Born: March 3, 1841, West Derby, Liverpool, England.
Died: March 20, 1931, Middlesbrough, Yorkshire, England.
Ella was the daughter of S. M. Bulley of Liverpool, granddaughter of Thomas Raffles, and wife of nonconformist minister Elkanah Armitage (married 1874), who was (as of 1891), Theological Professor at the Congregational United College at Bradford, England.
In October 1871, she was one of the first five students at Newnham College, Cambridge University, and taught history in the Women’s Department at Owens College in Manchester.
She was the first woman on the school board at Rotherham, Yorkshire; an honorary fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland; and first president of the Yorkshire Congregational Women’s Guild of Christian Service.
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