Trollope → Murphy → Jordan → Emmett

The Emmett family connection is that Doris Jordan nee Murphy’s daughter married into the Emmett family, and a May Murphy nee Trollope is the mother of Doris.

Let’s begin with Andrew Trollope (born 1865) and Sarah Ann Price (born 1864) who both lived along the same street in Wells, Somerset. Andrew lived at no. 70 St Thomas Street with his parents and siblings, whilst Sarah and her family lived at no. 15.

There is a possibility that before 1881 Sarah worked as a servant, and in 1891 her occupation is a Laundress. Sarah and Andrew married at Wells on the 18th May 1891, and Andrew was a labourer, but later joined the army, serving in the East Kent regiment, and later worked for the GPO for over twenty years, and his trade was ‘line telegraphies’.

On the 14th March 1892 Charlotte Maria May was born at 3 Tor Street, Wells, but later she would use May as her first name. On the 1901 census, the family has expanded to include Lily and Rose born in Cardiff and Andrew born in Swansea around 1884. Andrew (b 1865) isn’t listed on the 1901 census along with the rest of the family living at 25 Fuller Row in Swansea, Wales. Perhaps it was during this period that he was serving in the army.

Lily and Rose in 1904 are attending the Terrace Road School for Girls in Swansea, and their son Andrew in 1910, is attending St Thomas’s Council School for Boys. By the 1911 census, Andrew (senior) is present and the family are living at 46 Miers Street, along with new family members Doris and Nellie.

At the age of fifty, Andrew (b 1865) rejoined the army on the 17th April 1915 and was active in France during WWI with the Royal Engineers. It has been recorded that Andrew (senior) has qualifications as a construction foreman. His service number was 36146, and he rose from the rank of Sapper to 2nd Corporal, and he would survive the war.

A photo of a ribbon
This ribbon for Andrew Trollope was found in the Trollope family bible. The ribbon is shown on part of the bible.

46 Miers Street was the main family home and it is there on the 23rd October 1949 that Sarah dies, and on her death certificate, Andrew’s profession is ‘telephone linesman’.

Last updated: 24th October 2020

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