Further Details of the children of Daniel Madge Dart and Maria Dyer.
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Further Details of the children of Daniel Madge Dart and Maria Dyer
Herbert Dart born on 2 Jul 1877 in Weston-super-Mare
Next generation in our Family Tree - My Grandfather
Ella Francis Dart born in 1879 in Weston-super-Mare.
For the 1901 census there is a record of an Ella Dart working as a Cook at 7 St. Pauls Road in Weston super Mare, in the household of Charles Hugh Hardingham, a Church of England Clergyman. It would seem almost certain this is "our" Ella.
1901 Census (1st April) Weston-super-Mare RG13/2325 Folio ?? Book ?? Page 18
7 St. Pauls Road, Weston-super-Mare.
|Charles H. Hardingham||Head||69||Clergyman Ch of Eng||London E.C.|
|Alice E.||Daughter||26||Goxhill, Lincolnshire|
|Mary J. Priddeau||Servant||25||Housemaid Domestic||Mamsbury, Devon|
|Ella Dart||Servant||21||Cook||Weston-s-Mare, Somerset|
Sadly 23 months after this census Ella died on 23 February 1903 aged 23. At the time she was working as a domestic servant for a Frederick Bradford at 20 Bradley Gardens, West Ealing, Middlesex. It would seem that on that fateful Monday, having risen at six as was her wont and when it would still have been dark due to the time of year, she was looking under the bed for a slipper, when the candle, which she held in her hand, set light to her cotton nightdress. Although her employer managed to douse the flames by wrapping her in a bath towel sadly she died the same day from her burns. There is a report in the local paper of the inquiry surrounded Ella's demise. (This is definitely Ella, despite the paper calling her Ellen and her employer saying she was 20!)
Extract from "The Middlesex County Times and Ealing and Hanwell Post (Saturday 28th Febuary 1903?)
TWO SAD TRADEGIES AT EALING
On Tuesday the coroner for West Middlesex (Dr. Gordon Hogg), sitting with a jury, of whom Mr. Henry Burgess was foreman, held an inquiry at the Municipal Buildings, into the circumstances attending the deaths of Jane Millicent Kemble, the wife of William Kemble, a grocer of 5 Castle Hill Parade, West Ealing and of Ellen Dart, a domestic servant, lately employed at 20 Bradley Gardens, West Ealing.
A Young Wife's Suicide
The first case investigated was that of Jane Millicent Kemble…………………….
Terrible Burning Fatality
In the case of Ellen Dart, Mr Fred Bradford, the girls employer said that the deceased, who was twenty years of age, was in the habit of rising about six o'clock every morning. Between six and half-past on Monday morning, he was aroused from his sleep by piercing screams, and on going to the door saw the deceased on the landing enveloped in flames from hand to foot. He ran to her aid and seizing the only thing handy - a bath towel - wrapped it around her, extinguishing the flames. In doing so he received somewhat severe burns about his hands. He sent for a doctor, who ordered her removal to the hospital, where she expired about two o'clock the same afternoon. Before she went he asked her how the incident occurred, and she said she was looking under the bed for a slipper, when the candle, which she held in her hand, set light to her cotton nightdress. P.C. Tooth having given evidence as to the removal to the hospital. The jury returned a verdict of "Accidental Death".
Annie Dart born in 1882 in Weston-super-Mare.
For the 1901 census there is a record of an Annie Dart working as a "General Domestic Servant" at Coomb House in Weston super Mare, in the household of Fanshawe Bingham, a Church of England Priest. It would seem almost certain this is "our" Annie.
1901 Census (1st April) Weston-super-Mare RG13/2326 Folio 56A Book ?? Page 7
Coomb House, Weston-super-Mare.
|Fanshaw Bingham||Head||59||Priest Church of England||Old Trafford|
|Gertrude F||Wife||60||Anal. East Indies|
|Kathleen G. F.||Daughter||28||Muthill, Perthshire|
|Alice M. F.||Daughter||27||Daily Governess||Muthill, Perthshire|
|Herbert B. F.||Son||25||Manager Insurance Co||Shanklin, Isle of Wight|
|Mildred C. F.||Daughter||24||Rugby, Warwickshire|
|Henry C. F.||Son||19||Horfield, Gloucestershire|
|Annie Dart||Servant||20||General Servant Domestic||Weston-s-Mare, Somerset|
A few months after this census Annie Dart married William John Maynard, a cabinet maker and boat builder, the son of Thomas Maynard, boat builder, deceased. Annie was identified as the daughter of Daniel Madge Dart, a tailor, deceased. William John Maynard was born on 12 Dec 1869 in Ewe & Lamb, Doldy, Worcester the son of Thomas Maynard and Merina Adelaide Ayling. The marriage of Annie and William took place on 24 August 1901 in the parish church of Christ Church, Weston super Mare. The witnesses were Katherine Maria Roberts and Arthur James Courtney. The bride gave her address as 33 Alma Street Weston super Mare (her widowed mother's address for the 1901 census) and William gave his address as 4 Highbury Terrace, Walcot, Bath., the home of his mother and his blind Uncle Edward. However for the 1901 census William was boarding at 7 Hopkin St., Weston Super Mare which is probably how and where he met up with Annie. William inherited 4 Highbury Terrace on 29 September 921, from his Unle Edward..
Ann and William had the following children:
William John Maynard died on 9 Jul 1951 in Bath, Somerset and Ann Maynard nee Dart died on 20 Aug 1959 in North Bath, Somerset.
Interestingly William John Maynard had an elder sister, Margaret Maynard, born 1860,who married George Croydon Marks between July and September 1881 in Watford (REF Vol 3a Page 631). George Croydon Marks was a British engineer, patent agent and Liberal (later Labour) politician. Born on 9 June 1858 in Eltham in Kent George was educated at a private day-school in Eltham and at the Royal Arsenal School. His father William Marks had worked at the Royal Arsenal in Woolwich. He completed his education at King's College London. Marks worked for a number of engineering companies until establishing himself as a consulting engineer and patent agent in Birmingham in 1887. In 1889 he went into partnership with Dugald Clerk and they developed a number of cliff railways and steep-incline tramcar systems, examples at Bristol under Clifton suspension bridge and in North Wales. The company became big enough to move its headquarters to London in 1893, with branches in Birmingham and Manchester and an office in New York. In 1906, Marks was elected as MP for Launceston and North Cornwall in the Liberal landslide general election victory. He received a knighthood in 1911, served at the Ministry of Munitions during the First World War and was awarded the CBE for work as a commissioner for the dilution of labour. He held his Parliamentary seat until 1924. In 1929, he left the Liberals and joined Ramsay Macdonald's Labour Party. His almost immediate reward was a peerage, becoming one of the first two Labour peers to be created. He continued his engineering and business activities and died at his home in Poole, Dorset on 24 September 1938 at age 80. As he and Margaret had no children, his peerage did not survive him.
So Annie, a domestic servant, sister of my grandfather, and the daughter of my great grandmother, Maria Dart. a charwoman on poor relief in 1891, ended up with a brother and sister in law who were a Lord and Lady!!
Emmily Dart born in 1886 in Weston-super-Mare.
Emmily was recorded working as a domestic servant and living with her mother at 33 Alma Street, Weston-super-Mare for the census of 1901.
1901 Census (1st April) Weston-super-Mare RG13/2325 Folio 80 Book 17 Page27
33 Alma Street, Weston-super-Mare.
|Maria Dart||Head||56||Charwoman||Wellington, Somerset|
|Emmily||Daughter||14||General Servant Domestic||Weston-s-Mare, Somerset|
Ten years on Emmily, aged 24, Maria aged 66, is still living with her mother, Maria, and working as a domestic servant. They were recorded as living at 9 Sidmouth Cottages, Weston-super-Mare.
1911 Census (2 April) Weston-super-Mare
9 Sidmouth Cottages, Weston-super-Mare.
|Maria Dart||Head||66||Charwoman||Wellington, Somerset|
|Emmily Dart||Daughter||24||General Servant Domestic||Weston-s-Mare, Somerset|
Emmily never married. She lived with Sarah Dagley in Walliscote Road by the Odeon in Weston super Mare. She went to the Salvation Army a lot but didn’t have a uniform. She worked as a char. Her best friend in the Salvation Army was Gwen Barrington.
Emmily died on 15 November 1952, at Northgate Lodge, Bridgewater, Somerset, which I believe was a nursing home.