A tribute to the life and work of Brian Torode
John Perrett (-1750) and Jane Joanes
Yeoman of North Nibley
Peter Perrett (1710-1740) and Mary Trotman
Yeoman of North Nibley
William Perrett I (1731-) and Esther Read (1735-1820)
Shearman & Clothier of North Nibley
Abraham Perrett (1771-1839) and Susannah Organ (1770c-1847)
Farmer of North Nibley
William Perrott II (1792-1847) and Rebecca Fisher (1793-1847)
Weaver and Farmer of North Nibley
Sarah Perrott (1818-1909) and John Barton III
Blacksmith of Cambridge and Slimbridge
William Barton II and Ellen Pick
Edward Percy Barton and Florence Noad
WILLIAM PERRETT II, Great III Grandfather of Richard Barton
Son of Abraham Perrett and Susannah (nee Organ)
Husband of Rebecca Fisher
Father of Sarah Barton
Also Father of Hester Gazard, Adam, Abraham, Isaac, Mary Tuck, Ann Darke, Susanna Tuck, Jacob, John, Rebecca
William Perrett was baptised on 25th November 1792 at North Nibley, eldest child of Abraham and Susannah Perrett.
There is a marriage of William Perrett and Rebecca Fisher at Bedminster on 14th February 1814. Banns were called and both were resident in the parish. There is a baptism at North Nibley of Rebecca the daughter of Daniel and Sarah Fisher on 8th July 1793.
Certainly William Perrett married Rebecca some time before 1814 because Esther or Hester (Baptismal Register) Perrett was born on 26th September 1814 and baptised at the Rowland Hill Tabernacle at Wotton-under-Edge on 10th November 1814.
The couple had at least eleven children and they were baptised at Rowland Hill’s Tabernacle Church at Wotton-under-Edge or at The Old Town Meeting at Wotton.
Ann was baptised at the Old Town Meeting at North Nibley in 1825 and the youngest four were baptised at North Nibley Parish Church.
In 1825 William was described as a Weaver. In the census return for 1841 he was living at Break Hart Hill, North Nibley, was working as a Farmer.
The Poor Relief Records for North Nibley mention:
19th March 1831‘Allow Wm Perrett to plant his land. Not to apply for further relief this year. £1-11-0d.
14th January 1832 Wm Perrett refused. Offered house.
4th February 1832 Refused.
21st July 1835 ‘We the undersigned, being Inhabitants of the above Parish, do consider William Payne’s son, by name Joshua, aged 9 ½ years, to be a proper boy to receive the benefit of the Free School and do hereby give our consent to the same. A vacancy will occur in October next.
Wm. Perrett, Saml. P. Allway; Wm Taylor, Aaron Riddiford Overseer, Danl. Deane.’
His Mother, Susannah Perrett was living near to her son William Perrott and his family at Break Hart Hill at the time of the 1841 census and she was described then as aged seventy years. With her was their daughter, thirteen-year-old Susana, a farm servant. William Perrett was described as a forty-eight-year-old farmer of Break Hart Hill and his wife, Rebecca, was aged forty-seven-years. Their children staying at home that night included Adam, aged twenty-five-years, a shoemaker; Abraham, aged twenty-one-years, a shoemaker; Isaac, aged nineteen years, an agricultural labourer; Jacob, aged ten years, and John aged eight years.
On the night of the census their daughter Sarah was working as a female servant in the home of Charles Cook Brown and his wife Rebecca at Dursley. He was an attorney’s clerk and they lived near to the junction of Prospect Place and Slade Lane, close to the school run by Richard Goodrich. Sarah was described as twenty-years-old. On 22nd April 1842 she married John Barton at North Nibley and their son, Adam, was witness.
Their son Jacob was buried aged seventeen years, on 26th January 1847 and he was followed to the grave by his grandmother and both of his parents.
On 10th April 1847 William Perrett II died at Break Hart Hill, North Nibley. The death certificate recorded that he was a fifty-five-year-old Farmer. The cause of death was given as Consumption Throughout (?) not certified. Edward Page, Registrar, registered the death on 12th April and the informant was Abraham Perrett of North Nibley who was present at the time of death.
William Perrett was buried on 14th April. His widow, Rebecca followed and was buried at North Nibley on 15th December 1847, aged fifty-four-years.
Administration was granted to his son Adam Perrett:
‘Appeared personally Adam Perrett of Dursley in the County of Gloucester, Cordwainer, and alleged on oath that William Perrett, late of North Nibley in the County of Gloucester, Farmer, deceased on 10th April 1847 in testate leaving goods, chattels and credits wholly within the jurisdiction of the Consistory Court of Gloucester under the value of £100. That he is the natural and lawful son and one of the next of kin of the said deceased. That he will well and faithfully administer the good, chattels and credits of the said deceased and render an inventory and account.
Adam Perrett of Dursley, Cordwainer; David Perrett, of Dursley, Common Brewer and James Mason of the City of Gloucester, Farmer signed the papers.
‘Timothy Exell, known throughout the clothing districts as the ‘King of the Weavers’, and the other officials of the Union presented the clothiers with a list of minimum wage rates and awaited a response. The weavers were disappointed, for their demand coincided with the deepening of the financial crisis in early 1825, when all clothiers were in difficulties and many were going out of business. The weavers then decided to try to enforce their demand by means of strike action. Mass meetings were called and , on 29th April, six thousand workpeople gathered on Selsley Common near Stroud, and a further three thousand on Stinchcombe and Breakheart Hills between Dursley and Wotton-under-Edge; the numbers may have been exaggerated but the attendance was certainly impressive enough to alarm clothier-magistrates. It had been arranged that weavers should bring their shuttles with them and give them to union officials who buried them in secret places. All weaving was thus prevented, bringing the whole industry to a standstill. Large parties of weavers toured the valleys ‘persuading’ those who had not come to the meetings to surrender their shuttles; there seems to have been no actual violence. …’
Calendar of Summary Convictions at Petty Sessions 1781-1837
34/B/1 and 34/B/3 11 Nov. 1813 (late return). William Perrott of North Nibley, clothworker. Using a ferret and a net to kill conies in Stinchcombe without a certificate. T.J. Lloyd Baker and J. Wallington, tax commissioners, at Dursley. Fine £10. Offence committed 30 Oct. 1813.
Daughter of Daniel Fisher II and Sarah Powell
Wife of William Perrett II
Mother of Sarah Barton
Also Mother of Hester Gazard, Adam, Abraham, Isaac, Mary, Ann, Susanna, Jacob, John, Rebecca
There is a baptism at North Nibley of Rebecca the daughter of Daniel and Sarah Fisher on 8th July 1793.
There is also a marriage of William Perrett and Rebecca Fisher at Bedminster on 14th February 1814. Banns were called and both were resident in the parish.
Certainly William Perrett married Rebecca some time before 1814 because Esther or Hester (Baptismal Register) Perrett was born on 26th September 1814 and baptised at the Rowland Hill Tabernacle at Wotton-under-Edge on 10th November 1814.
William and Rebecca had at least eleven children. and some of the children were baptised at Rowland Hill’s Tabernacle Church at Wotton-under-Edge and at The Old Town Meeting at Wotton.
The 1841 Census return for Break Hart Hill lists as living close by Rebecca’s mother-in-law, Susannah Perrett, aged seventy and also a Susannah Perrett, aged thirteen years. William was forty-eight years old and Rebecca forty-seven. Their children staying at home that night included Adam, aged twenty-five; Abraham, aged twenty-one; Isaac, aged nineteen, Jacob, aged ten and John aged eight years.
Their son Jacob was buried aged seventeen years, on 26th January 1847 and his grandmother and both of his parents followed him to the grave.
On 10th April 1847 William Perrett II died at Break Hart Hill, North Nibley, of Consumption, aged only fifty-five years. He was described as a Farmer and his son, Abraham, was present at the time of death. He was buried on 14th April.
His widow, Rebecca died ‘In the night between the eleventh and twelfth of December 1847 at North Nibley’. She was described on her death certificate as a fifty-four-year-old Widow. The cause of her death was given – ‘She drowned herself in tub – being of unsound mind’. Edward Page, Registrar, registered the death on 27th June 1848 and the informant was John G. Ball, Coroner of Stroud.
Rebecca was buried at North Nibley on 15th December 1847, aged fifty-four years.
Tythe Map for North Nibley (from Vera Conoley – date not given):
Land owned by David Perrett, Executor of the late Abraham Perrett, Occupier Rebecca Perrett – park, orchard, garden house and garden, woodland scratch.
Their children were Great III Aunts and Uncles:
(Additions in blue from Kathie Perrett)
Esther or Hester (Baptismal Register) Perrett was born on 26th September 1814 and baptised at the Rowland Hill Tabernacle at Wotton-under-Edge on 10th November 1814.
Esther married Henry Gazard at North Nibley on 28th February 1835. Henry Gazard was a clothier and was born (or baptised) at North Nibley on 6th October 1811. As early as the 1828-31 Ordnance Survey Map we find ‘Gazards Mill’ at North Nibley.
In July 1836 and in April 1838 two of their daughters were baptised at North Nibley and on both occasions Henry was described in the register as a Weaver of North Nibley. On the second occasion the birth certificate described Henry as a Spinner of Pitcourt. From as early as 1841 Henry Gazard was referred to as a Clothier of Crowlbrook Mill or Nibley Mill (Crowell or Crowle Mill) manufacturing cloth there until after 1863 but he was described as a Miller in 1879. Their son, John, continued at Crowell Mill until at least 1901.
In the 1841 census return for North Nibley Henry Gazard and his family were living at Crowells Mill. Henry was described as a thirty-year-old clothier, Esther was aged twenty-five-years; Ann aged six years, Rebecka aged three years and Sarah aged six weeks. Living with them was Esther’s sister, Mary Perrett, a fifteen-year-old Female Servant, born within the county of Gloucester.
In the 1851 census return for North Nibley we find Henry Gazard working as a cloth worker. He was forty-years-old and born in North Nibley. His wife Hester was aged thirty-six and born in North Nibley. She was a cloth worker. Their children were all born in North Nibley – Ann aged fifteen, a clothworker, Rebecca aged thirteen a clothworker, Sarah aged ten, Jacob aged four and William aged four months. All were born at North Nibley. John Gazard, aged two years, was staying with his aunt, Sarah Barton at Cambridge, on the night of the 1851 census.
Hester Gazard died on 21st February 1861 at Crowle Mill, North Nibley. She was described in the death certificate as the forty-six-year-old wife of Henry Gazard, Clothier. The cause of death was given as Pulminary Consumption and this was certified. The informant was Deborah Smart, who was present at the death and made her mark. Edward Page registered the death on 26th February.
In 1861 Henry Gazard, widower, was at Crowel Brook Mill. He was described as a fifty-year-old woollen cloth manufacturer employing men and women (too difficult to read number) and born at North Nibley. He had living with them Edwin Perrett, his twenty-three-year-old son-in-law, an agricultural labourer and his wife Sarah, Henry’s daughter, aged twenty years.
Henry Gazard married Elizabeth Davis (1823- ) on 10th February 1862 at the Church of St Mary de Lode in Gloucester. He was described as a widower of full age. His occupation was strangely given as ‘servant’ and he was residing in Holy Trinity Parish. His father was given as Christopher Gazard, a labourer. Elizabeth was a spinster of full age, again of Holy Trinty Parish, the daughter of William Davis, a carpenter. The witnesses were John Davis and Charlotte Flight and all four of them signed their names. Elizabeth Davis was born in Cam.
In 1871 Henry Gazard, a sixty-year-old woollen cloth maker was living at Crowel Brook Mill and Cottage, North Nibley. He was shown as born in Berkeley and married to Elizabeth, aged forty-eight-years, a cloth picker, born in Cam. With them was his twenty-two-year-old son, John Gazard a woollen cloth maker born in North Nibley.
In the 1881 census Henry Gazard was a seventy-year-old miller at Crowell Mill, North Nibley. He was born in the village. His wife is Elizabeth, aged fifty-eight-years and was born in Cam. Their son, John Gazard, a miller, was thirty-two-years-old and born in North Nibley.
Henry Gazzard (sic) died on 27th June 1889 at North Nibley. He was described as a seventy-eight-year-old Miller and the cause of death was given as Cancer of the Stomach and was certified by G. S. Richardson M.D. The informant was Mary Limer who was present at death and Benjamin Simmons, Registrar, registered the death on 29th June.
In 1891 Elizabeth Gazard, a widow, was living at Barrs (?) Lane, North Nibley, aged sixty-eight-years, born in Cam, and living from her own means.
In 1901 Elizabeth Gazard is still at Crowell Mill, living off her own means. She was described as seventy-seven-years and born in Cam. John Gazard, aged fifty-one-years, was the Miller and was born in North Nibley. His wife was Hannah, aged forty-five-years, and born in Berkeley.
Jennifer Tann: Gloucestershire Woollen Mills 1967, page 114:
‘The Doverte Brook, a Tributary of the Little Avon…Crowlbrook Mill or Nibley Mill ST 745967
In 1830 Samuel Plomer was a clothier at Nibley Mill. At the tithe survey, Henry Gazard owned and occupied the mill. He continued manufacturing cloth there until after 1863, but he was described as a miller in 1879. The stone mill with its large wheel c. 3ft by 20ft, survives although it is rather derelict. The mill house adjoining and at right angles to the mill is in a better state of preservation.’
Adam Perrett was born on 23rd or 29th April 1816 and baptised at the Rowland Hill Tabernacle at Wotton-under-Edge on 19th May 1816 by the Reverend W. Potter. He was living at home at the time of the 1841 census. He was described as a twenty-five-year-old shoemaker.
Adam Perrett witnessed the marriage of his sister Sarah to John Barton on 22nd April 1842 at North Nibley Parish Church.
Adam married Ann Peacey on 3rd December 1842 at Dursley Parish Church. He was described on the certificate as a bachelor of full age, working as a shoemaker and living at Dursley, the son of William Perrett, Farmer. His bride was described as a spinster of full age and living in Dursley. She was the daughter of William Peacey, a labourer. Adam signed his name but his bride made her mark. The witnesses were William Peacey and Emily Jakeway.
Ann died on 10th April 1845 at Dursley. She was described as the twenty-nine-year-old wife of Adam Perrett, shoemaker. The cause was given as Consumption and the informant was Nathaniel Thurston of Broadwell, Dursley, who was present at the death, and the registration took place on 15th April 1845 by George Leonard, Registrar.
After the death of his father in April 1847 Adam was informant and then he was granted administration of the estate.
Adam married Esther Cull during the first quarter of 1846 in Dursley Registration District.
In the 1851 census he was working as a cordwainer at Woodmancote, Dursley. He was then aged thirty-four years and described as born in North Nibley. His wife Esther was a shoebinder, aged forty-one and born in Tetbury.
In the 1861 census they were still at Woodmancote, Dursley. Adam was now aged fifty-four and a shoemaker, born in North Nibley. Hester was aged fifty-four-years and born in Tetbury.
Ten years later, in 1871, Adam Perrett was a fifty-four-year-old boot and shoemaker of 1 Wellington Place, Woodmancote, Dursley. Again his place of birth was given as North Nibley. Esther, his wife, was now sixty-four-years-old and born in Tetbury.
In 1881 Adam Perrett was described as a sixty-four-year-old bootmaker, born in North Nibley and living at Reine Barnes, Woodmancote, Dursley. His wife, Hester, was aged seventy-seven and born in Tetbury.
According to probate records Adam Perrett late of Dursley, shoemaker, died on 21st November 1881 at Dursley and his will was proved at Gloucester on 20th March 1882 by Oswald Dimery, Accountant of Dursley, sole executor. The estate was valued at £262-15-6d.
Abraham Perrett was born on 15th December 1819 and baptised at Wotton-under-Edge Tabernacle on 30th May 1820. He was living at home at the time of the 1841 census and he was described as a twenty-one-year-old shoemaker. He was present when his father died in 1847.
On 8th May 1848 he married Elizabeth Sparks at North Nibley Parish Church. The groom was described as bachelor of full-age, working as a Shoemaker and living at North Nibley. He was described as the son of Abraham (sic) Perrett, Farmer. His bride was a spinster of full age and also of North Nibley. She was the daughter of Samuel Sparks, a Weaver (?). The witnesses were Isaac Perrett, who made his mark, and Henry Organ. Both bride and groom made their mark also.
Elizabeth died on 6th March 1849 at North Nibley. She was aged thirty-one-years and was described as being the wife of Abraham Perrett, a cordwainer. The cause was given as Typhus Fever (not certified). The informant was her husband who was present at the death and he was described as of Waterly Bottom. The registration was carried out by Edward Page on 7th March 1849.
Abraham was described as a widower in the 1851 census return. At that time he was a thirty-one-year-old cord winder who was staying with Matthew Hill and his wife Ann at Pitcourt, North Nibley. Also with him was his brother, John Perrett, an eighteen-year-old cord winder. Matthew Hill was a sixty-seven-year-old Sawyer who was born in Stinchcombe. His wife was aged fifty-seven and was a charwoman, born in North Nibley.
Abraham Perrett died on 28th May 1853 at Slimbridge. He was a shoemaker, aged thirty-three-years. The cause of death was given as ‘Sudden Death by Visitation of God’. The informant was the Coroner, W. Joyner Ellis of Berkeley and the registration took place on 30th September 1853 by George Leonard, Registrar.
Isaac Perrett was born on 20th January 1822 and baptised at the Rowland Hill Tabernacle, Wotton-under-Edge, on 28th March 1822. He was aged nineteen, working as an agricultural labourer and at home for the 1841 census.
In the 1851 census return he was probably staying in the home of Esther Cole, a clothworker, in North Nibley. He was one of three visitors. Isaac was aged twenty-seven, an agricultural labourer and born in North Nibley.
On the night of the 1861 census Isaac Perrett was lodging in Bolt Lane, Gloucester, with William Pittaway, a journeyman baker and his family. Isaac was described as an unmarried thirty-eight-year-old wine merchant – porter, born in North Nibley.
During the third quarter of 1861 Isaac Perrett married Elizabeth Griffin within Gloucester Registration District.
In 1871 he was living with his family at 1 Wellington Street, Gloucester. He was described in the census return as forty-eight-years-old, an Ale and Porter Merchant and born in North Nibley. His wife was aged forty-three-years and born at Marcham, Berkshire. Staying with them was Isaac Griffin, aged fifty-eight-years, a married Coal Merchant, born in Marcham also.
Isaac Perrett died during the last quarter of 1878 in Gloucester Registration District.
According to probate records Isaac Perrett late of the city of Gloucester, Ale and Porter merchant, who died on 7th December 1878 at Gloucester. His will was proved by Elizabeth Perrett of Wellington Street, Gloucester, widow and relict of the deceased and sole executrix. His estate was valued at less than £100.
Mary Perrett was born on 26th September 1823 and baptised on 20th January 1824 at the Rowland Hill Tabernacle, Wotton-under-Edge. At the time of the 1841 census Mary was described as a Female Servant and was living with her sister Esther Gazzard at Crowles Mill, North Nibley. She was described as fifteen-years-old and born within the County of Gloucester.
During the final quarter of 1846 she married Isaac Tuck within the Registration District of Cheltenham. He was probably the son of Isaac and Elizabeth Tuck and baptised at Cliffe Pypard on 1st January 1807. He seems to have been married to Letitia for his son Christopher was baptised at Cliffe Pypard on 3rd March 1828 and the parents were given as Isaac and Letitia Tuck. Isaac Tuck married Letitia Edwards on 23rd May 1827 at Broad Hinton. In 1841 Isaac and Letitia were living at Cliffe Pypard both aged thirty-five-years. With them was their daughter, Mary, aged five years.
At the time of the 1851 census the couple were living at 7. Queen’s Retreat, Cheltenham Isaac was described as a forty-two-year-old engine cleaner who was born at Cliffe Pypard in Wiltshire. Mary was aged thirty-two years and born at North Nibley. Their children included William P. Tuck aged three years and born in Cheltenham; Gentilla aged one year and born in Cheltenham and Rosalind, aged three months and born in Cheltenham. Also living in the house were Christopher Tuck and his wife Susannah. Twenty-three-year-old Christopher Tuck, an engine cleaner, was Isaac’s son and was born in Cliffe Pypard and Susannah Tuck was Mary’s sister and she was aged twenty-three-years and born at North Nibley.
In 1861 Isaac and Mary Tuck were living at Bancroft Street, Hitchin in Hertfordshire. He was described as a fifty-four-year-old railway labourer born in Cliffe Pypard. Mary was aged forty-one-years and born at North Nibley. Their children included William, a thirteen-year-old scholar, born in Gloucester, and a scholar; Gentilla aged eleven years and born in Cheltenham; Lucretia aged ten years and born in Cheltenham; Lucretia aged eight years and born Cheltenham; Florentine aged five years and born in Hitchin and Agnes aged one year and born in Hitchin.
In 1881 Mary Tuck was a fifty-six-year-old Widow and laundress living at Gardener’s Row, Hitchin. Mary was listed as born at North Nibley. Annie, their daughter, was aged twenty-one-years and described as a dmestic cok and born at Hitchin. Edwin was aged eighteen, born at Hitchin and working as a telegraph messenger. Marcus was a sixteen-year-old errand boy born in Hitchin.
In 1891 Mary Tuck was living with her sister at 109 Nightingale Road, Hitchin. She was listed as a sixty-six-year-old Widow and char or office cleaner, born in North Nibley. Her sister Ann Darke, was a sixty-four-year-old widowed shopkeeper living off her own means and born at North Nibley.
In 1901 we find Mary Tuck living at 64, The Almshouses, Hitchin, aged seventy-seven-years, and born at North Nibley. Mary died during the second quarter of 1907 at Hitchin aged eighty-two-years.
Ann Perrett was born on 18th May 1825 and baptised at the Old Town Meeting at Wotton-under-Edge at North Nibley on 11th December 1825. She was at the time of the 1841 census living with the family of her cousin David Perrett, brewer, at North Nibley. She was described as a fifteen-year-old female servant born within the County of Gloucester.
She married George Darke during the last quarter of 1847 in Gloucester Registration District. In 1841 he was living at Eastgate Street, Gloucester in the home of Shadrack Charleton. In 1851 Charleton was listed as aged seventy-four and residing at the Blue School on Army half pay. George Darke was presumably one of his pupils and he was described in 1841 as a fourteen-year-old scholar.
In 1851 George and Ann Darke were living as 26 St Aldate’s Street, Gloucester. George was described in the census return as a twenty-five-year-old Brassworker, born in Gloucester and Ann was a twenty-five-year-old Milliner, who was born in North Nibley. Their son William was aged three years and born in Gloucester.
In 1871 George and Ann were living at 5 Upper Russell Street, Bermondsey. They were both forty-four-years-old and George was working as a pin pointer. Their children were listed as Louisa A. Darke aged eighteen and William J. Darke aged twenty-three-years, an ink filler. All four were shown as born in Gloucester.
In 1881 Ann Darke was living with her daughter and family at 24 Hargreave Square, Bermondsey. She was described as a fifty-six-year-old mother-in-law and dressmaker, born in Gloucestershire.
In 1891 Ann Darke was living with her sister Mary Tuck at 109 Nightingale Road, Hitchin. Ann was described as a widowed shopkeeper living from her own means. She was aged sixty-four-years and born at North Nibley.
Susanna Perrett was born on 10th December 1827 and baptised at The Old Town Meeting, Wotton-under-Edge, on 25th April 1828. Her grandmother, Susannah Perrett was living near to William Perrott and his family at Break Hart Hill at the time of the 1841 census and she was described then as aged seventy years. With her was her grand daughter, thirteen-year-old Susana, a farm servant.
During the first quarter of 1848 Susanna Perrett married Christopher Tuck in Cheltenham Registration District. Christopher was the son of Isaac Tuck who was married to Susanna’s elder sister, Mary. Christopher was baptised at Cliffe Pypard on 3rd March 1828 and was described as the son of Isaac and Letitia Tuck.
In 1851 Christopher and Susannah were living with Isaac and Mary Tuck at 7 Queens Retreat, Cheltenham. He was described as a twenty-three-year-old engine cleaner born at Cliffe Pypard and she was described as twenty-three also and born at North Nibley.
In 1861 Christopher and Susannah were living at No. 2, Goughs Buildings, Wolverhampton. Both were thirty-three-years-old and Christopher was working as a Railway Engine Driver. He was born at Wootton Bassett and she was born at North Nibley. Christopher also seems to appear in the same census as lodging at 3 Desborough Street, Paddington. He was described as a thirty-three-year-old married Engine Driver on the G.W.R. born at Swindon, Wiltshire.
In 1871 Christopher was boarding at 5. Cirencester Street, Paddington. He was described as a forty-three-year-old married labourer born at Broadtown (sic), Wiltshire.
In 1881 Susannah was a fifty-six-year-old married housekeeper living at 7 St James Street, Wolverhampton and in 1891 she was at 113 Merridale Street, Wolverhampton, aged sixty-three-years, a widow, and described as living from her own means and born at North Nibley.
In 1891 Christopher Tuck was in hospital in Paddington. He was described as a sixty-four-year-old engine driver who was born in Wiltshire. He died in Paddington Registration District during the third quarter of 1891.
In 1901 Susanna Tuck was described as a seventy-three-year-old widow and general shopkeeper living at 109 Nightingale Road, Hitchin. Ten years earlier this house had been occupied by her sisters Mary Tuck and Ann Darke.
Jacob Perrett was baptised on 27th February 1831 at North Nibley Congregational Church. He was aged ten years and at home for the 1841 census. He was buried on 26th January 1847, aged seventeen years.
Genuki – North Nibley Congregational Church:
|3 Mar 1833||Perrett||John – born 30 Dec 1832
Parents William & Rebecca
Living in North Nibley
Profession of father – Weaver
John Perrett was baptised on 3rd March 1833 at North Nibley Congregational Church. He was aged eight years and at home for the 1841 census. In the 1851 census return for Pitcourt he was an eighteen-year-old cord winder, born in North Nibley. He was staying with Matthew Hill and his wife Ann at Pitcourt, North Nibley. With him was his brother, Abraham Perrett, a thirty-one-year-old cord winder. Matthew Hill was a sixty-seven-year-old Sawyer who was born in Stinchcombe. His wife was aged fifty-seven and was a charwoman, born in North Nibley.
During the last quarter of 1859 John Perrett married Sabina Susannah Paine within Gloucester Registration District.
Sabina was probably the daughter of Abel and Mary Paine. In the 1841 census we find the family in St Aldate’s Street, Gloucester. He and his wife were both aged sixty years and he was described as an auctioneer. Children included Frances, a twenty-year-old milliner; Caroline a twenty-year-old woman of independent means; Sabina aged fifteen and Salina aged fourteen and independent. Ten years later Mary A. Paine was living in Longmith Street aged seventy-three-years, born in Hardwicke. Her daughter ‘Savina’ was living with her mother aged twenty-six-years, a dressmaker born in Gloucester.
In the 1861 census John Perrett and his wife were at 51 Southgate Street, Gloucester. He was described as a twenty-eight-year-old boot and shoemaker born in North Nibley. His wife, Sabina S. Perrett, was aged thirty-three-years and born in Gloucester. Their daughter Elizabeth E. Perrett, was aged five months.
In the 1871 census John Perrett was described as a thirty-two-year-old bootmaker of Southgate Street, St Owen, Gloucester, born in North Nibley. His wife, Sabina S. Perrett was a forty-two-year-old ‘uppostress’ (upholsteress) and born in Gloucester. Elizabeth, their daughter, was aged ten years, a scholar, born in Gloucester.
In the 1881 census John Perrett was at 51 Southgate Street, St Owen, Gloucester, near to the junction with Mercy Lane. He was described as a forty-eight-year-old master boot maker employing three men and a boy. His place of birth was given as North Nibley. His wife Sabina H. Perrett was aged fifty-one-years, a ‘sempstress’ (seamstress), and born in Gloucester. Elizabeth E. Perrett was now twenty-years-old and born in Gloucester with no occupation.
In 1891 John and Sabina Sarah Perrett were living at 77 Southgate Street, Gloucester. John was described as a fifty-eight-year-old Boot and Shoe Maker, born in North Nibley. His wife was aged sixty-three-years and born in Gloucester.
John Perrett died during the second quarter of 1891 aged fifty-eight years.
In 1901 his wife Sabina was living at St Catherine’s Almshouses, aged seventy-seven-years. Her place of birth was given as Gloucester. A Sabina Susan Perrett died during the last quarter of 1908 within Gloucester Registration District, aged eighty-three-years.
Genuki – North Nibley Congregational Church
|1 Nov 1835||Perrett||Rebecca – born 20 Jul 1835
Parents William & Rebecca
Living in North Nibley
Profession of father – Weaver
daughter of William Perrett and Rebecca nee Fisher
Wife of John Barton III
Mother of William Barton II
Also Mother of Mary Woodward, George Perrett, Henry, Elizabeth Perrett Cookley, Eliza Sims (Powell), Louisa Merrett, Fanny Drinkwater, David, John and Henry
Sarah Perrett was born on 17th March 1818, the second daughter of William and Rebecca Perrett of North Nibley. In 1841 her father was a farmer of Break Hart Hill.
The family had lived for many generations in North Nibley and were engaged in the cloth industry. Sarah was baptised at Wotton-under-Edge Tabernacle on 11th June 1818 by the Rev Theophilus Jones.
Simon Herrick, ‘Rowley’ and ‘The Spot I love’: Rowland Hill and the Wotton Tabernacle,
‘In 1814 at the age of 70, Rowland Hill began to feel a little tired, so he engaged a young Welsh preacher, Theophilus Jones, to succeed him eventually at Wotton, but it was not to be for another nineteen years that Jones would have the chance to do so. When at last he did, the succession lasted only two weeks – by the cruellest of ironies the Welshman died of pneumonia contracted at Rowland Hill’s funeral in London.’
In the 1841 census she was working as a female servant in the home of Charles Cook Brown and his wife Rebecca at Dursley. He was an attorney’s clerk and they lived near to the junction of Prospect Place and Slade Lane, close to the school run by Richard Goodrich. She was described as twenty-years-old
John Barton, a blacksmith of North Nibley, married Sarah Perrett at St Martin’s Church, North Nibley on 22nd April 1842. She was recorded as the daughter of William Perrett, farmer, and John was recorded as the son of William Barton, a labourer. Both were of North Nibley and were of full age. Neither the bride nor groom could sign their names. The witnesses were Adam Perrett and Henry Organ. Adam was the bride’s eldest brother.
John and Sarah had eleven children in total of whom eight survived into adulthood. Their eldest children Mary (1842-1902), George Perrett (1844-1851) and Henry (1845-1846) were all baptised at North Nibley. In about 1847 the family moved to Cambridge in the parish of Slimbridge. Their daughter Elizabeth Perrett was baptised at Slimbridge Parish Church on 23rd January 1848.
The move to Cambridge may have been influenced by the deaths of four members of Sarah’s family during the year 1847. Sarah’s brother, Jacob, was buried, aged seventeen years, on 26th January and he was followed to the grave by their grandmother on 4th February and then both of their parents. On 10th April her father died at Break Hart Hill, North Nibley, and the cause of death was given on his death certificate as Consumption. and finally her mother, Rebecca, ‘who drowned herself in the tub being of unsound mind’ on the night of the 11th to 12th December.
The Parish Rate Book for Slimbridge, dated 18th April 1849, lists John Barton as the occupier of a house, garden and shop at Cambridge, belonging to W.C. Grafton.
In the 1851 census return we find John Barton working as a smith at Cambridge. He was aged thirty-five-years and was born at Morton. His wife, Sarah, was aged thirty-years and born at North Nibley. Their children were Mary aged eight years and born at North Nibley; Elizabeth aged three years and born at Cambridge and Eliza aged one year and born at Cambridge. John Gazard was a two-year-old visitor and born in Cambridge. He may have been a child of Sarah’s elder sister, Esther and her husband George Gazard of North Nibley. Joseph Mason was his eighteen-year-old apprentice born in North Nibley.
By 1856 the Barton Family had moved from the Forge at Cambridge to the Forge at Churchend, Slimbridge.
The move to Churchend is confirmed by the 1861 Valuation for the parish, which describes John Barton as the occupier of a house, blacksmith’s shop (588), garden (589) and orchard (590) at Church End, belonging to Samuel Martin.
In the 1861 Census John and Sarah were living at Churchend with six of their children. He was described as a forty-six-year-old blacksmith, born in Moreton and Sarah was aged forty-three-years and born in North Nibley. Their children were Elizabeth aged thirteen; Alice (Eliza) aged eleven years; Lucy (Louisa) aged nine years; William aged seven years; Fanny aged four years and David aged two years.
Their youngest sons, John and Henry, were twins and they were born on 27th November 1861. Henry survived but John was baptised on the same day and was buried on 28th having lived only thirty-four hours.
On 10th May 1866 her eldest daughter, Mary, married Joseph Alfred Woodward at the Church of St John the Evangelist, Slimbridge.
On 16th September 1870 Mary Barton, the widow of William Barton, butcher, died in Slimbridge aged eighty-two-years. The informant of her death was Sarah Barton, presumably her daughter-in-law. Mary Barton had worked for some years as a housekeeper in Buckland St Mary, Somerset and had probably come to live in Slimbridge with her son John at the end of her life.
In the 1871 census John Barton was again living with his wife and four of their children at Churchend, Slimbridge. He was described as a blacksmith, fifty-six-years-old, and born at Morton and Sarah was aged fifty-four-years and born in North Nibley. Their children at home were Louisa aged nineteen, William, a blacksmith’s assistant, aged sixteen years, David aged twelve years, a scholar and Henry aged nine years. The children were born in Slimbridge. There were only two houses between the Forge and the home of the Noad Family.
In 1871 two of the girls were staying with Henry Perrett of Wotton-under-Edge. He was a first cousin of Sarah and was living at Nibley Road or Bournstream where they ran the brewery. Eliza Barton, aged twenty-two-years was working as a general domestic servant and Fanny aged fourteen was working as a nurse.
From as early as 1871 their eldest surviving son William was working with his father in the Forge. William Barton married Ellen Pick on 1st May 1877 at Slimbridge. On the certificate William was described as a blacksmith, the son of John Barton, blacksmith. Both of the surviving younger sons, David and Henry, trained as blacksmiths too.
On 4th February 1878 John Barton died and was buried at Slimbridge, at the age of 60 years.
After the death of her husband, John Barton, Sarah moved around her children. At the time of the 1881 census she was living with her daughter Mary at Bush Street Farm, North Nibley. Her son-in-law, Joseph Woodward, farmed ninety acres. Joseph A. Woodward was described as thirty-nine-years-old and born in Stinchcombe and his wife, Mary, was aged thirty-eight-years and born in North Nibley. Their children were Frederick, Charles, Joseph, William, James, John and Fanny. Sarah Barton was described as mother-in-law, aged sixty-one-years and born in North Nibley.
Ten years in the 1891 Census Return she was living at Dauncey’s Farm, Halmore, with her daughter Louisa Merrett. Seymour was aged thirty-seven-years and born at Berkeley and his wife Louisa was aged thirty-nine-years and born at Slimbridge. George was aged twelve-years and born at Slimbridge; Margaret aged six years and born at Berkeley; Ada and Alice were both aged four years and Millicent aged eight months. Louisa’s mother, Sarah Barton, was described as seventy-two-years-old and born at North Nibley.
In the 1901 census her daughter, Eliza Powell was farming Clarke’s Farm, Hardwicke. Also in residence was eighty-two-year-old Sarah Barton, who was living on her own means and was born at Nibley. Also living with them were her grandsons Alfred John Sims an eighteen-year-old farmer, born in Slimbridge, and Arthur Elton Sims, a sixteen-year-old Apprentice Carpenter and Joiner, born in Slimbridge. Also staying with them, as visitors from Birmingham, were Ann and her husband George James Drinkwater. Ann was described as twenty-six-years-old and born in Slimbridge whilst George was thirty-three-years-old, born in Hardwicke and working as a Toolmaker at Kynocks Ammunition Works. Their two children were with them Ernest Tom and Albert Sims Drinkwater.
Sarah died on 24th March 1909 at Clarkes Farm (sic), Hardwicke, home of her daughter, Eliza Powell. On the death certificate Sarah Barton was described as aged ninety-one-years and the Widow of John Barton a Blacksmith. The cause of death was given as Senile Decay. Joseph Moore, Registrar, registered the death on 29th March and the informant, J. Etheridge of Clarkes Farm, Hardwicke, was present at the time of the death.
The Dursley Gazette for 27th March 1909:
Barton – March 25th at Clark’s Farm, Hardwick, Sarah, widow of the late John Barton, aged 91 years. Funeral at Slimbridge Church at 2.30pm No flowers by request.
Sarah was buried at Slimbridge Parish Church.
Cheltenham Chronicle, 1st January 1910:
Obituaries (during 1909) – Nonagenarians – Sarah Barton (91) Hardwicke
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