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George Bryant. 1839-1918
George Bryant was born in 1839, in Hawridge, Bucks. He was the fourth of nine children born to Thomas and Mary Bryant. He grew up in Hawridge, but moved to Berkhamsted and Northchurch after his marriage to Jane Saunders in 1861 at St Marys.
They seem to have moved house at least every ten years, presumably to accommodate their growing family. They had nine children, of which five survived to adulthood. A pretty typical story in Victorian Britain. They settled more permanently at 35 Ellesmere Road, where Jane died in 1897. She was buried at St Marys in Northchurch.
George worked as a farm labourer, and later as a carter on a farm. Jane was employed as a straw plaiter.
In old age George moved to 2 Unity Cottages, where his daughter Susanna kept house for him. He died on the 14th of October 1918 and strangely wasn’t buried with his late wife, but in Rectory Lane Cemetery.
His daughter Susanna moved to 52 High Street, and died at 241a High Street on 20th November 1931. She left £317 7s 6d to her widowed sister-in-law Matilda Rosetta Bryant (see further Bryant burials). Susanna was buried with her father.