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Lilly May Hallett

(1893 - ????)

Lilly was born to parents John & Annie Hallett (nee Dowden). Her baptism record has yet to be found.

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 Lilly'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 Lilly's father.

The 1901 census places Lilly, her parents and seven of her brothers and sisters at Cruffs Cottage, Liberty Place, St John Street, Bridgwater; she was recorded as seven years old. Her father is clearly in receipt of the Toledo money as he is shown as 'living on own means'.

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