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THE WILLERT FAMILY
By David Culley
Some time before August 1890, Teresa and Frederic Willert moved into No 3 Lamberts Cottages Doncaster Road Thrybergh. They brought with them 6 children. They lived in the Cottage for the rest of their lives raising the remainder of their 15 children there. After Teresa died in 1936 their son Edmund, who at some stage became owner of the row of four cottages and their daughter Maud Bailey, continued to live in numbers 2 and 3 until they were condemned as unfit for habitation by the council and demolished to facilitate road improvement. Only Lamberts Lane remains to mark the location. Maud was re-housed; Edmund, dead by this time, had shared the property between his surviving siblings and their families.
was born in Brackenfield, Derbyshire on the 4th of May 1862. She was one
of a family of 11. At an early age she became a live-in servant at Butterley
Farm near Ashover and when just 15 conceived the first of her children. The
father was Frederic Willert age 24, eldest son of William who was the
farmer. The newspaper notice of Frederic’s death says he was “running the
farm” and family tradition has it that he was the intended heir to whatever
property the family had. However, when he declared his intention of marrying
Teresa he was cut off, perhaps at the instigation of his step-mother, who,
surviving her husband, left property at Milltown (Ashover) to her daughters.
They immediately found husbands!
At Thrybergh the family grew. The children are photographed at school and three of the Willert girls are in the photo on the right taken circa 1900 at Thrybergh Fullerton School.
The older ones go out to work, the girls finding employment in service, the boys like their father labouring on local farms, (Deer Park Farm and Glebe Farm) brickmaking, or in the steel works.
The first world war
Edmund at the river Don Bridge
Eric Willert (front) with Edmund behind
When war came in 1914, Edmund and George are photographed in uniform against the same backdrop by a local photographer. Edmund was wounded but survived. He returned to find the girl he’d left behind had married another. He remained single all his long life, a support for his ageing parents and for his siblings.
He was a foreman for the construction company Beeden for whom his father had als worked for a time. Edmund is photographed working on the foundations for the new Don Bridge at Kilnhurst.
He was a member of Thrybergh Park Cricket Club for 70 years meaning he had joined as a teenager a few years after the family arrived in Thrybergh. Later photographs show him in his umpire’s coat. His brother William was groundsman for the club in his later years.
George fought with the Connaught Rangers in the Dardanelles where he was wounded. He survived to fight again, this time at the Battle of the Somme. He was injured by shrapnel in the leg and evacuated to a military hospital in Rouen where he died and is buried in the military cemetery.
The family kept Teresa’s letter to one of the daughters in which she refers to her last contact from George “not out of his clothes for weeks”, and to the storms in Sheffield which stopped the trams running. Teresa also kept the letter of sympathy from the hospital
In the influenza
epidemic which followed the war, daughter Fanny lost her husband Willy
Jones, a miner. At the time Fanny was pregnant with her only child, Vera,
only to lose her at the age of two.
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