Ellen (Nellie) Elizabeth Croucher [Frampton] (1898-1991)


Birth: 28 October 1898 The Barracks, Churt, Farnham, Surrey, UK
Father: James Croucher 1860-1939
Mother: Ellen Fullick 1872-1943

Christening: Unknown

Marriage: 4 June 1932 St. John the Evangelist, Churt, Surrey, UK
Husband: Alfred Benjamin Frank Frampton 1902-1973

Death: 21 July 1991 Guildford Hospital, Surrey, UK
Funeral: 2 August 1991 St. John the Evangelist, Churt, Surrey, UK


Ronald Keith Frampton
Raymond Ian Croucher Frampton 1939-2008


Birth of Ellen Elizabeth Croucher in FreeBMD for October-December 1898 in Farnham (2a 143).

In the 1901 Census as Ellen Croucher aged 2 living with her parents (James and Ellen), brother (William) and sister (Emily) at The Barracks, Churt, Frensham, Surrey.

She is believed to have posed as a fisher girl for a painting by Bryan Hook, son of James Clarke Hook of Silverbeck (Oliver Cotton Further Reflections on Churt 2004 p15)

In the 1911 census as Ellen Croucher aged 12, born in Churt, Surrey, and living with her parents (James and Ellen), three brothers (Enrest, Frederick and William) and two sisters (Emily and Ruth) in four rooms at Copse Cottage, Churt, Surrey.

There are four entries in Ancestry All Surrey, England, Electoral Registers, 1832-1962 for Ellen Elizabeth Croucher address Kineton, Holly Bank Road, St John, Woking, Farnham from 1929 to 1931, other occupants Hugh Crompton Bischoff, Lilian Grace Bischoff and Olive Sgheelagh Bischoff, and Beatrice May Sampson and Evelyn Ada Ede in 1931, and Fairfoeld Churt, Fresnham, Farnham in 1932, other occupants James and Ellen Croucher (parents?) and Frederick Croucher (brother?).

Marriage of Ellen E Croucher and Alfred B F Frampton in FreeBMD in April-June 1932 in Farnham (2a 367).

Entry in Ancestry All Surrey, England, Church of England Marriages and Banns, 1754-1937 for Ellen Elizabeth Croucher aged 35, father James Croucher, and Alfred Berian (sic) Farnk (sic) Frampton on 4 June 1932 at Churt, St John the Evangelist, with Rushmoor. "Page 165 1932 Marriage solemnized at The Parish Church in the Parish of Churt in the County of Surrey. No. 209 June 4th 1932 Alfred Benjamin Frank Frampton aged 29, a Bachelor and Sargeant H M Army of Fairfield, Churt, father Charles William Frampton, a Seaman, and Ellen Elizabeth Croucher aged 33, a Spinster of Churt, father James Croucher a Gardener. Marred in the Parish Church according to the Rites and Ceremonies of the Established Church aft Banns [...] In the presence of us Ruth Croucher and Arthur William Frampton."

They lived in India during the Second World War, and then at Green Hanger, Churt after the war where I sometimes went to tea after school.

Six entries in Ancestry All Surrey, England, Electoral Registers, 1832-1962 for Ellen E Frampton address 11 Green Cross Cottages, Frensham, Farnham in 1946, Crosswater, Churt, Frensham, Farnham in 1947, and 8 Greenhanger, Churt, Frensham, Farnham from 1948 to 1960, other occupants Alfred B Frampton (husband?), Ronald K Frampton (son?) from 1958, and Raymond I Franpton (son?) in 1960.

Her husband died on 26 January 1973 residence 8 Greenhanger, Churt and left effects of £571.

I visited her in hospital at Guildford on 7 July 1991 just after she had had her leg amputated because of an ulcer.

Entry in the Register of Deaths for Ellen Elizabeth Frampton, born 28 October 1898, in SW Surrey (17 1153) in July 1991.

I attended her funeral on 2 August 1991 at St Johns, Churt, and subsequently the Community Centre.

There are twentysix entries in Ancestry Public Member Trees for Ellen Elizabeth "Nellie" Croucher.


Ellen and Alfred's Wedding at St John the Evangelist.


Ellen Elizabeth Croucher was my aunt.

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