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Violet Alice Tritton

Credit for this entry to:
Andrew Behan

Violet Alice Tritton

Person  Female  Born 23/6/1883  Died 17/9/1956

Categories: Social Welfare

From PMSA:   "... worked for many years at the Dockhead branch of the Time and Talents Association. The Association had two premises in Abbey Street, No. 79, from 1913-41, and No. 225 (Dockhead House) from 1931-57. Note: Marcan (1998) gives her year of death as 1957."

National Archives hold a November 1956 leaflet 'Service of Remembrance for Violet Alice Tritton'.

Violet Alice Tritton was born on 23 June 1883 and her birth was registered in Kensington. She was the eighth of the nine children of Joseph Herbert Tritton (1844-1923) and Lucy Jane Tritton née Smith (1850-1919). Her father was a Quaker. He was a partner in Barclay, Bevan, Tritton & Co and when it became known as Barclays Bank, he served on its board of directors. 

On 16 September 1883 she was baptised at St Peter’s Church, Weald Road, South Weald, Brentwood, Essex. 

The 1891 census shows her living at Lyons Hall, Great Leighs, Chelmsford, Essex, with her parents, all eight siblings, a widowed housekeeper and her daughter, a cook, a kitchen maid, a lady’s maid, an under-housemaid, a nurse, a nursery-maid, two footmen and a groom. 

She is shown on the 1901 census as living at 36 Queens Gate Gardens, South Kensington, with her parents, one brother, two sisters, a governess, a lady’s maid, a cook, a nurse, three housemaids, a nursery-maid, a kitchen-maid and two footmen. 

By the time of the 1911 census she was one of three female boarders residing with Miss Mary Hobbs, the head of the Time & Talents Settlement at 187/9 Bermondsey Street, Bermondsey. All four ladies were shown as engaged on philanthropic and religious work amongst factory girls. 

On 28 March 1923 she is recorded as a matron living at 6 Sloane Court, Chelsea, sailing with three other matrons aboard the steamship Euripides of The Aberdeen Line from London to Sydney, Australia. 

On 23 September 1923 the manifest of the Steamship Homeric of The White Star Line shows her arriving in Southampton, Hampshire, having sailed from New York, U.S.A. Her address was given as Lyons Hall, Chelmsford, Essex and her occupation was recorded as ‘None’. 

Electoral registers from 1924 to 1928 show her and her sister Elizabeth Mary Tritton (1877-1957) as Special Jurors at 6 Sloane Court, London, SW3. These registers for 1929 and 1930 show they were both joined by their sisters Annette Lucy Amelia Tritton (1880-1948) and Olive Marguerite Beatrice Tritton (1886-1964). 

In the 1939 England and Wales Register she is listed at 187/9 Bermondsey Street, London, SE1 and her occupation was recorded as a social worker at the Time & Talents Settlement. 

Probate records show that she died a spinster, aged 73 years, on 17 September 1956 at The University Hospital, St Pancras, London, but that her home address was Beddalls, Finchingfield, Braintree, Essex. Probate was granted to her nephew, Patrick Arthur Tritton (1906-1984), who was a stock exchange member and son of her brother Arthur Francis Tritton (1873-1930). Her effects totalled £24,921-5s-10d.

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