Thomas  Aldersey

Thomas Aldersey

Male 1860 - 1935  (75 years)    Has 45 ancestors and 3 descendants in this family tree.

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  • Name Thomas Aldersey 
    Relationshipwith Adam
    Born 28 Jan 1860 
    Gender Male 
    Died 11 Nov 1935 
    Person ID I270030  Geneagraphie
    Last Modified 12 Aug 2001 

    Father Thomas Aldersey,   b. 30 Mar 1830,   d. 1 Oct 1899  (Age 69 years) 
    Mother Rose Sidney Blomfield,   b. 1834, Tattenhall, Cheshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Sep 1887  (Age 53 years) 
    Married 5 Feb 1856 
    Siblings 4 siblings 
    Family ID F109218  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Annie Augusta Garnett-Botfield,   b. 1857, Bunbury, Cheshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Mar 1931  (Age 74 years) 
    Married 19 Apr 1887  Shifnal, Shropshire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Thomas Francis Aldersey,   b. 12 Jan 1888,   d. 10 Nov 1958  (Age 70 years)
     2. Walter Massie Aldersey,   b. 16 Mar 1891,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Gladys Valentine Aldersey,   b. 14 Feb 1889
    Last Modified 12 Aug 2001 
    Family ID F109187  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 



    • The life and passion of Thomas Aldersey was as precise and
      well-measured as a gold watch. He was a cautious, careful, and devote man...as his obituary amply demonstrates:


      The death occurred on Monday of Mr. Thomas Aldersey, aged 75, late of The Cottage Park Street, at the home of his son (Mr. Walter Corbett Aldersey) at Chaddesley Corbett Kidderminster.

      The late Mr. Aldersey was a son of Thomas Aldersey of Aldersey Hall, near Chester. He married the youngest daughter of the late Rev. Garnett-Botfield, Decker Hill.

      Mr. Aldersey many years ago left England for Iowa, America, and was there for seven years. He returned to England and lived in Shrewsbury where he became inspector of weights and measures, and after the war, he moved to The Cottage, Shifnal, where he lived until a short time after the death of his wife.

      He then went to live with his son at Kidderminster and was with him for about two years.

      Mr. Aldersey was an ardent worker on behalf of Shifnal Parish Church and held many of its honorary offices.

      The funeral service took place at Shifnal Church on Thursday, when the officiating minister was the vicar (Rev. J. H. Hall). The service was fully choral. The committal service was taken by the vicar. The mourners included Mr. and Mrs. W. C. [M] Aldersey (son and daughter-in-law), the Sister Mary Veronica of the Convent of the Holy Cross, Hayward's Heath, Sussex (daughter), Capt. and Mrs. Ralph Aldersey, Mr. and Mrs. Corbett-Winder,
      Dr. and Mrs Melville Legge (nephew and niece).

      A copy of Thomas Aldersey's will is on record at the local probate office in Shrewsbury. In the opening paragraphs of the will, he appoints his son, Walter Massie Aldersey of Holloway House, Chaddesley Corbett, Worcester and Charles Valentine Carlisle of Bedford Square, London as his executors and trustees.

      He then names the following beneficiaries:

      I give the following legacies free of legacy duty, namely:

      (a) To my son Thomas Frances Garnett Aldersey my gold watch chain, my gold rings and all my other jewellery, trinkets and personal ornaments.

      (b) To the said Walter Massie Aldersey, all the silver and other articles which he has from time to time given to me

      (c) To my daughter Gladys Valentine Aldersey, the sum of Fifty pounds as a small appreciation of her love and goodness to her Mother and me

      (d) To Mary Heighway, if in my service at my death, and not under notice to leave whether given or received the sum of Ten pounds

      (e) To the Shifnal Cottage Hospital all my wearing apparel it being my wish that it shall be sold and that the proceeds shall be applied for the benefit of the Nurses Pension Fund of the said Hospital.

      I give to the said Gladys Valentine Aldersey free of all death duties that may be payable in respect thereof at my death an annuity of Sixteen pounds for her life to begin from my death and to be payable by equal quarterly payments the first payment thereof to be made at the expiration of three calendar months from my death.

      I direct my Trustees to set apart as soon as conveniently may be and invest in their names with power to vary investments, a sum the income of whereof when invested shall be sufficient at the time of investment to pay the said annuity and to pay the same accordingly with power to resort to the capital of the appropriated fund whenever the income shall be insufficient, And until such sum shall be so appropriated I charge my residuary personal estate with the said annuity but after appropriation my residuary estate shall thereby be discharged from the said annuity...

      I give to the said Walter Massie Aldersey free of all duty all my interest in the freehold property known as The Cottage, Shifnal in the County of Salop and all my interest in the furniture, chattels, and effects in or upon the said property except those hereinbefore specifically mentioned and except money and securities for money...

      In witness whereof I the said Thomas Aldersey have to this my Will set my hand this third day of September One thousand nine hundred and thirty one.

      The Will of Thomas Aldersey was written just six months after the departure of his wife, Annie Augusta who died on March 8, 1931 at Church Stretton.


      ALDERSEY, Thomas
      [1860-1935]
      The life and passion of Thomas Aldersey was as precise and well-measured
      as a gold watch. He was a cautious, careful, and de vote man...as his
      obituary amply demonstrates:
      "...The death occurred on Mon day of Mr. Thomas Aldersey, aged 75, late of
      The Cottage Park Street, at the home of his son (Mr. Walter Corbett
      Aldersey) at Chaddesley Corbett Kiddermin ster.
      The late Mr. Aldersey was a son of Thomas Aldersey of Aldersey Hall,
      near Chester. He married the youngest daughter of the late Rev.
      Garnett-Bot field, Decker Hill.
      Mr. Aldersey many years ago left England for Iowa, America , and was there
      for seven years. He returned to England and lived in Shrewsb ury where he
      became inspector of weights and measures, and after the war, he moved to
      The Cottage, Shifnal, where he lived until a short time after the d eath
      of his wife.
      He then went to live with his son at Kidderminster and was with him for
      about two years.
      Mr. Aldersey was an ardent worker on behalf of Shifnal Parish Church and
      held many of its honorary offices.
      The funer al service took place at Shifnal Church on Thursday, when the
      officiating min ister was the vicar (Rev. J. H. Hall). The service was
      fully choral. The co mmittal service was taken by the vicar. The
      mourners included Mr. and Mrs. W . C. [M] Aldersey (son and
      daughter-in-law), the Sister Mary Veronica of the Convent of the Holy
      Cross, Hayward's Heath, Sussex (daughter), Capt. and Mrs . Ralph
      Aldersey, Mr. and Mrs. Corbett-Winder, Dr. and Mrs Melville Legge
      (nephew and niece).
      A copy of Thomas Aldersey's will is on record at the loca l probate office
      in Shrewsbury. In the opening paragraphs of the will, he ap points his
      son, Walter Massie Aldersey of Holloway House, Chaddesley Corbett,
      Worcester and Charles Valentine Carlisle of Bedford Square, London as
      his executors and trustees.
      He then names the following beneficiaries:
      I give t he following legacies free of legacy duty, namely:
      (a) To my son Thomas France s Garnett Aldersey my gold watch chain, my
      gold rings and all my other jewell ery, trinkets and personal ornaments.
      (b) To the said Walter Massie Aldersey, all the silver and other articles
      which he has from time to time given to me
      (c) To my daughter Gladys Valentine Aldersey, the sum of Fifty pounds as
      a s mall appreciation of her love and goodness to her Mother and me
      (d) To Mary He ighway, if in my service at my death, and not under notice
      to leave whether g iven or received the sum of Ten pounds
      (e) To the Shifnal Cottage Hospital all my wearing apparel it being my
      wish that it shall be sold and that the proce eds shall be applied for the
      benefit of the Nurses Pension Fund of the said H ospital.
      I give to the said Gladys Valentine Aldersey free of all death dutie s
      that may be payable in respect thereof at my death an annuity of Sixteen
      pounds for her life to begin from my death and to be payable by equal
      quarter ly payments the first payment thereof to be made at the expiration
      of three c alendar months from my death.
      I direct my Trustees to set apart as soon as con veniently may be and
      invest in their names with power to vary investments, a sum the income of
      whereof when invested shall be sufficient at the time of in vestment to
      pay the said annuity and to pay the same accordingly with power t o resort
      to the capital of the appropriated fund whenever the income shall be
      insufficient, And until such sum shall be so appropriated I charge
      my residuary personal estate with the said annuity but after
      appropriation my r esiduary estate shall thereby be discharged from the
      said annuity...
      I give to the said Walter Massie Aldersey free of all duty all my
      interest in the fr eehold property known as The Cottage, Shifnal in the
      County of Salop and all my interest in the furniture, chattels, and
      effects in or upon the said prope rty except those hereinbefore
      specifically ment


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