Helen Thorne MALLETT

Helen Thorne MALLETT

Female 1834 - 1922  (87 years)

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  • Name Helen Thorne MALLETT  [1
    Born 13 Jul 1834  Barnstaple, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Birth Abt 1835  Barnstaple, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Census 03 Apr 1881  10 Abysinnia Road, Battersea, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    • Her name was transcribed as "Helena" Mallet. She was 46 years of age (1835) born Barnstaple, Devon, and is unmarried. Her occupation was "Manageress of Refreshment Rooms (Chk)". Not sure what the (Chk) means.
    Census 1891  7 St Pauls Square, Portsmouth, Hampshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6
    • Her occupation was, as in 1881, "Manageress Refreshment Rooms". She was single, and occupied two rooms at the address given. Her age was listed as 48, which was not correct, but all of the other details fit.

      There is a family story that says she was somehow in the employ of the Royal family. There is nothing in the census to indicate that directly, but Portsea is just a short ferry ride from the Isle of Wight, where Queen Victoria had a favourite residence, and is buried.
    Census 1901  103 Crystal Palace Road, Camberwell, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    • Helen had moved back to London from Portsmouth where she was in 1891, and was retired, "Living on Own Means". She occupied 3 rooms in a house otherwise occupied by Thomas and Mary Scott and their family.
    Alternate Name Helena Mallet  [2
    Occupation Manageress Of Refreshment Rooms (Chk)  [2
    Reference 681 
    Died 14 Jan 1922  5 Arbuthnot Road, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 8
    • Her occupation at time of death was given as "Spinster formerly a Refreshment Rooms Manageress".

      Cause of death: (1) Valvular degeneration of Heart (2) Senile Dementia & Marasmus (wasting of the body).

      The informant was F.W. Mallett, nephew. This is undoubtedly the son of her brother John, the jeweller in Jersey. He was known to be living in London in 1901. Her estate of 1018 12s 5d was left to her brother John.
    Helen Mallett Tombstone
    Helen Mallett Tombstone
    Sacred to the Memory of Henry Mallett, formerly of Barnstaple, North Devon, who departed this life Nov. 12, 1868, aged 78 years.

    This memorial stone is erected by his beloved children who prayerfully and humbly hope through the boundless mercy of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ to again join him in that kingdom which is promised to every repentent sinner from the foundation of the world.

    Also of Helen Mallett, daughter of the above who died January 14th, 1922 aged 87 years.
    Buried Aft 14 Jan 1922  Brompton Cemetery, Brompton, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Notes 
    • A family history written by a descendant of Mary Thorne (Mallett) Henriod mentions that Helen was in the service of Queen Victoria, and that she was buried at "Royal Palace, London, England".

      One wonders if "Crystal Palace", the area of London she was living in in 1901, perhaps became "Royal Palace" in the hands of some overzealous family researcher. There is no evidence available linking her to service to the Royal Family, except for the fact that she lived in Portsea in 1891, very near to the Isle of Wight where Queen Victoria's favourite palace was, and where the good queen was buried.
    Person ID I681  Southwest
    Last Modified 16 Apr 2018 

    Father Henry MALLETT,   b. 02 Dec 1790, Frithelstock, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Nov 1868, Brompton, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Mother Mary BRIMACOMBE,   b. 1794, Holsworthy, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1845, St Helier, Jersey, Channel Islands Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 51 years) 
    Married 12 May 1818  Holsworthy, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F178  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 13 Jul 1834 - Barnstaple, Devon, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBirth - Abt 1835 - Barnstaple, Devon, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 03 Apr 1881 - 10 Abysinnia Road, Battersea, London, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1891 - 7 St Pauls Square, Portsmouth, Hampshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1901 - 103 Crystal Palace Road, Camberwell, London, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 14 Jan 1922 - 5 Arbuthnot Road, London, England Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Helen Mallett
    Helen Mallett
    Photograph of Helen Mallett from the album of Mary Thorne (Mallett) Henriod (now in the possession of Cheri Theurer).

    Courtesy Cheri Theurer and Karl Whittington.
    Louisa and Helen
    Louisa and Helen
    John Mallett's wife, Louisa (Leaver) Mallett with Helen Mallett, John's sister.

    Courtesy Diane Wheeler and Karl Whittington.
    Henry & Helen Mallett
    Henry & Helen Mallett
    Photograph of Henry & Helen Mallett (father and daughter) from the album of Mary Thorne Mallett (now in the possession of Cheri Theurer), courtesy Cheri Theurer and Karl Whittington.

  • Sources 
    1. [S364] Death, Helen Mallett, Lumsden, Janice, (Glen Iris, Victoria, Australia , Oct 11, 2007), M1H631S514.

    2. [S895] 1881 British Census, (The National Archives of the UK (TNA): Public Record Office (PRO)), CD ROM (1999).

    3. [S895] 1881 British Census, (The National Archives of the UK (TNA): Public Record Office (PRO)), CD ROM (1999)., RG11/0646 f.109 p.34.

    4. [S219] 1881 Census England & Wales, (The National Archives of the UK (TNA): Public Record Office (PRO)).

    5. [S220] 1891 Census England & Wales, (The National Archives of the UK (TNA): Public Record Office (PRO)).

    6. [S221] Helen Mallett and Queen Victoria, Whittington, Karl, (Sacramento, California, USA , July 17, 2001), M1H631S255.

    7. [S260] 1901 Census England & Wales, (The National Archives of the UK (TNA): Public Record Office (PRO)).

    8. [S3291] Brompton Cemetery, London, England, (Apr 16, 2018, Death Date, 1868, 1922).