NameEthel Marguerite DEAKIN , G Aunt
Birth31 Jul 1876, Almondsbury, Gloucestershire, England
Baptism6 Aug 1876, Almondsbury, Gloucestershire, England
Death1 Nov 1956, Bideford, Devon
OccupationGoverness, Stenographer
MotherAnnie Gibson Henry HOWKINS (1845-1932)
Notes for Ethel Marguerite DEAKIN
Listed in the Jul to Sep 1876 birth index Ethel Marguerite Deakin, Thornbury district, Avon, Gloucestershire, volume 6a page 217.

Listed in the Christening records, Ethel Marguerite Deakin, born July 31, 1876, Christened August 6, 1876, Almondsbury, Gloucestershire. Father Keelinge Addison Deakin, mother Anne Gibson Henry.

In the 1881 census Keeling A. Deakin, age 35, born at Wolverhampton as M.A. Perpet Curate Of Cofton Hackett living at “The cottage”, Much Marcle, Hereford, England.
His wife is Annie G. H. Deakin age 35, born at Harbury, Warwick.
The children are Mary H. H. Deakin, age 6 born at Almondsbury, Glos.,
Ethel M. Deakin, age 4 born at Almondsbury, Glos.,
John K., age 3 born at Almondsbury, Glos. and
Elizabeth K. age 2, born at Almondsbury, Glos..
They have 3 servants including a domestic servant a nurse and an undernurse.

In the 1891 census he is living at the Vicarage, Coston Hackett. His occupation is Clergy, Vicar of Cofton Hackett.
His wife Annie G.H.
and children Mary H.H.,
Ethel M.,
Elizabeth K.,
Dorothy Emily and
Margaret P. are there as well.
Also is a governess and 2 servants. The next homes are Kendal End (St. Michaels Schools), Kendal End, Kendal End Farm and the Warren.

In the 1901 census living at Cofton Vicarage Keelinge A. Deakin age 55, clerk in Holy Orders, born at Wolverhampton Staffordshire.
Also wife Annie Gibson Henry Deakin, age 55, born at Harbury Warwick.
Children Mary Howkins Homer Deakin, age 26, born at Almondsbury, Glos.,
Ethel Marguerite Deakin, age 24, governess, born at Almondsbury, Glos.,
Elizabeth Katharine age 22, governess, born at Almondsbury, Glos., and
Robert Charles Deakin age 19, clerk, born at Northfield Worcs.
They had 1 servant.

In the 1911 census Nettlecombe Court, Williton, Somersetshire.
Ethel Deakin, single, governess, age 34, born Almondsbury, Gloucestershire.
Head, Alice Trevelyan, married, age 39, private means, born Tunbridge Wells Kent.
Son Willoughby Trevelyan, age 8, born Nettlecombe. Daughter Joan Trevelyan, age 7, born Nettlecombe.
Daughter Urith Trevelyan, age 5, born Nettlecombe.
9 domestic servants.
The house had 42 rooms. [Willoughby became Sir Willoughby John Trevelyan. Also Joan was Joan Alys T Trevelyan and married Garnet Ruskin Wolseley (well known painter) in 1937. Urith may have died in 1929 at Keynsham, Somerset.]

From Visit to Nettlecombe Court, 9th June 2007 by A. J.Maxwell Findlater and article in The Newsletter of the Somerset Archaeological & Natural History Society
. . .two generations later the heiress Elizabeth Whalesburgh in 1452 married John Trevelyan. The Trevelyans have owned the estate from then until Sir Willoughby Trevelyan who died unmarried in 1943. On his death the estate went to his sister Joan, married to Garnet Wolseley and today it is owned by their son John Wolseley, although he does not live in the house. The baronetcy passed to a distant cousin.

see Wikipedia article on Nettlecombe Court

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Operated a tea plantation on the lower slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro. I understand she lived in Tanganyika (now Tanzania).

Listed as a passenger on the Llandaff Castle, Port of Departure Mombasa, Kenya, arrival date July 3 1927, Plymouth England, Ethel Deakin, proposed address 6 Baron Road, Northfield, Birmingham (her late parents had lived at this address), 3rd class ticket, stenographer, permanent address Kenya, country of intended permanent residence - other

Listed as a passenger on the Llandaff Castle (Union-Castle Mail Steamship Company) arrived January 6, 1936, Southampton, port of departure Mombasa, Kenya, boarded Durban, Ethel Marguerite Deakin, age 59, proposed address “Dependine?” Ballfield Road, Minehead, stenographer, permanent residence Kenya.

Lived in Devonshire during WWII.

In the 1956 death index, Ethel M. Deakin, age 80, Bideford district, Devonshire, volume 7a, page 257.

National Probate Calendar
Ethel Marguerite Deakin of Fosketh House Westward Ho! Northam Devonshire spinster died 1 October 1956 Probate Exeter 26 November 1956 to Barclays Bank Limited. Effects 3785 pounds 12 shillings 9 pence. Resealed Kenya 8 February 1957
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