John Ellis junior

1757 - 1832


Son of John Ellis senior (d. 1781) who inherited Green Castle in St Mary, Jamaica, from his brother George (d. 1753). Of the Ellis family property, John junior inherited Nutfield, Newry and Green Castle while his brother Charles Rose Ellis inherited Montpelier and other property. The brothers agreed also to share liability for their father's debts. From at least the 1810s, John was heavily in debt, to his brother and to the London merchants Timperon and Dobinson.

  1. His eldest son John was born c. 1788. Two daughters, Elizabeth Margaret Antonetta (1791) and Caroline (1793) were baptised in Marylebone, London. His second son, Charles Parker, was "dangerously wounded" at Waterloo.

  2. Living at Mamhead House, Devon, for celebrations of the coming of age of his son John, in 1809. At the same address in reports of the marriage of his second daughter Caroline to Joseph Pole Carew in 1810 and of his eldest daughter Eliza to Rev. Henry John Ridley in 1813. The manor house, farmland and other properties on the estate were advertised to be sold at auction at Garraway's Coffee House in London 28/05/1823; tickets for viewing the property could be obtained from, among others, Charles Ellis of Verulum Buildings, solicitors for the trustees. The current Mamhead House appears to be a later building.

  3. His wife Antoinetta, daughter of Sir Peter Parker, Admiral of the Fleet, died in Boulogne, France, in September 1829.


Kathleen Mary Butler, The Economics of Emancipation (Chapel Hill, 1995) pp. 49-50. The death-date of 1832 is shown both on the Hurlingham Club website and in normally reliable genealogical material, although no will has yet been found for him.

  1. Exeter Flying Post 23/02/1809;, London, England, Church of England Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1538-1812 [database online];, Waterloo Roll Call, 1815 [database online].

  2. See numerous newspaper reports eg Exeter Flying Post 23/02/1809, Royal Cornwall Gazette 22/09/1810, Madras Courier 31/08/1813; Public Ledger and Daily Advertiser 19/04/1823, Star (London) 10/05/1823. Advertisement for the sale of the house in 2020, [accessed 18/11/2020].

  3. Hampshire Chronicle 21/09/1829.

Further Information

Antonetta Parker
John, Elizabeth Margaret Antonetta, Caroline, Charles Parker

Associated Estates (6)

The dates listed below have different categories as denoted by the letters in the brackets following each date. Here is a key to explain those letter codes:

  • SD - Association Start Date
  • SY - Association Start Year
  • EA - Earliest Known Association
  • ED - Association End Date
  • EY - Association End Year
  • LA - Latest Known Association
1817 [EA] - 1832 [EY] → Joint owner
1815 [SY] - 1832 [EY] → Joint owner
1781 [SY] - 1832 [LA] → Owner
1781 [EA] - 1839 [LA] → Owner
1781 [EA] - 1839 [LA] → Owner
1781 [SY] - 1839 [LA] → Owner

Legacies Summary

Physical (1)

Country house
Hurlingham House [Built] 
description →
Country house, built by George Byfield for John Ellis (incorporating an earlier 'cottage' built by Dr William Cadogan 1711-1797), with landscaping by Repton. Sold in 1807 for £16,000. Now the...

Relationships (5)

First Cousins
Son → Father
Nephew → Uncle
Father → Son

Addresses (1)

Mamhead House, Kenton, Devon, Devon & Cornwall, England