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Extract from the Diary of Robert Sharp of South Cave
subtitled Life in a Yorkshire village 

John Elgie/Elgey (1809-1873) Farmer
West End , Southcave and Ellerker

married first
the sister of Thomas Marshall's wife

and second in 1836
Elizabeth Marshall (1813-1883)
daughter of Thomas Marshall

Thomas Marshall, formerly of Mill farm, South cave a farmer and Miller, buried at Kilnwick 03 aug 1851 aged 83 Elizabeth Marshall his wife buried at Kilnwick 20 nov 1862 aged 91
John Elgie was the constable for south cave in 1834/5
Overseer of the Poor in 1835/6
Highways Surveyer 1836/7

DIARY ENTRY 8th march 1836
Thos. Marshall's daughter was married this morning to
John Elgey , they set of after the ceremony to York;
we had a slice of the Bride-Cake with
Mr. and Mrs Elgey's compliments

John Elgey
Buried Kilnwick Percy 18 nov 1862 aged 64

Elizabeth Elgey
Buried Kilwick percy  08 jun 1883 aged 70

1881 census for Pocklington
George Street
Elizabeth Elgey widow aged 68
retired farmers wife born south cave

updated 27th feb 2006