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Alce and Ellis - both sussex families

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I am looking for my Ellis ancestors and have discovered that the person reporting the death of Mary Ellis, aged 71, in 1872, was a Robert Alce (present at the death).
The similarity of the sound of these two surnames made me believe that it was a misprint. However, Robert Alce is shown in the 1871 census at the given address in Eastbourne, Sussex, with a large family. Mary was the wife of James Ellis, both of whom lived elsewhere in the Eastbourne/Hastings area.
Does anyone have any knowledge of any "Alce" families or any connections with "Ellis"?
Any help would be appreciated.
John

Surnames: ALCE ELLIS
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on 2007-04-16 08:54:53

jonalex , from Devon, UK, has been a Family Tree Circles member since Jan 2007. is researching the following names: ALEXANDER, ASHBY, GUNTON and 13 other(s).

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by allycat on 2007-04-16 09:58:29

Dear John, Hi there. This might not mean anything yet to your research, but below is a link to the biggest tree I can find on rootsweb with the most ALCE surnames from Sussex in it.

Swan and Byrne Family

Has 30 ALCE family members, no Robert in sight though.

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There appears to have been two Robert ALCEs around about the same time, Eastbourne, Sussex, England.


Individual Record 1881 British Census

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Robert ALCE Household
Male

Other Information:
Birth Year <1831>
Birthplace Eastbourne, Sussex, England
Age 50
Occupation Labourer
Marital Status M
Head of Household Robert ALCE
Relation Head
Disability

Source Information:
Dwelling 32 Tideswell Road
Census Place Eastbourne, Sussex, England
Family History Library Film 1341246
Public Records Office Reference RG11
Piece / Folio 1038 / 156
Page Number 49

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Individual Record 1881 British Census

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Robert J. ALCE Household
Male

Other Information:
Birth Year <1863>
Birthplace Eastbourne, Sussex, England
Age 18
Occupation Apprentice To Ironmunger
Marital Status U
Head of Household Robert ALCE
Relation Son
Disability

Source Information:
Dwelling 32 Tideswell Road
Census Place Eastbourne, Sussex, England
Family History Library Film 1341246
Public Records Office Reference RG11
Piece / Folio 1038 / 156
Page Number 49


SOURCE:
FamilySearch

And if you really want to get stuck into the genealogy, join RootsChat and ask others to do some lookups for you.

ALCE phonetically does sound like ELLIS if spoken quickly.

Alison,
EDITOR.

by jonalex on 2007-04-16 13:55:05

Hi Allycat
Many thanks. I was aware of most of the Alce names included in the Swan and Byrne site you have directed me to, but that site also includes a large number of Ellis families which has given me more leads.
Thanks again
John

by allycat on 2007-04-17 07:50:54

You're welcome John, thought you'd see the ELLIS names. It's a great site. Ever thought about putting your family tree online? It's a great way to get in touch with descendants. I'd go for tribalpages.com as it is free and easy to use, and you can password protect your site if you like, and/or have living people's names not show up, but appear as ***********.

Alison.

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