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louabell Report 16 May 2020 16:11

I have been told that someone that someone in my husband family was a head teacher is their somewhere to look this is the person im looking for
Emma Louisa NALDRETT
BIRTH JANUARY 1877 • Wick, Sussex, England
just want to know if their are any good place to look


ArgyllGran Report 16 May 2020 16:29

Have you found her on censuses, which would give her occupation?

Here she is as a child:

Emma Naldrett
in the 1881 England Census
Name: Emma Naldrett
Age: 4
Estimated birth year: abt 1877
Relationship to Head: Daughter
Father: George Naldrett
Mother: Ellen Naldrett
Gender: Female
Where born: Wick, Sussex, England
Civil Parish: Leominster
County/Island: Sussex
Country: England
Street address: Wick St
Employment status:
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Occupation: Scholar
Registration district: East Preston
ED, institution, or vessel: 1
Piece: 1119
Folio: 6
Page Number: 4
Household Members:
Name Age
George Naldrett 44
Ellen Naldrett 43
George Naldrett 15
Ellen Naldrett 11
Harry Naldrett 9
Emma Naldrett 4
Harvey Naldrett


louabell Report 16 May 2020 16:33

Thank u all they say is wife the ones I have looked at


ArgyllGran Report 16 May 2020 16:36

Her marriage:

Emma Naldrett
in the England & Wales, Civil Registration Marriage Index, 1837-1915
Name: Emma Naldrett
Registration Year: 1896
Registration Quarter: Jul-Aug-Sep
Registration district: East Preston
Inferred County: Sussex
Volume: 2b
Page: 653
Records on Page:
William David Butcher
Emma Nalderett
Emma Naldrett

No occupation after she was married (housework and child-rearing would be enough. Anyway, it wasn't the norm for women to continue working after marriage.):

Emmie Butcher
in the 1901 England Census
Name: Emmie Butcher
Age: 25
Estimated birth year: abt 1876
Relation to Head: Head
Gender: Female
Birth Place: Little Hampton, Sussex, England
Civil Parish: Lymington
Ecclesiastical parish: Lymington St Thomas and Beckett
Town: Lymington
County/Island: Hampshire
Country: England
Street address:
Registration district: Lymington
Sub-registration district: Lymington
ED, institution, or vessel: 2
Piece: 1034
Folio: 34
Page Number: 17
Household schedule number: 117
Household Members:
Name Age
Emmie Butcher 25
Reginald Butcher 4
Dorothy Butcher 1

Also no occupation in 1911 census.

In 1891 she's a "pupil teacher at school" , meaning she was helping to teach the younger children, while still being a pupil herself.

Emma Naldrew
in the 1891 England Census
Name: Emma Naldrew
[Emma Naldrett]
Gender: Female
Age: 14
Relationship: Daughter
Birth Year: 1877
Mother: Ellen Naldrew
Birth Place: Lyminster, Sussex, England
Civil Parish: Lyminster
Ecclesiastical parish: Lyminster
Residence Place: Lyminster, Lyminster, Sussex, England
Registration district: East Preston
Sub registration district: Littlehampton
ED, Institution or Vessel: 5
Piece: 838
Folio: 108
Household Members:
Name Age
Ellen Naldrew 52
Emma Naldrew 14

So if she ever rose to be a head teacher, it must have been between 1891 and 1896 - which doesn't seem very likely, I'm afraid..

Maybe just possible in a very small village school.


louabell Report 16 May 2020 16:39

I was told their was somewhere u could check but no one can tell me where to check :-S


ArgyllGran Report 16 May 2020 16:44

Info here from the National Archives may help.
There's a section about pupil teachers:

The National Archives seems to have records of some sort for a school, in Wick, Sussex - but I don't know if that's the school Emma worked at or not;

E/131 Flora McDonald County Junior School, at Wick (see E/131 Lyminster)


ErikaH Report 16 May 2020 16:59

Now you’re looking for info again, please return to your Gertrude McDonald thread and read the info posted. TIA


louabell Report 16 May 2020 17:06

Thank u Argyllgran much appreciated Erikah no I'm not just helping my husband cousin wife out with this person


greyghost Report 16 May 2020 18:37

FMP has "Teachers Registration Council Registers" but only from 1914-1948, maybe that's what the someone was thinking of, but wasn't sure of dates covered.


louabell Report 16 May 2020 19:07

thank you no we are not sure on dates either


ArgyllGran Report 16 May 2020 20:24

From the records posted above, the date range would be approx 1889 - 1896.


louabell Report 16 May 2020 21:11

Thank you again argyll gran cant find a thing yet I think her daughter Dorothy Butcher made it up


ArgyllGran Report 16 May 2020 21:47

She was certainly a teacher - but no proof of her being a head teacher, as far as censuses are concerned.

Perhaps her marriage cert would give her occupation.


louabell Report 17 May 2020 10:24

Thank you I get my husband cousin wife to get one thank you I will pass this on to her


louabell Report 17 May 2020 14:49

Thank you I get my husband cousin wife to get one thank you I will pass this on to her


Kuros Report 17 May 2020 17:20

Women were not allowed to continue teaching after they married. This carried on until well into the twentieth century. I wouldn't have thought she'd have had time to rise to the ranks of headteacher before then.



louabell Report 17 May 2020 18:59

Thank u annie