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Bessie Beatrice Hallett

(1891 - ????)

Bessie Beatrice was born in Bridgwater, Somerset to parents John & Annie Hallett (nee Dowden). Her baptism is recorded in the parish registers of St John Baptist, Bridgwater on 21 August 1891, when the family were living at 24 Wellington Road, Bridgwater.

By 1896, the family had moved to 8 Wellington place. A further moved occurred and in October 1898 they were living at 82 St John Street.

The year 1900 was to change the fortunes of Bessie's parents. The brother of her grandfather had emigrated to America in the 1850's, setting up home in Toledo, Ohio. He accumulated substantial sums of money and owned a number of properties.

'Toledo John' died on 13 November 1899, and after making a number of specific provisions to friends, he bequeathed the balance of his estate to his sister and nieces and nephews including Bessie's father.

Bessie Beatrice was not with the family at the time of the 1901 census and could not be found elsewhere; she would have been nine years old.

Further information about Bessie will be added at a later date.