Henry Margrett


Born c1808 Christened 17 April Cheltenham died Cheltenham Dec quarter 1865
Occupation: Baker
Married: 1. Mary (Curtis? 12 March 1826 Gloucester) Married: 2 Elizabeth c. 1848

Son of George and Elizabeth Margrett married Mary and by 1841 was living in Commercial Street Cheltenham with his wife and 3 children Charles (10), Alfred (5) and Emma (1) and 2 journeyman bakers. Mary died in 1847 and by 1851 and he was living in Bath Road with his new wife Elizabeth who was continuing producing children almost seamlessly so by 1861 he had 13 children and then died in 1865 followed by Elizabeth in 1868 leaving the responsibility of them to his eldest son Charles who had luckily married Alice Walburn in Ripon in 1861 who looked after all his siblings whilst he continued running the family business. Charles Henry Margrett, C.B.E.,J.P. his son ended up as Cheltenhams youngest Mayor and Chief Magistrate 1910 -12 and again 1926-30 . An article describes him as:

He comes from an old municipal stock, as, during the past 60 years, his father, grandfather and uncle had all served the town on its governing bodies.

His grandfather founded the old established bakery and confectionary business now known as Margrett and Son, upwards of a century ago, which was carried on by the late Mr Charles margrett for many years, and is continued at 61 High Street Cheltenham, where it has been located for nearly 70 years.

The article mentions his chairmanship of the Water Comittee, membership of the Chamber of Commerce, also of most sports clubs of the town, foundership of the Conservative club, Overseer of the Poor, Freemasons and membership of the Independent order of Oddfelllows and a Forester.


Charles Henry Margrett