Nellie Elizabeth Holmes (now Mangion)
Born: 11 January 1880, Woolwich (or Willesden?), London, England (Willesden is NW of London)
Parents: Alfred Holmes and probably Helen Holmes (nee Tait)
Alfred Holmes was born ~1855, Aberdeenshire, Scotland. He was an Engine Fitter in 1881, and a Mechanical Engineer in 1903.
Helen Holmes was born ~1854/5, Aberdeenshire, Scotland.
Siblings: Mary Ann Holmes, Q2 1876, Poplar, London, Middlesex, England
Nellie Elizabeth Holmes, 11 January 1880, Woolwich, London, England
John Holmes, Q1 1880, Plumstead, Woolwich, London and Kent, England
Ethel Holmes, Q1 1882, Plumstead, Woolwich, London and Kent, England
Blanche Holmes, ~1886/7, Plumstead, Woolwich, London and Kent, England
(See further information about siblings)
Married 1: Henry Frederick Ellis, 1 Jun 1903, St Mark's Anglican Church, Portsmouth, Hampshire, England
(Portsmouth, Hampshire, Vol.2B, Page 1021)
(Harry Frederick Ellis was a blacksmith in H.M. Dockyard.)
Children: Gordon Alfred Ellis (later Mangion), 23 October 1914, Weymouth, England
Married 2: Spiro Mangion
Emigrated: Mrs Nellie Mangion (aged 41) and Gordon Mangion (aged 7) departed from Southampton, England on 4 November 1921, travelling on the Walmer Castle (Union Castle Steamship Line) to Cape Town, South Africa
Occupation: Kept a private boarding house in Weymouth.
Assisted Spiro Mangion in running Cosmopolitan Hotel, Simonstown.
Address: 1881: 12 Swetenham Place, Plumstead, Woolwich, London and Kent, England
1891: 55 Twyford Road, Portsea, Portsea Island, Hampshire, England
1901, 1903: 99 Twyford Avenue, Portsmouth, Hampshire, England
1921: 77a St Thomas' Street, Weymouth, England
1938: 6 Timour Villa, Main Road, Plumstead, Wynberg District, Cape Province, South Africa
Died: 1 July 1938 (aged 58), 6 Timour Villa, Main Road, Plumstead, Wynberg District, Cape Province, South Africa
Buried: Plumstead Cemetery
Nellie had a British passport (number 78181) that described her as being
5'7" with grey eyes and dark hair.
1911 Census information for Spiro Mangion and Nellie Ellis shown together (PDF)
1881 - 1901 Census information for Nellie Holmes (PDF)
1881 Census image for Nellie Holmes
1891 Census image for Nellie Holmes
1901 Census image for Nellie Holmes
Marriage of Nellie Holmes to Henry Frederick Ellis
Marriage transcript of Nellie Holmes to Henry Frederick Ellis (PDF)
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