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Ella George Creasy
« on: Saturday 12 December 15 23:05 GMT (UK) »
I am having a problem finding who Ella George Creasy (born 1863) married.    I know he committed suicide (17/9/1892) in Ceylon.     Family have always said that this was over a bad marriage and that he married an Edith Rose, a year before he died.     But can find nothing to substantiate this information re Edith Rose.

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Re: Ella George Creasy
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 12 December 15 23:39 GMT (UK) »
Welcome to rootschat waimamree.

Can I just clarify a couple of things ....

Are you saying that a man whose name you don't know married Ella and then may have married someone by the name of Edith? Did Ella die, and if so where?

If you know 'he' died in Ceylon, and his exact date of death, how is it that you don't know his name? Do you have his death certificate (it may give more details of next of kin).

Did he marry Edith in Ceylon?




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Re: Ella George Creasy
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 12 December 15 23:49 GMT (UK) »
The newspaper reports of Ella George Creasy's death refer to his having been married about nine months, and having been depressed for some time.  His wife, named only in the reports as Mrs Creasy, is said to have gone out for a drive leaving him in their rooms at the Grand Oriental Hotel, Colombo, where they had been staying for two or three months.  Upon her return she found that he had shot himself with a revolver.

Ayr: Barnes, Wylie
Caithness: MacGregor
Essex: Eldred (Pebmarsh)
Gloucs: Timbrell (Winchcomb)
Hants: Stares (Wickham)
Lincs: Maw, Jackson (Epworth, Belton)
London: Pierce
Suffolk: Markham (Framlingham)
Surrey: Gosling (Richmond)
Wilts: Matthews, Tarrant (Calne, Preshute)
Worcs: Milward (Redditch)
Yorks: Beaumont, Crook, Moore, Styring (Huddersfield); Middleton (Church Fenton); Exley, Gelder (High Hoyland); Barnes, Birchinall (Sheffield); Kenyon, Wood (Cumberworth/Denby Dale)

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Re: Ella George Creasy
« Reply #3 on: Sunday 13 December 15 00:01 GMT (UK) »
Here's a marriage notice:

The Times, 9 January 1892

On the 12th Dec, at St Michael's, Polwatta, by the Venerable the Archdeacon of Colombo, ELLA GEORGE, sixth son of the late SIR EDWARD CREASY, formerly Chief Justice of Ceylon, to EDITH GORDON, second daughter of the late WILLIAM ROSE, of Colombo.

Ayr: Barnes, Wylie
Caithness: MacGregor
Essex: Eldred (Pebmarsh)
Gloucs: Timbrell (Winchcomb)
Hants: Stares (Wickham)
Lincs: Maw, Jackson (Epworth, Belton)
London: Pierce
Suffolk: Markham (Framlingham)
Surrey: Gosling (Richmond)
Wilts: Matthews, Tarrant (Calne, Preshute)
Worcs: Milward (Redditch)
Yorks: Beaumont, Crook, Moore, Styring (Huddersfield); Middleton (Church Fenton); Exley, Gelder (High Hoyland); Barnes, Birchinall (Sheffield); Kenyon, Wood (Cumberworth/Denby Dale)


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Re: Ella George Creasy
« Reply #4 on: Sunday 13 December 15 00:48 GMT (UK) »
My goodness - thank you all so much.      I know now the best place to come to for information about the rellies.   

Ruskie - as you can see from other replies, Ella was a male.    I have wondered if the name has come from the area of Ceylon his parents moved to.    Nuevia Ellia.

avm228 - I really appreciated this information.

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Re: Ella George Creasy
« Reply #5 on: Sunday 13 December 15 01:08 GMT (UK) »
I am linked in to but not related to the Creasy family. Ella George Creasy born Nuwara Eliya, Ceylon, 21 April 1862 and baptized Nuwara Eliya, 26 May 1862. EGC killed himself in his room at the Grand Oriental Hotel, Colombo, Ceylon, 17 September 1892. He is the son of Sir Edward Shepherd Creasy and Lady Creasy, (Mary Maria Cottam).

EGC married Edith Gordon Rose (1871 born where ?  died 7 June 1947, Frimley, Surrey, England). Daughter of William Henry Rose and ?.
EGC and EGR married 12 December 1891, St. Michaels, Polwatta, Ceylon.

The widow EGRC either left Ceylon on a visit to India or resided in India and married William Courtlandt Anderson on 5 September 1895, Madras, Madras, India. WCA died Cromwell Road, Kensington, London, 20 February 1935.

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Re: Ella George Creasy
« Reply #6 on: Sunday 13 December 15 01:36 GMT (UK) »
First son of William and Edith Cortlandt-Anderson:

Harry Frederick Cortlandt born 16 June 1896, baptised 20 July 1896 St George's Cathedral, Madras.

He died in WW1 in 1917:

www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/627938/CORTLANDT-ANDERSON,%20HARRY%20FREDERICK

They look likely also to be the parents of George Percival Gordon Cortlandt-Anderson, 1903-1965.
Ayr: Barnes, Wylie
Caithness: MacGregor
Essex: Eldred (Pebmarsh)
Gloucs: Timbrell (Winchcomb)
Hants: Stares (Wickham)
Lincs: Maw, Jackson (Epworth, Belton)
London: Pierce
Suffolk: Markham (Framlingham)
Surrey: Gosling (Richmond)
Wilts: Matthews, Tarrant (Calne, Preshute)
Worcs: Milward (Redditch)
Yorks: Beaumont, Crook, Moore, Styring (Huddersfield); Middleton (Church Fenton); Exley, Gelder (High Hoyland); Barnes, Birchinall (Sheffield); Kenyon, Wood (Cumberworth/Denby Dale)

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Re: Ella George Creasy
« Reply #7 on: Sunday 13 December 15 02:08 GMT (UK) »
Glad that's all been solved. I was most confused.  ;) re reading the original question, I can't understand how I misread - distracted, I think.  ;)

Well done avm and barry ....

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Re: Ella George Creasy
« Reply #8 on: Sunday 13 December 15 02:25 GMT (UK) »
Thank you all

I am glad you have replied Barryd - I had wondered if you were directly related.     My husband is the great grandson of Sir Edward Creasy.   Amazing really because I actually had a relationship with my great grandfather, but Sir Ed was born in 1812!    However, he was 47 when my husbands grandfather, Frank Roland was born in 1859.    And he was 43 when his son (my husband's father) was born.
We have always been fascinated with Ella George as we have a letter he wrote when he was  at boarding school.    He seems to have been a very sensitive lad.   
Sir Edward and his wife Mary were very caring in their role as parents and the children remained close when they were growing up.      However, they were sent to boarding schools and Frank Roland hated it and ran away when he was seven.   
We have the memoirs of Edith (Frank's wife) and she talks of the Creasy's being a loving, close family.