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96 Moorland Road - LOCKETT
published by Pat Hase on Fri, 06/11/2020 - 11:41

I have been told that when this was being built in 1906, as a house, an Edwin LOCKETT was a carpenter employed on the site.  He had a girl friend whose father did not approve of him but grudgingly gave permission for her to visit Weston one Bank Holiday.  However she bought a one-way ticket and they were married in 1906.  The story goes that they then persuaded the Builder to change the plan to a shop and settled in it themselves.  They were living there in 1911 but he was still entered as a carpenter & joiner. In 1917, in the Trades Directory section, of the Street Directory, Edwin LOCKETT was listed as a Draper at 96 Moorland Road. 

His wife, Emily died in 1926 and was buried in Milton Road Cemetery in H 143.  Edwin married again in 1931 and in 1939 he and his 2nd wife, Doris, were listed as Drapers at 339 Locking Road.  I assume that they were still involved in the shop at Moorland Road. At 96 Moorland Road Edwin's daughter, Nora LOCKETT, was listed as a Draper's Shop Assistant.

Edwin and his first wife had one son and three daughters - Can anyone add anything about the LOCKETT family?

Comments ..


Submitted by gricharduk on Tue, 10/11/2020 - 8:21

Hi Pat,

I hope all is well. I guess you know this but August 1939 must have been an expensive month for Edwin!

- Emily Marian (a qualified nurse at Weston General Hospital) married George Geoffrey Clutterbuck, a teacher at Walliscote Road Senior School, at Victoria Methodist Church on 11 August 1939.

- Edna married Herbert Joseph Shapcott Wells, draughtsman, at St. Paul's Church, Weston, 30 August 1939.

- Nora married Phillip Thomas Ellis at Weston in 1940

I believe all the above people are interred at Minehead Cemetery.

William Norman Joseph Lockett married Louisa Currie in 1933. He was a pharmacist in Plymouth, however, I am sure I read somewhere that his pharmacy was destroyed in heavy bombing during the war (I used to live in Plymouth so it might have been an article in the Herald there).

I hope this helps.

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Submitted by Sylvia on Tue, 10/11/2020 - 11:05

 The Clevedon Locketts are 20thcentury additions to the clan. My husband's Locketts are mostly from Cornwall , and were historically miners for tin and copper, (Henry Lockettc.1745/6 Redruth etc.)   There is another group found in DBY/CHES and we do not know which was first,  , but we know miners travelled to where the work was. 

 We came here for work too, from the midlands. I did find another family of Locketts in Clevedon  currently,, but they seemed to have no connection to me/ husband., interesting, though. Sylvia

 So sorry ,but no help

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