Ancestors of Sir Edward Bailey Gillett
Sir Edward Bailey Gillett
Birth: 2 Aug 1888 - "Colyton", 114 St Julian's road, Streatham, Lambeth, London.
Death: 13 Apr 1978 - Horsham, Sussex.
Burial: in St Peters Church, Slinfold, Sussex.
Cause of Death:
Father: William Edward Gillett
Mother: Florence Bailey
Spouses and Children
1. *Bertha Helen Moss
Marriage: 20 Jan 1916 - Seal Parish church, Sevenoaks, Kent
1. Marcia Helen Gillett
2. Prudence Mary Gillett
At age 2 lived at Colyton,St. Julians Rd, Streatham,London.
Attended Marlborough College April 1902-1905.
During WW1(1914-18) a Capt. in East Surrey Regiment in Belgium,France and Italy.Retired 1918.
During WW 2 Member of Report and Control Centres,Sevenoaks,Kent RDC,and served 20th Battalion Kent Home Guard.
Chartered Surveyor.Articled in1906 to Sir John H Oakley of Daniel Smith, Son and Oakley.
Chairman Junior Organisation of Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors in1922.
Appointed a partner in 1922,thereafter becoming senior partner for many years.
Retired in Dec.1967.
Partner Messrs.Cronk of Sevenoaks,Kent.
Surveyor to Worshipful Company of Fishmongers in the City of London in 1939,agent to Portman Settled Estates in 1944.
President of Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors 1945/6 announcing "Royal" designation 1946.
A Knight Bachelor on 17 June 1948.
Worked with Lord Rayne(1918-2003) to persuade the Church Commissioners to develope their large property holdings.
Crown Estates Commissioner 1957-65.
Keen golfer,cricketer and hockey player.
Played golf and cricket until he was in his 70's.Member of West Chiltington Golf Club,Sussex
Lived at Fairmead,Slinfold,Sussex.
Ashes interred at St Peters,Slinfold together with his wife,Marcia, and daughter, Pru.