Susan Soole (nee Ellis) (above) and her daughter Emma (below). Photos from Maureen Weisner

Susan (Ellis) Soole was born in Ickleton, Cambridgeshire in about 1814 and married Nicholas Walker Soole, a carpenter, in 1832. Nicholas and Susan moved from Ickleton to Chrishall in the late 1830s. Susan died in 1897 and is buried with Nicholas in Chrishall churchyard. Nicholas and Susan’s daughter Emma was born in Chrishall in 1854, the twelfth of their fourteen children. She married widower Benjamin Bullen in 1889. (Maureen Wiesner, who provided these photos is Benjamin and Emma’s great grand-daughter).


William Soole

One of Emma’s brothers was William Soole who became a carpenter like his father.  You can see him listed on the 1861 census here and on the Saffron Walden Year Book from 1886 where he is listed as one of the tradesmen of the village.

Read more about the Soole’s on this family history website:

D: 1850 C: 19th century
1854 1897