Notes on Mrs Grace Springett, nee Bishop
For interviews with her, see tapes 5. 6 and 8
April 1895 at Feering
Left school at 14 (c.1909)
c 1910 Housemaid at Inworth Hall, family of Lawrence[?], also occasionally to their house in Belsize Avenue, London, to be kitchen maid.
c 1912 Housemaid then cook at Bramstons, 16 Chipping Hill, Witham, for Cullen family
c 1920? Cook at Briefly cook at Miss Hunt’s children’s home at Horwood House, 59 Newland Street, Witham.
About 1930 – sorting peas. pea picking
1920 to Thomas Springett, painter and decorator for Dean’s builders and then Adams and Mortimer took over (in White Horse Lane).
At Feering till married. With brother for three months after marriage, then to one of Mr Dean’s houses at 106 Church Street, Witham where lived 1920-1977.
Born January 1925 and 1928, first one Cecil (known as Bill).
18 May 1986, aged 91.
Extracts from relevant documents
1901 census, RG 13/1724, ED1, page 10, schedule 69, Gore Pit, Feering
James Bishop Head Mar 31 Stockman on farm born Suffolk, Belstead
Eliza Bishop Wife Mar 31 born Essex, Feering
Frederick Bishop Son S 10 born Essex, Feering
Gracie Bishop Dau S 5 born Essex, Feering
Bertie Bishop Son S 1 born Essex, Feering
John Newman Boarder Widr 60 Ordinary agricultural labourer born Essex, Lexden
1930 electoral register, Witham, 106 Church Street.
Springett, Thomas Stanley
Springett, Grace Emily
Bishop, Mildred Lilian