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Alice May Gilling

(1881 - 1967)

Alice May Gilling was born as the seventh child of Richard and Emma in Bridgwater, April to June 1881 (ref 5C 381). She was baptised at St John's, Bridgwater on 27 May 1881 when the family were living at Bristol Road, Bridgwater and her father was working as a sailor.

The Bridgwater Infirmary "In Patients" records indicate that Alice Gilling was admitted to the hospital as a casualty on 14 May 1896 having cut her thumb. She was discharged on 21 May 1896.

At the time of the 1901 census, Alice was living at 84 Bristol Road, Bridgwater with her mother and sister Emma. The head of the house was recorded as 90 year old James Creedy. James was Alice's mothers father and lived to be 103 years old. The enumerator incorrectly recorded Alice, and her mother and sister as having the name Creedy

Alice Married Herbert John Hallett at St John Baptist church in Bridgwater in 14 December 1902. One of the witnesses was her brother Edward James (Jim).

Alice and Herbert had the following children.

Eva Emma May

Eva was baptised at St John Baptist, Bridgwater on 31 January 1904. The family were living at Newtown, Highbridge.


Gwen was baptised as Alice Gwendoline at St John Baptist, Bridgwater on 11 August 1905. The family were recorded as living at Prospect Place, Highbridge


Bert was baptised at St John Baptist, Bridgwater on 24 January 1908. The family were living at Highbridge.



Barbara Francis Grace

Barbara was born 23 September 1915 at 6 Carolina Row, King Square Bristol. Stan Hallett recalls that Barbara was the only surviving child from a triplet birth. He also stated that Alice had moved to Bristol to run a guest house whilst Herbert was taking part in the war. Having searched the GRO birth and death indexes for the latter half of 1915, further Hallett entries were not found.


It is possible that there were further children. Stan Hallett believed that there were eleven children in total.

Whilst the precise date has yet to be established, Alice's husband died sometime in August 1936. Some years later Alice married George Monty.

It is believed that Alice died 4 April 1967.