Hewitt, Ellis (1852-1897)


Ellis was born  on 18 February 1852 at Northrop, Flintshire, to parents Joseph Hewitt, a coal miner (1861), and Mary Roberts. he was baptised on 14 march 1852 at Northrop.

Before entering the ministry Ellis worked as a coal miner.

After leaving the PM ministry, Ellis became a presbyterian minister.

He married Annie Maria le Lean (1865-1920) in late 1887 at Sevenoaks, Kent. Census returns identify one child.

  • Lelean McNeill (1890-1974) – a missionary (1939)

Ellis died on 7 November 1897 at Aldershot, Hampshire

In 1901 Annie is living in East India Dock Road, Poplar described as Lady Superintendent Presbyterian Settlement . She married William Edwin Orchard, a presbyterian minister, in 1904.


  • 1875 Malton
  • 1877 Pateley Bridge
  • 1880 Leeds IV
  • 1881 York
  • 1883 disappears


W Leary, Directory of Primitive Methodist Ministers and their Circuits, 1990

Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers

Note: Records give the forename as Ellis rather than Elias in Leary.

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