Ellen Elizabeth Patterson

#1146, b. 30 July 1891, d. 14 November 1961

From Google Earth. This is Weston Street in Bermondsey where Ellen was living in 1911. Even though it seems unlikely, this street is a tunnel. There are entrances off the tunnel and it must go, covered, for 100's of meters. I don't know if Ellen lived in one of the 'houses'? in the tunnel or in an uncovered part of the street. There are a few 4 story places that would date back to well before ww1, but most of the street has been rebuilt. The other photo shows the entrance to the street

Individual's Timeline

Birth30 July 1891Ellen Elizabeth Patterson1
Christening31 May 1893Ellen Elizabeth Patterson2
Marriage13 June 1914Ellen Elizabeth Patterson1,3
Death of Mother3 August 1919Alice Patterson1
Death of Father21 June 1922Matthew James Patterson1
Death12 December 1937Christopher Elijah Charles Beales1
Marriage of SonSeptember 1940Christopher Alexander Beales4
Marriage of Son17 May 1952Basil Stanley Beales
Death14 November 1961Ellen Elizabeth Beales1

Primary events

Secondary circumstances

  • Note: Ellen's father was the eldest of 14 children, and Ellen was one of 10. She and Christopher had more than 11 children in the 17 years between 1915 and 1932. I believed that Ellen was very young when she married but now we have her birth certificate and can confirm that Ellen and Helen (Nellie) are the same person we now know that she was 23 when she married. This makes her 71 when she died.
  • Occupation: Ellen was a factory hand in a ginger beer bottler.
  • Married Name: Her married name was Beales.
  • Name Variation: She was also known as Helen (Nellie) Patterson.
  • Residence: In 1935 Ellen Elizabeth and Christopher lived in 27 Row 97, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, England.6

Census details

Children of Ellen Elizabeth Patterson and Christopher Elijah Charles Beales


  1. Copies of original certificates and docs.
  2. Free parish registers, online http://www.freereg.org.uk,      Norfolk
    Place     Great Yarmouth
    Church     St Nicholas
    RegisterNumber     2068
    DateOfBirth     01 Aug 1891
    BaptismDate     31 May 1893
    Forename     Helen
    Sex     F
    FatherForename     Matthew
    MotherForename     Alice
    FatherSurname     PATTERSON
    Abode     Row
    FatherOccupation     Labourer
    FileNumber     21508.
  3. Free UK BDM index from 1837, online http://freebmd.rootsweb.com
  4. Find my past web sites, online http://www.findmypast.com or http://www.findmypast.com.au, Civil Registration event: Marriage
    MarriageFinder™: Christopher A Beales married Lilian M Riches Help
    Name:      BEALES, Christopher A
    Registration District: Help      Grimsby
    County:      Lincolnshire
    Year of Registration:      1940
    Quarter of Registration:      Jul-Aug-Sep
    Spouse's last name:      Riches
    Volume No: Help      7A
    Page No: Help      2417

    Name:      RICHES, Lilian M
    Registration District:      Grimsby
    County:      Lincolnshire
    Year of Registration:      1940
    Quarter of Registration:      Jul-Aug-Sep
    Spouse's last name:      Beales
    Volume No:      7A
    Page No:      2417.
  5. Website Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com) "Name:     Helen Elizabeth Beales
    Death Age:     67
    Birth Date:     abt 1894
    Death Date:     abt 1961
    Death Place:     29 Baliol Rd., Gorleston
    Burial Date:     20 Nov 1961
    Burial Place:     Winchester, Hampshire, England
    Cemetery Section:     C.
    Grave Number:     330
    Interment Number:     412
    Cemetery Notes:     Consecrated."
  6. Conclusion of, Shirley.
  7. Free UK BDM index from 1837, online http://freebmd.rootsweb.com, 4b/3.
  8. Free UK BDM index from 1837, online http://freebmd.rootsweb.com, Beales      Mildred      Beales     Yarmuth 4b/46
    Beales      Mildred      0      Yarmouth      4b     31.
  9. Free UK BDM index from 1837, online http://freebmd.rootsweb.com, Beales      Mary E J      Patterson      Yarmouth      4b     4
    Beales      Mary E J      0      Yarmouth      4b     5.