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Ellen Leicester nee Forster

Ellen Leicester nee Forster Baptised: 9 May 1824
Married: 2 May 1843
Died: 18 September 1910

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Ellen Forster was born circa 1824 in Pickmere and was baptised on 9th May 1824 in the parish of Great Budworth, both in Cheshire. On the night of the 1841 census she was not living with her parents and on 2nd May 1843 she married Charles Leicester in Warrington, County of Lancaster. For the next 20 years they lived in Plumley. By 1871 Charles and Ellen had moved a few miles to Tabley and were living in one of the Gate-houses for Tabley House. It was called New Road Lodge - later known as Peacock Lodge - which was where they spent the rest of their lives. She seems to have spent most of her life looking after their children and grandchildren. She died on 18th September 1910 aged 86.


Ellen Forster's parents were John Forster and Lydia Richmore.


Charles Leicester and Ellen Forster had ten children:

Name Date of Birth
Joseph Leicester 2 July 1843
John Leicester 14 October 1845
Charles Leicester 5 June 1847
Thomas Leicester 1 March 1851
Ellen Leicester 22 September 1853
Hannah Mary Leicester 7 March 1856
Harriet Leicester 9 July 1859
Susannah Leicester 1 January 1862
William Leicester 7 July 1864
Annie Leicester 2 November 1866


Ellen Forster was the fifth of eleven siblings.

Name Date of Birth Baptism Date
Mary Forster 8 October 1815
Ann Forster 16 February 1817
Thomas Forster c. 1818
Sarah Forster 19 August 1821
Ellen Forster 9 May 1824
Lydia Forster 21 May 1826
Jane Forster c. 1828
John Forster c. 1832
William Forster c. 1833
Elizabeth Forster c. 1835
Hannah Forster c. 1839

Picture Gallery

Photograph of Charles and Ellen Leicester This is a picture of Ellen Forster with her husband Charles Leicester. In this picture they are just outside Peacock Lodge, where they lived. It is believed that the picture was taken during the early 1900s.
Group Photo Outside Peacock Lodge This photograph was also taken outside Peacock Lodge, Tabley House. It is believed that the picture was taken during the early 1900s. Ellen Leicester sitting at the far right. Beside her is her husband Charles Leicester. Also in the picture is James Hall who is 2nd from the left. Sitting down beside him is his wife Mary Hall Née Ellis. The other people in the photograph have yet to be identified. The relevance of this picture is not yet known.
Photograph of Peacock Lodge This is a picture of Peacock Lodge, the gatehouse to Tabley House, and is where Charles and Ellen Leicester lived.

Census Records

Ellen Forster has been identified in the following censuses:

Last updated: 27 January 2008

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