One hundred and thirty six years ago today, on the 4th January 1876, my great great grandfather married Ellen Goudge. The marriage details are as follows;
Date: January 4th 1876
Name: Isaac William Davey
Place of residence at time of marriage: St. Helier, Jersey (possibly 14 Lempriere Street – where the old Eagle Tavern once stood)
Place of birth: St. Helier
Father: Isaac William Davey
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Name: Ellen Goudge (Ellen’s names have been spelt in a variety of ways; Eleonore/Gouge/Goodge)
Place of residence at time of marriage: St. Helier, Jersey
Place of birth: Grouville
Father: Henry Goudge
En presence de: A. H. Moon & Mary Frances Davey (Isaac’s brother-in-law and younger sister)
Vicar: Rich? Bellis (hard to decipher)
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Isaac and Ellen are still together 35 years later in the 1911 census at 21 Charles Street, Jersey with Elle’s mother (a widow, aged 81) and grandson, John Philip Bree (aged 25, a baker). In the 1911 census it states that out of the 8 children Isaac and Ellen had together 4 are still alive. This creates a bit of a mystery for me, as I am only aware of 7 of their children: Isaac, James, Elenore, George (my great grandfather), Eva, William and Violet.
I have no images of the couple unlike my french ancestors of the same era who had immigration cards with photos.
If you have any more information on this couple I would love to hear from you!