Emery, Alfred

Collection date: Apr 1908

Area: Somerset - Bridgwater Surrounds


Alfred Emery of Othery (1830-1911): age 78, 21 songs, + 1 poem 4/6 Apr 1908: Alfred was a significant and prolific singer for Sharp. He was baptised on 24/1/1830 at Othery, son of James & Ann Emery. He was the younger brother of George Emery. He married Mary Anne Masters, servant, daughter of George Masters, labourer at Othery on 2/12/1849. Neither could sign their name. They had 6 children but Mary Anne died 31/3/1867 aged only 39.

Alfred was remarried to Sarah Thatcher, daughter of Samuel Thatcher, labourer at Othery on 29/8/1868 and they had a further 4 children. Alfred was an agricultural labourer all his life. He and Sarah went to live with daughter Jane and son-in-law William in the 1911 Othery census. Alfred died April qr 1911 (5c 231).