Person    | Male  Born 1821  Died 26/12/1899

Thomas Stephen Dulley

Thomas Stephen Dulley

Trustee of the Putney Pest House Charity, 1862.

Thomas Stephen Dulley was born in 1821 in Putney, the fifth of the eleven children of Henry Dulley (1771-1846) and Tomzon Dicker Dulley née Stephens (1791-1851). He was jointly baptised on 1 November 1821 at St Mary's Church, Putney, with two elder siblings: Mary Anne Dulley (b.1816) and John Francis Dulley (1818-1895). The baptismal register confirms that the family resided in Putney and that his father was a gardener.

In the 1841 census he is shown living in Upper Richmond Road, Putney with his parents and three brothers: John Francis Dulley, George Sandford Dulley (1816-1907) and James Edward Alfred Dulley (1834-1906), together with a female servant. His father's occupation was recorded as a market gardener.

On 19 June 1842 he married Jane Jolly (1816-1870) at St Martin in the Fields, Westminster where the marriage register shows him as a gardener residing in Putney, whilst his wife, who was also living in Putney, was the daughter of a farmer, Charles Jolly.

He is described in the 1851 census as a market gardener employing two men on 8 acres and living in Dyers Lane, Putney, with his wife and three children: Henry Thomas Dulley (1844-1885), Jane Tomzon Dulley (1846-1886) and Lydia Rebekah Dulley (1850-1886), together with a female domestic servant. His daughter, Emily Dulley, was born in 1852 but died, aged 6 years, in 1858.

When the 1861 census was compiled he was visiting the home of John and Sophia Jolly at their farm house in Aston Abbotts, Buckinghamshire, whilst his wife and two of their children, Henry Thomas Dulley and Lydia Rebekah Dulley, together with his niece, Martha Dulley, where residing at Lower Common, Putney. His occupation was recorded as a market gardener of 13 acres employing five men and boy. His son was also shown as a market gardener, his daughter as a scholar and his niece as a dressmaker. 

His wife died, aged 55 years in 1870 and was buried on 17 September 1870 in the churchyard of St Mary's Church, Putney. On 23 November 1871 he married Sarah Ferris née Humphries (1818-1882) in St Mary's Church, Putney and in the marriage register he was shown as a widower and market gardener living in Putney whilst his wife was described as a widow living in Wandsworth, the daughter of John Humphries, a shoemaker.

His second wife died in 1882 and was buried on 25 February 1882 in Southwark. On 31 October 1885 he married Charlotte Green née Rogers (1830-1899) at St Anne's Church, Wandsworth. The marriage register shows him as a widower and a market gardener residing in Wandsworth whilst his wife was shown as a widow also living in Wandsworth. Her father, Charles Rogers, was deceased and described as having been a builder.

In the 1891 census he is shown as a retired market gardener living at 2 Wandle Road, Wandsworth, with his wife together with a female general servant. His wife died on 10 February 1899 and when he was granted administration of her estate on 10 April 1899 her effects totalled £75.

He died aged 78 years, on 26 December 1899 and his body was buried on 30 December 1899 in the churchyard at St Mary's Church, Putney. Probate records confirm his address remained as Wandle House, Wandle Road, Upper Tooting, Surrey and that when probate was granted on 12 February 1900 to Thomas Stephen Dulley (b.1867) who was his nephew and son of his brother Henry Thomas Dulley (1844-1885) and to William Robert Williams who was a contractor, his effects totalled £7,238-10s-10d.

Credit for this entry to: Andrew Behan.

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