Ellen BARRETT

Female 1878 - 1958  (79 years)


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  • Name Ellen BARRETT  [1
    Born 18 Dec 1878  Longworth, Berkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Female 
    Census 1881  Churches Cottages, Fyfield, Berkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Census 1891  Main Street, Fyfield, Berkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Census 1901  Near Railway Bridge, Station Road, Stratfield Mortimer, Berkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Occupation 1901  Stratfield Mortimer, Berkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Housemaid (domestic) 
    Died 20 Mar 1958  Greet House, Upton Road, Southwell, Nottinghamshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Cause of death: Senile arteriosclerosis
    Person ID I150  Barrett-7990
    Last Modified 7 Sep 2017 

    Father Ferberd BARRETT,   b. 28 Jul 1846, Fyfield, Berkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Nov 1924, Woodhouse Cottage, Fyfield, Berkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Mother Ellen RICHINGS,   b. 18 Nov 1844, Longworth, Berkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   bur. Dec 1908, Abingdon, Berkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 64 years) 
    Married 03 Feb 1866  Longworth, Berkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Family ID F48  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Walter COSTAR,   b. 1867, Northmoor, Oxfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 04 Sep 1938, Bingham, Nottinghamshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years) 
    Married 18 Oct 1930 
    Notes 
    • Walter was previously married to Gertrude Barrett, Ellen's sister. By the time of this marriage in 1930, it seems Walter and Ellen had been cohabiting for some time.

      Their 1930 marriage took place very soon after Gertrude's death, Clearly, ending that earlier marriage via divorce was out of the question.
    Last Modified 7 Sep 2017 
    Family ID F184  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Ellen Barrett born 1878 6:28 7th child of Ferberd & Ellen born 18th December 1878 at Longworth.

      On 1881 census age 2, living at Churches Cottages, Longworth with parents and on 1891 census age 12, back in Fyfield. As already discussed when dealing with Gertrude, Ellen is on the 1901 census at the same address as Gertrude’s husband, Walter Costar and children as housemaid. (Gertrude is with parents in Tubney)

      After Gertrude’s death in 1930, she marries Gertrude’s husband Walter Costar, also in 1930. Walter died in 1938( Awaiting certificates) So it would seem that Ellen (Nellie) wrote the letter to Great Granny Barrett (Harry’s wife) after all. At the time the letter was written, Ellen was living in Upper Broughton, which is a little north west of Melton Mowbray and Bingham where Bertha is supposed to have died is not that far away. The date on the letter is 22nd July but no year is given.

      As previously discussed, because of the content of the letter and the fact that its recipient died in 1943, it is thought to have been written between 1939 and 1943. A death reference was found for Ellen age 79 @ Southwell v 3c page 586 1st quarter 1958. The 1911 and 1921 censuses could reveal more information about the relationships here. The 1911 census is not as revealing as hoped. Ellen is living at home in Fyfield with her father Ferberd ( ggg-grandfaher).

      Walter Costar cannot be found on the new census, so will have to wait, as possibly the 1911 census is not complete and maybe the 1921 census may reveal more. Ellen’s death certificate shows she died on 20th March 1958 age 79 from senile arteriosclerosis. Her death was reported by an F. H. Smith, her adopted son of 5 Emmanuel Ave, Mapperley. Nottingham. May try to find out about him.

      Sheila Wheatley

  • Sources 
    1. [S31] 1881 England Census, Class: RG11; Piece: 1279; Folio: 121; Page: 8; GSU roll: 1341312.
      Birth date: abt 1879),
      (Birth place: Longworth, Berkshire, England),
      (Residence date: 1881),
      (Residence place: Longworth, Berkshire, England

    2. [S31] 1881 England Census, RG11 1279 Page 8 (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S33] 1891 England Census, RG12 977 28 15 (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S32] 1901 England Census, RG13 1142 32 11 (Reliability: 3).

    5. [S13] England & Wales, FreeBMD Marriage Index: 1837-1915, FreeBMD.



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