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Teachers and others working in Education around 1901

Julie Jakeway wrote in 2019 asking about Dame schools operating in Brentford, around 1901.

It was concluded they are difficult to pin down, but the searches did uncover details of many who worked in Education who lived in Brentford at the turn of the 20th century.

Searches in Findmypast of the 1901 census for those with occupation *teacher*, *school*, *govern*, *tutor* make up the bulk of the entries in the table below. The list was augmented by a search of Kelly's 1899 directory, which lists schools and their masters and mistresses: see a list of schools operating at the time.

Around 84 individuals were teachers, or similar, and around were women. The remainder includes Governesses, Music teachers and Tutors, some of whom worked from home. Those identified as Domestic governesses, living with a family, are not included in the table below, those where 'Governess' has been annotated 'school' are.

Census night was on Sunday, 31 March and Good Friday followed, so the teachers may have been on holiday when the census was taken. The census may include teachers who worked outside Brentford; similarly some teachers in Brentford schools may have been outside the town on census night and not made it on to the list.

The table below lists people in surname order. Columns are:

  • Forename
  • Surname
  • Date of Birth - from their age in 1901
  • Birth county (the original entry usually gives a placename too)
  • Parish - where they were living at the time of the census
  • Occupation
  • Notes
  • Sources - in addition to the census

Forename Surname DOB Birth county Parish Occupation Notes Sources (in addition to 1901 census)
Frederick Allen 1875 Middlesex New Brentford School Teacher
Mary Archer 1863 Norfolk Old Brentford Assistant Mistress B School
James Ashfield 1859 Middlesex Old Brentford School Master London Board School JA resigned as choirmaster of the Congregational Church, Boston Rd, 1901; headmaster under the LSB at Swan Street Schools in 1896 Middlesex Independent 16 October 1901; Middlesex Independent 30 December 1896
Alice Bailey 1880 Scotland Old Brentford School Teacher Sister of Helen & Isabel
Helen Bailey 1881 Lincolnshire Old Brentford Pupil Teacher Sister of Alice & Isabel
Isabel Bailey 1870 Scotland Old Brentford School Teacher Sister of Alice & Helen
Annie Baker 1869 Middlesex Old Brentford School Teacher Sister of Charlotte
Charlotte Baker 1874 Middlesex Old Brentford School Teacher Sister of Annie
Charles John Baldwin 1883 Middlesex Old Brentford Assist Master British School
Alice Bamber 1877 Lincolnshire Old Brentford School Teacher Mistress, Canal Boatmen's Day School 1899 directory
Florence Regina Barnard 1881 Dorset Old Brentford School Teacher
Maud Basson 1878 Middlesex Old Brentford School Teacher
Annie Bastian 1878 Middlesex Old Brentford Teacher School
Herbert H Beagley 1880 Surrey Old Brentford School Master
Richard D Beaver 1863 Middlesex Old Brentford School Master
Edith Bee 1875 Middlesex Old Brentford School Teacher Sister of Robert
Robert D Bee 1876 Middlesex Old Brentford School Teacher Brother of Edith
Ethel M Bloomer 1874 Worcestershire Old Brentford Governess and Lady Clerk
Emma M Blundell 1885 Middlesex Old Brentford School Pupil Teacher
Eliza Bouts 1854 Middlesex New Brentford Principal of Ladies School At 19 The Butts
Lena E Bouts 1883 Surrey New Brentford School Teacher Worked for mother?
Mary A Bouts 1881 Surrey New Brentford School Teacher Worked for mother?
Ada Brown 1843 Middlesex New Brentford School Mistress Own account; at 14 The Butts
Alice Hannah F Brown 1875 Middlesex Old Brentford Private Governess
Fannie Louise Bull 1870 London Old Brentford Governess (School)
Henry Burgess 1860 Hertfordshire Wantage, Berks Schoolmaster Master, St Lawrence's National School 1899 directory
Amelia Cam 1839 Middlesex New Brentford School Mistress
Emily Mary Carr 1872 London Old Brentford Governess Elementary (School)
Edwin H Cartwright 1879 Staffordshire Old Brentford Elementary School Teacher
Violet M Cawley 1882 Kent Old Brentford Governess at Collegiate School
Eleanor M Chandler 1879 Middlesex Old Brentford School Assistant
Clara Chatfield 1865 Sussex Old Brentford School Teacher
Richard Christie 1835 Ireland Old Brentford School Board Officer
William J Clarke 1848 Ireland Old Brentford Tutor (School)
Ada M Cole 1872 Suffolk New Brentford School Mistress Infants' Mistress, St Paul's School 'Miss M Cole' 1899 directory
David Coleman 1847 Middlesex Old Brentford Teacher
Amy Coombs 1879 Northamptonshire Old Brentford School Mistress
Miss Cox 1861 Bedfordshire Ealing Elementary School Teacher Mistress, St Paul's School 1899 directory
Walter John Dainton 1878 Wiltshire Old Brentford School Master
Frances M Dale 1856 Oxfordshire Isleworth School Mistress Mistress, National School, Brentford End (home: 39 London Road; with sisters Margaret and Rebecca, also schoolmistresses) 1899 directory
George R Davidge 1872 London Old Brentford Assistant School Master
Bertha Davies 1884 Middlesex Old Brentford School Teacher Sister of Minnie
Minnie Davies 1880 Middlesex Old Brentford School Teacher Sister of Bertha
Arthur Dawes 1864 Shropshire Ealing National Schoolmaster (Hd) Master, St George's School 1899 directory
Rachel Edith Dunford 1867 Derbyshire Chiswick Elementary Schoolmistress Mistress, St George's School 1899 directory
Annette Edney 1880 Middlesex Old Brentford School Teacher
Edwin J Fairs 1881 Middlesex Old Brentford Assistant School Master
Charles Falloway 1860 Gloucestershire Old Brentford School Proprietor Law School New Grove House, 7 Boston Rd
Francis C (Frances) Faunch 1856 Middlesex New Brentford Teacher of Music
George M Fermor 1862 London Old Brentford Professor of Music
Emma Flatman 1867 Norfolk Old Brentford Teacher Elementary School
Clara W Forrest 1880 Glamorganshire Old Brentford Elementary Day School Teacher
Eliza A Fox 1878 Cambridgeshire Old Brentford Assistant Teacher
Rosetta Fricker 1884 Middlesex Old Brentford Pupil Teacher
George Gandy 1853 Middlesex Old Brentford Instructor in Woodwork to London School Board
Ellin M Garrett 1863 Northamptonshire Old Brentford Teacher School Infants' Mistress, St Lawrence's National School 1899 directory
Eleanor Goddard 1879 Middlesex New Brentford Governess (School)
Annie E Goodchild 1874 Middlesex Old Brentford Music teacher
Alfred J Goodwin 1880 Sussex Old Brentford Tutor (School)
William G Gorman 1859 Ireland Old Brentford Private Tutor Law School New Grove House, 7 Boston Rd
Hilton M Grundy 1864 Lancashire Old Brentford School Master (Elementary) Master, St Paul's School 1899 directory
Mary Harrington 1876 Ireland New Brentford Mistress Mistress, Catholic School, Butts 1899 directory
Grace H Horwill 1878 Middlesex Old Brentford Music teacher
Emily C Howe 1878 Oxfordshire Old Brentford Teacher Visitor - may have taught elsewhere
Alice Jacobs 1880 Middlesex Old Brentford School Teacher
Jessie C Johnson 1877 Middlesex Old Brentford School Teacher
George M Kent 1850 Middlesex Old Brentford Teacher of Music
Lizzie King 1867 Surrey Old Brentford Music Teacher
Florence Winifred Knight 1872 Middlesex Old Brentford School Teacher
Francis Lambourn 1863 Middlesex Old Brentford Elementary School Teacher
Amelia S A Linnett 1882 Surrey Old Brentford School Teacher
Enid D Lister 1873 Hong Kong New Brentford Governess (School)
Lilian Low 1880 Middlesex Old Brentford Infant School Mistress
Emily A Lowe 1862 Middlesex Old Brentford Principal of Girls School 15 Windmill Road; ran a Kindergarten from 14 Avenue Road in 1911
Emily Luscombe 1885 Middlesex Old Brentford Pupil (School Teacher)
Mary A Maidment 1881 Middlesex Old Brentford School Teacher
Herbert W C Manser 1881 Middlesex Old Brentford Clerk London School Board
Leonard L Meacock 1878 Middlesex Old Brentford Teacher of Music
Elizabeth Mitre 1875 Scotland Old Brentford Assistant School Teacher
Harriett Mullins 1846 Middlesex Old Brentford School Mistress
Emma Needham 1863 Middlesex New Brentford Governess
Florence E Norwood 1878 Berkshire Old Brentford School Mistress (Assist)
Mary L Offer 1871 Middlesex New Brentford Music Teacher
William Pearce 1877 Buckinghamshire Old Brentford Caretaker of Schools
Emma Phillips 1855 Warwickshire Old Brentford Head School Mistress Master, British School 1899 directory
Evan Phillips 1857 Breconshire Old Brentford Head School Master Mistress, British School 1899 directory
George H Pocock 1880 Middlesex Old Brentford School Master
Jessie Purkis 1875 Bedfordshire Old Brentford School Mistress
Margaret Quann 1866 Ireland Old Brentford Certificated School Mistress Mistress, Catholic School, Butts 'Mary Quann' 1899 directory
Mildred Rayner 1881 Middlesex Old Brentford Governess at Collegiate School
Edith Alice Rowles 1872 Middlesex Old Brentford Music teacher
Clara A Sanders 1846 Berkshire Old Brentford Governess Private School 304 High Street
Sarah A E Sands 1867 Lancashire Old Brentford Elementary School Teacher
Catherine M Seppings 1850 Middlesex Old Brentford Elementary School Mistress
Minnie Shackle 1875 Middlesex Old Brentford School Teacher
Elizabeth Sheppard 1863 Middlesex New Brentford National School Teacher
Elizabeth M Stacey 1864 Middlesex Old Brentford Needle Mistress School
George Stokes 1858 Middlesex Old Brentford Head Master London Board School 1 Hamilton Road; 'worker', not from home
Mary Jane Stroud 1865 Berkshire Old Brentford School Mistress
Rosetta Sarah Symonds 1839 Middlesex Old Brentford Principal Collegiate School Middle Grove House, Ealing Road; 11 pupils boarded age 5 - 17 , 9 girls plus two boys age 5 and 6
Laura Elizabeth Symonds 1871 Middlesex Old Brentford Mistress Collegiate School Daughter of Rosetta Sarah
Jessie Emma Symonds 1872 Middlesex Old Brentford Music Mistress Daughter of Rosetta Sarah
Florence M Shore 1863 Middlesex Old Brentford Teacher
Ruth Taverner 1884 Middlesex Old Brentford Pupil Teacher
Florence Taylor 1880 Middlesex Old Brentford School Governess
Mary Ann Tidey 1867 Middlesex Old Brentford School Teacher
Ada J Tupp 1872 Middlesex New Brentford Assistant Teacher
Louisa Voysey 1861 Surrey Old Brentford Infants Mistress Infants Mistress, St George's School 1899 directory
Elsie Alice M Walton 1884 Middlesex Old Brentford School Teacher
Elizabeth L Wareham 1884 Middlesex New Brentford Pupil Teacher
Nellie Welch 1877 Hertfordshire Old Brentford School Mistress
Ada Whittington 1866 Staffordshire New Brentford School Mistress
Martha Wildbore 1839 Hertfordshire Old Brentford School Mistress Mistress, St Lawrence's National School 1899 directory

Published June 2021

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