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Offline worth

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Long shot, looking for a possible picture/photograph.
« on: Thursday 16 September 21 10:46 BST (UK) »
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I have a Samuel Ellis born June quarter 1928 in Newark on Trent to Joseph Ellis and Elizabeth Bainbridge. Samuel was married to a Frances Drewery in 1853 Caistor Lincs, he died 17 Sept 1904 at Baltic house, Bargates, Grimsby. During his life he was a timber merchant and a great philanthropist, laying foundation stones and provided the money to build the Weelsby Alms houses that still stand in Grimsby today. His children Drewery and Joseph also laid them. My question is would there be any pictures anywhere of Samuel Ellis or his sons as they seem to be quite high profile in the years they were doing this. They where also involved in alot of building work, providing the money and organising trusts. Is there any place i can contact that may help, its a long shot i know but worth an ask on here.

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Re: Long shot, looking for a possible picture/photograph.
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 16 September 21 11:13 BST (UK) »
If there is a local History Society they sometimes hold pictures of local personalities of note.  I imagine you have already searched newspapers, if not, then I would certainly do so.
CHOULES All ,  COKER Harwich Essex & Rochester Kent 
COLE Gt. Oakley, & Lt. Oakley, Essex.
DUNCAN Kent
EVERITT Colchester,  Dovercourt & Harwich Essex
GULLIVER/GULLOFER Fifehead Magdalen Dorset
HORSCROFT Kent.
KING Sturminster Newton, Dorset. MONK Odiham Ham.
SCOTT Wrabness, Essex
WILKINS Stour Provost, Dorset.
WICKHAM All in North Essex.
WICKHAM Medway Towns, Kent from 1880
WICKHAM, Ipswich, Suffolk.

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Re: Long shot, looking for a possible picture/photograph.
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 19 October 21 16:17 BST (UK) »
Just a thought, have you tried looking for a portrait painting ?
In Lincoln there is the Usher Art Gallery but I don't know about Grimsby, sorry.

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Re: Long shot, looking for a possible picture/photograph.
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 19 October 21 16:27 BST (UK) »
I'm in Grimsby
Might be worth contacting the Grimsby Local History Library or Great Grimsby Family History, both are on Facebook.

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