Ellen Markham (also known as Ellen Markerham, and later as Ellen Dewey) was one of at least four children born to Thomas Markham and his wife Susannah Pedley of Waterbeach, a village just north of Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England.
Ellen married agricultural labourer William Dewey of Witchford, Cambridgeshire and the couple appear on the 1841 Census as "Dewy" (a common variant of the name) at Witchford with their second, third and fourth of their six children.
By the time of the 1851 Census, the couple are alone and living at Witchford Main Street. It is noted that he was too ill to work and was consequently receiving parish relief.
Ellen pre-deceased William by 9 years in 1856.
- Circa 1791 in Waterbeach, Cambridgeshire, England.
- 19th June 1791 at the Church of St. John The Evangelist, Waterbeach, Cambridgeshire, England.
- William Dewey (1791-1865) on 17th November 1812 at St. Andrew's Church, Witchford, Cambridgeshire, England.
- Thomas Dewey (1813-?) married Elizabeth Tall (18??-?)
- William Dewey (1815-1887) married Mary Tabraham (1816-1866), and later to Isabel Watson (1820-?)
- James Dewey (1817-1896) married Eliza Norton (1825-?)
- Henry Dewey (1820-1879) married Esther Moden (1829-1902)
- Mary Dewey (1822-1883) married John Whetstone (1821-1880)
- Joseph Dewey (1825-1904) married Elizabeth Gray (1835-1916)
Census and Residence
- 1841: 49yrs, Witchford, Cambridgeshire, England.
- 1851: 60yrs, Main Street, Witchford, Cambridgeshire, England.
- August 1856 at Witchford, Cambridgeshire, England.
- 31st August 1856 at St. Andrew's Church, Witchford, Cambridgeshire, England.