Lister Ellis

1778 - 1829

Claimant or beneficiary


Liverpool merchant, whose executors (R. Ramsden, Adam Hodgson and William Ellis, each of whom q.v.) were awarded the compensation for Plantation Profit in British Guiana.

  1. Lister Ellis of Rodney Street Liverpool aged 51 or 57 buried St George Everton, Walton-on-the-Hill Lancashire 10/03/1829; will of Lister Ellis of Liverpool proved 30/12/1829. A Lister Ellis was baptised at West Keighley Yorkshire 09/09/1778, the son of Lister Ellis and Frances, the daughter of William Blakey. The widow of Lister Ellis of Liverpool, Olivia née Garforth of Yorkshire, married George Russell son of Alexander Russell of Aden in 1836.

  2. Lister Ellis and William Ellis appear as partners in the firm of Watson, Blakeys and Smith, cotton twist-spinners at Greengate Mill within Kighley [sic], which became Watson, Blakeys and Marriner and then Watson Blakeys Marriner and Ellis. William Ellis withdrew on 03/12/1804 and Lister Ellis on 03/12/1805. Frances Watson is reported as having transferred her share to her son Lister Ellis of Kighley at her death: presumably this is Frances Ellis née Blakey having remarried (to Rowland Watson, an original partner).

  3. Lister Ellis was a partner in Shand, Ellis and Shand, merchants and factors Liverpool until his withdrawal in 1826. The firm became Charles, William and Francis Shand (q.v.).


T71/885 British Guiana No. 631.

  1. Liverpool Lancashire England Burials 1813-1974 - his age is difficult to decipher, most genealogical sites give his birth as 1778 in line with the West Keighley baptism; PROB 11/1763; West Yorkshire Baptisms, Marriages and Burials 1512-1812; John Burke, A genealogical and heraldic history of the landed gentry of Great Britain and Ireland (2 vols., London, Henry Colburn, 1863), vol. 2, p.1303, Russell of Aden.

  2. London Gazette, Issue 16588, 31/12/1812, p. 624.

  3. London Gazette, Issue 18245, 06/05/1826, p. 1070.

Further Information

Olivia Garforth

Associated Claims (1)

£7,700 13s 2d
Beneficiary deceased

Legacies Summary

Commercial (1)

Name partner
Charles, William and Francis Shand
West India merchant  

Addresses (1)

Rodney Street, Liverpool, Lancashire, North-west England, England