John Ellis is also my great grandfather. His daughter Sarah Ashley Ellis (1829-1899) was my great grandmother. She married my great grandfather in 1868 and lived in Egham/Englefield Green, Surrey. One of her sons, John Simms / 1872-1952 is my grandfather, who immigrated to the USA in 1905.
I would be very interested in obtaining any info on John Ellis and family , especially info on being a queen's messenger, previous militaty service, etc. Also, I see that you mention that you have his will, is this something available for viewing?
Any help or info would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks - john Simms, USA.