See also

Ellen CLARE (1870-1919)

Name: Ellen CLARE
Sex: Female
Father: John CLARE (c. 1825-1875)
Mother: Charlotte HARRIS (c. 1829-1886)

Individual Events and Attributes

Birth 6 Sep 1870 St Giles, London, UK1,2,3
8 Duke Street, St Giles South
Q4 1870 St Giles 1b 502
Entry was for Ellen CLARE dau of John CLARE Ostler and Charlotte CLARE formerly HARRIS
Baptism 6 Nov 1870 (age 0) London, UK4
Green Street Methodist Chapel, Camden, London, UK
Entry was for Helen CLARE dau of John CLARE & Charlotte
Occupation 3 Apr 1881 (age 10) Scholar; London, UK5
6 White Hart Street, St Martin in the Fields, London, UK
Entry was for Ellen CLARE born St Giles stated age 10
Occupation 5 Apr 1891 (age 20) Machinist; Southark, London, UK6
23 Tower Street, St George the Martyr, Southwark, London, UK
Entry was for Ellen CLARE born St Giles stated age 20
Residence 9 Nov 1901 (age 31) Soho, London7
12 Carlisle Street, Soho Square, London, UK
(as stated on death certificate of Charles William TRICKS)
Occupation 2 Apr 1911 (age 40) Charwoman; St Pancras, London, UK8
62 Warren Street, St Pancras, London, UK, London, UK
Entry was for Ellen TRICKS born Holborn stated age 40
Residence 1919 (age 48-49) Shoreditch, London, UK7
45 Murray Street, Shoreditch, London, UK
Death 21 Feb 1919 (age 48) St Pancras, London, UK9
St Pancras House (Hospice), East St Pancras
Q1 1919 Pancras 1b 146
Entry was for Ellen THOMAS late TRICKS stated age 47
Widow of Walter THOMAS a Waiter

Marriage (1)


Son: Charles William TRICKS, 1935, age 40


Daughter: Elizabeth Charlotte TRICKS, 1923, age 24

Spouse Charles William TRICKS (1866-1901)
Children Charles William TRICKS (1895-1961)
Ellen Florence TRICKS (1897-1901)
Elizabeth Charlotte TRICKS (1899-1997)
Lilian TRICKS (1903-1917)
Marriage 13 May 1894 (age 23) Greenwich, London, UK10
Christ Churh, Greenwich, London, UK
Q2 1894 Greenwich 1d 1289
Entry was for Charles William TRICKS m. Ellen CLARE

Marriage (2)


Son: James Walter THOMAS, 1944, age 33

Spouse Wallace Walter THOMAS (1867-1912)
Children James Walter THOMAS (1911-1976)
Marriage "None found"

Individual Note

Ellen CLARE was born in St Giles, London in 1870. Ellen was the 9th of 10 children. Her parents were John CLARE, then a Stableman, and Charlotte CLARE nee HARRIS. Ellen's childhood was beset by tragedy. In 1875 aged 4 and a half her father John died. In 1878 aged 8 Ellen's mother Charlotte married again and became the 2nd wife of Thomas BROWN. For the next 8 years Ellen lived with her mother Charlotte and stepfather Thomas BROWN. But in 1886 her mother died when Ellen was aged 16. Ellen continued to live with her stepfather Thomas BROWN. Two years later Thomas BROWN married for the third time to Louisa BIRD. Ellen CLARE then aged 18 continued to live with her stepfather and his latest wife until 1894. In 1894 aged 23 Ellen CLARE, then a spinster of no stated occupation, married Charles William TRICKS, then a Carman. (On her marriage certificate Ellen stated her father to be a William CLARE deceased Horse Dealer, but this is believed to be an error). Ellen had 3 children by Charles TRICKS (a son Charles and two daughters, Ellen and Elizabeth). Her husband Charles TRICKS then died in 1901. In 1903 Ellen then had another daughter Lilian, by an unknown father. By 1910 Ellen had met a hotel worker calling himself Walter THOMAS (but no record of marriage has been found). In 1911 Ellen then gave birth to a child at 62 Warren Street, South St Pancras; the father being registered as Walter THOMAS, then a Hotel Kitchen Porter; the mother being registered as Ellen THOMAS late TRICKS formerly CLARE. The father Walter THOMAS died in 1912 (aged 45), and Ellen herself suffered from a stroke (?) in 1915, causing her young son (then) aged 4 to be put into care of the Waifs & Strays Society. Ellen eventually died in Feb 1919 (aged 48) in St Pancras House Hospice, London.




1"UK GRO B Cert.". See
2"Surname Origin". See
3"Family Tree". See
4"London Births & Baptisms 1813-1906".
5"UK Census 1881". See
6"UK Census 1891". See
7"UK GRO D Cert.".
8"UK Census 1911". See
9"UK GRO D Cert.". See
10"UK GRO M Cert.". See