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.
Page last updated: 4 September 2017.