The Ferris Family

Charles Owen Fiott Ferris

Birth: 13 October 1849

Baptism: 7 November 1849, in Naini Tal, Bengal, India

Father:
Edward Fiott Ferris

Mother: Laura (Evans) Ferris

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Edward Fiott Ferris

Birth: 20 June 1819, in Dallington, Sussex, England

Baptism: 23 August 1819, in Dallington, Sussex, England

Father:
Thomas Ferris

Mother: Elizabeth Dorothy Lamb

Married (1st): Laura 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.


Children:
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 Abbot 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.

Children:
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 Villa, 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 of 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).

Death: May 1892, in Croydon district, Surrey, England, aged 73

Census:
1881: Stratford Road, Yardley, Worcestershire

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Edward Stewart Fiott Ferris

Birth: 28 October 1847, in India

Baptism: 31 December 1847, in Juanpore, Bengal, India

Father:
Edward Fiott Ferris

Mother: Laura (Evans) Ferris

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 at FreeReg)
1901: Norwich, Norfolk: Emma Feris is aged 49, born in Norwich, a Grocers Shopkeeper
1912: 42 Sussex Road, Norwich, Norfolk (manifest of the St Louis 27 October 1912)
1914: 42 Sussex Road, Norwich, Norfolk (manifest of the Olympic 17 October 1914)

Children:
The Plantagenet Roll of the Blood Royal - Mortimer-Percy p519 says that Edward and Emma had a son and five daughters.

Occupation: Railway Clerk (1881), and Episcopal Clergyman

Death: 23 August 1892, in Penzance district, Cornwall, England, aged 43

Census:
1881: 21 Cumming Street, London, Middlesex

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Edward Thomas William Ferris

Birth: 16 June 1891, in Brentford, Middlesex, England

Baptism: 17 October 1900, in St Augustine, Norwich, Norfolk, England

Father:
Edward Stewart Fiott Ferris

Mother: Emma Susanna (Campling) Ferris

Death: 1928, in Bromley district, Kent, England, aged 36

Census:
1901: Norwich, Norfolk. Edward Feris is aged 9, born in Brentford
1910: Norwich, Norfolk: Edward Ferris is aged 19

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Gladys Lilian Maud (Ferris, Nelson) Bartels

Birth: 15 March 1885, in Paddington, Middlesex, England

Baptism: 17 October 1900, in St Augustine, Norwich, Norfolk, England

Father:
Edward Stewart Fiott Ferris

Mother: Emma Susanna (Campling) Ferris

Spring Blossoms by William Henry de Beauvoir Nelson
Spring Blossoms by William Henry de Beauvoir Nelson
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Artwork by William Henry de Beauvoir Nelson
Artwork by William Henry de Beauvoir Nelson
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Married (1st): William Henry de Beauvoir Nelson on 9 July 1911, in St Augustine, Norwich, Norfolk, England.
William was born in 15 August 1861, in St Giles district, London, England. William was married firstly to Mary _____ in 1895, and had a son, Hamilton, in December 1896, in California. In the manifest of the St Louis 27 October 1912, when he immigrated to the United States, William is described as 5'8" tall, with a fair complexion, grey hair and blue eyes. In this manifest he notes that he had previously been in the United States for a period of 8 years from 1897 to 1905, in California and Colorado. William was a watercolor artist, and a member of the American Watercolor Society and the Salmagundi Club. He was editor of the International Studio art magazine from 1912 until 1920. William died on 27 September 1920, in Pelham, New York, of kidney failure.
Census & Addresses:
1900: 617 N. Main Street, Pueblo, Colorado
1912: Bungay, Suffolk (manifest of the St Louis 27 October 1912)
1915: 124 North Avenue, North Pelham, New York (death notice of son Hamilton in the New York Times 16 May 1915)
1920: Westchester, New York

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 Bucksport.
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 census)
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 the 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 of 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 Bartels
Headstone of Gladys (Ferris, Nelson) Bartels and Wellington Phillips Bartels in Riview cemetery, Bucksport, Maine
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Buried: Riverview cemetery, Bucksport, Hancock county, Maine, United States

Census & Addresses:
1891: Ealing, Middlesex: Gladys L. M. Ferris, daughter, is aged 5, born in Paddington, London
1901: Norwich, Norfolk: Gladys Feris is aged 16, born in London Paddington
1912: Norwich, Norfolk (manifest of the St Louis 27 October 1912)
1914: 120 N. 32nd St., New York, New York (manifest of the Olympic 17 October 1914)
1920: Westchester, New York
1935: 18 Franklin Street, Boston, Suffolk county, Massachusetts (from 1940 census)
1940: 18 Franklin Street, Boston, Suffolk county, Massachusetts

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Grace Florence Eliza (Ferris) Wordingham

Birth: 1878, in Clerkenwell, Middlesex, England

Father:
Edward Stewart Fiott Ferris

Mother: Emma Susanna (Campling) Ferris

Married: William George Wordingham on 14 October 1903, in St Augustines, Norwich, Norfolk, England.

Children:
Occupation: School Teacher

Death: 17 November 1948

Buried: St Laurence Churchyard, Brundell, Norfolk, England

Census:
1881: 21 Cumming Street, London, Middlesex
1901: Norwich, Norfolk: Grace Feris is aged 23, born in London Kings Cross, a School Hard Teacher
1911: Aylsham, Norfolk

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Laura Emily Fiott Ferris

Birth: 19 January 1853, in Moradabad, Bengal, India
Allen's Indian Mail 4 April 1853 p164
BIRTHS.
FERRIS, the lady of Capt. E. F. d. at Moradabad, Jan. 19.


Baptism: 7 February 1853, in Moradabad, Bengal, India

Father:
Edward Fiott Ferris

Mother: Laura (Evans) Ferris

Death: 2 January 1855, in Calcutta, Bengal, India
Allen's Indian Mail 21 March 1855 p132
DEATHS.
FERRIS, Laura, d. of Capt. E. F. at Calcutta, Jan. 2.


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Laura Theresa M. (Ferris, Gilbert) Bush

Birth: 1880, in Clerkenwell, Middlesex, England

Father:
Edward Stewart Fiott Ferris

Mother: Emma Susanna (Campling) Ferris

Married (1st): Cecil Thomas Clement Gilbert in 1905, in Hastings district, Sussex, England.
Cecil was born in 1856, in Hemsby, Norfolk, and christened on 20 January 1856 in Hemsby, the son of Clement Gilbert and Agnes Katherine Copeman. Cecil was educated at Eton College. In 1881, his occupation is listed as "landowner".
Census & Addresses:
1861: West Flegg, Norfolk
1881: 20 New Hall, Strumpshaw, Norfolk
1891: Cromer Road, Buxton, Norfolk
1901: Aylsham, Norfolk: Cecil T. C. Gilbert is aged 45, born in Hemsby, Norfolk and living on own means.

Married (2nd): Frank Parkinson Bush in 1918 in St Giles district, London, England. Frank was born in 1864, in Byfield, Northamptonshire. He was a medical doctor, passing the examining board of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons in physiology on 10 July 1890 (The Lancet 19 July 1890 p6). He was elected vice-president of the Norfolk branch of the British Medical Association in 1923 (British Medical Journal 23 June 1923 p276).
1881: Milton College, Little Claybrooke, Leicester, England
1901: St Martin, London: Frank P. Bush, aged 36 born Byfield Northants. Physician & Surgeon
1911: Norwich, Norfolk: Frank Perkinson Bush, aged 46

Occupation: Asylum Nurse

Death: 1927, in Norwich district, Norfolk, England, aged 47

Census:
1881: 21 Cumming Street, London, Middlesex
1901: Norfolk: Laura Ferris is aged 21, born in Ealing Park London, an asylum nurse

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Purrie Emma Annie Ferris

Birth: 15 April 1884, in Charing, London, England

Baptism: 17 October 1900, in St Augustine, Norwich, Norfolk, England

Father:
Edward Stewart Fiott Ferris

Mother: Emma Susanna (Campling) Ferris

Death: 1915, in Norwich district, Norfolk, England, aged 32, of tuberculosis

Census:
1901: Norwich, Norfolk: Purrie Feris is aged 17, born in London Charing
1911: Norwich, Norfolk: Pherie Ferris: aged 26

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