Ellen Huntley Liffiton, 1817-1885, England

The fourth child of tailor John Liffiton and Ann Huntley of Exmouth, Ellen Huntley Liffiton married Mr Frederick Besley, of Exmouth. Besley became a wharfinger, the keeper of the warf, in London.


1817 From the Exmouth Exmouth Ebenzer Chapel Register: Ellen Huntley Daughter of Jon and Ann Liffiton Baptised March the 23 1817 by me JP Baker.

1835 From a newspaper: Trewman’s Exeter Flying Post of Plymouth and Cornish Advertiser (Exeter, England) Thursday, May 14, 1835; Issue 3634, Exeter, Wednesday, May 13, 1835 - Married May 7 at Littleham, Mr. Frederick Besley, (son of the late Mr. T. Besley, of this city,) to Ellen, 4th daughter of Mr. John Liffiton, of Exmouth.

1836-1843 Information supplied by Jan Whitiker of Kent:

  • Frederick John Besley baptised 11 March, 1836 at Camberwell, London.
  • Ellen Besley baptised 14 November, 1838 at Camberwell, London.
  • Charles Robert Besley baptised 14 November, 1838 at Camberwell, London
  • Edward Besley baptised 5 June 1840 at Camberwell, London.
  • Ann Huntley Besley baptised 9 March, 1842 at Camberwell, London.
  • Arthur Besley baptised 11 September, 1843 at Camberwell, London.

1851 From 1851 England Census

  • Ann H Besley
  • Age 9
  • Estimated year of birth 1842
  • Daughter of Frederick and ***Ellen Besley***
  • Born Camberwell, Surrey, England
  • Civil Parish Brighton
  • Town Brighton, Registration District Sussex, Subregistration District The Pace
  • Household Number 122
  • Piece 1546
  • Folio 220
  • Page Number 30
  • Household Members
  • Frederick Besley Lodger Age 47 Wharfinger and Warehouse Keeper born Exeter, Dvon
  • ***Ellen Besly*** wife Age 34 born Exeter Devon
  • Ellen Besley daughter Age 12 born Surrey Camberwell
  • Ann H Besley daughter Age 9 born Surrey Camberwell

    1857 From Parish Register

  • 9 June 1857
  • Marriage solemnized at Highgate in the Chapalry of St. Michael, Middlesex
  • Mark Beauchamp Peacock, age 22, bachelor, Profession Esquire, Residence Highgate
  • Father: Mark Beauchamp Peacock, Father’s profession Soliciter
  • and Ellen Besley, age 18, spinster, Residence Highgate Father Frederick Besley in the presence of -, Frederick Besley, Ellen Besley, AE Peacock, Caroline Hope

    1865 Photograph of Ellen Huntley Besley circa 1865 and contemporary photograph of Besley residence provided courtesy of Jan Whittaker.

    1885 According to a chart provided by Mr.& Mrs. JH Douglas of Kent, England, Ellen Huntley Besley died on 3 November, 1885 of throat cnacer in London, England.