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ID:770 Patrick Terrett 1861-1940
Lisa’s 3rd Great Uncle 
Birth    25 July 1861 Merthyr, Glamorganshire
Death 13 Apr 1940 Tylerstown, Glamorgan
Patrick Terrett (Territ) was born on 25 July 1861 in Merthyr Tydfil, Wales. He was the son of James and Elizabeth Terrett (Territ) who were Irish and had moved to Merthyr , Wales some years previously during the Irish Potato Famine. He had 5 older siblings, Mary, 10, William, 8, James, 6 , John, 4  and Thomas, 2.

This is the birth registration we have found for Patrick . It states 1864 so we presume his birth wasn't registered until a few years after he was born! We have a reliable family source that tells us from local records Patrick was born on 25th July 1861 and christened at St Mary's Catholic Church Merthyr Tydfil on 3rd August 1861. The 1939 census states his birth date as 28th July 1861.
1871
1871 Census for 'Vaughan Street, Caedraw, Merthyr Tydfil, Glamorganshire'
Name                     
Relationship   Status       Age     Est YOB Gender   Birth County                    Occupation                  
James Terrett        Head                Married    42        1829       Male       Ireland Labourer                     
Eliza Terrett Wife Married 38 1833 Female Ireland  
William Terrett Son   18 1853 Male       Merthyr, Glams                Labourer  
James Terrett Son   16 1855 Male       Merthyr, Glams                Labourer  
John Terrett Son   14 1857 Male       Merthyr, Glams                Labourer  
Thomas Terrett Son   12 1859 Male       Merthyr, Glams                Labourer  
Patrick Terrett Son   10 1861 Male       Merthyr, Glams                 
Edward Terrett
Son   8 1863 Male       Merthyr, Glams                 
Richard Terrett Son   6 1865 Male       Merthyr, Glams                 
Mary Terrett Daughter   20 1851 Female
Merthyr, Glams                General Servant
1881
1881 Census for '24, Upper Taff Street, Treherbert, Merthyr Tydfil, Glamorganshire'
Name                     
Relationship   Status       Age     Est YOB Gender   Birth County                    Occupation                  
James Terrett        Head                Married    53        1828       Male       Ireland Labourer In Iron Works               
Elizabeth Terrett Wife Married 49 1832 Female Ireland  
Thomas Terrett Son   21 1860 Male       Merthyr, Glams                Labourer in Iron Works
Patrick Terrett Son   19 1862 Male       Merthyr, Glams                Labourer in Iron Works
Edward Terrett
Son   17 1864 Male       Merthyr, Glams                Coal Miner
Richard Terrett Son   15 1866 Male       Merthyr, Glams                Coal Miner
In 1884 Patrick married Mary Ann (Donovan?) in Merthyr Tydfil. 
Their child, Elizabeth Ellen, was born in 1886 in Blaenllecha, Glamorgan. Her birth was registered in Pontypool (Pontypridd?). 
Another child, Mary was born in 1887 in Blaenllecha. Her birth was also registered in Pontypridd.
Patrick and Mary Anns thrid daughter, Annie was born in 1889 in Ferndale, Glamorgan. Her birth was registered at Pontypridd.
In 1891,  Patrick lived at 11, Lower Mountain Row, Ferndale, Glamorgan. Patrick was a haulier and drove a cart. He lived with his wife, Mary Ann, and his daughters Elizabeth, 4, Mary, 3 and Annie,1. They also had two boarders at their home, Daniel Sullivan, 25 and Daniel Connelly, 19. 
In 1894, Patrick and Mary had another daughter , Margaret, born in Blaenllecha and registered in Pontypridd.
The couples first son, William was born in Blaenllecha in 1897 and registered in Pontypridd.
Son, John was born in 1899 in Blaenlecha and registered in Pontypridd.
In 1901, the family lived at 17, Mountain Row, Ferndale. Patrick had now become a Coal Miner Hewer. He lived with his wife. Mary, and children, Elizabeth Ellen,15,  Mary, 14, Annie,12,  Margaret, 7,  William,4  and John, 2. His father, James, 77, also lived with the family along with nephew, George Grant, 9, and boarder Edward Owens, 35.
In 1911, Patrick, 49, and his family lived at 159, East Road,Tylorstown. We learn from the 1911 census that they had previously had another 6 children who had died before 1911. We do not know these childrens names as yet but as there are gaps between the other children we presume the children that were lost were born and died in these missing years. Patrick and Mary lived with their children Elizabeth (Lizzie), 25 , a General Servant, Margaret (Maggie), 17, also a general servant, son William, 14, a coal miner hewer, and John, 12, still at school. there were two boarders at their home, Edwards Owens and George Grant.
Left: 159 East Rd circa 2008
In 1939, Patrick,78, now an OAP, continued to live at his home in East Road. His son, William was now married to his wife, Francis and head of household . Also at the home were Williams children Patrick, Richard and three undisclosed children. William was a Scavenger for the Council and his son Patrick a coal hewer below ground. William Condon , a boarder was also at the home.
Patrick passed away on 13th April 1940. His probate is below. He left £100 in effects to his son, William in his will.