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Theo Walter Ellison's Glossop Dale Reminiscences.


Theodore Walter Ellison was born in 1865, the son of Thomas Michael Ellison of Ryecroft House, legal adviser to the first and second Barons Howard of Glossop who became Glossop's first Town Clerk in 1866 and served for about thirty years. T M Ellison was a member of the third generation of his family to have served the Howards after his grandfather, Matthew, became agent in 1797. Theo Walter Ellison followed in his father's footsteps, also becoming a solicitor, and serving as Town Clerk of Glossop from 1901 to 1919. It fell to Theo Walter Ellison, as a 19-year-old clerk articled to his father, to sort out the beneficiaries of Francis James Sumner (whose stepmother was Barbara Ellison, daughter of Matthew) when he died intestate. Theo Walter Ellison would later live at Sumner's house, Easton, having purchased it during the sale of the Glossop Estate.
During 1934-35 Theo Walter Ellison wrote a series of local history articles (many of them first hand accounts from his own experience) for the Glossop Advertiser. Transcripts of those articles can be accessed using the links below.
T W Ellison


The Ownership and Development of the Glossop Dale Estates by the Dukes of Norfolk (published 21 December 1934).

The Ownership and Development of the Glossop Dale Estates by the Dukes of Norfolk, continuation (published 28 December 1934).

The Ownership and Development of the Glossop Dale Estates by the Dukes of Norfolk, continuation (published 4 January 1935).

Glossop Dale Estates Under the ‘Howards – Expansion & prosperity of Industries (published 11 January 1935).

Local Government (published 11 January 1935).

Local Government (continued), The Municipal Corporation (published 18 January 1935).

Francis James Sumner – The First Mayor (published 25 January 1935).

The Wood Family (published 25 January 1935).

The Wood Family, continued (published 1 February 1935).

The Sidebottom Family (published 1 February 1935).

William Shepley (published 8 February 1935).

The Rhodes Family (published 8 February 1935).

The Platt Family (published 8 February 1935).

Edward Partington, First Lord Doverdale (published 15 February 1935).

Francis Edward Lord Howard (Baron Howard) of Glossop (published 22 February 1935).

George Ollerenshaw (published 22 February 1935).

Isaac Jackson and Harriet Jackson (published 22 February 1935).

The Potters of Dinting (published 22 February 1935).

Other Municipal Notabilities (published 22 February 1935).

Municipal Work Accomplished 1866-1919 (published 1 March 1935).

Glossop Corporation Golden Jubilee and the Centenary of Local Government, A suggestion (published 1 March 1935).

Water Supplies (published 8 March 1935).

Travel by Road and Rail, Past and Present (published 15 March 1935).

Travel by Road and Rail, Continued (published 22 March 1935).

Members of the Professions (published 22 March 1935).

Principal Tradesmen in Past Days (published 29 March 1935).

County Councillors (published 29 March 1935).

The Administration of Justice (published 29 March 1935).

Conclusion (published 29 March 1935).

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