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Edward Thomas Margrett




Born 22 February 1874 ~ Died 25 January 1945
Occupation, Slate Manufacturer.
Married Edith Isobel Seymour 30 April 1903 Alne York

Born at 198, Brook Street Gloucester the son of Frederick Clitherow Margrett and Emma Augusta Ford. By 7 years old his family had moved to Birmingham, where he lived with his 4 siblings when he wasn't at boarding school at Oxford County school in Thame, Oxfordshire where by 12 years old he seemed to be excelling. Went into his fathers company called Ford and Margrett in Camp Hill which made mantlepieces and worked at Rover during the war.

He married Edith Isobel Seymour in 1903 and his residence at the time of marriage was Clifton ~ York. Edith's address was Mount Pleasant, Kings Heath, Birmingham. The witnesses at his wedding were Howard Tye (known as Jo, father of the groom), William Seymour (father of the bride), Dorothy Seymour (Ediths younger sister) and Frederick Clitherow Margrett (grandfather of the bride) and spent the rest of his life in Yorkshire with her parents a few doors away. His 2 daughters adored him and he made a dolls house for each of them, plus one for the Birmingham childrens hospital, filled with minature replicas of the slate and marble fireplaces he made and various pieces of furniture made by him from cigar boxes. In 1914 he was living in Valentine Rd Kings Heath with his family. He died at home at 48 Clarence Road from Myocarditis and chronic bronchitis with his son-in-law Bernard in attendance. His occupation was a progress clerk (aircraft engine production).