Notes on Mrs Violet Cullen, nee Grout
See interview tape 56, photos M483 and M484 and transcript thereof.
See also notes on Cullen in People files.
Born 6 March 1889, Ulting
Parents Isaac Walter (known as Walter), farmer, died aged 86, and Sophia Ann Grout, died aged 75.
Brothers and sisters
Mrs C said mother had 22 children, the 21st one having died.
See 1891 census below, that doesn’t tie up very well with names given for ten children in 1890 on photo M483 which are (not in age order) Louise, Sam, Maud, John, Walter, Meg, Victor, Violet, Ella, Clara, Percy, Frank. Mentions youngest sister Hilda who worked at Goodchild’s butchers. Also Connie.
Till married in 1924 Stock Hall, Ulting (partly in Langford)
After married, till husband died, 1924 to c 1939, the Elms, Ulting, after married.
c 1939 on, Hatfield Peverel
c 1946-1953, Valley House, Guithavon Valley,
Then 55 Collingwood Road
c 1968 to 36 Collingwood Road
Ann who was in the Archers. Margaret Heaton, of Whitehall Court.
Son died of peritonitis during National Service
Before First World War. In drapery of Bourne and Hollingsworth, then to Ealing.
1916-1918, nursing for two years in Northampton during First World War.
Home till married in 1924.
Lot of voluntary work during Second World War in Hatfield Peverel.
1924, Thomas Cullen, from the Elms, Ulting.
Died, September 1997, aged 108.
Extracts from documents
RG 12/1398, f.90, schedule 15, Stock Hall, Ulting
Walter Grout Head Marr 51[?]
Farmer born Essex, Great Totham
Sophia Grout Wife Marr 40 born Essex, Hatfield Peverel
Maude Grout Dau S 18 born Essex, Great Totham
Margaret Grout Dau S 15 born Essex, Great Totham
Rose E Grout Dau S 12 Scholar born Essex, Great Totham
Violet Grout Dau 2 born Essex, Ulting
Walter Grout Son 8[?] Scholar born Essex, Great Totham
Frank Grout Son 7[?] Scholar born Essex, Great Totham
Percy Grout Son 6[?] Scholar born Essex, Ulting
Victor Grout Son 3[?] born Essex, Ulting
Infant Son 1 mo born Essex, Ulting