Brett Family

Posted on August 11th, 2006 by Sian Jones

Kaye Gambles wants to find out more about the gardeners in her family: Charles Edward Brett (born c.1822) who lived at 1 Taylor Cottages, Leatherbottle Lane, Norwood was a gardener possibly at Grove House owned by the 4th Duke of Portland . All the other occupants of the whole road appear to be Gardeners including two of his sons Charles Edward Brett b.1851 and Walter Brett b.1849ish. This was the 1861,1871,1881 census.

Charles Jnr later became a police officer in 1871 at the age of 20 and on his retirement in 1898 he was inspector at Division ‘A’ in the Metropolitan police, which was ‘Whitehall.’

Kaye would like to know if any of them ever became Head Gardener and would like more of an idea of what their day to day duties would have been.

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