William MALLETT

William MALLETT

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  • Name William MALLETT 
    Born 22 Mar 1840  Langtree, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Occupation 02 Apr 1871  [1
    Ironmonger's Assistant. 
    Occupation 03 Apr 1881  [2
    Manager In Ironfoundry 
    Reference 646 
    Notes 
    • It is not certain when they may have opened at the current location in Truro, but this is the family that started "Mallett's Home Hardware" there. It was "Truro's oldest family business" when it was sold in 2005. The Mallett family had been in the Ironmongery/Hardware business since about 1880. It seems to have been in Bertie's family, since it was his grandson who was the Managing Director of the store in 2005 when it was sold to Home Hardware Southwest Ltd. of Barnstaple. The family was living in Kenwyn, just outside of Truro, in 1901.

      From the Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

      End of an era for Truro store
      From the archive, first published Wednesday 12th Jan 2005.
      MALLETT'S hardware store in Truro will continue its tradition of family trading despite being sold off to a Devon company.
      It was the oldest family business in Truro until sold off in December to Home Hardware Southwest Ltd, based in Barnstaple. The Devon firm was founded over 40 years ago and supplies over 350 retailers throughout the southern half of the country.
      Mallett's director Robert Mallett said last week that despite the sell-off the new owners had no plans to radically change the store and the same staff will stay. It will be run on similar lines so that customers can expect to find the same service.
      Truro born and bred Robert praised his staff this week for their loyalty over the years and said it was a very emotional moment when he had to break the news to his employees.
      "I was very near to tears but the staff have been absolutely brilliant," he said. "I think I have always tried to be a very fair boss and I have been rewarded with loyalty as a result. We have always felt like an extended family."
      Robert, MD since 1972, said that he thought that at the age of 58 it was time for retirement. "You can't go on forever and I have been planning this for two or three years now." He said he had been trading with Home Hardware for the past 20 years so it was the obvious choice for a company takeover. "Over 50% of our stock comes from them," he said. As a result the names on the shop front Mallett's Home Hardware will continue.
      Many of Robert's staff have been with him for many years. He still employs two 83-year-olds who have worked there - now part time - for 30 and 25 years.
      Roger says that he will continue with the new owners as a consultant until the end of this month and then plans a long break in the West Indies, after which he will return to Truro to enjoy his retirement.
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    Person ID I646  Southwest
    Last Modified 2 Aug 2016 

    Father George MALLETT,   b. 27 May 1807, Langtree, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Apr 1848, Langtree, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 40 years) 
    Mother Thomazin FURSE,   b. 1804, East Putford Barton, East Putford, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Feb 1853, Langtree, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 49 years) 
    Married 20 Jun 1832  East Putford, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F177  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Clara GOODING,   b. Abt 1838, High Bickington, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Abt Jun 1858  Barnstaple, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Census 02 Apr 1871  5 High Street, Barnstaple, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • Clara's father Robert Gooding Sr. as well as her brother Robert Gooding Jr. live with them. Thomas, Jane, and John Frayne are with them too, and a General Servant called Mary J Westacott.
    Census 03 Apr 1881  6 Victoria Road, Barnstaple, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    • Annie and Archibald were at home, Frederick was a boarder in the household of George B Goss in Southampton, working as an Ironmonger's Assistant. Bertie was 4 months old and described as a grandson. William was a "Manager in Ironfoundry", Archibald was an "Apprentice to Ironmongery".
    Census 05 Apr 1891  Trafalgar Square Bank, Fowey, Cornwall, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    • A Mary H Robins is with them, relationship is niece, occupation mother's helper. Bertram is described as a son, wheras in 1881 he was a grand son.
    Census 03 Apr 1901  7 Dereham Place, Kenwyn, Cornwall, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    • Frederick, Annie, and Archibald were all gone from home, but Bertram was still there. Frederick and Archibald both had families of their own in 1901, not sure about Annie. A granddaughter "Eloner", daughter of Archibald, is with them.
    Census 02 Apr 1911  7 Dereham Terrace, Truro, Cornwall, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    • William and Clara had been married 53 years, with 5 children born alive, but 1 of them died. Only 4 children are recorded here for them, and all of them were living in 1911, so the 5th child is unknown.
    Children 
    +1. Henrietta Mary MALLETT,   b. Abt 1859, High Bickington, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Sep 1930, Hurstville, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 71 years)
    +2. Frederick William MALLETT,   b. Abt Sep 1862, Barnstaple, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt Mar 1910, Truro, Cornwall, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 47 years)
    +3. Annie MALLETT,   b. Abt Sep 1864, Barnstaple, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location
    +4. Archibald George R MALLETT,   b. 01 Mar 1866, Barnstaple, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 05 Mar 1927, St Boniface, Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years)
    Last Modified 1 Nov 2019 
    Family ID F187  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 22 Mar 1840 - Langtree, Devon, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Abt Jun 1858 - Barnstaple, Devon, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 02 Apr 1871 - 5 High Street, Barnstaple, Devon, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 03 Apr 1881 - 6 Victoria Road, Barnstaple, Devon, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 05 Apr 1891 - Trafalgar Square Bank, Fowey, Cornwall, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 03 Apr 1901 - 7 Dereham Place, Kenwyn, Cornwall, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 02 Apr 1911 - 7 Dereham Terrace, Truro, Cornwall, England Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Malletts Hardware c2008
    Malletts Hardware c2008
    Photo courtesy Richard Mallett.
    Mallett & Son Ltd
    Mallett & Son Ltd
    Photo courtesy Wayne Mallett.
    Mallett & Son Bill of Sale
    Mallett & Son Bill of Sale
    Photo courtesy Wayne Mallett.

  • Sources 
    1. [S508] 1871 Census England & Wales, (The National Archives of the UK (TNA): Public Record Office (PRO), Feb 15, 2016).

    2. [S895] 1881 British Census, (The National Archives of the UK (TNA): Public Record Office (PRO)), CD ROM (1999).

    3. [S361] Family, Mallett/Rillston, Row, David, (Western Australia, Oct 19, 20, 21, 2007), M1G629S508.

    4. [S362] Web Site, Packet Newspapers Online, (http://archive.falmouthpacket.co.uk/2005/1/12/7734.html), M1G629S509.

    5. [S377] Family, Bertram Mallett, Mallett, Nigel, (San Diego, California, USA , Oct. 25, 2009, Jan. 19, 2010), M1G629S531.

    6. [S502] Civil Registration Index, (Office of National Statistics (ONS), General Register Office (GRO), UK, Feb 15, 2016, Registration Date, Jun 1858).

    7. [S186] 1881 Census England & Wales, (The National Archives of the UK (TNA): Public Record Office (PRO)).

    8. [S171] 1891 Census England & Wales, (The National Archives of the UK (TNA): Public Record Office (PRO)).

    9. [S169] 1901 Census England & Wales, (The National Archives of the UK (TNA): Public Record Office (PRO)).

    10. [S506] 1911 Census England & Wales, (The National Archives of the UK (TNA): Public Record Office (PRO), Feb 15, 2016).