Jane Ann Caddy: born 1867

 Jane Ann CADDY is the youngest of the children of Thomas Edward Caddy and Ellen Caddy. As we’ve already learned from previous posts, Thomas and Ellen got into some trouble with the law about the time the 2nd daughter Mary Ellen was born and now we find that Jane Ann is born in Wiltshire at 33 Westcott Place, New Swindon. (See image below) Why did they move to Wiltshire? Did life get too complicated for them in Cheshire? We could probably surmise that it did. Thomas is still an iron moulder at this time, however on Jane’s certificate are the words “journeyman” in parenthesis.

According to Wikipedia, a  journeyman is someone who has completed an apprenticeship and is fully educated in a trade or craft, but not yet a master. To become a master, a journeyman has to submit a master work piece to a guild for evaluation and be admitted to the guild as a master. Sometimes he is required to accomplish a three-year working trip, also called the Journeyman years.

Jane was born 12 Jul 1867 – Swindon, Wiltshire, England and by the time of the 1871 Census, the Caddy family had moved to Nottingham.

Jane married William James FEWKES: 1897, Basford, Nottingham. There were no children and as we will see from the census returns, Jane’s husband William is a jeweller.


1901 Census Nottingham
Ward of Municipal Borough of Robin Hood
16 Elm ??? (not decipherable)
William James Fewkes, Head, M, 41, Jeweller Gold, own account, Born Birmingham
Jane Fewkes, Wife, 31, Born Wiltshire
Christine Andrew, Serv, S, 21, Domestic Servant, Born Nottingham

1911 Census Nottingham
3 Waverley Mount
William Fewkes, Head, 51, Married, Jeweller & Dealer, Employer, Born Birmingham
Jane Fewkes, Wife, 42, Married 13 years, No children born alive, Born Wiltshire
Eleanor Caddy, Widow, 75, Private Means, Born Galway
Elizabeth Holmes, Servant, 30, Single, Born Newark

There were 8 Rooms in the house

What we learnt here was that Jane’s sister, Mary Ellen Warner lived next door at number 1 Waverley Mount. See Mary’s post here.

Eleanor Caddy, mother of Jane and wife of Thomas Edward, is also living in the same house, aged 75 years. So we could guess that Mary Ellen would have been helping out to look after their mother. Thomas Edward had died in 1908 and Ellen lived until she was 88 and died 24 March 1923. I posted about their place of burial here.

Jane died: 2 May 1952 – The City Hospital, Nottingham. Jane’s address at the time was 17 Wellington Square, Nottingham.
Her estate was probated on 9 Jun 1952 in Nottingham to Mary Ellen Hedley, widow and Harold Frederick White, solicitor. Effects were valued at £464 3s 4d.



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