Edith (Bratt) Tolkien
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Edith Mary (Bratt) Tolkien (1889 - 1971)

Edith Mary Tolkien formerly Bratt
Born in Gloucester, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdommap
Ancestors ancestors
Daughter of [uncertain] and
Sister of [half]
Wife of — married 22 Mar 1916 in St Mary Immaculate Church, Warwick, Warwickshire, Englandmap
Descendants descendants
Died at age 82 in Bournemouth, Dorset, England, United Kingdommap
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Edith (Bratt) Tolkien is Notable.


The 1901 Census of England, Wales and Scotland recorded Edith Bratt as 12 years old, living in Handsworth, Staffordshire, England, in the household of Frances Bratt, age 42, born in Wolverhampton, Staffordshire. Frances' cousin, 37-year-old Mary J. Grove, born in Liverpool, was also in the household.[1] The census listed Frances Bratt as Edith's aunt, but in fact she was Edith's mother.[2]


  1. 1901 England, Wales & Scotland Census. [http://search.findmypast.co.uk/record?id=gbc/1901/2709-2710/0570&parentid=gbc/1901/0014744926 Enumeration sheet for Handsworth, Staffordshire, accessed at FindMyPast on 2 July 2016.
  2. Wikipedia contributors, "Edith Tolkien," Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, Wikipedia (accessed March 21, 2020).

See also:

  • The Times, Tuesday, Nov 30, 1971 : Deaths : TOLKIEN - On November 29th, 1971, at Bournemouth, Edith Mary, beloved wife for 55 years of John Ronald Reuel Tolkien, mother of John, Michael, Christopher, and Priscilla, grandmother of Michael, George, Joan, Anne, Judith, Simon, Adam, and Rachel, and great grandmother of Amanda, Royd, and Catherine. Requiem mass Thursday, December 2nd, 9 a.m., at the Church of the Sacred Heart, Bournemouth, interment following at 1:15 p.m. at Wolvercote Cemetery, Oxford. Flowers may be sent on Wednesday to Deric-Scott, Portman Lodge Funeral House, 755 Christchurch Rd., Bournemouth.
  • Find A Grave, database and images (accessed 17 January 2020), memorial page for Edith Mary Bratt Tolkien (21 Jan 1889–29 Nov 1971), Find A Grave: Memorial #19696821, citing Wolvercote Cemetery, Oxford, City of Oxford, Oxfordshire, England ; Maintained by Stephanie Woodburn Melton (contributor 46871686) .

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