Dame Alice Ellen Terry

27 February 1847–21 July 1928 (Age 81)
Coventry, Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Dame Alice Ellen

When Dame Alice Ellen Terry was born on 27 February 1847, in Coventry, Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom, her father, Benjamin Terry, was 29 and her mother, Sarah Ballard, was 30. She married George Frederic Watts on 20 February 1864, in Kensington, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom. She lived in Pancras, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom in 1861. She died on 21 July 1928, in Small Hythe, Kent, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 81, and was buried in Covent Garden, London, England, United Kingdom.

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Edward William Godwin
Dame Alice Ellen Terry
Marriage: 1865
Edith Ailsa Geraldine Craig
Edward Henry Gordon Craig

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World Events (8)

1852 · First Public Lavatory Erected 
Age 5
George Jenning was the person that invented and gave us the public lavatory. It cost people a penny to use. 
1854 · The Crimean War
Age 7
The Crimean War was fought between Russia and an alliance of Britain, France, Sardinia and Turkey on the Crimean Peninsula. Russia had put pressure on Turkey which threatened British interests in the Middle East.
1877 · Trial of Detectives
Age 30
The Trial of Detective, also known as the Turf Fraud Scandal, was a scandal involving 3 senior Scotland Yard detectives. It was a scam involving bets made on horse races. 

Name Meaning

1 English and Irish: from the common Norman personal name, T(h)erry (Old French Thierri), composed of the unattested Germanic element þeudo- ‘people’, ‘race’ + rīc ‘power’. Theodoric was the name of the Ostrogothic leader ( c. 454–526 ) who invaded Italy in 488 and established his capital at Ravenna in 493 . His name was often taken as a derivative of Greek Theodōros ( see Theodore ). There was an Anglo-Norman family of this name in County Cork.2 Irish: Anglicized (‘translated’) form of Gaelic Mac Toirdhealbhaigh ( see Turley ).3 Southern French: occupational name for a potter, from Occitan terrin ‘earthenware vase’ (a diminutive of terre ‘earth’, Latin terra).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (8)

  • Ellen Terry in household of Ben Terry, "England and Wales Census, 1861"
  • Ellen Terry in entry for James Carew, "United States, GenealogyBank Historical Newspaper Obituaries, 1815-2011"
  • Ellen Terry in entry for James Carew, "United States, GenealogyBank Historical Newspaper Obituaries, 1815-2011"

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