Ethel Presnail Luckett

Author: Christine Gambles
Date published: 17/05/2021

Ethel Presnail Luckett


Ethel was born on the 7th March 1865 in Surrey she was baptised on the 7th May at Richmond Hill Surrey the daughter of William and Susannah Luckett (nee Presnail) who were married on the 26th December 1862 in Chevening Kent.

Ethel was the eldest of seven children, her siblings were: Mary Matilda Presnail 1866, Caroline Elizabeth Harvey Presnail 1868, died 1868, Annie Jane Presnail 1869, Mildred Presnail 1871, William James Presnail 1873 and Agnes Presnail 1874

Ethel’s father was a Tailor, he born on the 23rd April 1838 in Richmond Surrey. He died aged 87 on the 19th February 1926 at 67 Hornsey–lane Highgate Middlesex (at the time of his death he was living at 24 Chesterfield Road Newbury with Ethel).

Ethel’s mother was born in 1837 in Ightham Kent. Before she married she was a Governess at a Primary School in Richmond Surrey. She died aged 71 in 1908 in Hackney

Ethel was living with her parents at 12 Mayfield Road Hackney in 1871 and 10 Somerford Grove Hackney in 1881.

In the 1891 census she was recorded as a Certified School Mistress (Elementary), living (as a boarder) at 3 Montague Terrace Newbury

The 1903 Kelly’s Directory records (under the heading, Public Elementary Schools): St John’s (infant’s), Newtown road, built 1874, for 215 children; average attendance, 175; Miss Ethel Luckett, mistress.

Both the 1901 and 1911 census records record Ethel as a boarder, living in Priory Road Newbury. In both census records she was recorded as a Head Schoolmistress.

In the Berkshire England Electoral Registers 1840-1965 she is recorded living in Chesterfield Road Newbury (Kenwyn, 1919-1923 and number 24, 1925-1937).

Ethel died aged 72 on the 26th February 1938 she was laid to rest in the Newtown Road Cemetery on the 1st March.

Probate:  Luckett Ethel Presnail of 24 Chesterfield-road Newbury Berkshire spinster died 26th February 1938 at the Ingleside Nursing Home St John’s-road Newbury Probate Oxford 18th March to William James Presnail Luckett commercial traveller and Frederick James Child accountant. Effects: £2094 18s 7d


Sources:as above and Probate search

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