Greatrix-Thacker Family Tree Website

Home

Tree

People

Places

Blog

 

 

 

 

 

 

ID:753 Edward Terrett 1893-1978
Lisa’s Great- Grandfather

Birth   

21 February 1893

Gelligaer, Merthyr Tydfil, Wales

Death

September 1978

Pontypridd, Mid-Glamorgan, Wales

Mother   

Elizabeth Francis (b.1870)/ID:232

Father   

Edward Terrett (b.1863)/ID:754

 

Siblings

James Terrett (b.1890)/ID:1648

 

William John Terrett (b.1892)/ID:1440

 

Edward Terrett (b.1893)/ID:753

 

John Terrett (b.1897)/ID:762

 

Thomas Terrett (b.1899)/ID:776

 

Elizabeth Terrett (b.1904)/ID:757

 

Richard Terrett (b.1906)/ID:771

 

Bridget Mary Terrett (b.1909)/ID:750

 

Robert Terrett (b.1911)/ID:2348

 

James Terrett (b.1916)/ID:2344

Spouse  

Louisa Smith 1898-1969 /ID:651

 

Children 

Edward Charles Terrett (b.1916)/ID:755

 

Elizabeth Terrett (b.1920)/ID:756

 

Rosina Terrett (b.1921)/ID:774

 

Cecilia Terrett (b.1924)/ID:752

 

Catherine Louise Terrett (b.1925)/ID:751

 

Sarah Mary Terrett (b.1928)/ID:775

 

Robert Terrett (b.1930)/ID:773

 

John Terrett (b.1932)/ID:761

 

Noreen Terrett (b.1934)/ID:767

 

Thomas Patrick Terrett (b.1939)/ID:748

 

Patricia M Terrett (b.1942)/ID:769

 

1893

21st February 1893 - Birth of Edward Territt in Gelligaer, Merthyr Tydfil , Glamorganshire, Wales. 

Table

Description automatically generated

 

 

 

 

1901

1901 Census for '2 Mansill Court, Lower Merthyr, Glamorganshire'

Name                     

Relationship  

Status      

Age    

Est YOB

Gender  

Birth County                   

Occupation                  

Edward Territt        

Head             

Married   

34        

1867      

Male     

Merthyr, Glams             

Coal Miner below ground

Elizabeth Territt

Wife

Married

31

1870

Female

Merthyr, Glams             

 

Edward Territt

Son

 

8

1893

Male

Merthyr, Glams             

 

John Territt

Son

 

3

1898

Male

Abercanaid, Glams             

 

Thomas Territt

Son

 

1

1900

Male

Abercanaid, Glams      

 

Elizabeth Territt

Mother

 

71

1830

Female

Ireland

Charwoman

 

 

 

1911

In 1911 Edward is actually listed on 2 censuses! One is his family’s but he had been entered on there in error and crossed out as he was actually a lodger in another household! 

1911 Census for '25 Yew Street, Merthyr Tydfil, Glamorganshire'

Name                     

Relationship  

Status      

Age    

Est YOB

Gender  

Birth County                   

Occupation                  

Edward Territt        

Head             

Married   

44        

1867      

Male     

Merthyr, Glams             

Colliery (cutter of Coal)

Elizabeth Territt

Wife

Married

39

1872

Female

Merthyr, Glams             

 

Edward Territt

Son

Single

18

1893

Male

Merthyr, Glams             

Colliery Cuttery

John Territt

Son

 

13

1898

Male

Merthyr, Glams             

Colliery Cuttery

Thomas Territt

Son

 

11

1900

Male

Merthyr, Glams             

 

Elizabeth Territt

Daughter

 

8

1903

Female

Merthyr, Glams             

Charwoman

Richard Territt

Son

 

4

1907

Male

Merthyr, Glams             

 

Bridget Mary Territt

Daughter

 

2

1909

Female

Merthyr, Glams             

 

 

1911 Census for '6 Lower High Street, Merthyr Tydfil, Glamorganshire'

Name                     

Relationship  

Status      

Age    

Est YOB

Gender  

Birth County                   

Occupation                  

George Allen         

Head               

Married  

59        

1852      

Male      

Exeter,                           

Shoeing Smith

Elizabeth Allen

Wife

Married

43

1868

Female

Cork, Ireland

 

Samuel Allen

Son

Single

16

1895

Male

Merthyr Tydfil, Glams

Colliery Boy

Jane Allen

Daughter



14

1897

Female

Merthyr Tydfil, Glams

 

Mary Allen

Daughter

 

10

1901

Female

Merthyr Tydfil, Glams

 

George Allen

Son

 

8

1903

Male

Merthyr Tydfil, Glams

 

Edward Territt

Boarder

 

17

1894

Male

Merthyr Tydfil, Glams

Colliery Hewer

Willie Dando

Boarder

 

17

1894

Male

Merthyr Tydfil, Glams

Coster Monger

John Dando

Boarder

 

15

1896

Male

Merthyr Tydfil, Glams

Coster Monger

 

 

 

1912

We know from army enlistment records that around 1912 Edward worked at Plymouth Colliery, Troedyrhiw, (pictured on the left) as a Colliery Hewer.

A picture containing mountain, outdoor, building, bridge

Description automatically generated

 

 

 

On 4th November 1912 Edward, 19 years and 8 months, joined the army. He was assigned army no: 10948 and joined the South Wales Borderers. His address is listed as 21, High Street,  Merthyr and he was given a character reference by Mr J Nicholls, a Grocer, from the Cash Stores in Merthyr.

On the enlistment papers Edward is described as 5 feet 3 and half inches tall, 124 lbs, with chest of 35 and 1/2 inches fully expanded, with a 2 1/2 inch range of expansion. HIs complexion is fresh with brown eyes and brown hair. It is also noted that he had several scars on his back. His religious demonination is Roman Catholic. He was declared fit for service at Brecon.

Diagram

Description automatically generated

A picture containing text

Description automatically generated

Text

Description automatically generated

Edward was posted on 10th November 1912 but four days later was reported absent for 15 days, returning to camp on 28th November for which he got 7 days detention from 12th December to 20th December.
A week after returning to duty , on the 26th December Edward went AWOL again and this time was not apprehended until 2nd May 1913! He was sentanced to a further 28 days detention and forfeit of the time he'd already served. We are not sure exactly what Edward did after that but on 17th May, a week into his 28 day detention, was discharged for misconduct, although it is stated that 'It is not thought this man has misconducted himself with a view to discharge', so we can only summise that perhaps Edward may have lost his temper with someone or perhaps there was a personal grievance with a higher ranking soldier! 

A close-up of a tombstone

Description automatically generated with low confidence

Text, letter

Description automatically generated

Diagram, schematic

Description automatically generated

After returning to the coal mines for a few years Edward re-enlisted in the army in January 1915, when he was 22 . He is described as 5 feet 4 1/2 inches and weighing 133 lbs, with a 37 inch chest , 3 inches range of expansion. He joined the Gloucester Regiment and was given army number 18917. His address was listed as 20, White Row, Galligaer.

 

Text, letter

Description automatically generated

Text, letter

Description automatically generated

 

This time it seemed Edward adapted well to army life but unfortunately in April 1915, he was discharged on medical grounds having had several epileptic fits. It is stated that previously Edward had suffered with fits quite frequently and when they reoccured was diagnosed by an officer in the Medical Corps. 

 

Text, letter

Description automatically generated

Text, letter

Description automatically generated

 

 

 

 

 

1915

Summer 1915 - Marriage of Annie Louise Smith and  Edward Terrett at Pontypridd.

Table

Description automatically generated

 

10 January 1931- Merthyr Express
Times & life were very hard in Pentrebach  and Edward was caught stealing a small amount coal in January 1931.

A close-up of a newspaper

Description automatically generated with medium confidence

 

 

1939

1939 Registry for '1, Noel Terrace, Aberfan, Merthyr, Glamorganshire'

Name                     

Status      

DOB           

Gender  

Occupation                  

Edward Terrett      

Married   

21/02/1892

Male       

Unemployed Collier   

Anna L Terrett

Married

05/06/1898

Female

Unemployed Maid

Elizabeth Terrett

Single

29/05/1920

Female

At School

Sarah M Terrett



23/07/1928

Female

At School

Robert Terrett

 

01/03/1930

Male

At School

John Terrett

 

03/03/1932

Male

At School

Closed Record

Noreen?

 

 

 

Thomas P Terrett

 

25/05/1939

Male

Baby

 

25 May 1940 - Merthyr Express 

21 September 1940 - Merthyr Express

A picture containing text, newspaper

Description automatically generated

Text, letter

Description automatically generated

 

 

 

 

 

1978

Summer of 1978 - Death of Edward Terrett , aged 85, registered at Pontypridd

 

Table

Description automatically generated

.