walnut Avenue, Boston, Suffolk county, Massachusetts (Massachusetts
Marriages film 2409948)
1917: 74 Bird Street, Boston, Massachusetts (World
War I draft registration card)
1935: 18 Franklin Street, Boston, Suffolk county, Massachusetts (from 1940
18 Franklin Street, Boston, Suffolk county, Massachusetts
Occupation: Stenographer. In the 1940
census, Gladys is recorded as a stenographer for a steel company.
Notes: Gladys emigrated to the United
States with her first husband, arriving in the US on 27 October 1912, aboard
St Louis. In that manifest
she is listed as 5'6" tall, with a fair complexion, black hair and blue
eyes. Two years later, in the manifest
the Olympic, she is listed
as 5'5" tall, with a fair complexion, brown hair and blue eyes. In the 1940
census, Gladys is recorded as having attended four years of college.
Death: 12 November 1980, aged 94, in Hancock
county, Maine, United States
Headstone of Gladys (Ferris, Nelson)
Bartels and Wellington Phillips Bartels in Riview cemetery,
Birth: England Birth Index
(1Q1880 Holborn vol 1b p785); exact place from 1881 census
Parents: 1881 census
Marriage (1st): England Marriage
Index (2Q1905 Hastings vol 2b p78); Cecil birth from England Birth Index
(1Q1856 Flegg vol 4b p33) with exact place from 1881 census; Cecil
baptism, parents from England
and Christenings batch C04500-2 with mother's surname from England
Marriage Index (2Q1853 Marylebone vol 1a p723); Cecil education
from The Eton Register Part IV 1871-1880 p6
(1907); Cecil occupation from 1881 census
Marriage (2nd): England Marriage
Index (3Q1918 St Giles vol 1b p1142); Frank birth from England Birth
Index (4Q1864 Coventry vol 3b p102) with place from 1881 census; Frank
occupation from 1901 census
Occupation: 1901 census
Death: England Death Index
(4Q1927 Norwich vol 4b p155)