Tuesday, 16 April 2013

April A to Z Challenge - N is for Nally

Today, I am going to write a brief biography of my husband's second great grandmother, Ellen Nally.

Ellen Nally was born on 5 January 1858 at 7 Sugar House Yard in Warrington to Irish immigrants James Nally, and agricultural labourer, and his wife Margaret Miller.

At the time of the 1861 Census, the household, still in Sugar House Yard, consisted of:
James Nally aged 45, Labourer in Buck? Yard, born in County Meath, Ireland
Margaret Nally, his wife, aged 40, born in County Meath, Ireland
Catherine Nally, their married daughter, aged 20, a fustian cutter, born in County Meath, Ireland
Mary Nally, their daughter, aged 18, a fustian cutter, born in County Meath, Ireland
Patrick Nally, their son, aged 16, a fustian cutter, born in County Meath, Ireland
Margaret Nally, their daughter, aged 8, born in Warrington
Ellen Nally, their daughter, aged 4, born in Warrington
Ann Nally, their daughter, aged 2, born in Warrington 

Ellen Nally married Thomas Cartwright, the son of John Cartwright and Elizabeth Snape, on 3 February 1883 in the St Alban's Roman Catholic Chapel in Warrington.

St Alban's Roman Catholic Church, Warrington by S Parish [CC-BY-SA-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

Unfortunately, neither of the newlyweds had a father alive to witness their marriage. Ellen's father died at the beginning of 1882, aged 67.

Ellen and Thomas Cartwright went on to have four children: John (b. c. 1884), James (b. c. 1886), Ann (b. c. 1890), and Mary Ellen (b. 20 June 1892).

Unfortunately, Ellen did not live long enough to see her children grow up. She died in mid-1896.


This is a post for the April A-Z Challenge. This Challenge will cover each letter of the alphabet, one per day (except Sundays) for the month of April. I didn't register my blog with the organisers, but I'm going to follow along anyway. You can too! See www.a-zchallenge.com for more information.