The Ellems of Ellemford – History
Joyce Richardson, who lived at Ellemford for over 20 years, stayed at no 6 Ellemford Farm Cottages and somehow visitors that were looking for their ‘Ellem roots’ would find her. This led to her doing a lot of digging into the origins of the name Ellemford and over time she collected this impressive collection of historical facts and references.
She has passed away, but now and then an ‘Ellem’ stops in front of our house, looking for the origins of their forefathers, often trying to piece together their family tree, often from far-away places like Canada or Australia. Thanks to Joyce their travels aren’t in vain.
When Joyce moved away from Ellemford she gave me her Ellems file for safe keeping. I eventually scanned them in to e-mail to yet another Ellem. So, for anyone interested in where Ellemford may have got its name you can download the files here.