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Terrett Engineers of Kingswood

THE TERRETT FAMILY


 

William Terrett (1785-1812) and Susannah Dunn (1781-1843)

Labourer of Wotton-under-Edge

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 Daniel Terrett (1809-1876) and Hannah Palser (1807-1879)

Millwright and Engineer of Wotton-under-Edge and Kingswood

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Henry Terrett (1850-1908) and Ellen Smith (1862-1930)

Millwright, Engineer and Publican of Kingswood

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William Edward Terrett (1898-1965) and Grace Margaret Eley (1897-1940)

Watchmaker & Jeweller of Tetbury and Storekeeper of Cam


WILLIAM TERRETT, Great III Grandfather of Richard Barton

 

Husband of Susannah Dunn

Father of Daniel Terrett

 

Also Father of Eliza Pitt

 

William Terrett was born in about 1785. It is possible that his parents were Joseph and Judith Terrett but there is no entry for him in the baptismal register at the Parish Church.

 

On 6th February 1809 William Terrett married Susannah Dunn at St Mary’s Parish Church, Wotton-under-Edge. The officiating minister was P.M. Cornwall and the witnesses were Jacob Hill and William Trotman. Both William and Susannah signed their names. William Terrett was described as a Labourer of the Chipping.

 

William Terrett died at the age of twenty-seven-years and was buried on 18th August 1812 at Wotton (Grave No. 17 14yds).

 

The children of William and Susanna included Daniel who was born on 12th February 1809 and Eliza who was born on 11th February 1811. Both children were baptised at Wotton-under-Edge Parish Church on 3rd March 1813, by then seven months had passed after the death of their father. They were described as children of William and Susanna Terrett of ‘The Chipping’.

 

When his daughter Eliza married in 1839 William Terrett was described as a ‘servant’ and on the 1849 certificate as ‘Ostler’.

 


 

SUSANNAH TERRETT, Great III Grandmother of Richard Barton

 

Daughter of William Dunn and Elizabeth nee Wilkins

Wife of William Terrett

Mother of Daniel Terrett

 

Also Mother of Eliza Pitt

Also mother of Edwin Dunn

 

Susannah Dunn was baptised at St Lawrence’s Church, Stroud, on 18th February 1781. She was described as daughter of William Dunn by his wife Elizabeth, daughter of James Wilkins.

 

On 3rd July 1808 Edwin Dunn, illegitimate son of Susannah Dunn was baptised at Kings Stanley Parish Church.

 

On 6th February 1809 Susannah Dunn married William Terrett at St Mary’s Parish Church, Wotton-under-Edge. The officiating minister was P.M. Cornwall and the witnesses were Jacob Hill and William Trotman. Both William and Susannah signed their names. William Terrett was described as a Labourer of the Chipping.

 

William Terrett died at the age of twenty-seven-years and was buried on 18th August 1812 at Wotton.

 

The children of William and Susanna included Daniel who was born on 12th February 1809 and Eliza who was born on 11th February 1811. Both children were baptised at Wotton-under-Edge Parish Church on 3rd March 1813, by then seven months had passed after the death of their father. They were described as children of William and Susanna Terrett of ‘The Chipping’.

 

At the time of the 1841 census Susan Terrett was living at Cainscross. She was described as aged sixty years, engaged in washing, and born in the county. Living with her was her daughter Eliza Brambley, aged twenty-five-years, who worked as a dressmaker. In the same household we find Hannah Dunn, aged thirty-five-years, a laundress, with children Luiza (sic) Gurney, aged ten years and William Gurney, aged seven years. Next door we find Elizabeth Dunn, aged fifty, engaged in woollen cloth cutting and Esther Dunn, aged forty-five-years, a charwoman.

 

Susannah Terrett died on 7th January 1843 ‘at the Parish of Stonehouse’. She was described on the death certificate as a sixty-two-year-old widow who was accidentally burnt. The informant was John G. Bell the Coroner of Minchinhampton and the death was registered on 20th February by John Cooper Grimes, Registrar.

 

The Inquest Book (CO 3/2/2 Gloucestershire Archives) reveals that Susannah Terrett, aged sixty-two-years was accidentally burnt and the Inquest was conducted on 9th January at the Golden Cross Inn. Costs included 8/- for the jury and 2/6 for the constable. The burial took place at St Matthew’s Cainscross on 12th January.


 

ELIZA PITT, Great III Aunt  (With thanks to Robin Lansbury)

Eliza was born on 11th February 1811 (Wotton Heritage Centre transcript) and baptised on 3rd March 1813 at Wotton Parish Church with her brother William, nearly seven months after the burial of their father, William, on 18th August 1812 aged twenty-seven-years. At the time of the baptism they were described as children of William and Susanna Terrett of ‘The Chipping’.

On 14th November 1839 Eliza Terrett married Henry Brambley at Bedford Street Chapel, Stroud, according to the rites of the Congregationalists. Henry was described on the marriage certificate as a bachelor of full age and a soldier of Walbridge in the Parish of Painswick. His father was John Brambley, an innkeeper.Eliza was described as of full age, a spinster and laundress of Farr Hill in the Parish of Painswick. Her father was given as William Terrett,, servant and the witnesses were Maria Dunn and John Taylor, John Burder was the minister, and Samuel Henry Clissold, the registrar. Neither Henry Brambley or John Taylor could sign their names. The witness, Maria Dunn, was probably the twenty-year-old who was at the time of the 1841 census living with Ann Dunn, aged fifteen, and Rhoda Dunn, aged fourteen.

The second quarter of 1841 was marked by the birth and death of a nameless daughter.

At the time of the 1841census Eliza was living with her mother in Cainscross

Susannah was described as aged sixty years, engaged in washing and born in the county. Living with her was her daughter Eliza Brambley, aged twenty-five-years, and a dressmaker. In the same house was Hannah Dunn, aged thirty-five-years, a laundress, and children Luiza (sic) Gurney, aged ten years and William Gurney, aged seven years. Next door we find Elizabeth Dunn, aged fifty, engaged in woollen cloth cutting and Esther Dunn, aged forty-five-years, a charwoman.

On 7th July 1849 Eliza Brambley, a widow of full age, married John Pitt (1804-1854), a bachelor and builder of full age, at Stroud Register Office before Caleb Smith, registrar. Both bride and groom were living in Stroud. Their parents were John Pitt, builder and William Terrett was an Ostler. Both bride and groom signed their names and the witnesses were John Selby Howell and Elizabeth Wood.

Eliza Pitt died on 17th October 1850 at Stroud and was buried in the grounds of Holy Trinity Church, Stroud. The gravestone reads:

‘In memory of Eliza Pitt the beloved wife of John Pitt of this Town, Builder, who departed this life the 17th day of Oct 1850, aged 39 years. Blessed are the dead who died in the Lord. Hamlett’

In 1841 John Pitt was living at Bath Parade with his family. His father, John Pitt, was described as a sixty-two-year-old builder with a wife, Elizabeth, aged sixty-five-years. John, junior, was aged thirty and William aged two years. Both sons were working as masons.

Ten years later John Pitt, junior, was living in London Road. He was listed as a forty-year-old mason builder, John Pitt (1846-1903) was aged four and Elizabeth Pitt (1848- ) aged three years. Mary Burton, a sixty-five year old servant was also in residence.

A further child Thomas was born (1850-1932)

On 16th December 1851 John Pitt married Mary Ayers at Stroud. Mary was born in Avening in about 1816 and was a milliner and dressmaker of Stroud.

John Pitt died on 6th February 1854 and the cause was certified as continued fever for twelve days and delirium for two days.


DANIEL TERRETT, Great II Grandfather of Richard Barton

Son of William Terrett and Susannah (nee Dunn)

Husband of Hannah Palser

Father of Henry Terrett

Also Father of Eliza Grimes, Emily Millard, William, Julia, Joseph, Daniel and Daniel

Daniel Terrett was born on 12th February 1809 at Wotton-under-Edge, the son of William and Susannah Terrett of the Chipping. On 6th February his parents had married. Two years later his sister, Eliza Terrett, was baptised on 11th February 1811. Daniel’s father died in 1812 at the age of twenty-seven years and was buried on 18th August 1812 at Wotton-under-Edge (Grave No 17, 14 yds). leaving a widow and two infants. William was baptised with his sister Eliza on 3rd March 1813 at St Mary’s Parish Church, Wotton-under-Edge.

In 1980 an article in the Stroud News & Journal claimed that the Terrett family engineering company had been in business for 162 years but this can hardly be possible unless the young widow, Susanna Terrett, married a blacksmith or engineer. In 1826 William Dunn, an engineer of Water Lane, Wotton-under-Edge was listed in Pigot’s Directory. Is this a brother or even father of Susanna?

‘Terretts have been in engineering for well over a hundred years, and originated in Synwell, Wotton-under-Edge as a small blacksmith’s shop… The firm moved to Vineyard Lane Mill in the early 1800’s (sic) and then after some years to Charfield Road.’

This unlikely dating is confirmed in a family obituary of 1920:

Dursley Gazette 28th August 1920:

 ‘Death of  Mr. Dan. Terrett… He belonged to a well-known local family, being the eldest surviving son of the late Mr. Dan Terrett, formerly wheelwright and engineer of Kingswood. The business still carries on and has been run by the family of upwards of a century.’

On 6th February 1831 Daniel Terrett married Hannah Palser at St Mary’s Church, Wotton-under-Edge, and the witnesses to their marriage were Richard and Jane Palser. Daniel and Richard signed the register and Hannah and Jane made their mark. Between 1831 and 1850 Daniel and Hannah had eight children. Only the elder Daniel died in infancy and the Wotton burial register states that he was buried in November 1844 aged one year eight months. His sister Julia died in 1859 aged twenty-one years.

rom as early as September 1831, Daniel Terrett is described as an engineer of Wotton-under-Edge in the baptismal registers of the Parish Church. The registers also reveal that in February 1841 they were living at Ragwell and in May 1843 at Coombe Road. The baptisms of their sons Joseph and Daniel were joint christenings with two the children of Rowland and Jane Lacey.

Daniel and Hannah Terrett of Kingswood Road were parents of William who was a pupil of the Bluecoat School. They were candidates for clothes in 1836 and 1835. William was aged nearly ten years in 1835 and aged ten years and a second class candidate for clothes in 1836. Both entries were deleted in the lists. (Glos. R.O. D1193/15/8). Dates don’t fit!!!

In the 1841 census Daniel Terrett was described as a thirty-year-old engineer of Ragnal in Coombe, Wotton-under-Edge. His wife, Hannah, was a thirty-five-year-old cloth burler. Their children included Eliza aged nine years; Emily aged seven; William aged five, Julia aged three and Joseph aged six months. The whole family was recorded as born in the county.

In 1843 they were described as living in Coombe Road. The burial register for St Mary’s Church would suggest that by November 1844 they had moved to Kingswood but they still had their son Daniel baptised at Wotton in May 1846.

 In the 1851 census Daniel Terrett was again described as an engineer and he was living with his family in Kingswood. He was forty-one-years-old and his place of birth was given as Wotton-under-Edge. Hannah was a forty-one-year-old cloth worker and their children at home included William a sixteen-year-old apprentice Engineer who was born in Wotton-under-Edge; Julia aged thirteen and born in Wotton; Joseph an eleven-year-old scholar born in Wotton; Daniel a five-year-old scholar born in Kingswood and Henry aged two and born in Kingswood.

In the 1861 census Daniel Terrett was living with his wife and three children at Wotton Road, Kingswood. Their house was situated two up from the Turnpike House near to Vineyard Lane. Daniel was described as a fifty-two-years-old engineer smith born in Wotton-under-Edge. His wife Hannah was aged fifty-four-years, a woollen cloth worker, born in Wotton-under-Edge. Their children at home   included Joseph, a twenty-year-old engineer smith born in Wotton; Daniel, a fifteen-year-old engineer smith, born in Kingswood and Henry, a ten-year-old scholar, born in Kingswood.

In the 1871 census Daniel was described as a sixty-one-year-old millwright of Abbey Street, Kingswood, born in Wotton-under-Edge. Hannah was sixty-four-years and born in Wotton-under-Edge. Their son Joseph was living with them. He was described as a married millwright, aged thirty years, and born in Wotton.

As early as 1868 Slater’s directory refers to ‘David (sic) Terrett & Son, Millwright and Engineers’ of Kingswood. Four of his sons, William, Joseph, Daniel and Henry became involved with the family engineering business and were also local publicans.

Daniel Terrett died on 7th February 1876 at Kingswood. He was described as a sixty-seven-year-old Engine Smith and Millwright. The cause of death was given as Paralysis and Benjamin Simmons MRCS certified this. His son Joseph Terrett of Kingswood was present at the death and informed the registrar who was also Benjamin Simmons on 11th February.

Daniel Terrett was buried on 12th February1876 at St Mary’s Church, Wotton-under-Edge with his daughter, Julia. Their substantial gravestone is situated on the right as one approaches St Mary’s Church and it reads:

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Gravestone at St Mary’s Churchyard, Wotton-under-Edge:

‘Julia, daughter of Daniel and Hannah Terrett of Kingswood, died January 17th 1859, aged 20 years. Daniel Terrett of Kingswood who died February 7th 1876, aged 67 years. Also Hannah his wife who died on February 11th 1879, aged 73.’

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He made a will on 31st January 1876 and this was proved on 24th March 1876 and his estate was valued at less than £300.

The Stroud News & Journal for 27th November 1980 reported that:

‘Terretts have been in engineering for well over a hundred years, and originated in Synwell, Wotton-under-Edge as a small blacksmith’s shop… The firm moved to Vineyard Lane Mill in the early 1800’s (sic) and then after some years to Charfield Road, before going to Walk Mills (now Inchbrook Printers) in about 1890’.

Will of Daniel Terrett:

‘I, Daniel Terrett of Kingswood, near Wotton-under-Edge, being of…do make this my last will…I bequeath the whole of my property of whatsoever nature it may consist, to my wife Hannah Terrett for her lawful use during her life and after her death, I will that the remainder of my property be divided among my children if one and the same be dead the share of such …are to be given to the child or children of the same. And I will that Mr Daniel Knight of Wortley Road, Wotton-under-Edge & Mr W.A. Long junior of Kingswood, be the executors of my last will.

Witness this my mark X, D. Terrett, Jan 31st 1876.

Witnesses: James Fowler & Henry Jones.

Proved Gloucester 24th March 1876 by the oath of Daniel Knight & William Alex Long the Younger to whom Admin granted. The Testator was late Millwright and died 7th Feb 1876 at the parish, aforesaid’


HANNAH TERRETT, Great II Grandmother of Richard Barton

Daughter of Richard Palser and Hannah (nee Humphreyes)

Wife of Daniel Terrett

Mother of Henry Terrett

Also Mother of Eliza Grimes, Emily Millard, William, Julia, Joseph, Daniel and Daniel

Hannah the daughter of Richard Paull (sic) and Hannah his wife was baptised at Rowland Hill’s Tabernacle at Wotton-under-Edge on 3rd August 1808. The entry in the register states that she was born on 21st July 1806. The other transcribed register reads ‘Hannah daughter of Richard and Hannah (no surname given) born on 21st July 1808 and baptised on 3rd August 1808’ by Rev. Wm Potter. Later census returns confirm that Hannah Palser was born in about 1807 at Wotton-under-Edge and she was described as a cloth worker in the census returns for 1841, 1851 and 1861. Her father, Richard Palser, was a spinner of Bradley Street in 1819 and a brickmaker of Coombe Road by 1851.

On 6th February 1831 Hannah Palser married Daniel Terrett at St Mary’s Church and the witnesses to their marriage were Richard and Jane Palser. Richard signed his name. Between 1831 and 1850 Daniel and Hannah had eight children. Only the elder Daniel died in infancy and the Wotton burial register states that he was buried in November 1844 aged one year eight months. His sister Julia died in 1859 aged twenty years.

From as early as September 1831, Daniel Terrett is described as an engineer of Wotton-under-Edge in the baptismal registers of the Parish Church. The registers also reveal that in February 1841 they were living at Ragwell and in May 1843 at Coombe Road. The baptisms of their sons Joseph and Daniel were joint christenings with two the children of Rowland and Jane Lacey.

In the 1841 census Daniel Terrett was described as a thirty-year-old engineer of Ragnal in Coombe, Wotton-under-Edge. His wife, Hannah, was a thirty-five-year-old cloth burler. Their children included Eliza aged nine years; Emily aged seven; William aged five, Julia aged three and Joseph aged six months. The whole family was recorded as born in the county. Their son Joseph was baptised on 14th February 1841 at Wotton-under-Edge Parish Church with his cousin Mary Jane Lacey.

In 1843 they were described as living in Coombe Road. The burial register for St Mary’s Church would suggest that by November 1844 they had moved to Kingswood but they still had their son Daniel baptised at Wotton in May 1846.

In the 1851 census Daniel Terrett was again described as an engineer and he was living with his family in Kingswood. He was forty-one-years-old and his place of birth was given as Wotton-under-Edge. Hannah was a forty-one-year-old cloth worker and their children at home included William a sixteen-year-old apprentice Engineer who was born in Wotton-under-Edge; Jula aged thirteen and born in Wotton; Joseph an eleven-year-old scholar born in Wotton; Daniel a five-year-old scholar born in Kingswood and Henry aged two and born in Kingswood.

In the 1861 census Daniel Terrett was living with his wife and three children at Wotton Road, Kingswood. Their house was situated two up from the Turnpike House near to Vineyard Lane. Daniel was described as a fifty-two-years-old engineer smith born in Wotton-under-Edge. His wife Hannah was aged fifty-four-years, a woollen cloth worker, born in Wotton-under-Edge. Their children at home  included Joseph, a twenty-year-old engineer smith born in Wotton; Daniel, a fifteen-year-old engineer smith, born in Kingswood and Henry, a ten-year-old scholar, born in Kingswood.

In the 1871 census Daniel was described as a sixty-one-year-old millwright of Abbey Street, Kingswood, born in Wotton-under-Edge. Hannah was sixty-four-years and born in Wotton-under-Edge. Their son Joseph was living with them. He was described as a married millwright, aged thirty years, and born in Wotton.

As early as 1868 Slater’s directory refers to ‘David (sic) Terrett & Son, Millwright and Engineers’ of Kingswood. Four of his sons, William, Joseph, Daniel and Henry became involved with the family engineering business and were also local publicans. An 1871 directory refers to ‘Daniel Terrett & Son, Millwright and Engineers’.

Daniel Terrett died on 7th February 1876 at Kingswood. Hannah survived her husband by three years but died on 11th February 1879 at Kingswood. She was described as the seventy-three-year-old widow of Daniel Terrett, Millwright. The cause of death was given as Bronchitis and Benjamin Simmons M.R.C.S.L certified this. Her son Joseph Terrett of Kingswood was present at the death and informed the registrar, also Benjamin Simmons, on 14th February 1879.

Hannah survived her husband by three years but died of bronchitis on 11th February 1879 aged 73 years. She was buried with her husband and daughter, Julia, in the churchyard of St Mary’s, Wotton-under-Edge.

Hannah Terrett was buried with her husband and daughter, Julia, in the churchyard of St Mary’s, Wotton-under-Edge.

Gloucestershire Chronicle Gloucestershire, England

22 Feb 1879

Deaths….son of the Rev. C. M. Roberts, of the Monmouth Grammar School, aged 17 years. Feb. 11, j*t Kingswood, near Wotton-under-Edge, Hannah, widow of Mr. Daniel Terrett, aged 73. Feb. 11, at the Wallhouse Farm, Ross, Mr. William Welling*, aged years. Feb. 11…

Gravestone at St Mary’s Churchyard, Wotton-under-Edge:

‘Julia, daughter of Daniel and Hannah Terrett of Kingswood, died January 17th 1859, aged 20 years. Daniel Terrett of Kingswood who died February 7th 1876, aged 67 years. Also Hannah his wife who died on February 11th 1879, aged 73.’


Their children were Brothers and Sisters of Henry Terrett, Great Grandfather of Richard Barton:

1. ELIZA GRIMES, Great II Aunt of Richard Barton

Eliza was baptised on 18th September 1831 at Wotton-under-Edge. In the 1841 census return she was at home and nine-years-old. In the 1851 census return she was described as a twenty-year-old cloth worker like her mother and her sister Emily. Her place of birth was given as Wotton-under-Edge.

On 22nd November 1857, at St Mary’s Church, Wotton-under-Edge, she married Joel Grimes. The marriage certificate records that he was a labourer of full age of The Butts, Wotton-under-Edge and his father was John Grimes, a labourer. The bride was described as of full age, a servant, of Adeys Lane, Wotton-under-Edge, and her father was Daniel Terrett, an engineer.

Joel Grimes was born on 19th September 1824 and baptised on 20th July 1825 at the Rowland Hill Tabernacle. He was described as the son of John and Esther Grimes.

Her father-in-law, John Grimes (1787 – 4th January 1858) was also a labourer, and her mother-in-law was Hester (nee Workman) (1786-1866). John Grimes was described elsewhere as a Thatcher and also a Sunday School Teacher of North Nibley.

At the time of the 1851 census Joel Grimes was an agricultural labourer living with his parent at ‘The Butts’, Wotton-under-Edge. He was described as twenty-six-years-old and born in Wotton. His father, John Grimes, was a sixty-three-year-old labourer, born in North Nibley and his mother was Hester Grimes, a sixty-four-year-old woman who was also born in North Nibley.

 Joel and Eliza Grimes lived at The Butts Farm, not far across the valley from Adeys Lane. Eliza died on 26th August 1864 whilst giving birth to her son, Hugh. Joel was left a widower and brought up their four children. He died on 25th February 1900.

Harry Grimes wrote in 2004:

 

‘Eliza Terrett married Joel Grimes who was the son of John Grimes, they lived at The Butts Farm which was not far across the valley from Adeys Lane. She died in 1864 giving birth to Hugh. Joel Grimes brought the children up himself. Hugh had a wet nurse by the name of Hardy. As you can appreciate it was quite a struggle for Joel, he had said he would never have another woman and he stuck to his word. Unfortunately Hugh died in 1899 and his father in 1900.’


2. EMILY MILLARD, Great II Aunt

Emily was baptised on 14th July 1833 at Wotton-under-Edge. In the 1841 census she was living at home and aged seven years. In the 1851 census she was again at home and described as an eighteen-year-old cloth worker like her mother and her sister Eliza. Her place-of-birth was given as Wotton-under-Edge.

She married George Millard at Kingswood on 25th December 1855. George Millard was described on the marriage certificate as a thirty-year-old clothworker of Kingswood, son of George Millard a machinist. Emily was a spinster, of full age, of Kingswood, daughter of Daniel Terrett and engineer.

According to the 1851 census return for Kingswood George Millard was born in Westbury, Wilts. And he was aged twenty-six-years. He was described as a Dresser of Woollen Cloth. Living with him was his mother, Mary Millard, born in Westbury and aged fifty-five and his sister, Mary, aged twenty-two-years, a Milliner and Dressmaker, born in Wotton-under-Edge.

On 12th May 1856 George’s sister, Mary Millard, was married at Kingswood. The bridegroom was Thomas Farmiloe, a twenty-five-year-old mason of Wotton-under-Edge, son of Joseph Farmiloe, a labourer. The bride was a spinster of Kingswood, daughter of George Millard, a machinist.

George was described as a cloth dresser of Kingswood in 1856. Between 1858 and 1861 the family moved to Bradford-on-Avon and then on to Trowbridge by 1881.

In the 1861 census the family was living at 5,Leigh Road, Holt, Bradford-on-Avon. George was described as a thirty-six-year-old ‘Woollen Cloth Dresser’. His wife, Emily, was twenty-eight and their two children were given as Georgianna aged four, a scholar, and Julia aged two years. According to the enumerator all the family had been born in Wotton-under-Edge.

William was baptised in Kingswood and according to the 1871 census return he was also born there. This means that his family may have returned to Kingswood for a while from Bradford.

In the 1871 census return we find that they had moved to another house at Holt near to Bradford-on-Avon, called ‘Three Lions’. This was probably in a terrace and they probably lived at the first one in the row with an inn situated at the far end. ‘Three Lions’ was situated near to ‘The Walk’. George was now forty-six and still working as a woollen cloth dresser. His wife was thirty-eight. Their three children were Georgianna who was fourteen and apprenticed to a dressmaker; Julia a scholar of twelve and William a scholar of eight. The children were all listed as being born at Kingswood rather than Wotton-under-Edge which is consistent with their baptism details.

In the 1881 Census return they were shown as living at 63 Ashton Street, Trowbridge in St James’s Parish. George was described as a forty-eight year-old unemployed wool dresser and his forty-five-year-old wife was shown as a grocer. Their daughter, Georgianna was with them at home working as a woollen cloth finisher.

In 1891 George and Emily were living at Victoria Cottages, Hilperton Marsh, Trowbridge (probably No 2). George was described as a sixty-two-year-old woollen cloth dresser and his wife was now fifty-six-years-old. A George Millard, aged seventy-four-years, died in the Melksham (check?) Registration District during the second quarter of 1899.

In 1901 Emily was living as a sixty-eight-year-old widow at 8 Adcroft Street, Trowbridge (the road leading up to the hospital). She was living from her own means and had a seventy-eight-year-old widow boarding with her, namely Elizabeth Lucas, who was born in Frome.

She may have died in 1911 in Buckinghamshire.


3. WILLIAM TERRETT, Great II Uncle of Richard Barton

William Terrett was baptised on 18th March 1835 at St Mary’s Church, Wotton-under-Edge. He was at home aged five years at the time of the 1841 census.

Daniel and Hannah Terrett of Kingswood Road were parents of William who was a pupil of the Bluecoat School. They were candidates for clothes in 1836 and 1835. This William was aged nearly ten years in 1835 and aged ten years and a second-class candidate for clothes in 1836. Both entries were deleted in the lists. (Glos. R.O. D1193/15/8). Dates don’t fit!!!!

In the 1851 census he was recorded as sixteen-years-old and living at home and working as an Engineer Apprentice. His place-of-birth was given as Wotton-under-Edge.

On 22nd February 1857 William Terrett, aged twenty-one-years, son of Daniel Terrett married Bedela Smith, aged nineteen-years, daughter of Henry Smith in Bristol.

Bedela was born in about 1838 at Wotton and she was also baptised there. Madela (sic), daughter of Henry and Louisa Smith, was baptised on 7th November 1838 at Wotton-under-Edge Parish Church. The register states that Henry was a tailor of Back Lane.

We also find this entry for her in the 1851 census for Back Lane, Wotton-under-Edge: Henry Smith a tailor aged forty-nine-years, born Wotton. Louisa his wife aged thirty-two and born Cam. Sidney a fourteen-year-old scholar. Bedela a clothworker aged twelve years. Both children were born in Wotton.

By the time of the 1861 census William Terrett and his wife Bedela were living at the Crown Inn, in the Churchyard at Kingswood. He was aged twenty-five years and described as a Millwright born in Wotton-under-Edge. His wife, Bedela, was a twenty-one year-old, beer house keeper, born in Wotton. The 1868 Slater’s Directory lists William Terrett as a publican of the New Inn, Kingswood.

In the 1871 census the couple was living in the Charfield Road, Kingswood in a house one up from his younger brother Daniel and his wife Ann. William was aged thirty-four-years and his wife was aged thirty-one. William was a thirty-four-year-old millwright born in Wotton-under-Edge. His wife Bedela was aged thirty-one-years and born in Wotton.

North Nibley Apprenticeship Roll:

6/5/1871 for 7 years, Holborn Watts, son of Edwin Fowler Watts, to William, Joshua and Daniel Terrett of Kingswood, machinist

In the 1881 census William and Bedela had moved to Terrett Works Cottage, Kingswood, which was situated between Stones Cottages and Tilput Cottage off the Charfield or Wotton Roads (not far from Merryford Farm).  William was described as a forty-four-year-old millwright, born at Wotton. Bedela was aged forty-one-years and born in Wotton-under-Edge.

The various trade directories refer to ‘Terrett Bros, Millwrights and Engineers’ in 1879, and then later as simply ‘Terrett Bros’ in editions for 1885, 1889 and 1894.

‘Terrett Bros. Engineers, Machinists, Millwrights, etc. Makers of Over-shot Water Wheels. Patterns in stock from 6 feet to 36 feet diameter. Makers of Double and Single Fullers for Cloth Manufacture. Portable and Stationary Engines Repaired, and in Stock for Sale or Hire. Agents for all kinds of Agricultural Implements and Machines. Lawn Mowers Ground and Set. Dealers in English Oak, Cut and Supplied to order by Circular and Horizontal Saws. Walk Mills, Kingswood, Near Wotton-under-Edge, Glos.’

2632 THE LONDON GAZETTE, MAY 15, 1891.

 

NOTICE is hereby given, that the Partnership heretofore existing between William Terrett, Joseph Terrett, Daniel Terrett, and Henry Terrett, carrying on business as Millwrights and General Machinists, at Kingswood, near Wotton-under-Edge, in the county of Gloucester, under the name or style of Terrett Brothers, is dissolved as from the 25th day of March, 1891. The said Joseph Terrett retires from the business, which will in future be carried on by the said William Terrett, Daniel Terrett, and Henry Terrett, under the name or style of Terrett Brothers.—Dated this 24th day of April, 1891.

WILLIAM TERRETT. DANIEL TEREETT. JOSEPH TERRETT. HENRY TERRETT.

In the 1891 census William and Bedelia (sic) were living in Charfield Road, Kingswood. William was a fifty-eight-year-old (53?) millwright, born in Wotton-uder-Edge. Bedelia was aged fifty-four-years and born in Wotton.

William died on 30th May 1894 aged 57 years and he was buried on 2nd June in the churchyard at Kingswood.

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Dursley Gazette 2nd June 1894:

 

After a long illness, the death of Mr. William Terrett at the age of 58, took place at Kingswood on Tuesday. He was the senior member of the firm of Terrett Bros. Engineers and Millwrights (a business commenced by his late Father, the late Mr. D. Terrett), an important industry in the locality.

The deceased was greatly respected. He was for successive years Rector’s churchwarden. He was also a member of the School Board from its formation but owing to ill-health, he had, of late, been unable to attend to the duties of the office.

Dursley Gazette 9th June 1894:

 

Funeral of Mr. W. Terrett. The funeral of the late Mr. Terrett whose death was announced in our last issue, took place on Saturday, when a large number followed the remains to their last resting place.

The deceased was widely known and much respected and the whole of the inhabitants felt they had lost a true friend.

Chief Mourners: Mr. D. Terrett and Mr. H. Terrett (brothers); Mr. D. Terrett, Mr. W. Terrett, Mr. F. Terrett, Mr. H. Grimes, Mr. J. Grimes (nephews); Mr. J. Grimes (brother-in-law)

Among those present: Mr. Henly (solicitor), Mr. Hunt, Mr. Daniels, Mr. Ford, Mr. Weeks, Mr Roach, Mr. Bendall, Mr. J. Lovell, Mr. Hayward, Mr. Sandys, Mr. Wilcox, Mr. Musley and others.

The cortege left the house at 3 o’clock and was met at the entrance of the Parish Church by Rev. Mr. Young (Vicar) who also conducted the service in the church and in the churchyard where the deceased was buried. The coffin was of polished oak and made by Mr. A. Hart who carried out the funeral arrangements. Much sympathy  is felt for the widow in her sad bereavement.

His memorial stone was a substantial cross with a spray of carved lilies. It reads ‘In loving remembrance of William Terrett who died on 30th May 1894 aged 57 years and Bedela his wife who died on 9th October 1913 aged 78 years’. There is also a wall plaque in the church, which reads:

‘In Loving Remembrance of William Terrett who departed this life May 30th 1894 aged 57 years. Also Bedela, his wife who died on Oct 9th 1913, aged 78 years. Thy will be done’

Terrett Brothers – Documents deposited at Wotton Heritage Centre:

Sale of the Estate of the Late Messrs. Terrett Bros:

 

Particulars:

 

Estate of the Late Messrs. Terrett Bros.

Sale of Valuable Freehold Properties. Kingswood, Wotton-under-Edge, Glos.

Messrs George Fry & Son

Are favoured with instructions to sell by auction, on Monday, 4th October, 1920, at the Dog and Badger Inn, Kingswood, at 6.30 o’clock in the evening, namely:-

Lot 1. – A block of three well-situate Freehold Cottages together with very large productive gardens, at Crow Meadow, Kingswood, adjoining property belonging to Mr. Joseph Bennett and others, now in the respective occupation of Messrs. Walker, Sargent and Vick. There is a good supply of Hard and Soft Water on the premises.

Lot 2. – Two valuable Freehold, Well-Built, and conveniently situate Semi-Detached Dwelling Houses, known as the ‘Abbey Cottages,’ Kingswood, together with Outbuildings, Stable, Large Pleasure Lawn and Kitchen Garden (enclosed with good wall and ornamental Iron Fence on top), now in the respective occupation of Messrs. Stephens and Cook. This lot is well supplied with hard water.

Lot 3. – A large Freehold Warehouse situate at the rear of Lot 2 and adjoining property belonging to the Stroud Brewery Co.

Lot 4. – A Freehold, Compact, conveniently situate and well-built Detached Dwelling House, together with a good Kitchen Garden enclosed by a Brick Wall, at Bruton’s Lane, Kingswood, now in the occupation of Mr. John Slade.

Lot 5. – Two Freehold Cottages and Garden Ground adjoining each other, situate at The Walk, and close to Lot 2, now in the respective occupations of Mr. James Denning and Mr. Tanner.

To view, apply to respective Tenants. To view Lot 3, and for further particulars as to all the lots, apply to the Auctioneers or to Messrs. Goldingham and Chaffers, Solicitors, Wotton-under-Edge. Offices: Old Town, Wotton-under-Edge 2251

The tenure of Lots 1 & 5 is freehold and of Lots 2,3, and 4 is leasehold

Conditions: The deposit shall be at the rate of £10 per centum of the purchase money and the purchase shall be completed and the balance of the purchase money paid at the Office of Messrs. Goldingham & Chaff3ers, solicitors, Wotton-under-Edge on the 31st day of Decr. 1920.

The Abstract of the Title shall be delivered within ten days from the date of the Sale, and the Title shall commence as to Lot 1 with an Indenture of Conveyance dated the 9th day of May between Benjamin Wyatt & others of the one part & William Terrett, Joseph Terrett, Daniel Terrett & Henry Terrett of the other part, as to Lots 2,3, & 4, with an Indenture of assignment dated the 3rd day of November 1880, & made between the Exors of the Will of David (sic) Terrett and others of the one part and William Terrett, joseph Terrett, Daniel Terrett & Henry Terrett of the other part, and as to Lot 5 with an Indenture of Conveyance dated the 22nd day of August 1882, & made between J.H. Knight and his Mortgage and William Terrett, Joseph Terrett, Daniel Terrett & Henry Terrett

  1. The Purchaser of Lot 3 shall at his own expense properly build up the existing doorway between Lots 2 & 3, between Lot 3 and the Parish Room.

The Contract: This Agreement made the 4th day of October 1920 between Messrs. Goldingham & Chaffers, Solicitors, Wotton-under-Edge, as Agents the Vendors of the one part, and Arthur Harry Jotcham of Wotton-under-Edge aforesaid Builder the Purchaser of the other part.

Witnessed that the Purchaser has purchased the property described (as lot 3) in the foregoing Particulars at the price of Sixty Pounds…

Further Notes gleaned from correspondence: Terrett Sale Lot 3 – The property abuts on the public court yard at the back of the old Abbey Gateway.

Lot 3 – Difficult to identify the old warehouse sold to you clients. Our knowledge confirms that the description in the Abstract which is taken from the deed of 3rd November 1880 is correct. It did exist once as two cottages. It is now become very dilapidated and is difficult to recognise…

The Conveyance:

 

Dated 1921 Mr. W.J. Terrett & others to the Stroud Brewery Co. Ltd. Conveyance of a Freehold warehouse situate at Kingswood at Wotton-under-Edge in the County of Gloucester. Little & …, Stroud, Glos.

This Indenture made the …day of 1921 Between William James Terrett and Theophilus Tandy of the first part; Edith Jane Terrett, Spinster, of the second part; Frederick Henry Terrett of the third part and Ann Terrett widow, Henry Terrett, Daniel Terrett, Edward Terrett and Alice Terrett Spinster of the fourth part and the Stroud Brewery Company Ltd whose registered office is situate at Stroud in the County of Gloucester (hereafter called  “the Company”) of the 5th part. Whereas on the dates of their … hereinafter … William Terrett, Joseph Terrett, Daniel Terrett and Henry Terrett all of Kingswood near Wotton-under-Edge within the County of Gloucester were … of the hereditiments in … simple in possession from … as tenants in common in equal share And whereas William Terrett his will dated the 20th day of April 1875 devised and bequeathed all the real and personal estate to which he should be entitled at the time of his decease to his wife Bedela Terrett absolutely and appointed her sole Executrix of that his will. And whereas the said William Terrett died on the 30th day of May 1894 without having altered or revoked his will which was duly proved by the said Executrix on the 9th day of August 1894 in the Principal Probate Registry of the High Court of Justice. And whereas the said Joseph Terrett by his will dated the 24th day of August 1894 appointed the said William James Terrett and Theophilus Tandy to be Executors and Trustees thereof and devised and bequeathed all his real and personal estate unto the said W.J. Terrett and T. Tandy their executors administrators and assigns upon trust for sale and con… as thereto maintained. And whereas the said Joseph Terrett died on the 1st day of July 1895 without having altered or revoked his said will which was duly proved by the executors on the 15th day of July 1895 in the Principal Probate Registry of the High Court of Justice. And whereas the said Henry Terrett by his will dated the 21st day of March 1905 after appointing his wife Ellen Terrett and his son Frederick Henry Terrett to be the Executors and Trustees thereof … and devised his share in the hereditiments being assured and to his daughter the said Edith Jane Terrett absolutely. And whereas the said Henry Terrett died on 27th day of October 1908 without having revoked or altered his will which was duly proved by the executors on the 6th day of January 1909 in the Gloucester District Probate Registry of the High Court of Justice. And whereas the said Ellen Terrett and Frederick Henry Terrett executors to the division… in the said will of the said Henry Terrett to the said Edith Jane Terrett and the said F. H. Terrett as…executor of the said will doth hereby acknowledge. And whereas

the said Bedela Terrett by her will dated the 15th day of May 1907 after appointing her friends Charles Fewster Bendall and the Reverend Charles Robert Cottell Executors thereof devised to her nephew Frederick Henry Terrett the fourth share in the hereditiments to which she became entitled under the will of her late husband and known as (inter alia) “The Abbey”. And whereas the said Bedela Terrett died on the 9th day of October 1913 without having revoked or altered her said will which was duly proved by the said Executors on the 5th day of November 1913 in the Gloucester District Probate Registry of the High Court of Justice. And whereas by a document in writing dated 14th day of July 1914 the said Charles Fewster Bendall and Charles Robert Cottell executed the devise contained in the will of the said Bedela Terrett, of the hereditiments being assigned. And whereas the said Daniel Terrett duly made his will dated the 5th day of July 1918 and … appointing his wife the said Ann Terrett his sons Henry Terrett, Daniel Terrett (part in trust) and Edward Terrett and his daughter the said Alice to be executors and trustees thereof devised bequeathed and appointed his one fourth share in the hereditments being … his trustees upon trust for sole and … as therein mentioned. And whereas the said Daniel Terrett died on the 28th day of August 1920 without having revoked or altered his will accepting a codicil dated the 23rd day of August 1920 which does not affect the disposing herein … was duly proved by the executors therein named on the 22nd day of October in the Gloucester District Probate Registry of the High Court of Justice. And whereas by the means aforesaid the parties hereinafter … four parts are now entitled to have.. . and dispose of the hereditiments and premises in the respective shares and manner following (that is to say)    one equal undivided fourth share is vested in the said W.J. Terrett & T. Tandy as trustees of the will of the said Joseph Terrett deceased in trust for sale. The said Edith Jane Terrett is entitled to one other fourth sharer in her own right, the said Frederick Henry Terrett is entitled to one other fourth share in his own right and then the one remaining one fourth to share is vested in the said Ann Terrett, Henry Terrett, Daniel Terrett, Edward Terrett and Alice Terrett as Trustees of the will of the said Daniel Terrett deceased in trust for sale. And whereas…

Sixty pound split between four parties.

Convey unto the Company All That warehouse formerly two messuages or dwelling houses situate at Kingswood near Wotton-under-Edge in the County of Gloucester adjoining the “Plume of Feathers Inn” …

Summary:

 

Part 1: William and Bedela (C.F. Bendall and C. R. Cottell) Frederick Henry Terrett

Part 2: Joseph (William James Terrett and Theophilus Tandy)

Part 3: Daniel (Ann, Henry, Daniel, Edward and Alice Terrett)

Part 4: Henry (Ellen and Frederick Henry Terrett) Edith Jane Terrett

14th May 1914 Assent by the Executors of the Will of Bedela Terrett deceased to devise of real estate to F.H. Terrett:

Charles Fewster Bendall of Wotton-under-Edge, Gent. and Charles Robert Cottell late of Kingswood now of St Gabriel’s vicarage, Bristol, executors of the will dated 15th May 1907. Bedela died 9th October 1913.

Devise to her nephew Frederick Henry Terrett of a quarter share in the hereditaments to which testrix became entitled under the will of her late husband. “The Walk Mills and Cottages”, “The Abbey” and “Crow Meadow”. Signed 14th May 1914 by C.F. Bendall and Charles R. Cottell. G.E. Jobbins, Clerk of Goldingham &Lloyd, Solicitors

Extract from Sale of Terrett Brothers Property in 1920:

And whereas William Terrett his will dated the 20th day of April 1875 devised and bequeathed all the real and personal estate to which he should be entitled at the time of his decease to his wife Bedela Terrett absolutely and appointed her sole Executrix of that his will. And whereas the said William Terrett died on the 30th day of May 1894 without having altered or revoked his will which was duly proved by the said Executrix on the 9th day of August 1894 in the Principal Probate Registry of the High Court of Justice.

The deeds of Huntley House, 11 Locombe Place, Hermitage, Sinwell Lane include a mortgage dated 30th November 1905 for Bedela Terrett of Kingswood, widow, signed with her mark and seal (Wotton Heritage Centre 1991.7.1. (F. Legal)).

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In the 1911 census Bedelia Terrett was living in eight rooms at Rose Villa and was described as a seventy-two-year-old widow of private means born in Wotton. Deleted in the entry were George Smith, a forty-one-year-old retired seaman, born in Cromhall, and Edith Jane his thirty-five-year-old wife, born at Kingswood. They had been married for less than a year.

She died at her home, Rose Villa, Charfield Road, on 9th October 1913 aged 75 years and was buried on 13th October in the churchyard at Kingswood. She made a will on 15th May 1907 and this was proved on 5th November 1913.

Bedela Terrett of Kingswood, near Wotton-under-Edge, widow, died on 9th October 1913. Probate was granted at Gloucester on thatday to Charles Fewster Bendall, gentleman, and the Reverend Charles Rowland Cottell, clerk. Effects were valued at £2,732-19-10d

The Will of Bedela Terrett (Widow):

‘ I appoint my friends Chas Fewster Bendall of Wotton-under-Edge & the Rector of Kingswood Rev Charles Robert Cottell. I bequeath to each of them if they carry out my will the sum of £5 free of legacy duty, as acknowledgement of their trouble. I bequeath to my niece Edith Jane Terrett now living with me, my dwelling house and garden at Kingswood, the building used as Wheelwright’s shop now in the occupation of Terrett Bros & piece of land now in the occupation of Chas Musty, both adjoining & near to my said dwelling house & garden. And also two cottages & gardens situate near the Abbey in Cowleys Road, all my furniture, plate and plated articles, linen, glass, china, books, watches, jewellery, trinkets, personal ornaments & wearing apparel, consumable stores, provisions, garden tools & implements.

I devise to my nephew Frederick Henry Terrett the quarter share to which I became entitled under the will of my late husband known as Walk Mills & cottages, the Abbey & Crowmeadow, Kingswood.

Pecuniary legacies to Edith Jane Terrett £200, niece Julia Mary Outfell (?) of Paignton £600, or if she die, to her child or children at 21 years of age; niece Annie Louise Werrett £10; child or children of my brother-in-law the late Joseph Terrett, £200 between them; nephew Henry Grimes £50; nephew Daniel Terrett £100; nephews William Edward Terrett, Sidney George Terrett and niece Lucy Ethel Terrett, Alice Maud Terrett and Florence Emily Terrett, the children of my brother-in-law Henry Terrett, £25 equally between them if more than one; to my friend Lucy Fitzherbert Mogg of Bridgwater £25 and to Joyce Frances Lloyd, daughter of Evelyn Charles Lloyd of Wotton-under-Edge £15. I devise & bequeath the residue, whether real or personal, unto the said Edith Jane Terrett, absolutely. 15th May 1907

 Mark X of Bedela Terrett.

Witnessed by E.C. Lloyd and G.E. Jobbins.’

Extract from the Sale Papers of Terrett Bros in 1920:

And whereas the said Bedela Terrett by her will dated the 15th day of May 1907 after appointing her friends Charles Fewster Bendall and the Reverend Charles Robert Cottell Executors thereof devised to her nephew Frederick Henry Terrett the fourth share in the hereditiments to which she became entitled under the will of her late husband and known as (inter alia) “The Abbey”. And whereas the said Bedela Terrett died on the 9th day of October 1913 without having revoked or altered her said will which was duly proved by the said Executors on the 5th day of November 1913 in the Gloucester District Probate Registry of the High Court of Justice. And whereas by a document in writing dated 14th day of July 1914 the said Charles Fewster Bendall and Charles Robert Cottell executed the devise contained in the will of the said Bedela Terrett, of the hereditiments being assigned.

14th May 1914 Assent by the Executors of the Will of Bedela Terrett deceased to devise of real estate to F.H. Terrett:

Charles Fewster Bendall of Wotton-under-Edge, Gent. and Charles Robert Cottell late of Kingswood now of St Gabriel’s vicarage, Bristol, executors of the will dated 15th May 1907. Bedela died 9th October 1913.

Devise to her nephew Frederick Henry Terrett of a quarter share in the hereditaments to which testrix became entitled under the will of her late husband. “The Walk Mills and Cottages”, “The Abbey” and “Crow Meadow”. Signed 14th May 1914 by C.F. Bendall and Charles R. Cottell. G.E. Jobbins, Clerk of Goldingham &Lloyd, Solicitors

Gravestone at Rowland Hill Tabernacle:

 

‘In loving memory of Charles Fewster Bendall who died August 17th 1917 aged 69 years.’


4. JULIA TERRETT, Great II Aunt of Richard Barton

 

Julia was born in about 1838. In the 1841 census she was at home aged three years. In 1851 she was aged thirteen years and born in Wotton-under-Edge. She died on 17th January 1859, aged twenty years, and was buried on 22nd January 1859 in St Mary’s Churchyard at Wotton-under-Edge. The Bristol Mercury for 22nd January 1859 included an obituary notice: ‘January 17th at Kingswood, Julia, youngest daughter of Mr. Daniel Terrett, aged 21 years’. A fine tombstone was erected in her memory and her parents were later buried with her.

Gravestone at St Mary’s Churchyard, Wotton-under-Edge:

 

‘Julia, daughter of Daniel and Hannah Terrett of Kingswood, died January 17th 1859, aged 20 years. Daniel Terrett of Kingswood who died February 7th 1876, aged 67 years. Also Hannah his wife who died on February 11th 1879, aged 73.’


5. JOSEPH TERRETT, Great II Uncle of Richard Barton

 

Joseph was baptised on 14th February 1841 at Wotton-under-Edge Parish Church with his cousin Mary Jane Lacey.

The 1841 census records him as being at home in Coombe and aged six-months-old. Ten years later he was at home and described as an eleven-year-old scholar, born in Wotton-under-Edge. In the 1861 census he was still living at home with his parents and two younger brothers. He was described as a twenty-year-old engineer smith, born in Wotton-under-Edge.

On 23rd May 1863 he married Mary Ann Jenkins at St Mary’s Church, Kingswood. Mary Ann was the daughter of Nicholas Jenkins, a shepherd, and she born at Woodway, Oldbury-on-the-Hill, in about 1840.

Turning back to the 1851 census we find Nicholas Jenkins living at Woodway, Oldbury-on-the-Hill. He was described as a forty-seven-year-old shepherd born in Shipton Moyne. His wife, Mary, was forty-seven and born at Cold Ashton. With them were James, aged nineteen years, an agricultural labourer, born at Knockdown and William aged six years, born at Knockdown. Mary-Anne was aged nine in the census return and was staying with William Sessions in Didmarton Village. Her place of birth was given as Sherston.

Joseph Terrett was living at Abbey Street, Kingswood, with his parents in the 1871 census and was described as a married thirty-year-old millwright, born in Wotton-under-Edge. His wife and eldest son were staying at Knockdown Road, Oldbury-on-the-Hill with his parents-in-law. Nicholas Jenkins was then a sixty-eight-year-old shepherd, born at Shipton Moyne. His wife, Mary Anne was also aged sixty-eight-years and born at Cold Ashton. Their cottage was two away from Woodway House. Mary Anne Terrett, their daughter, was described as a twenty-nine-year-old married woman born at Knockdown. William J. Terrett was aged six years and born at Oldbury-on-the-Hill.

Joseph Terrett was present at the time of the deaths of both of his parents in the years 1876 and 1879.

In the 1881 census Joseph Terrett and his wife were living at the Crown Inn, Kingswood. Joseph was described as a forty-year-old millwright and Beer Retailer, born in Wotton. Mary. A.Terrett, his wife, was also aged forty years and born in Woodway, Gloucestershire. Their children at home included Albert, a five-year-old scholar; Bessie aged three years and Walter aged one year. All were born in Kingswood. An 1885 director described him as a beer retailer of Kingswood.

2632 THE LONDON GAZETTE, MAY 15, 1891.

 

NOTICE is hereby given, that the Partnership heretofore existing between William Terrett, Joseph Terrett, Daniel Terrett, and Henry Terrett, carrying on business as Millwrights and General Machinists, at Kingswood, near Wotton-under-Edge, in the county of Gloucester, under the name or style of Terrett Brothers, is dissolved as from the 25th day of March, 1891. The said Joseph Terrett retires from the business, which will in future be carried on by the said William Terrett, Daniel Terrett, and Henry Terrett, under the name or style of Terrett Brothers.—Dated this 24th day of April, 1891.

WILLIAM TERRETT. DANIEL TEREETT. JOSEPH TERRETT. HENRY TERRETT.

In 1891 Joseph Terrett was living at Abbey House, Kingswood. He was described as a fifty-one-year-old millwright, born in Wotton. Mary Anne was also aged fifty-one-years and born in Woodway. Their children included Bessie aged fifteen; Walter an eleven-year-old scholar; Louisa a nine-year-old scholar and Julia, a four-year-old scholar. All four were born in Kingswood.

Joseph Terrett died on 30th June 1895 at the age of fifty-four-years and was buried at St Mary’s Church, Kingswood, on 4th July 1895.

Dursley Gazette 6th July 1895:

 

After an illness of 3 or 4 years, the cause being paralysis, the death of Mr. Joseph Terrett, a member of the firm of Terrett Bros, Engineers, of Kingswood took place on Sunday. It is not long since the death of the eldest of the four brothers, William, occurred.

The memorial stone in the churchyard reads: ‘In Loving Memory of Joseph Terrett died on 30th June 1895, aged fifty-four-years, also of Joseph, son of the above, who died on 1st December 1890 aged seven years’

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The family seems to have left Kingswood and it is possible that the sale of the Abbey Gateway and adjoining cottage to the parish in 1897 by Terrett Bros. was associated with their departure.

Extract from the Sale Papers of Terrett Bros in 1920:

And whereas the said Joseph Terrett by his will dated the 24th day of August 1894 appointed the said William James Terrett and Theophilus Tandy to be Executors and Trustees thereof and devised and bequeathed all his real and personal estate unto the said W.J. Terrett and T. Tandy their executors administrators and assigns upon trust for sale and con… as thereto maintained. And whereas the said Joseph Terrett died on the 1st day of July 1895 without having altered or revoked his said will which was duly proved by the executors on the 15th day of July 1895 in the Principal Probate Registry of the High Court of Justice.

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In 1911 the family was living in six rooms at No 1 Albert Street, Miskin, Mountain Ash, Glamorgan. This was in the Miskin Ward, ecclesiastical parish of St John and civil parish of Llanwonno. Mary Ann, aged seventy-two-years, was head of the household and was described as a widow, with eight children, two had died since birth, and she was born in Knockdown (?) in Gloucestershire. Living with her were her children – William James aged forty-six-years, a single, stoker (boilers) in a colliery (worker), born at Didmarton, Gloucestershire; Walter aged thirty-one-years, a single stoker (boilers) in a colliery (worker) born in Kingswood and Julia aged twenty-four-years, single and born at Kingswood

Joseph Terrett’s widow died in about 1924.


6. DANIEL TERRETT, Infant Great II Uncle of Richard Barton

Daniel was baptised on 7th May 1843 at Wotton Parish Church with his cousin Henry Ratcliffe Lacey. Daniel was buried on 15th November 1844 aged one year and eight months. By this time the family were living at Kingswood.


  1. DANIEL TERRETT, Great II Uncle of Richard Barton

 

Daniel Terrett was baptised on 31st May 1846 at Wotton Parish Church. He first appears in the 1851 census as a five-year-old scholar, at home, and was born at Kingswood. In the 1861 census he was recorded as being fifteen-years-old and living at home with his parents and brothers Joseph and Henry. His occupation was given as Engineer Smith and his place of birth as Kingswood.

On 29th October 1870 he married Ann Woodward at Kingswood. The marriage certificate described the bridegroom as Daniel Terrett aged twenty-three-years, a bachelor and millwright of Kingswood, son of Daniel Terrett a millwright. His bride Ann Woodward was aged nineteen-years, a spinster of Kingswood, and daughter of Thomas Woodward a labourer. They both signed their names and the witnesses were Henry Terrett, Henry Eatwell, Caroline Woodward and Sarah Eatwell. Henry Eatwell and Caroline Woodward were both first cousins of the bride.

Ten years later Ann’s first cousin, Ellen Smith, was to become a servant in the home of Dan’s brother, Henry Terrett, and later she became his wife. Then the Terrett brothers had wives who were first cousins.

In the 1871 census he was living at Charfield Road, Kingswood. He was described as being twenty-four-years-old millwright, born at Wotton-under-Edge (check!). He was living with his nineteen-year-old wife, Ann, who was born in Lower Stone. Two doors away were William and Bedela Terrett.

In the 1881 census Daniel and Ann were living at the Star Inn, Kingswood. He was described as a thirty-five-year-old millwright and beer retailer. Ann was twenty-eight-years-old and born in Stone. Their children included Harry aged nine; Ellen aged eight; Daniel aged four and Alice aged three years. All were described as scholars born in Kingswood.

At the time of Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee (1897), the Abbey gatehouse and cottage at Kingswood were offered by Messrs Terrett Brothers for around £130 to a Jubilee Memorial Trust. In the event, a sum of £80 was raised and accepted on the condition that the property was held in trust as a parish property and regularly used for meetings of the Parish Council.

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In the directories Daniel Terrett is described as a beer retailer in 1879 and again in 1889.

2632 THE LONDON GAZETTE, MAY 15, 1891.

 

NOTICE is hereby given, that the Partnership heretofore existing between William Terrett, Joseph Terrett, Daniel Terrett, and Henry Terrett, carrying on business as Millwrights and General Machinists, at Kingswood, near Wotton-under-Edge, in the county of Gloucester, under the name or style of Terrett Brothers, is dissolved as from the 25th day of March, 1891. The said Joseph Terrett retires from the business, which will in future be carried on by the said William Terrett, Daniel Terrett, and Henry Terrett, under the name or style of Terrett Brothers.—Dated this 24th day of April, 1891.

WILLIAM TERRETT. DANIEL TEREETT. JOSEPH TERRETT. HENRY TERRETT.

In the 1891 census Daniel and Ann were living at Walk Mills, next to the Dog and Badger Public House. Daniel was described as a forty-five-year-old millwright born in Kingswood. Ann was aged thirty-nine-years and born in Stone. Their children at home included Henry, aged twenty-years, a millwright; Daniel aged fourteen years, a mill hand; Alice aged thirteen, a scholar; Edward aged five years, a scholar and Sidney, aged two years. All the children were born in Kingswood.

In the 1901 census Daniel Terrett was at Walk Mills. He was described as a fifty-five-year-old millwright of Kingswood. His wife Ann was aged forty-eight-years and born in Stone. Their children included Alice aged twenty-three; Edward, a fifteen-year-old apprentice and Sidney aged twelve years. All three were born in Kingswood. Living with them was their grand-daughter, Florence Winifred Wyatt, aged four years, who was born in Charfield.

In 1906 Dan and Ann Terrett (or his son Dan) were living at the New Inn, Kingswood. They then moved to Sunny Bank at Wotton-under-Edge.

At the time of the 1911 census Daniel Terrett Sen. Was living in six rooms at Sunny Bank, the Butts, Wotton-under-Edge. He was described as aged sixty-five-years. He had been married for forty years and four of his eight children were still alive. He was described as a millwright and as an employer and born at Kingswood, Wotton-under-Edge. His wife Ann was aged fifty-nine-years and born at Stone. Their daughter Alice was aged thirty-two-years, was single and at home. She was born in Kingswood.

On 5th July 1918 he made his will:

The Will of Daniel Terrett:

 

‘The Last Will and Testament of Daniel Terrett, late of Kingswood and now of Sunny Bank, Wotton-under-Edge, retired Machinist. I appoint my dear wife Ann, my sons Henry, Daniel and Edward, and my daughter Alice to be my executors.

To my grand daughter, Florence Winifred Wyatt, the child of my late daughter Ellen, a legacy of £100 free of all duty. My freehold house, Sunny Bank, with garden, land adjoining and I give and bequeath my furniture, goods, chattels and effects to my Trustees to allow my said wife and daughter to have the beneficial use and occupation during their joint lives, and if my wife dies then the house, land etc to my said daughter absolutely. If my daughter dies my wife has the use to the end of her life. If she dies the property shall be part of the residuary estate and dealt with as here. Westfield Cottages, Charfield, a quarter share in other Kingswood properties, ordinary shares in Arnold Perret & Co Ltd, and anything else I own, to my Trustees, to convert into money, to pay my dues, and then, the residuary estate be divided between my said wifeand my said children Henry, Daniel, Edward and Alice provided that if any die, their children shall equally share the legacy intended for their said parents, at the age of 21. Witness my hand 5th July 1918. H. Goldingham, Solicitor and G.E. Jobbins.

Codicil 1st: In my will I gave my West View Cottages at Charfield and other real and personal property, to my Trustees. I now revoke the will so far as West View Cottages only is concerned; the same to be devised to the Trustees to permit my wife Ann Terrett to receive all benefits during her lifetime. Upon her decease, to form part of my residuary estate to be dealt with as before. In all other respects I confirm my will. 23rd August 1920. H. Goldingham Solicitor and John Grimes, Farmer.’

Daniel Terrett died on 25th August 1920 at Sunnybank, Wotton-under-Edge, aged seventy-four-years. He was the last of the Terrett brothers.

Dursley Gazette 28th August 1920:

 

Death of Mr. Dan. Terrett. The death occurred at Sunnybank, The Butts, Wotton-under-Edge on Wednesday of Mr. Dan Terrett, who succumbed to the effects of a seizure on the previous day. Mr. Terrett, who was 74, leaves a widow, daughter and 3 sons.

He belonged to a well-known local family, being the eldest surviving son of the late Mr. Dan Terrett, formerly wheelwright and engineer of Kingswood. The business still carries on and has been run by the family of upwards of a century. Mr Terrett retired about 15 years ago, since when he has resided at Sunnybank his later years of retirement, however, having been somewhat marred by infirmity. He was held in high esteem throughout a wide district. Mr. Terrett’s loss will be keenly felt. The funeral has been fixed for Tuesday afternoon at Kingswood Church.

Cheltenham Chronicle and Gloucestershire Graphic Saturday, September 4th 1920

Berkeley Vale Gleanings

A well-known resident of Wotton-under-Edge passed away in the person of Mr. Daniel Terrett, who succumbed to the effects of a seizure. He belonged to an old local family being the eldest surviving son of the late Mr. Dan Terrett, formerly engineer, of Kingswood. The business, still carried on, has been run by the family for upwards of a century. Mr. Terrett retired about 15 years ago since when he has resided at Wotton-under-Edge, his latter years of retirement, however, having been somewhat marred by infirmity.

The memorial stone in Kingswood Churchyard reads ‘In Loving Memory of Daniel Terrett who died on 25th August 1920 aged 74 years also of Ann Terrett, wife of the above, who died 24th February 1927, aged 74 years. Thy will be done. Also, their daughter, Alice, died 3rd February 1961 aged 82 years.’

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Daniel’s will was proved on 22nd October 1920. He was described as a retired machinist and his wife, Ann, and sons – Henry, Daniel and Edward, together with their sister, Alice, were his Trustees.

Ann Terrett, his widow, died on 24th February 1927 aged seventy-four-years. She was then living at ‘The Butts’

In a separate grave their other children – ‘Frank Terrett died 27th April 1876 aged 1 year 10 months, Charles William Terrett aged 29th March 1883 aged 10 months, Ellen Louisa Terrett died 9th April 1900 aged 27 years and Sidney Terrett died 14th October 1901 aged 12 years’

KINGSWOOD, Nr. WOTTON UNDER EDGE

New Inn, 7 Wotton Road

The New Inn was once a tied house of the Forwood Brewery (Playne & Sons), Minchinhampton. Latterly it sold Stroud Brewery Ales. It had an annual rateable value of £8.0s.0d. in 1891 and £9.0s.0d. in 1903. (closing time 10 p.m.). It was valued by the Stroud Brewery for £1,000 in 1900. 

                1906 Terrett

                1919 Thomas Reed

The Stroud News & Journal article adds:

 

‘At Walk Mills ‘English timbers were hauled, cut and converted at the Mill, with power coming from a waterwheel… In the early days, the main work was concerned with water and steam power when the firm manufactured and installed water wheels with wood teeth gearing. This is a craft which has long gone, but one example is still working today at Kilcot Mill where it is used to ground corn. The firm was also well known for its installation of wind pumps and Hydrams – waterwheel pumps – and these can be seen in many parts of the county, where several are still in operation. When steam power was widely used, the firm became involved in steam engines of all types, from agricultural horse-drawn portables to large show engines. After a huge fire demolished the timber mill, the firm moved to Crow Meadow in about 1920 and has traded there until present time.’

Walk Mill later became a coal yard owned by Sid Terrett.


HENRY TERRETT, Great Grandfather of Richard Barton

Son of Daniel Terrett and Hannah (nee Palser)

Husband of Ellen Smith

Father of William Edward Terrett

Also Husband of Clara Jones

Also Father of Julia, Edith Jane Smith, Annie Louise Werrett, Frederick Henry, Edward Frank, Lucy Ethel Terrett, Alice Maud Herrick, Florence Emily Milner and Sidney George

Henry Terrett was born on 12th December 1849 at Kingswood and he was baptised on 3rd February 1850 at St Mary’s Wotton-under-Edge. He was the eighth child and fifth son of Daniel and Hannah Terrett. His father was an Engineer and his mother a Clothworker of Kingswood. Edward Page registered his birth on 16th January 1850 and the informant was Henry’s mother who made her mark.

Henry was recorded in both the 1851 and 1861 census returns. In 1851 he was at home, aged two years and born at Kingswood. In 1861 he was at home, aged ten years, a scholar, born at Kingswood.

On 17th July 1869 he married his first wife, Clara Jones, at St Mary’s Church, Kingswood. The witnesses at the wedding were Joseph Jones, Sarah Jones, Daniel Terrett and Ellen Cox.

In the 1871 return Henry Terrett was living at Abbey Street, Kingswood. He was described as a twenty-one-year-old millwright born at Kingswood. Clara, his wife, was twenty-two-years-old and born at Forest Green. Living next door was probably his father-in-law, Joseph Jones, a fifty-year-old baker, who was born at Bisley. In residence with Joseph Jones was Samuel Jones, an eighteen-year-old clothworker, who was born at Chalford Hill.

Henry’s father Daniel died in 1876 and the family business changed from ‘Daniel Terrett & Son, Millwright and Engineer’ to ‘Terrett Brothers’. In trade directories for 1879, 1885, and 1889 Henry Terrett was described as a grocer of Kingswood.

Henry and Clara had three daughters between the years 1871 and 1879 – Julia, Edith and Annie Louise. Their mother, Clara Terrett, died at Kingswood on 25th January 1881 aged only thirty-two years. She was described on her death certificate as the wife of Henry Terrett, Millwright. The cause of death was given as Phthisis and was certified by D. H. Forty, LRCPC. Benjamin Simmons, Registrar, registered the death on 31st January 1881 and the informant was Henry Terrett of Kingswood, widower, who was present at the death.

Dursley Gazette:

 23rd January 1881 – at Kingswood, Wotton-under-Edge, Clara, wife of Mr. Henry Terrett, aged 32 years.

She was buried on 1st February 1881 shortly before the night of the 1881 census which recorded that Henry was a thirty-year-old widower, millwright and grocer of The Street, Kingswood, and that he was living with two of his daughters, Edith Jane aged five years and Annie Louise aged one year. All three were born at Kingswood. Also with them was twenty-one-year-old Ellen Smith, a General Domestic Servant, who was described as born at Cromhall.

Ellen Smith was a first cousin of Ann Woodward, the wife of Daniel Terrett, Henry’s brother. Henry was probably acquainted with the Smith and Woodward Families from as early as their marriage on 29th October 1870 at Kingswood when he acted as a witness.

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On 12th September 1881 Henry Terrett married his second wife, Ellen, his former servant, at the Parish Church of St Barnabas in the City of Bristol. He was thirty-one-years-old and she was ten years younger than him. Their address was given on the marriage certificate as 17 Denbigh Street in Bedminster. Sadly, Henry’s eldest daughter from his first marriage, Julia Terrett, was buried on 1st June 1882, aged twelve years.

Henry and Ellen Terrett were to have seven children between 1882 and 1902. Their second son, Edward Frank Terrett, was buried at Kingswood on 25th October 1887, aged two years and six months.

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Great Grandfather Henry Terrett (1849-1908) with his son Frederick Henry Terrett

In the 1891 census Henry was a Publican and Millwright of the Star Inn, Kingswood. He was aged forty-years and born at Kingswood. His wife, Ellen, was aged twenty-eight-years and born at Earthcott. Their children were Edith aged fifteen; Annie aged eleven; Frederick aged nine; Ethel aged three years and Alice M. aged seven months. All were born at Kingswood.

2632 THE LONDON GAZETTE, MAY 15, 1891.

 NOTICE is hereby given, that the Partnership heretofore existing between William Terrett, Joseph Terrett, Daniel Terrett, and Henry Terrett, carrying on business as Millwrights and General Machinists, at Kingswood, near Wotton-under-Edge, in the county of Gloucester, under the name or style of Terrett Brothers, is dissolved as from the 25th day of March, 1891. The said Joseph Terrett retires from the business, which will in future be carried on by the said William Terrett, Daniel Terrett, and Henry Terrett, under the name or style of Terrett Brothers.—Dated this 24th day of April, 1891.

WILLIAM TERRETT. DANIEL TERRETT. JOSEPH TERRETT. HENRY TERRETT.

In directories for 1894, 1897, 1904 and 1906 Henry Terrett was listed as a Beer Retailer of Kingswood.

In the 1901 census Henry Terrett was described as a Millwright and Innkeeper of the Chipping, Kingswood. He was shown on the return as a fifty-one-year-old employer, born in Kingswood. His wife, Ellen, was aged thirty-eight-years, she ran the pub and was born at Earthcott. His children were Annie, aged twenty-one-years; Ethel aged thirteen; Maud aged ten; Florence aged seven and William aged three years. All of them were born at Kingswood.

The marriage of his second daughter, Annie to Frederick Werrett was the occasion for major celebrations including the taking of a large family photograph at the Star.

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Wedding of Frederick George Werrett and Annie Louise Terrett 25th April 1906 at Kingswood
 ‘The Rev. C.R. Cottell performed the ceremony. The bride, who was given away by her uncle Mr Daniel Terrett, was charmingly attired in a cream silk crepoline dress, with veil of orange blossoms. She also wore a spray of flowers and carried an ivory prayer book the gift of the bridegroom. There were three bridesmaids, Miss Edith Terrett sister of the bride, who wore a dress of gray tweed with satin and lace and heliotrope velvet with hat to match. She also wore a spray and carried an ivory prayer book the gift of the bridegroom. The other bridesmaids were Miss Flo Terrett sister of the bride, and Miss Beatrice Werrett niece of the bridegroom, who were both dressed in pale blue silk voile trimmed with lace and ribbons, and carried bouquets of flowers. Mr Phil Werrett of Warmley, brother of the bridegroom, acted as best man. There was a large number of guests present to witness the ceremony including Misses Ethel and Maud Terrett sisters, Misses Louise, Alice and Mrs D. Terrett cousins, Mr Fred Terrett brother, Miss Werrett of Warmley, Misses Jefferies, Wills, Lviours, Musty, Sampson, Cossons, and Hart, friends of the bride. Afterwards a reception was held at the home of the bride when a large number including the rector was present. In the evening the happy couple left for their future home at Warmley amid the good wishes of all. The bride’s travelling dress was of navy blue coat and skirt trimmed with silk pf pasementerie and navy blue hat to match. The carriage was supplied by Mr Gothard of the Railway Hotel, Wickwar…’
Left to Right – Back row:
Louise Terrett (1887-), daughter of Joseph Terrett
Emily Terrett (1876-1946), wife of Daniel Terrett Junior
Frederick Henry Terrett (1882-1949), Great Uncle
Alice Terrett (1878-1961), daughter of Daniel Terrett
Alice Maud Terrett (1890- ) Great Aunt
Rev. Mr. Cottle, Rector of Kingswood
Middle row:
Ellen Terrett (nee Smith) Great Grandmother
Philip Werrett
Miss Werrett (?)
Frederick George Werrett (Great Uncle)
Annie Louise Terrett (Great Aunt)
Edith Jane Terrett (1875-1950)
Daniel Terrett Senior (1846-1920) Great Great Uncle
Front row:
William Edward Terrett (1898-1965) Grandfather
Henry Terrett (1849-1908) Great Grandfather
Sidney George Terrett (1902- ) Great Uncle
Beatrice Werrett
Florence Emily Terrett (1895- ) Gre

Henry made his will on 21st March 1905:

The Will of Henry Terrett:

‘The Last Will and Testament of Henry Terrett of Kingswood, Wotton-under-Edge, Millwright and Innkeeper. My wife Ellen Terrett and my son Frederick Henry Terrett to be the Executors and Trustees. To my wife, use, enjoyment of my household furniture, and other similar articles during her life and whilst she remains my widow. On her death or re-marriage, all the said bequests form part of my residuary estate. I devise my share in Walk Mills, the Abbey Property, the Cottages near the chapel and the Crow Meadow Cottages all in Kingswood and any other hereditiments, I bequeath absolutely to my daughter Jane Terrett, to my daughter Annie Louise Terrett absolutely £150; and my share in stock in trade of Terrett Bros Millwrights, to my said son Frederick Henry Terrett; I devise and bequeath the rest of my estate to my Trustees to call in and convert to money to invest the proceeds and pay income to my wife upon her widowhood. On her re-marriage or death to divide the same upon trust between my six children by my present wife, including the said F.H. Terrett or such as shall attain the age of 21, or being daughters, marry under that age, in equal shares. 21st March 1905. Signed by Evelyn Chas Lloyd with the name of the above named testator, by his direction in the presence of E.C. Lloyd, solicitor, Wotton-under-Edge, G.E. Jobbins, Clerk to Goldingham & Lloyd, Solicitors.’

Henry Terrett died on 27th October 1908. His death certificate recorded that he was a Mechanical Engineer, aged fifty-eight-years. The cause of death was given as Gout, Diabetes and Convulsions and this was certified by R.H. Forty MRCS. The Registrar registered the death on 27th October 1908 and the informant was Jn. J. Rogers of Hillesley Road, Kingswood, who was present at the time of the death.

Henry Terrett was buried on 30th October at St Mary’s Churchyard, Kingswood.

The Dursley Gazette for Saturday 31st October 1908 reported the ‘Death of Mr. Henry Terrett’:

‘We regret to record the death of Mr. Henry Terrett of Kingswood, Wotton-under-Edge, Partner in the firm of Terrett Bros., engineers, who died on Tuesday last. The deceased was well-known and highly respected in the neighbourhood’

A week later on 7th November the Dursley Gazette offered a fuller report:

Funeral at Kingswood. The Late Mr. Henry Terrett. The funeral of the late Mr. Henry Terrett of the well-known engineering firm of Terrett Bros. Who died at his residence – The Chipping, Kingswood, on Tuesday October 27th took place at the St Mary’s Church on Friday afternoon October 30th amid manifestations of deep sympathy.

The deceased was very popular and highly respected consequently a large number followed the remains to its last resting place.

The coffin was conveyed on a wheeled bier to the Church entrance where the cortege was met by the Rev. C.R.Cottell, who conducted the obsequies in a most impressive manner throughout. The bearers were Messrs. H. Bennett, T. Jones, W. Crew, M. Always, W. Peglar and W. Derrett.

The coffin was of English polished oak with massive brass furniture and was inscribed ‘Henry Terrett, died Oct. 27th 1908, aged 58 years.’ The funeral arrangements were carried out by Mr. A. Hart.

The principal mourners were as follows:

Messrs. Frederick and William Terrett (sons)

Mr. Daniel Terrett (brother)

Messrs. Harry, Daniel, Edward, William and Walter Terrett (nephews)

Messrs. Henry and J. Grimes (nephews)

Mr G. Werrett (son-in-law)

Mr E.J.H. Smith and Mr W. Newman of Bristol (Brothers-in-law)

Mr. Flowers (Lydney); Mr R. Wyatt; Mr Graham Arnold (Wickwar); Messrs B. Hunt, J. Roberts, A. Pocock, J. Lacey, R. Lovell, H. Barber, J Cook, T. Jones, W.H. Cox, E.C. Lloyd (solicitor) S. Rice, S. Pinnigar and others.

Beautiful floral tributes were sent as follows:

In ever loving memory of a dear husband and father from his sorrowing wife and children.

With deepest sympathy from a loving nephew and niece Daniel and Emily

With deepest sympathy from his sorrowful nephew and niece Ted and Lily

With deepest sympathy from his affectionate daughter Annie and husband

In affectionate memory from Harry and Annie (Wickwar)

Sent in deepest sympathy from Eli Herrick

With deepest sympathy from Mr and Mrs Jones and Family

Others from Mr H. Bennett and family; an old friend James Roberts (Wickwar); Mr and Mrs P. Werrett (Warmley); F and M. B..ton; Aunt and Edie; All at Sunnybank;

As a token of respect to an old and valued tenant from the landlords

His will was proved on 6th January 1909.

His memorial stone, a handsome cross executed by his son-in-law, F. Werrett of Kingswood, was recently vandalised by the District Council: It reads, ‘In Loving Memory of Henry Terrett, died Oct 27th 1908 aged 58 years – In hope of eternal life’

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Star Inn, The Chippings (Dinneywicks) The Star Inn is still trading but it is now known as the Dinneywicks Inn. It was acquird by Wadworth, brewers of Devizes, Wiltshire, in 1991 and the name was changed then. The ‘new’ name refers to the name of a field at the back of the village. The owner of the field levied a toll because it straddled a highway. Another local story is that the nearby Dinneywicks Hill was a burial ground for horses in the English Civil War. The pub, as the Star Inn, had an annual rateable value of £9.10s.0d. in 1891 and £16.0s.0d. in 1903. (‘Last orders’ were called at 10 p.m.) Map reference ST 747918.

                1891 Henry Terrett. Beerhouse. Arnold Perrett & Co. Ltd., Wickwar Brewery

                1903 Henry Terrett. Beerhouse. Arnold Perrett & Co. Ltd., Wickwar Brewery

                1939 Thos. Humphrey Fitz. Jones

Extract from the Sale Papers for Terrett Bros in 1920:

And whereas the said Henry Terrett by his will dated the 21st day of March 1905 after appointing his wife Ellen Terrett and his son Frederick Henry Terrett to be the Executors and Trustees thereof … and devised his share in the hereditiments being assured and to his daughter the said Edith Jane Terrett absolutely. And whereas the said Henry Terrett died on 27th day of October 1908 without having revoked or altered his will which was duly proved by the executors on the 6th day of January 1909 in the Gloucester District Probate Registry of the High Court of Justice. And whereas the said Ellen Terrett and Frederick Henry Terrett executors to the devise… in the will of the said Henry Terrett with Edith Jane Terrett…executor of the said will doth hereby acknowledge.


CLARA TERRETT, the first wife of Henry Terrett, Great Grandfather

Clara Jones was born in about 1849 at Forest Green, Nailsworth. Her parents were   Joseph and Jane Jones, a baker. Her father was born at Bisley and her mother at Minchinhampton.

Back in the 1851 census we find the Jones family at Dunkirk, Nailsworth. Joseph Jones was described as a thirty-one-year-old baker who was born in Bisley. His wife Jane was aged thirty-one-years and born at Minchinhampton. Their children included Joseph aged four years and born in Avening; Clara aged two years and born in Avening and Sarah aged eight months and born in Avening.

By the time of the 1861 census Joseph was a thirty-eight-year-old baker of Kingswood. With him were his children Sarah aged thirteen, Samuel aged eight and Clara, aged eleven and born in Avening parish.

On 17th July 1869 Daniel Terrett married his first wife, Clara Jones, at St Mary’s Church, Kingswood. The witnesses at the wedding were Joseph Jones, Sarah Jones, Daniel Terrett and Ellen Cox.

In the 1871 census return Clara’s father was still a baker of Kingswood and living next to Henry and Clara Terrett in Abbey Street. Living with Joseph Jones was Clara’s younger brother, Samuel, aged eighteen-years. He was described as a cloth worker and he was born at Chalford Hill.

Henry and Clara had three daughters between the years 1871 and 1879 – Julia, Edith and Annie Louise. Their mother, Clara Terrett, died at Kingswood on 25th January 1881 aged only thirty-two years. She was described on her death certificate as the wife of Henry Terrett, Millwright. The cause of death was given as Phthisis and was certified by D. H. Forty, LRCPC. Benjamin Simmons, Registrar, registered the death on 31st January 1881 and the informant was Henry Terrett of Kingswood, widower, who was present at the death.

Clara Terrett was buried on 1st February 1881 at the age of thirty-two-years.

Dursley Gazette:

 23rd January 1881 – at Kingswood, Wotton-under-Edge, Clara, wife of Mr. Henry Terrett, aged 32 years.


ELLEN JONES, Second wife of Henry Terrett and Great II Grandmother

Daughter of Thomas Smith and Sarah (nee Woodward)

Wife of Henry Terrett

Mother of William Edward Terrett

Also Mother of Frederick Henry, Edward Frank, Lucy Ethel Terrett, Alice Maud Herrick, Florence Emily Milner and Sidney George

Also Wife of Thomas Fitzherbert Jones

Ellen Smith was born on 13th October 1862 at Earthcott, Alveston. She was the fifth child and second daughter of Thomas Smith, an agricultural labourer and horse dealer and his wife Sarah. By 1871 the family was living at Weir Bridge, Cromhall and her father was described in the census return as a beer shop keeper and dealer.

Bristol Mercury 2nd July 1870

 Highway Robbery by a boy – an incorrigible boy named Greenman, whose friends live at Crossways, near Thornbury, on Friday met two little girls aged 8 and 11 respectively the daughters of Mr. Thomas Smith of Cromhall, going toward Thornbury and immediately pounced on them, threw down the eldest child and rifled her pockets, taking there form in money 4s 6d. The young culprit, who is only 12 or 13 years of age, a short time since lived for several days in Prest Wood, a large covert belonging to Earl Ducie, and for food caught very young rabbits, skinned and cooked them. He is now in the custody of the Thornbury police, who will at the earnest request of the young vagabond’s friends ask the magistrate to send him to a reformatory school.

Ellen would have been eighteen-years-old when her mother, Sarah Smith, died on 16th December 1880 at Tytherington. She was fifty-years-old and described on her death certificate as the wife of Thomas Smith, a pig dealer.

By the time of the1881 census her father was working as an agricultural labourer and living at Tower Hill Cottages, Tytherington. This same census reveals that his daughter, Ellen, was employed as a General Domestic Servant in the home of Henry Terrett after his wife Clara died. Ellen was a first cousin of the wife of Daniel Terrett, Henry’s brother, so the families were connected from as early as their marriage in 1870.

On 12th September 1881 Ellen married Henry Terrett, her former employer, at the Parish Church of St Barnabas in the City of Bristol. He was then thirty-one-years-old and she was ten years younger than him. Their address was given on the marriage certificate as 17 Denbigh Street, Bristol.

Henry and Ellen Terrett were to have seven children between 1882 and 1902. Their second son, Edward Frank Terrett, was buried at Kingswood on 25th October 1887, aged two years and six months.

In the 1891 census Henry was a Publican and Millwright of the Star Inn, Kingswood. He was aged forty-years. His wife, Ellen, was aged twenty-eight-years and born at Earthcott. Their children were Edith aged fifteen; Annie aged eleven; Frederick aged nine; Ethel aged three years and Alice M. aged seven months.

In the 1901 census Henry Terrett was described as a Millwright and Innkeeper of the Chipping, Kingswood. He was shown on the return as a fifty-one-year-old employer, born in Kingswood. His wife, Ellen, was aged thirty-eight-years, she ran the pub and was born at Earthcott. His children were Annie, aged twenty-one-years; Ethel aged thirteen; Maud aged ten; Florence aged seven and William aged three years. All of them were born at Kingswood.

Henry Terrett died on 27th October 1908. Mr E.J.H. Smith and Mr W. Newman of Bristol (brothers-in-law) attended the funeral. Perhaps I misread this and it should be Messrs. E.J. and H. Smith!)

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Great Grandparents Henry and Ellen Terrett with daughter Florence and Sons William Edward (in front of his mother) and Sidney George (in front of his father)

After Henry Terrett’s death his widow, Ellen Terrett, continued at The Star, Kingswood, and in the directories for 1911 and 1914 she was listed as a Beer Retailer. In September 1909 Ellen’s daughter, Lucy Terrett, married her cousin Albert Terrett and in August of the following year Ellen’s own brother, George Smith, married her step-daughter, Edith Terrett.

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 In 1911 Ellen Terrett was living at the Star Inn, Kingswood. She was described as a forty-eight-year-old widow who was married for 24 years living in eleven rooms. She revealed that she was the mother of seven children, six of whom were still living. She was herself the landlady of a public house working at home but did not know where she was born believing it to be somewhere towards Bristol. Living with her were her daughter Maud Alice Herrick aged twenty and who had been married for less than a year. She was born in Kingswood. Her daughter Florence Emily was seventeen-years-old, a draper’s assistant and born in Kingswood. Her son William Edward was aged thirteen years, a printer’s apprentice at Letter Press and born at Kingswood. Also living with her was her son George Sidney, aged nine years and born at Kingswood. Also Elliott Alfred Herrick, her son-in-law, aged twenty-one-years, a Printer of Letter Press working on his own account and born in Wotton-under-Edge.

 Extract from the Sale Papers of Terrett Bros in 1920:

‘And whereas the said Ellen Terrett and Frederick Henry Terrett executors to the division… in the said will of the said Henry Terrett to the said Edith Jane Terrett and the said F. H. Terrett as…executor of the said will doth hereby acknowledge’

 On 16th August 1913 Ellen Terrett married Thomas Humphrey Fitzherbert Jones at Bedminster Parish Church, Bristol. He was described on the marriage certificate as a thirty-nine-year-old bachelor, a Dealer of 16 Hebron Road. His father was given as Thomas Humphrey Fitzherbert Jones, a Postman. Ellen was a forty-nine-year-old widow of the same address, daughter of Thomas Smith, deceased, a Dealer.

After their marriage the couple settled at The Star at Kingswood.

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Great Grandmother Ellen Jones, formerly Terrett, nee Smith (1862-1930) with her second husband Thomas Humphrey Fitzherbert Jones (1874-1951)

Gloucester Journal, 14th February 1914

District Brewster Sessions – Wotton-under-Edge. License of the Star Inn, Kingswood, to Mr. Thomas Jones, he having married Mrs. Terrett, the present licensee.

Thomas Fitzherbert Jones was born in about 1874 at Berkeley. In the 1881 census he was at home with his parents Thomas and Julia Jones at Stones Cottages, Wotton Road, Kingswood. His father was described as a thirty-three-year-old baker, born in Luckington, Wiltshire. Julia was a thirty-four-year-old woman born in King Stanley. Their children were Alice aged eleven, a scholar, born in Bristol; Thomas, a scholar, aged seven and born at Berkeley; Hounds (sic) aged nine, a scholar, born in Bristol; Lucy aged five, a scholar, born in Kingswood and Kate aged fourteen months and born in Kingswood.

Ten years later in 1891 Thomas H.F. Jones was a baker of Charfield Road, Kingswood. His wife, Julia, was with him and six of their children. These included Fownes F. Jones, a clerk in an elastic factory; Thomas, a braid worker; Lucy, Kate, John and Mabel. The four younger children were all born in Kingswood.

 In 1901 Thomas F. Jones was a fifty-three-year-old baker of Hillesley Road, Kingswood. His wife Julia was fifty-four and their children at home included Thomas F. Jones, a twenty-seven-year-old elastic web maker, born in Berkeley; John F. Jones an eighteen year-old elastic web maker and Mabel F. Jones a fifteen-year-old assistant teacher at the school.

Ellen Jones died on 16th September 1930 and was buried on 20th September at Kingswood.

On the death certificate Ellen was described as having died at The Chipping, Kingswood, aged sixty-eight-years. She was the wife of Thomas Humphrey Fitzherbert Jones an elastic braider. The cause of death was given as Uraemia and Chronic Interstitial Nephritis. No post mortem took place and the death was certified by Charles Davies M.R.C.S.. Ellen Meek, Registrar, registered the death on 17th September 1930 and the informant was A.M. Herrick, her daughter, of The Chipping, Wotton-under-Edge, who was present at the death.

Citizen, Thursday 12th September 1907

The Revision Courts of Mid Gloucestershire – The Conservatives had one claim for the Kingswood List which was allowed – Mr T.H.F. Jones

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Great Uncle Frederick Henry Terrett (1882-1949) with his mother Ellen Jones (1862-1930), nee Smith (Great Grandmother) and his wife Margaret (1885-1965) nee Cornock and others. An original photograph given to me by Olive Terrett. Left to Right Back row: Frederick Henry Terrett, Ellen Jones, X, Margaret Terrett nee Cornock. Front row: X, Ruth Ellen Terrett (1916- ) who later married Walter Henry Warner.

Dursley Gazette 20th September 1930:

A loss to Kingswood – Kingswood has to mourn the loss of Mrs. T.H.F. Jones whose death occurred at the Star Inn on Tuesday after an illness of about 6 weeks duration. Mrs. Jones has lived in Kingswood for the past 50 years and was held in high respect and esteem by all. The funeral has been fixed for this afternoon.

Dursley Gazette 27th September 1930:

Largely attended Kingswood Funeral. The Late Mrs. T.H.F. Jones

There was a large attendance at the funeral at Kingswood Church on Saturday of Mrs. Jones, wife of Mr. Thomas H.F. Jones of whose death at the age of 63 years was recorded in last week’s Gazette. Rev. P.R. Ormsby (Rector) officiated.

Principal Mourners: Mr. T.H.F. Jones (widower); Messrs. Fred; William and George Terrett (sons);

Mrs. G. Smith, Mrs G. Werrett of Warmley, Mrs A. Terrett of Bath, Mrs E. Herrick of Wotton-under-Edge and Mrs. G. Milner of Meare (daughters); Messrs G. Werrett and E. Herrick (sons-in-law); Messrs. G. Smith, Edward Smith of Bristol, Alfred Smith of Gloucester and Josiah Smith of Bristol (brothers); Mrs. William Newman of Bristol (sister); Mr William Newman, Mr Fownes Jones and Mr. Jack Jones (brothers-in-law) and Mrs Josiah Smith (sister-in-law); Messrs. Dan Terrett and Edward Terrett (nephews); Mr jim Terrett (grandson) and Sid Terrett, Stanley Jones and Lawrie Jones (nephews) …

Wreaths: Husband Tom; Her beloved children; Elly and children (Wotton); Lilly, Gracie and Family; Dan, Emily and Family; Ted, Lill and Family; Josh, Hetty and Family; Harry, Rose and Family; Uncle Tom and Aunty Alice; Fownes, Eva and Family; Will, Walt and Lottie (Mountain Ash); Mr and Mrs Hedley Mogg; Hilda, Denis and Hubert (Derby); Mrs Cornock and Family (Hawkesbury Upton); H. Bennett and Mr. And Mrs. Pockett; Mrs Evans; Mr and Mrs Neil and Family; Mabel and Walter; Mr and Mrs M. Always; S. Always and M. Lewis; Mr and Mrs H. Pearce; Mr and Mrs H. Organ; and a few friends. Committee and Members of Kingswood Branch of the Women’s Unionist Conservative Association.

 On 29th December 1941 Thomas Fitzherbert-Jones married a widow, Eva Matilda Blick, of 28 Lower Street, Stroud, at Holy Trinity Church, Stroud. She was the daughter of Alfred Davis, a cloth worker. Thomas Fitzherbert-Jones died on 9th June 1951 aged seventy-seven-years and was buried on 14th June 1951 at Kingswood. His widow, Eva, died on 17th June 1959, aged eighty-one-years, at Uplands, Stroud.

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Ellen Jones and her second husband Thomas Fitzherbert Jones at the Star, Kingswood, sometime between 1913 and 1930. Original May Werrett


WILLLIAM EDWARD TERRETT, Grandfather of Richard Barton

Son of Henry Terrett and Ellen (nee Smith)

Husband of Grace Margaret Eley

Father of four children

Also Husband of Olive Wyatt

William Edward Terrett was born on 28th February 1898, the third son of Henry and Ellen Terrett of the Star Inn, Kingswood. He was baptised with his sisters Alice and Flo at St Mary’s Church, Kingswood, on 29th May 1898.

In the 1901 census Henry Terrett was described as a Millwright and Innkeeper of the Chipping, Kingswood. He was shown on the return as a fifty-one-year-old employer, born in Kingswood. His wife, Ellen, was aged thirty-eight-years, she ran the pub and was born at Earthcott. His children were Annie, aged twenty-one-years; Ethel aged thirteen; Maud aged ten; Florence aged seven and William aged three years. All of them were born at Kingswood.

Henry Terrett died on 27th October 1908. His death certificate recorded that he was a Mechanical Engineer, aged fifty-eight-years. The cause of death was given as Gout, Diabetes and Convulsions. We know from newspaper reports that William attended his father’s funeral and we also know that he was not specifically provided for in his father’s will.

William went to the local school and there is a photograph of him supporting the Kingswood A.F.C. Team in 1908-9.

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William E. Terrett – ist boy from the left

In 1911 Ellen Terrett was living at the Star Inn, Kingswood. She was listed in the census return as being a forty-eight-year-old widow who had been married for 24 years and living in eleven rooms. She was the mother of seven children, six of whom were still living. She was herself the landlady of a public house working at home but did not state where she was born believing it to be somewhere towards Bristol. Living with her were her daughter Maud Alice Herrick aged twenty and who had been married for less than a year. She was born in Kingswood. Her daughter Florence Emily was seventeen-years-old, a draper’s assistant and born in Kingswood. Her son William Edward, aged thirteen years, was working as a printer’s apprentice at Letter Press and was born at Kingswood. Also her youngest son, George Sidney, was at home aged nine years and born at Kingswood. In residence at the Star was also Elliott Alfred Herrick, her son-in-law, aged twenty-one-years, a Printer of Letter Press,   working on his own account and born in Wotton-under-Edge.

At the beginning of the First World War we know from a later newspaper account that William Edward Terrett was working as an assistant to Mr R.H. Searle, the outfitter of Wotton-under-Edge.

It was at Wotton-under-Edge, on 1st September 1914, that William Edward Terrett, then aged only sixteen years, enlisted in the Army Ordnance Corps for three years or for as long as the war was to last. In his attestation he stated that he was nineteen-years-old. The notice was read to him by Colour Sergeant J.R. Fry of the Gloucestershire Regiment and this man was to witness his signature. He took his oath before John Morton J.P. The certificate of Medical Examination described him as ‘Fit for Army’ and was signed by Ernest F. Clowes, Recruiting Medical Officer (Civil). We also discover from the extant paperwork that he was 5’8 ½ inches tall (in one reference 5’ 9 ½”). He weighed 119 lbs and he had a 34” expanded chest measurement (which in later records increased to 35 ½”) with a range of two inches. His complexion was described as ‘Fresh’, eyes ‘blue’ and hair ‘brown’. His physical development was listed as ‘F’ and pulse rate as 70. He bore a vaccination mark on his left arm and had been vaccinated during his infancy. His vision was recorded as RE – V = 6/6 and LE – V = 6/6. He was also listed as being a member of the Church of England.

Pte Terrett received the number 01299 and went on to join up the Corps at Aldershot where he was approved on 9th September by Colonel H.D.E. Parsons.

His service was in fact only to last twenty-one-days because he was discharged on 21st September as ‘not being likely to become an efficient soldier’ by Lieutenant Colonel   J.A. Murray who was then commanding the AOC Training Depot at Aldershot. The new recruit’s character was described as ‘Good’ and his address was given as ‘The Chipping, Kingswood, Gloucestershire’. In his papers his trade was altered from ‘outfitter’s assistant’ to ‘storeman’ or ‘warehouseman’. The reason for his discharge was a medical one – ‘displaced internal (illegible) cartilage (?)’.

Clearly he was not deterred by this experience because he enlisted once again into the Army Ordnance Corps, for the duration of the War, on 22nd December 1914, this time with the number 03296. In his attestation papers sworn at Bristol he stated that he had served in the A.O.C and had been discharged. The notice was given to him this time by Colour Sergeant Clarke, a recruiter, and his signature was witnessed by Sergeant W.H. Billingham. Pte Terrett joined the Corps at Woolwich on 28th December. He clearly wasn’t at Woolwich for very long because the date of his entry into the ‘Theatre of War’ in France was given as 21st January 1915.

On 3rd November 1916 he transferred to the 15th Training Reserve Battalion (W.O. 121/8455. A.G. 2b.) with number TR/6/17095 and came back to England. According to the paperwork preserved by War Pensions he retained his former scales of pay. On 19th December 1916 Pte Terrett found himself in trouble whilst serving at Brocton. He was found guilty of ‘Insubordination, Neglecting to Obey an Order and Using Obscene Language to a Non Commissioned Officer’. The witnesses were Lance Corporals Blair, Evans and Mc Claren. The following day Major W.H. Scott imposed his punishment of 7 days ‘FP’ (Full Pay?) No 2. The story is told that a soldier offered to fight and grandfather offered to challange him because the fellow had been responsible for getting him into trouble.

On 1st March 1917 Pte Terrett was posted to the 12th Training Reserve Battalion and he served at home in the United Kingdom until 23rd May 1917.

From the pages of the Wotton Gazette:

 12th May 1917: ‘Kingswood – Joined Army at 16. Pte W. Terrett of Kingswood has been home on draft leave. He recently transferred to the Infantry and now belongs to the Notts & Derby Regt (sic). It will be remembered that Pte Terrett was formerly engaged at Mr Searle’s. He volunteered at the commencement of the war, when he was 16 and was accepted for the Ordnance Corps. He was quickly in France where he served for two years. Pte Terrett expects to go overseas again next week’.

On 23rd May 1917 he was posted to France with the British Expeditionary Forces and was serving with the Sixth Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment from 27th June 1917, as Private 40476. His army number was 5.877.293. On 4th August 1917 he received a ‘G.S.’ (gun shot?) wound to his right shoulder.

From 14th until 28th February 1918 we know from the records that Pte Terrett was on leave in England but he then returned to France and was at Noyon, south of the River Somme. On 22nd March 1918 he suffered a ‘G.S. (gun shot?) wound to his left leg (severe) and was posted back to depot in England on 27th March.

From the pages of the Wotton Gazette:

6th April 1918: ‘Kingswood Soldier’s Terrible Experiences. Writing from hospital at Leicester Pte W. Terrett, a Kingswood soldier, relates the following thrilling experiences in the great enemy offensive:- “We were having a great time the night before it started at Noyon. On the 20th we got the order the stand to, and early the following morning we were driven up as near to the line as possible in motor lorries, and from there we marched into action. We were fighting all that day, and I can tell you there were some men lost on both sides. They drove us back by sheer numbers. The same night old Fritz started to get in on our flanks so we got the order to retire, and I think it was a blessing too, for all the artillery behind us had been knocked out. The Germans soon found we had gone and were soon after us, but anyway we retired in good order and kept them at a distance. After coming back about 4 miles we all got into position just the other side of the canal, the only bridges being mined just ready to blow up. Old Fritz was soon after us. He came flying across the bridge but after about 200 had got over the bridge was blown up, giving them no chance to get over. It was real hell in that position, but my turn did not come until the night of the 22nd, when a shell burst right at my feet. Really I thought my leg had been blown off. A big piece of shell went right through it, breaking the bones, and another piece smashed my big toe. As they were carrying me away another shell burst under the stretcher and blew me in the air, wounding me again, and knocking out all the bearers. I caught it in the back this time. I was then picked up by 2 lancers, who carried me quite five miles to the dressing station. Those two men I think saved my life, for I was bleeding badly. Private Terrett adds that he is going on favourably though in much pain. He lost all his kit.’

He remained in England throughout his long period of convalescence. On 9th April 1918 a request was made for his medical records from North Evington War Hospital in Leicester. On 17th September 1919 a further enquiry was made, this time to the Officer-in-Charge of North Evington War Hospital, Leicester:

‘Please inform me of the present situation of No 40476 Pte W.E. Terrett 6th Northants Regt as the latest information I have of the man is that he was granted leave from the hospital under your command from 20th to 31st December 1918 ‘under W.O. Tel 6953 (a.m. 10.2) 7/12/18 – treat this as urgent’.

On 25th August 1919 Pte Terrett was transferred to the War Hospital at Combe Park, Bath, but there is also some correspondence dated 21st September 1919 which refers to the 5th Northern General Hospital. A Furlough was granted and from 21st January until 21st February 1920 he was to reside at home at the Chipping, Kingswood. At the end of February 1920 there is correspondence held by War Pensions involving the Military Hospital at Devonport.

Whilst convalescing he learnt to embroider and to paint.

Pte Terrett was finally discharged from the Northamptonshire Regiment on 18th September 1920 – ‘being no longer physically fit for War Service’. Pension papers state that he suffered severe injury to his right leg attributed to war service. He had a compound fracture to his Tibia. As a result it was accepted that he had 100% disability and would receive forty shillings per week from 19th August 1920 until 22nd March 1921. His character was described as ‘Very Good’ and he was awarded two wound stripes and a red chevron.

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Having largely recovered, William Edward Terrett was by this time serving his apprenticeship with G.E. Denman, Watchmakers, of 173 Whiteladies Road, Redland, Bristol.

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On 17th October 1925 William Edward Terrett was married after banns to Grace Margaret Eley at St Mary’s Church, Bathwick, Bath, by the Rector, Herbert Folsy Napier. On the certificate the bridegroom was described as a twenty-seven-year-old Watchmaker residing at the time of the marriage at 7 Forester Avenue Bath. His father was given as Henry Terrett dec’d but, in another hand, someone has incorrectly added the word ‘watchmaker’ to the certified copy written on the day. The bride’s details were given as Grace Margaret Eley, a twenty-eight-year-old spinster with no occupation and residing at 11 St George’s Road, Fairfield Park, Bath. Her father was given as Ernest Edward Eley, Farmer. The witnesses were George Edward Jotcham and Ernest Edward Eley.

 

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7 Forester Avenue was situated close to St Mary’s Church and was occupied by Joseph and Lily Mitchell with John J. Henderson also in residence. These names appear in the Voters’ Registers for 1924 and 1925 and the name Joseph Mitchell appears in the Post Office Directories for 1922 and 1924. The name William Terrett does not appear in these records.

 

11 St George’s Road, Fairfield Park, is actually 11 George’s Road. The house was occupied from 1922 until about 1929 by Ethel Terrett, Bill’s widowed sister. Again there are no further clues offered in the registers of voters for 1924 and 1925. This terraced house was very much on the edge of Bath and five houses down from the former Claremont Public House. In about 1929 Ethel Terrett moved down the road to 15 Eastbourne, almost opposite to the Claremont Methodist Church. Interestingly from about 1926 a George Edward Denman was residing at 13 George’s Road. Was this Bill Terrett’s former employer?

 

Bill Terrett had become acquainted with Grace through his friendship with the Eley Family when he used to shoot on their fields at Haroldsfield. Between 1926 and 1931 they had their four children, the eldest, Jack, being born in November 1926 in Bristol.

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From about 1927 until 1936 Bill Terrett had a Watchmaker and Jewellery business at 7 Church Street, Tetbury. Headed notepaper proudly announced – ‘Repairs a speciality’ –  Member of the National Association of Goldsmiths of Great Britain & Ireland –  Union of Licensed Gold & Silversmiths, Jewellers, Watchmakers & Opticians.

William Edward Terrett died at Ham Green Hospital, Easton-in-Gordano, on 11th March 1965 aged sixty-seven years.

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GRACE MARGARET TERRETT, Grandmother of Richard Barton

 

Daughter of Ernest Edward Eley and Emily (nee Yarnold)

Wife of William Edward Terrett

Mother of four children

 

According to her birth certificate Margaret Grace Eley was born on 30th July 1897 at Hengaston, Berkeley Road, Berkeley, the third daughter of Ernest Edward Eley, a farmer, and his wife Emily (formerly Yarnold). Her mother registered her on 11th September. According to the Kingswood Confirmation Register she was baptised at Tortworth on 12th September 1897. In the 1901 census return Grace was at home aged three years and born in Berkeley. In 1911 Grace was at home aged thirteen and born at Berkeley. Grace was confirmed at Kingswood on 15th April 1913. She was described as aged fifteen and living at Haroldsfield Farm, Kingswood.

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On 17th October 1925 William Edward Terrett was married after banns to Grace Margaret Eley at St Mary’s Church, Bathwick, Bath, by the Rector, Herbert Folsy Napier. On the certificate the bridegroom was described as a twenty-seven-year-old Watchmaker residing at the time of the marriage at 7 Forester Avenue Bath. His father was given as Henry Terrett dec’d but, in another hand, someone has incorrectly added the word ‘watchmaker’ to the certified copy written on the day. The bride’s details were given as Grace Margaret Eley, a twenty-eight-year-old spinster with no occupation and residing at 11 St George’s Road, Fairfield Park, Bath. Her father was given as Ernest Edward Eley, Farmer. The witnesses were George Edward Jotcham and Ernest Edward Eley.

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From about 1927 until 1936 William and Grace Terrett had a Watchmaker and Jewellery business at 7 Church Street, Tetbury. She died in Gloucester Royal Infirmary on 4th September 1940 and was buried in North Nibley cemetery.


FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THIS FAMILY CONTACT: btsarnia@gmail.com

 

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