Ellen (Terry) Carew GBE

Alice (Terry) Carew GBE (1847 - 1928)

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Dame Alice (Ellen) Carew GBE formerly Terry aka Watts Wardell
Born in Coventry, Warwickshire, Englandmap
Ancestors ancestors
Wife of — married in London, Middlesex, Englandmap
Wife of — married in Kensington, London, Middlesex, Englandmap
Descendants descendants
Mother of [private daughter (1860s - 1940s)] and [private son (1870s - 1960s)]
Died in Smallhythe Place, Smallhythe, Tenterden, Kent, Englandmap
Profile last modified | Created 18 Oct 2012
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Categories: Dames Grand Cross of the Order of the British Empire.




Wikipedia - [1]

National Trust - [2]





Date: 27 FEB 1847
Place: Coventry, Warwickshire, England[2][3]

1861 Census

Date: 07 APR 1861
Place: 92 Stanhope Street, Hampstead Road, Regents Park, London, England
Ben Terry; head; married; aged 43; Theatrical Artiste; born Portsmouth, Hampshire
Sarah Terry; wife; married; aged 40; born Portsmouth, Hampshire
Kate Terry; daur; single; aged 18; Artiste Professional; born Falmouth, Cornwall
Ellen Terry; daur; aged 14; Artiste Professional; born Coventry, Warwickshire
Ben Terry; son; aged 12; scholar; born Glasgow, Scotland
George Terry; son; aged 9; scholar; born Liverpool, Lancashire
Polly Terry; daur; aged 7; scholar; born Marylebone, Middlesex
Florence Terry; daur; aged 5; scholar; born Marylebone, Middlesex
Charles Terry; son; aged 3; born Pancras, Middlesex
Thomas Terry; son; aged 1; born Pancras, Middlesex
Emily Montague; servant; single; aged 14; Domestic Servant; born Pancras, Middlesex[4]

First Marriage

Date: 20 FEB 1864
Place: St Barnabas, Kensington, London, Middlesex, England
George Frederick Watts; full; bachelor; Painter; Little Holland House; father George Watts; Gentleman
Ellen Alice Terry; 16; spinster; --; 92 Stanhope Street; father Banjamin Terry; Artiste
Wit: Val C P???, Sophie Dalrymple, Tom Taylor, Ben Terry, Kate Terry[5]


Date: 6 Nov 1877
Place: London, England
Grounds: Adultery with Edward William Godwin

Second Marriage

Date: 21 Nov 1877
Place: St Philip, Kensington, London, Middlesex, England
Charles Clavering Wardell; 38; widower; actor; 33 Longridge Road; father Henry Wardell; Clerk in Holy Orders {who maried them}
Ellen Alice Watts (formerly Terry); 26; spinster; actress; 44 Finsborough Road; father Benjamin Terry; Gentleman
Wit: Benjamin Tery, George Edward Terry, Kate E Lewis[6][7]

1881 Census

Date: 03 APR 1881
Place: 33 Longridge Road, Kensington, London, Middlesex, England
Ellen Wardell; wife; married; aged 31; actress; born Coventry
Edith Wardell; daur; aged 11; scholar; born Wheathampstead; Hertfordshire
Edward Wardell; son; aged 9; scholar; born Stevenage, Hertfordshire
Elizth Rumball; visitor; widow; aged 57; born Brancaster, Norfolk
+ gardener, cook & housemaid[8]

1891 Census

Date: 05 APR 1891
Place: 17 Barkstone Mansions, Kensington, London, Middlesex, England
Edith D Lane; head; single; aged 23; own means; born St John's Wood, London
Ellen Wardell; visitor; widow; aged 43; born Coventry, Warwickshire
+ 2 servants[9]

1901 Census

Date: 31 MAR 1901
Place: 22 Barkston Gardens, Kensington, London, Middlesex, England
Ellen A Wardell; head; widow; aged 53; actor; born Coventry, Warwickshire
Elizabeth Rumball; visitor; widow; aged 76; no occupation; born Brancaster, Norfolk
+ cook & 4 maids[10]

Third Marriage

Date: 22 March 1907
Place: USA

1911 Census

Date: 2 April 1911
Place: The Farm, Smallhythe, Tenterden, Kent, England
James Carew; head; aged 35; married; actor; born U.S. of America; American Citizen
Ellen A Carew; wife; aged 63; married 4 years; actress; born Coventry, Warwickshire
Rose Mary Craig; visitor; 16; single; school; born Uxbridge, Middlesex

+ 3 servants[11]


Date: 21 JUL 1928
Place: Smallhythe Place, Smallhythe, Tenterden, Kent, England[12]


Date: 12 Oct 1928
Place: Principle Probate Registry, London, Middlesex, England
Carew dame Ellen Alice or TERRY dame Ellen of Smallhythe Tenterden Kent (wife of James Carew) died 21 July 1928 Probate London 12 October to Edith Craig spinster and Martin William Starling and Walter Louis D'Arcy Hart solicitors. Effects £22231 1s. 2d.


  1. Source: #S223
  2. Source: #S223
  3. Source: #S275 Page: Alice Ellen Terry; Mar Qtr 1847;: Coventry; Volume: 16 Page: 454
  4. Source: #S223
  5. Source: #S316
  6. Source: #S275 Page: Ellen Alice Terry & Charles Clavering Wardell; Dec Qtr 1877; Kensington; Volume: 1a Page: 179
  7. Source: #S316
  8. Source: #S225 Page: RG11/50 folio 64 page 27
  9. Source: #S314 Page: RG12/33 folio 16 page 23
  10. Source: #S326 Page: RG13/35 folio 138 page 52
  11. Source: #S432 Page: RG14/4220 schedule 22
  12. Source: #S367
  • Source: S223 Title: 1861 UK Census, Record Type: UK National Census, Record Info: RG9 Abbreviation: 1861 Census Publication: 7 April 1861, Second Date, 1861 Repository: #R11
  • Repository: R11 Name: The National Archive Address: City: Kew Country: England
  • Source: S225 Title: 1881 UK Census, Record Type: UK National Census, Record Info: RG11 Abbreviation: 1881 Census Publication: 3 April 1881, Second Date, 1881 Repository: #R11
  • Source: S275 Title: General Record Office Register of Births, Marriages and Deaths, Pages: M0299 Abbreviation: Civil Registration for England & Wales
  • Source: S314 Title: 1891 UK Census, Record Type: UK National Census, Record Info: RG12 Abbreviation: 1891 Census Publication: 5 April 1891 Repository: #R11
  • Source: S326 Title: 1901 UK Census, Record Type: UK National Census, Record Info: RG13 Abbreviation: 1901 Census Publication: 31 March 1901 Repository: #R11
  • Source: S432 Title: 1911 UK Census, Record Type: UK National Census : #R11
  • Source: S316 Title: Parish Register
  • Source: S367 Title: A Pride of Terrys, Family Saga Abbreviation: A Pride of Terrys Author: Marguerite Steen Publication: Longmans Green & Co Ltd, London, 1962

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