Brunt, Thomas

Collection date: Apr 1905

Area: Somerset - Mendips (Harptree & Priddy)


Thomas Brunt at Blagdon (1841-1907): age 64, 1 song 'Gossip Joe' (FT513) on 29 Apr 1905: Thomas Brunt was baptized at Blagdon in North Somerset on 30/7/1841, son of Benjamin Brunt (gardener) and Elizabeth. He was the eldest of 7 children and was only 14 when his mother died. His father Benjamin would remarry later but was managing the 4 youngest children on his own in the 1861 census (Blagdon).

Thomas left home early, therefore and moved south, working as a baker in Curry Mallet (not far from Hambridge). On 16/11/1863 at Curry Mallet church he married Elizabeth Ann Webber, 20, daughter of John Webber, a tailor. The couple moved back up to Blagdon in the 1871 where Thomas was listed as the publican at the Seymour Arms Inn. He was a baker again in 1881 and 1901 in Blagdon. He had no children and died on 27/7/1907, leaving £306 to his widow Elizabeth. She died in December 1922 in Taunton Hospital.

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