Notes on Mrs Gladys Baker (nee Brewster), born c 1897
Notes on Mrs Gladys Baker
First on west side of Maldon Road, south of what is now number 4, at saddler and harness maker’s shop with parents.
Next on east side of Maldon Road at what is now number 25, saddler and harness maker’s shop with parents.
In 1930 at 4 Guithavon Street with parents
When married, at 29 Avenue Road for the rest of her life.
Except spent five years during Second World War from July 1939, in New Zealand, because were there for six month holiday when war broke out.
Parents stayed at the saddler’s shop till after the Second World War.
Uncle was Mr Glover who had the cycle / motor shop at 38 Collingwood Road. Three Glovers men married three Brewsters.
Miss Bird’s private school in Newland Street till about eight, then to the National School in Guithavon Street.
No regular work – helped at home.
First World War – drove baker’s delivery horse and cart for Ardley’s at 137 Newland Street. Wore trousers which caused some concern amongst the inhabitants.
1930 or 1931 at Witham parish church, Harry Edward Baker, born c 1872. Son of the Baker who had Baker’s builders of Danbury and born in Danbury. He had been in Canada and Australia as a young man. and then spent 24 years in New Zealand as a builder. Died in 1954 aged 82.
September 1991 aged 94.
Niece Mrs S Sharpe, 69 Moorland Park View, Walton, Chesterfield, Derby
Extracts from relevant documents
Year Original entry
1874 Brewster Alfred James, shopkeeper
1882 Brewster Alfred James, shopkeeper
1886 Brewster Alfred Jas. shopkpr. & saddler
1890 Brewster Alfred James, saddler
1895 Brewster Alfred James, saddler
1899 Brewster Alfred Jas. saddlr. Maldon rd
1902 Brewster Alfred Jas. saddlr. Maldon rd
1906 Brewster Alfred Jas. saddlr. Maldon rd
1908 Brewster Alfred James, saddler & shopkeeper, Maldon road
1910 Brewster Alfd J & Son, saddlers, Maldon road
1912 Brewster Alfd. J. & Son, saddlers, Maldon road
1914 Brewster Alfd. J & Son, saddlers, Maldon road
1917 Brewster Alfred J. & Son, saddlers, Maldon road
1922 Brewster Alfred J. & Son; saddlers, Maldon road
1926 Brewster Ernest Alfred, saddler, 25 Maldon road
1929 Brewster Ernest Alfred, saddler, 25 Maldon road
1933 Brewster Ernest Alfred, saddler, 25 Maldon road
1937 Brewster Ernest Alfred, saddler, 25 Maldon road
RG 12/1423, f.27, p.23, schedule 147, Maldon Road
Alfred J Brewster Head Mar 44 Harness maker (employer) born Essex, Boreham
Annie Brewster Wife Mar 45 born Essex, Witham
Ernest A Brewster Son S 19 Harness maker (employed) born Essex, WItham
Eleanor L Brewster Dau S 17 Dressmaker born Essex, WItham
Annie E Brewster Dau 12 Scholar born Essex, WItham
Elsie M Brewster Dau 6 Scholar born Essex, WItham
Frederick M? Brewster Nephew 2 born Essex, South Weald
RG 13/1725, f.30, p.22, schedule 158, Maldon Road
Ernest Alfred Brewster Head M 29 Harness maker (worker) born Essex, Witham
Emily Mary Brewster Wife M 29 born Essex, Hatfield Peverel
Gladys M Brewster Dau 3 born Essex, Witham
Alfred E Brewster Son 2 born Essex, Witham
RG 13/1725, f.27, p.16, schedule 104, Maldon Road
Alfred Brewster Head Mar 54 Harness maker (employer) born Essex, Boreham
Annie Brewster Wife Mar 55 born Essex, Witham
Elsie M Brewster Dau 16 born Essex, Witham
1930 Electoral register, 4 Guithavon Street
Ernest Alfred Brewster
Emily Mary Brewster
Gladys May Brewster
1938 Electoral register, 29 the Avenue
Baker, Harry Edward
Baker, Gladys May