Mary Ellen Wall was born in Liverpool. She married William Wall (1823) a farmer of 157 acres at Coedygau, Sweeney. In 1871 they were farming on a 193 acre farm at Trefonen.
William died in 1874. They had 9 children the youngest Frances (Fanny) born the year of William’s death. Ten years later Mary is at Ruabon with four of her children with no occupation. In 1891 Mary lived at Station Road, Whittington giving her occupation as a seamstress. Her daughter Maria Louise and two grandchildren Philip and Ellen Paddock were living with her. By 1901 Mary has moved to Park Avenue, Oswestry.
Mary died in September 1922.
Her children were William Edward 1855, Mary Martha 1861, Sarah Jane 1863, Mary Ann 1864, Margaret Elizabeth 1865, Samuel Robert 1866 born Ellesmere, Joseph Henry 1869, Maria Louise 1872, Frances 1874.