Ephraim Allsop was born 12 February 1851 son of Richard Allsop and Mary Fiddler (sometimes spelt Fidler).
Richard Allsop (also known as Richard Lewis Allsop & Richard Cornelius Allsop) was baptized 24 Mar 1822 in Nottingham, son of Ira (or Ire) Allsop and Mary Ann Cressey.He married Mary Fidler 21 May 1849 at Belper, Derbyshire.
He married again 1 Sep 1862 in Walsall, Staffs. to Hannah Perry, stating that he was a bachelor.
I think that some researchers might have Ephraim's father, Richard, confused with a Richard Allsop who was born in Wirksworth, son of John Allsop.
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