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Descendants of Edward Ensell,Sr




Generation No. 1


1. EDWARD4 ENSELL,SR (EDMUND3 ENSALL, EDWARD / EDMUND2 INSALL, JOHN1)1 was born Abt. 1763 in Burmingham, England1, and died 1833 in Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pa.1. He married REBECCA GREEN1 19 Dec 1784 in St. Phillips Cathedral, Burmingham, England1. She was born in UK, and died 22 Mar 1834 in Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pa.1.

Notes for E
DWARD ENSELL,SR:
[Ensell family.FTW] Information confirmed LDS, IGI Search, by John R. Ensell 1999
Batch No. 7204720 Sheet 84.
Edward Sr & his son Edward Jr. became citizens of the USA In 1811, AS noted in the book of naturalization for Allegheny County, PA.

The New York genealogical records , 1675-1920- Ancestry. Com shows the following: Year 1800,
Edward Ensell, lived in New York City, Seventh Ward, New York. Reel 23, 1800 Federal census of New York, Microfilm Series: M32. Family History Library , Salt Lake City, Utah, Page 127.


Before coming to America Edward was owner of a Glasshouse in Birmingham, England. He came to America in hopes of finding better climatic conditions, this was found in a Granddaughters memiors.
In 1800, Edward and his family emigrated to the United States. They were in New York City in the 1800 census. New York, Seventh Ward, New York County, New York.
During 1801, they moved from New York City to Pittsburgh, Pa.,
after securing professional employment with Gen. James O'Hara, and completed his tenure at the O'Hara and Craig glassworks during the year of 1807. Edward purchased waterfront land on the Monogahela River, Located on Water Street in the borough of Pittsburgh. He took on a partner named Robinson who was a Carpenter by trade. this glassworks was known as Robinson & Ensell until 1808 when Robinson left , with the glassworks still incomplete. Edward advertised to sell, and a gentleman from NY, Benj. Bakewell replied and soon became full owner, Edward stayed on to finish and operate the Glassworks, as Bakewell had no glassmaking knowledge. The plant was known as Bakewell & Ensell. The Glassworks was completed and Edward Ensell operated it with Bakewell until 1809 ,
In the Bakewell Papers, state reasons for Edwards leaving the firm of Bakewell & Ensell as Edward was found to be incompetent by Bakewell, which was not true.
Edward had made a doorknob with glass and Bakewell had put this patent in his own or brothers name, it seems as though John Bakewell ended up with the patent in his name , John Bakewell was a patent lawyer in Pittsburgh. Benj. already owned the complete glassworks so Edward left , not on friendly terms.
The Glassworks never achieved it's potential in sales . The building that Edward and Robinson built on Water Street was said to be the first industrial Glassworks Plant
which used the river water for cooling the glass, which made the Flint glass harder and flater and also less bubbles. Also the coal and other material could be brought to the glassworks by the river, This Glassworks was built using the same principle as the Redhouse Glassworks in Wordsley, England. The Redhouse was also run by the same Ensell family, and was built by George Ensell. This Glasshouse was not the first Flint works in America , as the Bakewell Papers suggest, The Glass works of Trevor and Encell of Pittsburgh was ,doing business 1808 on Wood Street. and as part of the glassworks was a Lead works, this would make earlier than Bakewell in producing Lead Crystal. Encell and Ensell were
Cousins.

Edward Ensell by this time was a very respected Glassman in Pittsburgh, and was sought by the firm of Sutton & Wendt, This Plant went by the name of Ensell, Wendt & Company after Sutton left and Ensell took his place in the
Glasshouse , where he assumed a position on the board of directors, This is one of the most famous Glasshouses in Pittsburgh , their achievements of superior glassmaking reflect the types of glassmen that were employed at this plant. Names like Wendt, Beltzhoover, Ihmson, Tucker, Sutton, Ensell Jr. Ensell Sr. He worked there until his death,










As is the information I am writing from titled The Pittsburgh Glasshouse of Bakewell and Ensell, "A Contempory Description". Written by Christina H. Nelson.
Her information is taken from a insurance application by Bakewell, the policy ran for one year and was for the amount of $2000.00 of coverage. The policy also gives a description of the premises.
The building consisted of two buildings one North and the southern is on the edge of the river. Each building had a cone shaped roof with a stack in the center for the release of smoke. The North had three ovens and the South had two cellar rooms for mixing the potash, and the other for Potash storage. These rooms also served as a draft source for the furnaces, the river edge was at these rooms with a large arched opening for drafting purposes.
Written by John R. Ensell, May 2000, Source of material is the Glass Club Bulletin
Number 137, Spring / Summer 1982. The National Early American Glass Club.
It is also noted in this search that the Pittsburgh, Pa. museums do have the two Ensell families mixed as for the Glasshouse material for John Encell and Edward Ensell, they
are recorded as one person by many authors.

1800 Census Edward was living in New York County, NY, Twp 11010-222-1-00
ID# NYS1a1020998, Page 877.
1810 Census has Edward living at Pittsburgh Township, Allegheny County, Pa.
ID# PASa1020997 Page 188.





More About E
DWARD ENSELL,SR:
Occupation: Glass Blower

Notes for R
EBECCA GREEN:
Marriage checked through IGI, at LDS by John R. Ensell-2000, Batch No. 7204720,
Source 0820209.


More About E
DWARD ENSELL and REBECCA GREEN:
Marriage: 19 Dec 1784, St. Phillips Cathedral, Burmingham, England1
     
Children of E
DWARD ENSELL and REBECCA GREEN are:
  i.   EDWARD5 ENSELL, d. Unknown, Birth.
  Notes for EDWARD ENSELL:
Edward date of Birth is unknown.( Probably died in infancy.)


  More About EDWARD ENSELL:
Burial: 11 Jul 1785, St. Mary, Whittall St. Birmingham, England

2. ii.   ANN ENSELL, b. 30 Jul 1786, Birmingham, England; d. 13 May 1854, Wellsburg, Brooke County, W. Va.
  iii.   SARAH ENSELL, b. Abt. 18 Apr 1788, St. Phillips; d. Unknown.
  Notes for SARAH ENSELL:



  More About SARAH ENSELL:
Burial: 30 Nov 1791, St. Mary, Whittall St.

3. iv.   EDWARD ENSELL, JR., b. 02 May 1788, St. Phillip, Birmingham, England; d. 10 Dec 1857, Pittsburgh, PA.
  v.   REBECCA ENSELL1, b. Abt. 05 Feb 1790, UK1; d. 01 Feb 1833, Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pa..
  Notes for REBECCA ENSELL:



  More About REBECCA ENSELL:
Baptism: 05 Feb 1790, St Phillips, Birmingham, England

  vi.   ISAAC ENSELL1, b. Abt. 14 Oct 17911; d. Unknown.
  More About ISAAC ENSELL:
Baptism: 14 Oct 1791, St Phillips, Birmingham, England
Burial: 05 Feb 1792, St Mary, Whittall St.

  vii.   ISAAC ENSELL, b. Abt. 31 May 1793, St. Philip's; d. Unknown.
  More About ISAAC ENSELL:
Burial: 26 Aug 1793, St. Mary, Whittall St.

  viii.   SARAH ENSELL1, b. Abt. 22 Aug 17941; d. Unknown; m. JOSHUA EVANS; d. Unknown.
  Notes for SARAH ENSELL:
Information at IGI, LDS, by John R. Ensell-2000 Batch Number CO41793 , Source
0813713, Film, Printout 0933378.


  More About SARAH ENSELL:
Baptism: 22 Aug 1794, St Phillips, Birmingham, England

  ix.   HARRIET ENSELL1, b. Abt. 16 Oct 17971; d. Unknown; m. GEORGE MAYSLAND1; d. Unknown.
  Notes for HARRIET ENSELL:
Harriet was mentioned in her parents will abstract.


  More About HARRIET ENSELL:
Baptism: 16 Oct 1797, St. Phillips, Birmingham, England

4. x.   CHARLES ENSELL, b. 1799, Birmingham, England; d. Aft. 1880, Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania.


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