Thursday, 8 November 2018

The Lewis Family - The Later Years at 1 The Crescent

This update continues with the Lewis family who lived at 1 The Crescent, Taunton, Somerset.

Josiah, who died on 15 May 1915, was evidently a well respected public servant, first as a local Councillor then going on to be Mayor and Deputy Mayor of Taunton and a Justice of the Peace. He was also a Tailor employer, member of the Silver Street Baptist Church and Father to 9 children. There are many articles on the British Newspaper Archives website (https://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk), too many to feature in this blog, of works that Josiah and his wife Ellen Norah undertook in the local community. 

Ellen continued to live at 1 The Crescent. In the school holidays of 1916, Ellen's daughter, Ellen Norah, commonly known as Nellie, along with her husband, Alfred Samuel Tetley, and their three children, Ethel Norah, John Lewis and Elizabeth Gertrude, visited Taunton from their home in Scarborough, Yorkshire. Sadly on Monday 4 September 1916, Alfred Samuel was taken ill and passed away. He was 48 years old. An article was featured in the Western Times on Friday 8 September 1916 [1].


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An article regarding his burial was also featured in the Taunton Courier and Western Advertiser on Wednesday 13 September 1916 [2].

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I have not been able to locate Alfred Samuel Tetley's grave in St Mary's Cemetery at this time. 

This was sadly not the only bereavement which occurred in 1916 for the family. On Thursday 5 October 1916, Fanny Elizabeth and her husband Frederick William Penny, suffered the sad loss of 2 of their 3 sons. Leslie, their eldest, was 13 years old, and Stephen, their youngest, aged 6 years. On Wednesday 11 October 1916, an article was featured in the Taunton Courier and Western Advertiser, relaying the Alderman and Mrs Penny's 'Severe Loss' [3].


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A further article also appeared on the same date in the Taunton Courier and Western Advertiser with details of the funerals of the brothers with a service being held at their home, Greenaway House, prior to burial at St James Cemetery. I have still to locate the brother's graves.

There is no further mention of Ellen Norah or 1 The Crescent in the local newspapers, which can be found online at https://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk until November 1922, when, on request of the trustees of the late Mr J Lewis, the property of No 1 The Crescent is advertised for auction by William J. Villar & Co. The article in the the Taunton Courier and Western Advertiser on Wednesday 8 November 1922, gives us a good insight to the layout of the house, its dimensions and also about a separate lot of a garage [4]


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A second article in the same newspaper on Wednesday 24 January 1923 details the contents of the house that are also being auctioned [5]


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On Tuesday 23 March 1926, Ellen Norah died her home, 5 North Town Crescent. An article was featured in the Taunton Courier and Western Advertiser on Wednesday 31 March 1926 [6]


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Her burial took place at St Mary's Cemetery, however, I have been unable to locate her grave. Her residence, listed as No 5 North Town Terrace, along with its contents, were later placed up for auction according to a notice in the Taunton Courtier and Western Advertiser on Wednesday 21 April 1926 [7].

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This brings to an end the Lewis family time living at The Crescent, first at number 9 before moving to number 1. They have been a really interesting family to research as part of my One Place Study of the The Crescent in Taunton, Somerset, England, and I found out much more about Josiah and Ellen Norah and their children. I will be writing further articles on this family in the future including one about their history with the Silver Street Baptist Chapel in Taunton following my research of the Baptist records held at the Somerset Heritage Centre (https://swheritage.org.uk)

I hope that you have enjoyed reading about the Lewis family as much as I have enjoyed researching them. It would be wonderful to hear from you via the comments section on this blog or via my facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/groups/lucythecrescentops/ - If you would like to see the tree that I have been building for my One Place Study of 1 The Crescent, it is at https://ancstry.me/2zBtHzo

As a side note, the house at 1 The Crescent was listed as vacant on the 1939 Register [8]


[1] Britishnewspaperarchvie.co.uk, Western Times, Friday 8 September 1916 - Image (c) The British Library Board - All Rights Reserved. 
[2] Britishnewspaperarchvie.co.uk, Taunton Courier and Western Advertiser, Wednesday 13 September 1916 - Image (c) The British Library Board - All Rights Reserved.
[3] Britishnewspaperarchvie.co.uk, Taunton Courier and Western Advertiser, Wednesday 11 October 1916 - Image (c) The British Library Board - All Rights Reserved.
[4] Britishnewspaperarchvie.co.uk, Taunton Courier and Western Advertiser, Wednesday 8 November 1922 - Image (c) The British Library Board - All Rights Reserved.
[5] Britishnewspaperarchvie.co.uk, Taunton Courier and Western Advertiser, Wednesday 24 January 1923 - Image (c) The British Library Board - All Rights Reserved.
[6] Britishnewspaperarchvie.co.uk, Taunton Courier and Western Advertiser, Wednesday 31 March 1926 - Image (c) The British Library Board - All Rights Reserved.
[7] Britishnewspaperarchvie.co.uk, Taunton Courier and Western Advertiser, Wednesday 21 April 1926 - Image (c) The British Library Board - All Rights Reserved.
[8] The National Archives; Kew, London, England; 1939 Register; Reference: RG 101/7041B  - This information is licensed under the terms of the Open Government Licence (http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/doc/open-government-licence).

Saturday, 22 September 2018

The Lewis Family - A Son's Wedding & A Father's Death

This post continues with the history of the family of Josiah and Ellen Norah Lewis at 1 The Crescent in Taunton, going forward from the 1911 Census. 

The next big family event to occur was the marriage of Josiah and Ellen Norah's only surviving son, Harold Martin, to Gladys Mary Mead on 20 June 1912. The following article was featured in the Western Times on 21 June 1912.


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According the the Kelly's Directory of Somerset 1914, Josiah continues to be a Tailor employer with a store still trading at 11 North Street, Taunton [2]  as well as being a Justice of the Peace [3]

Sadly, on Saturday 15 May 1915, Josiah died at home, at 1 The Crescent, Taunton. A long article concerning his passing was featured in the Taunton Courier and Western Advertiser on 19 May 1915 [4]


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It is interesting to note from this article that Josiah is 'of Welsh extraction'. He also developed his tailoring skills in London before establishing his business in Taunton. 

Josiah's Memorial Service was held at the Silver Street Baptist Church on Thursday 20 May 1915 at 3pm. According to an Order of Service, the hymns sung were 'Still, still with thee' &  'Our God, our help in ages past' [5]. His body was interred at St Mary's Cemetery, although I have not yet located a headstone in his memory. 

Two further articles were featured in the Taunton Courier and Western Advertiser on Wednesday 26 May 1915, an 'In Memoriam' by the pastor of Silver Street Baptist, Rev Davies, [6]  and an article concerning the Funeral and Memorial Service which were held for Josiah [7].  
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A notice appears in the Taunton Courier and Western Advertiser on 25 August 1915 [8] regarding Josiah's Will, with his business being left to his son, Harold Martin, and the residue of his property being left in trust to his wife of 45 years, Ellen Norah, with provisions made for his Daughter's and Son-in-Law's.  


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Josiah Lewis ~ 18 October 1845 - 15 May 1915

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The next update will look at what happens to the Lewis family following Josiah's passing. 

[1] Britishnewspaperarchvie.co.uk, Western Times, Friday 21 June 1915 - Image (c) The British Library Board - All Rights Reserved. 
[2] http://specialcollections.le.ac.uk, Kelly's Directory of Somerset 1914, page 458 - Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 2.0 UK: England & Wales License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/2.0/uk/
[3] http://specialcollections.le.ac.uk, Kelly's Directory of Somerset 1914, page 445 - Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 2.0 UK: England & Wales License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/2.0/uk/
[4] Britishnewspaperarchvie.co.uk, Taunton Courier and Western Advertiser, Wednesday 19 May 1915 - Image (c) The British Library Board - All Rights Reserved. 
[5] South West Heritage Trust, Somerset Archives and Local Studies, Taunton, Somerset, England, Reference Number A\DSG, Scrapbook of Josiah Lewis - Mayor of Taunton, Order of Service for Memorial
[6] Britishnewspaperarchvie.co.uk, Taunton Courier and Western Advertiser, Wednesday 26 May 1915 - Image (c) The British Library Board - All Rights Reserved.
[7] Britishnewspaperarchvie.co.uk, Taunton Courier and Western Advertiser, Wednesday 26 May 1915 - Image (c) The British Library Board - All Rights Reserved.
[8] Britishnewspaperarchvie.co.uk, Taunton Courier and Western Advertiser, Wednesday 25 August 1915 - Image (c) The British Library Board - All Rights Reserved.
[9] Britishnewspaperarchvie.co.uk, Taunton Courier and Western Advertiser, Wednesday 19 May 1915 - Image (c) The British Library Board - All Rights Reserved. 

Sunday, 5 August 2018

The Lewis Family - From 1905 to the 1911 Census

This posting will look at Josiah and Ellen Norah Lewis and their children and wider family following the Mayoral year through to the time of the Census in 1911. 

In a long article, featured in the Taunton Courier and Western Advertiser on 15 November 1905 [1]  relating to the Statutory Meeting at noon on 9 November 1905 of the Taunton Town Council, which Josiah chairs, the first item of business was to elect a new Mayor. Mr John Giles Vile is nominated by Josiah and seconded by a Councillor A. Villar, and the resolution was unanimously passed. On retiring as Mayor, Josiah is immediately nominated as Deputy Mayor of Taunton by the new Mayor at the same meeting. Below is a snip of the article relating to Josiah.


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Following his year as Deputy Mayor, Josiah retires as a Member of the Taunton Municipal Council to then go on to be returned as the North Ward's member unopposed. This article was in the Taunton Courier and Western Advertiser on 31 October 1906 [2]


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On 7 March 1907, their daughter, Winifred Elva, marries Herbert George Spiller, son of Mr and Mrs George Spiller, at Silver Street Baptist Church. Reverend J.P. Tetley officiated the wedding and there was a detailed article in the Taunton Courier and Western Advertiser on the 13 March 1907
[3] on their marriage. 
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In November 1907, at the direction of the Lord Chancellor, Josiah was commissioned as a Magistrate for the Borough. One article was in the Taunton Courier and Western Advertiser on 13 November 1907 [4].


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A second article was in the West Somerset Press on 16 November 1907 [5].


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As a result of being elevated to the Aldermanic Bench, he was stood down from being a member of Taunton Municipal Council and a by-election was called. One of the men seeking election was Mr George Spiller, Father in Law to his daughter Winifred Elva. This article was in the Taunton Courier and Western Advertiser on 20 November 1907 [6].


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George Spiller was ultimately elected as a North Ward member of Taunton Municipal Council according to an article in the Western Daily Press on 27 November 1907 [7].


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In 1910, we see that Herbert George, Solicitor, and his wife Winifred Elva, appear on the Western Australia Electoral Rolls in the District of Fremantle, living on Suburban Road 
[8].

On the 1911 Census [9], Josiah and Ellen Norah are still living at 1 The Crescent. Both of their ages is given as 65 years. The form has been completed to indicate that they have been married for 40 complete years at the time of the census being taken and of 9 children born alive, 7 are still living and 2 have died. Josiah's occupation is given as Tailor and that he is an employer. Also listed living with them are the following children:
  • Elsie Gertrude Lewis, Daughter, 28 years, single, no occupation given.
  • Harold Martin Lewis, Son, 26 years, single, occupation of Tailor and an employer.
Also listed is a niece, transcribed as Norah Winifred Widsfield, aged 15 and at school. The family also have a servant called Edith Chidgey from Lillesdon, North Curry, who is 20 years and single. 

Their other children are all listed on the 1911 census in various parts of England. 

Ellen Norah, aged 39 years, is living with her husband Alfred Samuel Tetley, aged 42 years, and their 3 children, Ethel Norah Tetley, 10 years, John Lewis Tetley, 6 years, and Elizabeth Gertrude Tetley, 2 years, at 22 Avenue Road, Scarborough, Yorkshire on the 1911 Census [10]. Alfred is a Secondary School Headmaster. They indicate that they have been married for 15 completed years and have 3 children, all alive. They have 2 servants - Kate Featherstone, 25 years from near Hutton Buscot, Yorkshire, who is a Nurse and Rachel Watkinson, 19 years from Filey, Yorkshire, who is a Domestic Servant General

Annie Louisa is on the 1911 census [11] as a Teacher of Swedist Gymnastic at Nordrach, Blagdon near Bristol. She is 36 years and single. Her relation to the head on this census, James Palmer, a Head Steward in Sanatorium, is as a Patient. 

Edith Mary, aged 35 years, is living with her husband Horace White Goodman, aged 41 years, at Haines Hill in Taunton on the 1911 census [12]. They have been married for 10 completed years. Horace's occupation is given as Auctioneer and an employer. No children are listed on the census and none are listed in the born alive to present marriage. 

Fanny Elizabeth is on the 1911 census [13] living at Greenway House, Greenway Road in Rowbarton,  Taunton with her husband Frederick William Penny, a Builders Merchant and employer. They are both aged 33 years. They have completed 9 years of marriage and have detailed that they have had 4 children born alive but that one has died. The other children, 3 sons, are listed - Leslie T L Penny, 8 years, Richard H Penny, 7 years and Stephen John Penny, 7 months. 2 servants are also living with them - Nellie Mortimer Bennett, aged 23, single and a general servant (domestic) from Chagford in Devon and Winifred Clara Bowbyer, 29 years, single and a housemaid from North Curry in Somerset. 

Winifred Elva and her husband Herbert George Spiller, a Solicitor, are both aged 30 years on the 1911 Census [14]. They declare that they have been married for 4 completed years and have had 2 children born alive although one has died. They live at 11 Belvedere Road in Taunton with their 1 year old daughter, Elizabeth Lewis Spiller, who was born in Perth, Western Australia, and a domestic servant, Annie Channings, who is 20 years old and from Hatch Beauchamp. 

The next update with cover the later years of Josiah and Ellen Norah and their children.

[1] Britishnewspaperarchvie.co.uk, Taunton Courier and Western Advertiser, Wednesday 15 November 1905 - Image (c) The British Library Board - All Rights Reserved. 
[2] Britishnewspaperarchvie.co.uk, Taunton Courier and Western Advertiser, Wednesday 31 October 1906 - Image (c) The British Library Board - All Rights Reserved. 
[3] Britishnewspaperarchvie.co.uk, Taunton Courier and Western Advertiser, Wednesday 13 March 1907 - Image (c) The British Library Board - All Rights Reserved. 
[4] Britishnewspaperarchvie.co.uk, Taunton Courier and Western Advertiser, Wednesday 13 November 1907 - Image (c) The British Library Board - All Rights Reserved. 
[5] Britishnewspaperarchvie.co.uk, West Somerset Free Press, Saturday 16 November 1907 - Image (c) The British Library Board - All Rights Reserved. 
[6] Britishnewspaperarchvie.co.uk, Taunton Courier and Western Advertiser, Wednesday 20 November 1907 - Image (c) The British Library Board - All Rights Reserved. 
[7] Britishnewspaperarchvie.co.uk, Western Daily Press, Wednesday 27 November 1907 - Image (c) The British Library Board - All Rights Reserved. 
[8] Ancestry.com, Australia, Electoral Rolls, 1903-1980
[9] Ancestry.com, 1911 England Census, Class: RG14; Piece: 14241; Schedule Number: 181
[10] Ancestry.com, 1911 England Census, Class: RG14; Piece: 28945
[11] Ancestry.com, 1911 England Census, Class: RG14; Piece: 14633; Schedule Number: 7
[12] Ancestry.com, 1911 England Census, Class: RG14; Piece: 14242; Schedule Number: 266
[13] Ancestry.com, 1911 England Census, Class: RG14; Piece: 14239; Schedule Number: 53
[14] Ancestry.com, 1911 England Census, Class: RG14; Piece: 14238; Schedule Number: 159


Sunday, 15 July 2018

The Lewis Family - From Spring 1901 to the Mayoral Year of 1904/5

This post continues with the history of Josiah and Ellen Norah Lewis and their family.

The next big event for the family is the wedding of their 4th born daughter, Fanny Elizabeth, to Mr Frederick William Penny, on Tuesday 22 April 1902 [1]. The ceremony was held at the Silver Street Baptist Church, conducted by Reverend John Pickles Tetley. A long article was published in the Taunton Courier and Western Advertiser (too long to feature here!) on Wednesday 23 April 1902 [2], going into great detail about the event, including the weather on the day down to the details of the outfits worn by the bridemaids and wedding gifts given to the couple.

On Wednesday 2 November 1904, Josiah was unanimously selected as Mayor of Taunton at a private meeting of the Town Council. The following article was in the West Somerset Free Press on 5 November 1904 [3]:

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There were other notices in local newspapers including the Western Gazette, Taunton Courier and Western Advertiser, Chard and Ilminster News and Western Chronicle to announce the news. He is also listed along side other elected Mayors in the Times on Thursday 10 November 1904 [4].  

There is a Mayoral Portrait of Josiah Lewis, taken by John Chaffin & Sons of 65 East Street, Taunton, c1904 available to view at the Somerset Heritage Centre, Taunton, Somerset, England [5]. It shows Josiah in his Mayoral Chain of Office and formal Robes. 

During his year as Mayor, Josiah keenly advocated for the working classes, taking a particular interest in health, education and literacy. There are numerous articles in the local newspapers from the period when he and his wife undertook many public duties as the Mayor and Mayoress of Taunton.

One example is when Josiah as Mayor opened the Taunton Public Library on Corporation Street on 24 August 1905. The library was built following a donation from Mr Andrew Carnegie in 1902 of £5,000. Below is a clip from a long article which featured in the Taunton Courier and Western Advertiser on 30 August 1905 [6].


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A plaque was unveiled at this ceremony and now hangs in the new Taunton library on Paul Street [7].




The inscription is as follows:


Taunton Public Library
Built with funds provided by
Andrew Carnegie LLD   
On site purchased by Public Subscription and 
the work carried out under
TRUSTEES
 Josiah Lewis J.P. Mayor
       A E Perkins J.P.  Chairman of the Trustees        
          H J Spiller J.P.                                B Chivers          
H Corner                                        A J Spiller
A Hammett                                           C Tite
J E Kirkpatrick                                    J G Vile
T Penny J.P.                                  A Villar J.P.
T S Penny                                        W J Villar
W Poole J.P.                             W H Westlake

   A Colbourne Little &  } Architects T H Moggridge    
Ingleson C Goodison }                                Builder

Presented to the Corporation and opened  
by the Mayor the 24th August 1905

George H Kite
Town Clerk

Sadly, the library on Corporation Street closed in 1996 and today is home to a public house instead.

On October 13th 1905, as Mayor and Mayoress of Taunton, Josiah and Ellen Norah attended a Ball for the Lord Mayors and Mayors, and the Lord Provosts & Provosts of the United Kingdom in London. It was hosted by the Right Hon. Sir John Pound, Baronet, the Lord Mayor of London, at the Mansion House. According to the Mayor's Programme of Dances [8], he danced the first Valse 'Weinerhaft' with the Lady Mayoress. Others, whose names are handwritten onto his dance card, include the Princess of Wales, with whom he danced the Lancers 'The Earl & the Girl, the Princess Victoria, dancing the Valse 'Choristers', the Queen of Holland, stepping out to the Valse 'Phonographen' and the Duchess of Albany, for the Valse 'Bleu'.    

The next update will take us beyond 1905 for Josiah and his family. 

[1] Ancestry.com, FreeBMD, England & Wales, Civil Registration Marriage Index, 1837-1915
[2] Britishnewspaperarchvie.co.uk, Taunton Courier and Western Advertiser, Wednesday 23 April 1902 - Image (c) The British Library Board - All Rights Reserved. 
[3] Britishnewspaperarchvie.co.uk, West Somerset Free Press, Saturday 5 November 1905 - Image (c) The British Library Board - All Rights Reserved. 
[4] "Election Of Mayors." The Times [London, England] 10 Nov. 1904: 6. The Times Digital Archive
[5] Somerset Heritage Centre; Taunton, Somerset, England; Pictures of former councillors, aldermen, mayors and officers of the Borough. 1877-1964; Reference Number: D\B\ta/42/17.
[6] Britishnewspaperarchvie.co.uk, Taunton Courier and Western Advertiser, Wednesday 30 August 1905 - Image (c) The British Library Board - All Rights Reserved. 
[7] Photograph of the Taunton Public Library plaque taken by Lucy Sarson on 2 July 2018.
[8] Somerset Heritage Centre; Taunton, Somerset, England; Scrapbook of Josiah Lewis, Mayor of Taunton, 1882-1915; Reference Number: A\DSG/1.

Saturday, 23 June 2018

The Lewis Family - Spring 1881 to Spring 1901

This post will continue with the Lewis family history from Spring 1881 to the time of the census in 1901. 

In the Spring of 1881, Josiah and Ellen Norah's daughter Gertrude Agnes dies [1]

They have two further children [2]
  • Elsie Gertrude (1882)
  • Harold Martin (1884)
In total, they had 9 children between 1871 and 1884 - 2 sons, one who dies in infancy, and 7 daughters, one who dies in infancy

On 18 May 1881, Josiah was initiated into Freemasonary at the Unanimity and Sincerity Lodge, No 261, at the Masonic Hall, The Crescent, Taunton, Somerset [3]His passing took place on 14 September and his raising on 12 October. He remained a member of the Freemasons until his death in 1915.  

In the Kelly's Somersetshire and Bristol Directory of 1889 [4], Josiah Lewis has a residential listing at 9 Crescent, Taunton. 

On the 1891 census [5], Josiah is living at 9 The Crescent, aged 45 years, with his occupation given as an Outfitter. His wife is again listed as Norah instead of Ellen, aged 45 years, along with their children, Annie, Edith, Fanny, Winifred, Elsie & Harold. 

Their eldest daughter, Ellen, is living as a Boarder at 7 Richmond Road, Staplegrove, Taunton, with the occupation given as a scholar on the 1891 census [6]. Also at this address is Rachael E Barford, whose occupation is given as an English Teacher (School). 

During a search of the British Newspaper Archives (https://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk), I found that Josiah Lewis stood to become a Councillor on the Taunton Town Council in 1894. An article in the Taunton Courier and Western Advertiser on Wednesday 31 October 1894, Mr J Lewis, along with Mr W Goodland and Mr Steevens, are named as attending a meeting at St James School-room as candidates in the Municipal Election for the North Ward [7]. An article in the Taunton Courier and Western Advertiser on Wednesday 7 November 1894, tells of Messers Goodman and Lewis being elected on Thursday 1 November 1894 following the withdrawal of Mr Steevens from the Election [8].

On 15 August 1895, Josiah and Ellen's eldest daughter, Ellen Norah Lewis, marries Alfred Samuel Tetley, eldest son of the Reverend John Pickles Tetley, at Silver Street Baptist Church, Taunton [9]. An announcement of their marriage is made in the Taunton Courier and Western Advertiser on Wednesday 28 August 1895 [10].  

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An announcement was also placed in the Chard and Ilminster News on 24 August 1895 [11]

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In the 1897 Kelly's Directory of Somerset [12], Josiah is listed as a Tailor at 11 North Street. 

On 22 May 1900, Edith Mary Lewis, the 3rd born daughter to Josiah and Ellen Norah, marries Horace White Goodman [13]  at the Silver Street Baptist Church in Taunton, Somerset. An announcement of their marriage was placed in the Taunton Courier and Western Advertiser on Wednesday 6 June 1900 [14].


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By the time of census of 1901 [15], Josiah is living at 1 The Crescent, aged 55 years, with the occupation of Outfitter, and that he is also listed as an employer. Living with him are his wife, again listed as Norah instead of Ellen, aged 55 years, and their daughters, Fanny and Winifred. 

On the 1901 census [16] Ellen Norah Tetley is living with her husband Alfred Samuel, a Schoolmaster, and their 4 month daughter, Ethel Norah, at Llwynow in Llanllwchaiarn, Powys, Wales. Elsie Gertrude Lewis is also at this residence, listed as Sister-in-Law, along with a general domestic servant, Mary S Rhun. 

Annie Louisa Lewis is living as a Lodger at 43 Dickenson Road, Rusholme, Manchester, on the 1901 census [17]  and is working as a teacher.  

Edith Mary Goodman is living at 1 Fairwater Terrace, Taunton, Somerset, on the 1901 census [18] with her husband, Horace White, who is an Auctioneers Assistant.  

I have been unable to locate Harold Martin Lewis on the 1901 England or Wales census. 

The next update will continue with the history of Josiah and Ellen Norah Lewis and their family from 1901 onwards. 

Sources:
[1] Ancestry.com, FreeBMD, England & Wales, Civil Registration Death Index, 1837-1915
[2] Ancestry.com, FreeBMD, England & Wales, Civil Registration Birth Index, 1837-1915
[3] Ancestry.com, Library and Museum of Freemasonry; London, England; Freemasonry Membership Registers; Description: Register of Contributions: Country and Foreign Lodges, 322-420 (1832); 258-335 (1863) - England, United Grand Lodge of England Freemason Membership Registers, 1751-1921
[4] Ancestry.com, Somersetshire and Bristol Directory, 1889; Publisher: Kelly, UK, City and County Directories, 1766 - 1946
[5] Ancestry.com, The National Archives of the UK (TNA); Kew, Surrey, England; Class: RG12; Piece: 1875; Folio: 19; Page: 31
[6] Ancestry.com, The National Archives of the UK (TNA); Kew, Surrey, England; Class: RG12; Piece: 1878; Folio: 89; Page: 25
[7] Britishnewspaperarchvie.co.uk, Taunton Courier and Western Advertiser, Wednesday 31 October 1894 - Image (c) The British Library Board - All Rights Reserved.
[8] Britishnewspaperarchvie.co.uk, Taunton Courier and Western Advertiser, Wednesday 7 November 1894 - Image (c) The British Library Board - All Rights Reserved. 
[9] Ancestry.com, FreeBMD, England & Wales, Civil Registration Marriage Index, 1837-1915
[10] Britishnewspaperarchvie.co.uk, Taunton Courier and Western Advertiser, Wednesday 28 August 1895 - Image (c) The British Library Board - All Rights Reserved. 
[11] Britishnewspaperarchvie.co.uk, Chard and Ilminster News, Saturday 24 August 1895 - Image (c) The British Library Board - All Rights Reserved.
[12] Ancestry.com, 1897 Kelly's Directory of Somerset; Publisher: Kelly's Directories Ltd, UK, City and County Directories, 1766 - 1946 
[13] Ancestry.com, FreeBMD, England & Wales, Civil Registration Marriage Index, 1837-1915
[14] Britishnewspaperarchvie.co.uk, Taunton Courier and Western Advertiser, Wednesday 6 June 1900 - Image (c) The British Library Board - All Rights Reserved. 
[15] Ancestry.com, 1901 England Census, Class: RG13; Piece: 2278; Folio; 16; Page: 23
[16] Ancestry.com, 1901 Wales Census, Class: RG13; Piece: 5196; Folio:136; Page: 4
[17] Ancestry.com, 1901 England Census, Class: RG13; Piece: 3683; Folio: 68; Page:41
[18] Ancestry.com, 1901 England Census, Class: RG13; Piece: 2276; Folio: 118; Page: 13